Goodbye T-mobile will wind down its , which launched five months ago, on April 29. Instead the wireless carrier will partner with other services, namely and , by offering $10 off their monthly subscription prices., we hardly knew you.
TVision was one of a number of services aimed at delivering regular live TV channels to cord-cutters. It base Vibe package cost just $10 per month, making it the least expensive major live TV streaming service and anwho want access to live TV without dealing with a cable subscription. Step-up packages offered more channels, including local stations, starting at $40 per month.
The new discounts are available now to all current TVision customers, and will roll out to new T-Mobile and Sprint customers starting April 6. They cut the monthly cost of Philo in half, from $20 to $10, and bring a YouTube TV subscription down to $55 per month. Current customers also get a free month of either YouTube TV or Philo, depending on which package they chose. The carrier says the TVision Hub, an Android TV powered streaming device, will work with Philo and YouTube TV.
TVision launched amid controversy, with three of its partner networks — Discovery, ViacomCBS and Comcast’s NBCUniversal —with them. Soon after the complaints surfaced, T-mobile added more channels to its step-up packages.
The passing of TVision is just the latest change in the fast-paced world of live TV streaming. Stalwarts, and all raised prices by $5 recently and in January rebranded and consolidated its service — and, yes, raised prices too. Now Philo, which starts at $20 per month with no sports or local channels, is the cheapest such service.