For sometime now we have heard that U-Verse TV’s days are numbered. AT&T recently stopped selling AT&T U-Verse TV in markets that AT&T TV launched in. Now AT&T has removed U-Verse from AT&T’s home page and has shut down many of the social media accounts for the almost forgotten AT&T U-Verse TV.
According to The Internet Archive, AT&T had U-Verse listed on its website just last week. Now when you go to AT&T’s website you will no longer find U-Verse TV listed at the top next to options like DIRECTV and AT&T TV. When you go to AT&T’s dedicated TV page it is even harder to find U-verse.
Update: After our story today AT&T has readded U-verse TV to some pages but has now removed the Streaming Tab for AT&T TV Now. U-verse TV is still missing from some AT&T pages including the page for DIRECTV. AT&T still has removed the social media accounts for U-verse TV. This still supports the reports that U-verse will stop being sold to new customers this year.
AT&T has also slowly been shutting down the U-Verse TV social media. A few weeks ago, U-Verse TV’s Facebook page merged with the It’s On AT&T Facebook page (It’s On AT&T used to be the DIRECTV NOW Facebook page). This weekend we noticed that AT&T locked the AT&T U-Verse Twitter account and directs everyone to subscribe to It’s On AT&T on Twitter.
At first, we wondered if AT&T was shutting down all of its TV social media accounts to merge them with It’s On AT&T. A quick check shows that DIRECTV still has all of its social media.
It has been reported for some time that AT&T planned to stop offering U-Verse TV as it tries to push subscribers to DIRECTV and the new AT&T TV. In July, someone posted documents online that said AT&T would stop offering U-Verse to new customers by the end of 2019. The same documents gave details about AT&T TV that were later confirmed by AT&T including the fact that U-Verse TV would stop being offered in markets that get AT&T TV in August. This is exactly what happened and helps confirm the other information posted there.
Reports of U-Verse’s demise started as far back as 2017 when Yahoo reported that AT&T would shut down U-Verse TV. Also, in 2017, AT&T rebranded U-Verse Internet to AT&T Internet and U-Verse Phone to AT&T Phone. In 2019, U-Verse TV will be coming to an end.
The question now is what does this mean for current AT&T U-Verse customers. Cord Cutters News has reached out to AT&T and will post an update as we learn more.
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