T-Mobile has launched their over-the-top streaming service, TVision, to compete with the likes of YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and others. The TVision app is already available in the Amazon appstore for Fire TV devices. It’s compatible with all Fire TV, Fire TV Cube, and Fire TV Stick models except the 1st-gen Fire TV and the 1st-gen Fire TV Stick. It has some actually compelling plans that start at just $10/month.
At launch, TVision is currently only available to T-Mobile wireless customers and will be available to Sprint customers later this month. The service will also be available to people who aren’t T-Mobile/Sprint wireless customers next year, although they might get different prices.
TVision is available as 4 different channel packages. The “TVision Live TV” package costs $40/month and includes just over 30 channels, depending on your location and local line-up. Included channels are ABC, ABC News Live, Bravo, Cartoon Network, CNBC, CNN, Cozi TV, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, Fox Business, Fox, Fox News, FX, FXX, Freeform, HLN, MSNBC, NBC, NBC News Now, NBCSN, Nat Geo Oxygen, SyFy, TBS, Telemundo, TNT, TruTV, and USA. Notably missing is CBS.
For $50/month, there is the “TVision Live TV+” package which includes the above channels and adds ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN College Extra, ESPNews, ESPNU, Golf Channel, Nat Geo Wild, NFL Network, Olympic Channel, SEC Network, TCM, and regional NBC Sports channels where available. A “TVision Live Zone” package for $60/month includes every channel already mentioned and notably includes NFL Redzone as well as CNBC World, ESPN Deportes, Fox Deportes, Longhorn Network, MavTV, Outside TV, and Universo.
If you’re not interested in live news or sports channels, there is a very compellingly priced “TVision Vibe” plan for just $10/month that includes AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, CMT, Comedy Central, Discovery, DIY Network, Food Network, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, IFC Investigation, Motortrend, MTV, MTV Classic, MTV2, Nick Jr, Nickelodeon, Nicktoons, OWN, Paramount Network, Sundance TV, TLC, Teennick, Travel Channel, TV Land, VH1, and WE TV. The TVision Vibe channel package can be added to any of the previous Live packages or subscribed to on its own.
The TVision Live, Live+, and Live Zone packages support 3 concurrent streams and include a cloud-based DVR with 100 hours of recording capacity. The TVision Vibe package only supports 2 concurrent streams and adding the DVR will cost an additional $5/month. If you subscribe to any $50/month or up plan, you’ll also get a free year of Apple TV+ and the option to buy an Apple TV 4K for $99, which saves you a hefty $80 off of Apple’s streamer, which hardly ever goes on sale.
As mentioned, TVision is compatible with all Fire TV models except the 1st-generation Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. If you don’t know which model you have, learn how to identify your Fire TV here. TVision is also available on Android TV, the new Chromecast with Google TV, the Apple TV devices, as well as both Android and iOS mobile devices. Notably, there is no support for Roku devices at all.