AT&T’s New Set-Top to Arrive with Netflix Integration
Netflix said in its second quarter earnings release to shareholders that it has “entered into a new partnership with AT&T in the U.S. to integrate Netflix into their new set-top box.”
“In the U.S., we now partner with a wide range of ISPs and MVPDs, including Comcast, Dish, Verizon, T-Mobile, Charter, and Altice, in addition to AT&T,” the release added.
Netflix didn’t disclose exactly what AT&T new set-top it was talking about.
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But AT&T has been beta testing since November what it calls a “thin-client” piece of CPE, and Android TV-powered device that gets video signal over the open internet.
Unlike vMVPD services like DirecTV Now, the service will include a full bundle of more than 200 channels.
AT&T has said the service will open up a large swath of the market that, due to a number of reasons, can’t get satellite signals. It will also come with a self-install capability that will cut down on truck rolls.
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