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AT&T gives phones control over PVRs

updated 03:50 pm EST, Tue March 6, 2007

ATT Homezone Phone PVR

AT&T today introduced phone control for its Homezone service, giving owners a relatively unique option for controlling their TV shows. The new feature takes advantage of the network connection in the Homezone set-top box to let any phone with a WAP 2.0 browser view listings through a special Yahoo portal, and then add or remove shows to the recording schedule. This lets avid TV viewers queue up shows even while commuting home from work. Options will exist in the future for SlingPlayer-like options for viewing content through the cellphone itself.

Using the new technology requires a combination of services, according to AT&T: subscribers must have satellite TV either through AT&T or Dish, as well as the former's DSL and Homezone services. The latter costs $10 per month and includes the new feature as of today. [via News.com]



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