T-Mobile's streaming TV service may not arrive until April at the earliest

T-Mobile's streaming TV service may not arrive until April at the earliest
It looks like issues with T-Mobile's streaming TV service that determined the carrier to delay it for next year are more serious that we were expecting. Our previous report mentioned that T-Mobile's CEO John Legere doesn't believe the service is “disruptive” enough to be launched by the end of this year.

However, we expected new information about T-Mobile's upcoming TV service early next year, but that might not happen according to a new report. BestAppleTV claims sources familiar with T-Mobile's plan say the streaming service has major “performance issues.”

Apparently, the backbone of the TV service, which is based on Layer3TV's platform, a company that T-Mobile bought not long ago, is not solid enough to handle a high number of concurrent users. Unfortunately, we're not talking about some minor tweaks, but serious issues that “are so profound and require extensive testing,” so “any timeframe for launch is just a guess right now.”

John Legere seems to be disappointed by the look and feel of the service at the moment, and he doesn't believe it should be launched until all these problems will be fixed. That being said, the report claims T-Mobile won't be launching its streaming TV services until April at the earliest.

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2 Comments

1. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

You only get one chance to do something different the right way. I don't mind waiting so long as the service is launched when all issues are fixed.

2. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

all of the big major streaming service (dtvn, sling, sony vue, etc...) came out of the gate with issues...i dont think tmobile will be any different. tmobile will come out with issues of their own.

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