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clrmoney
clrmoney
5/16/2016 2:53:49 PM
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AT&T to Quickplay
I wonder how the oucome will be for AT&T getting Quickplay. Quickplay is something like vido our audio play used for recording etc. So I think that it is great good for them.

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afwriter
afwriter
5/16/2016 5:43:42 PM
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Re: AT&T to Quickplay
They are probably banking on the fact that that will give them a leg up on basic OTT services like what Hulu is planning and Sling.

 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
5/17/2016 8:48:25 AM
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AT&T
It's interesting the number of companies rolling out big plans and changes to their OTT services. It's obviously the big money maker this year, and probably next. I hope the competition will end up benefitting streaming content as a whole, though I can't imagine any company having the ability to compete the wtih big dogs like Netflix and Hulu. Even Amazon doesn't seem to appeal to as many as those two. I would imagine Hulu has a pretty firm corner in the market, given that it allows people to stream popular TV shows found on local networks. Gaining ground around something like that seems like it would be pretty difficult, in my opinion. 

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Ariella
Ariella
5/17/2016 2:43:16 PM
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Re: AT&T
I suppose this is to counter T-Mobile's latest addition to its Binge On video service. It just expanded its network of video providers to more than 80, including NBC, GooglePlay Music (it had already announced Google Play Movies), Noggin, Radio DisneySpotify, Tidal and Univision, according to this report. 

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faryl
faryl
5/17/2016 4:20:51 PM
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Re: AT&T
Now that AT&T is putting a cap on data for it's U-verse internet customers, I'm thinking a switch to T-Mobile may be in order. I just don't want to shell out money for a new phone right now - maybe I'll wait for the next iPhone release.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
5/19/2016 7:27:33 AM
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Re: AT&T
TMobile's OTT sounds a lot better than Go90 - that Verizon offers - actually, kind of shoves in my face really. It just activitates itself on my phone randomly and I have to shut it off. If I hadn't cut strings with TMobile a few years ago, I'd almost consider going back. But I had far too many issues with them, so I'll just make due with other OTT services. I wonder if OTT is going to start dividing companies by the winners and the losers. 

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Ariella
Ariella
5/19/2016 8:35:17 AM
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Re: AT&T
< I hadn't cut strings with TMobile a few years ago, I'd almost consider going back. But I had far too many issues with them, >

@elizabethv same here. Worst customer service experience ever!

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faryl
faryl
5/17/2016 4:25:51 PM
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Re: AT&T
I'd been using Hulu less until I recently upgraded to the commercial free version. Aside from not being able to catch up on shows that only have a few episodes from the current season available, it's been great! (I've been binging on Melrose Place most recently :-) ) Right now between Hulu, Netflix, the FX app & HBOgo, I'm a happy cord cutter, but I'm looking forward to seeing what new streaming options become available in the near future.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
5/19/2016 7:16:29 AM
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Re: AT&T
I hear you on that! I'm a happy cord cutter too! (Currently binging on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman via Amazon.) DirecTv calls me every few months and asks me to come back. But then they tell me I'd have to pay upwards of $50 a month for television service that is mostly nothing but infomericial channels. I happily tell them "no thank you!" and keep up with my OTT services. OTT has definitely changed the way we watch television forever. My kids don't even know anything about channels. When they want to know where to watch a show, they say, "Is it Hulu, or Amazon, or Netflix or YouTube?" The hardest part for me is keeping them all straight with their various shows. 

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faryl
faryl
5/29/2016 2:08:07 AM
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Re: AT&T
"My kids don't even know anything about channels"

That reminds me of my friend's kid's reaction to a Berenstein Bears book that showed them playing either a vinyl record or a cassette (memory's a bit fuzzy).  Her kid had no idea what it was, so she explained that it's what people used before ipods.

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Michelle
Michelle
5/29/2016 12:49:54 PM
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Re: AT&T
@faryl That's funny! You'll probably enjoy the web series that records kids reacting to old technology :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfxRfkZdiAQ

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faryl
faryl
5/30/2016 1:35:00 AM
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Re: AT&T
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing that. (I'll have to watch it after I watch Game of Thrones!)

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Michelle
Michelle
5/30/2016 12:33:54 PM
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Re: AT&T
@faryl I can only assume this means you plan to stream the show. The future of entertainment is weird and great at the same time. I remember the old days when regular people didn't really know what season or espisode they were watching on TV...

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faryl
faryl
5/30/2016 7:51:27 PM
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Re: AT&T
I did!

Just watched the video you shared the link to. Adorable!!

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Michelle
Michelle
5/31/2016 1:36:09 PM
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Re: AT&T
@faryl I shared some videos with my kids a while ago. They did better than the kids on film. I like to think I taught them a little consumer tech history.

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freehe
freehe
5/22/2016 10:37:54 PM
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Re: AT&T
elizabethv, I agree.

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freehe
freehe
5/22/2016 10:37:27 PM
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Quickplay
AT&T is now jumping into the streaming content field. It will interesting to see how they use the merger to capture some of the OTT market share.

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