T-Mobile is shutting down TVision Home. TVision Home is T-Mobile’s IPTV cable service that utilized technology from its 2017 acquisition of Layer3. The service will officially shut down on December 30th, 2020 at 3AM ET. This information came from an FAQ on the T-Mobile website.
TVision Home shutdown comes shortly after the November 1st launch of the company’s new live TV streaming service. Confusingly, the live TV streaming service also uses the TVision brand. The new TVision works via an app that’s available across many platforms. It also works over a $50 4K Android TV dongle that’s sold by T-Mobile.
Generally, it is a easier way to access content than the TVision Home. Previously, it required a more traditional set-top box. Also, compared to the previous subscription that cost $90 per month, the new TVision offers a number of more affordable bundles of channels. This includes a bundle that costs just $10 per month.
According to T-Mobile, if you’re currently a subscriber, your subscription will be cancelled automatically at the end of December.
Also, if you’ve been a subscriber for a while (November 1st or earlier), T-Mobile will also offer you free access to two TVision tiers. The free access will be through to June 30th, 2021. The bundle offer; $60 per month TVision Live Zone bundle, which primarily offers news and sports. And the $10 per month TVision Vibe bundle, which has more entertainment-focused channels such as AMC, BET, HDTV, and Discovery. Current TVision Home subscribers can also get a 20 percent discount on certain T-Mobile wireless plans.
About T-Mobile’s Rebranded Layer3 TV
You should know that TVision is currently only available to T-Mobile and Sprint subscribers (not including pre-paid customers), and it won’t be available more widely until sometime in 2021.
TVision Home was unveiled on April 10, 2019 building on its previous Layer3 TV.