T-Mobile to shut Live TV, partner with Google TV
BELLEVUE, Washington: T-Mobile US said on Monday it was shutting down its Live, Live + and Live Zone TV services on April 29 and would offer viewers YouTube TV and YouTube Premium under an extended partnership with Google.
Customers who have subscribed to TVision Live are to receive the first month of YouTube TV free and then at a cost of $54.99 per month, which is $10 below the regular price, the company stated.
It will also offer other services as part of the partnership, including Messages by Google and Google One, while showcasing a range of Android devices.
T-Mobile plans to make Messages the default messaging tool on all Android devices. All customers on T-Mobile will also continue to have advanced chat features, including sending and receiving improved quality photos and videos, chatting over Wi-Fi or data, knowing when messages are read, and sharing reactions.
“We’re building on our decade-long relationship with Google to give customers an even better experience with the world’s very best products and services offered by Android, Pixel and YouTube,” said Mike Sievert, CEO of T-Mobile. “The world’s most popular smartphone platform with Android, a broad range of premium Pixel devices, an upgraded, modern messaging experience on Android and a robust entertainment offering with YouTube TV.”