AT&T Inc. announced that AT&T U-verse(SM) customers can now schedule and manage their U-verse TV recordings from AT&T wireless phones and devices. The feature brings the functionality and convenience of the U-verse TV digital video recorder (DVR) to the three screens central to many consumers' lives: the wireless device, the TV, and the PC.
AT&T U-verse TV and Internet customers can use any compatible AT&T wireless phone or handset to search U-verse TV program listings, schedule program or series recordings, and manage or delete stored DVR content. The option to wirelessly access the U-verse DVR system adds to a previously available feature that gave U-verse TV and Internet customers Web remote access to their DVR on a PC using the AT&T Yahoo! broadband portal.
"Any television viewer can relate to the frustration of forgetting to program his or her DVR. Now, whether they're at the airport or stuck in traffic, AT&T U-verse customers can rest assured they won't miss their favorite shows," said Rick Welday, chief marketing officer-AT&T Consumer. "This is one more way that AT&T is putting customers in control of their entertainment experience, and it's another compelling feature from AT&T U-verse that goes beyond cable offerings."
Mobile Remote Access to the DVR is available at no extra charge for AT&T U-verse customers that subscribe to both U-verse TV and Internet service. (Wireless service and data usage must be purchased separately.)
AT&T customers can use the mobile remote interface to interact with their in-home U-verse receiver through any Wireless Application Protocol 2.0- compliant cell phone or other hand-held device. AT&T plans to make the feature available to customers of other wireless providers in the near future.