AT&T Expands Mobile-Video Apps For U-Verse TV Subs

AT&T now offers downloads of about 700 episodes from more than 100 TV series to U-verse TV subscribers -- for no additional charge for those with the U200 programming package or higher -- via apps for more than 20 smartphones.

The telco said Monday the U-verse Mobile app is now available on several Android devices, including the LG Thrive, LG Phoenix and Samsung Infuse 4G, and the Windows Phone HTC HD7S. The app debuted for the iPhone last August.

The TV shows are from networks including ABC, ABC Family, Discovery, Animal Planet, Disney Channel, ESPN, PBS, TLC, A&E, Bio, Cartoon Network, History, HGTV and Food Network. U-verse Mobile also lets subscribers browse the U-verse TV program guide, schedule and manage their DVR recordings.

Also Monday, AT&T launched the U-verse Service & Support Tool app, which provides self-support information and tools to customers for their U-verse TV, Internet, phone and e-mail services. The U-verse Service & Support Tool app is available to U-verse customers at no extra charge. The app is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices.

Last month, AT&T launched the Troubleshoot & Resolve app, which gives customers access to self-support info and tools for their U-verse services directly from their TV screen.