DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Your tech-savvy child will love U-verse KIDS!, a new smartphone and tablet app from AT&T* U-verse® that displays kid-friendly TV channels and remote controls.
Children can tune the TV directly to programs displayed on the U-verse KIDS! app with easy-to-use remote control buttons. The buttons display TV programs currently airing. Kids can select a TV program and the TV will automatically tune to it. The app also lets kids pause, fast forward or rewind live TV. The app uses colorful icons and easy-to-use buttons. It even "reads" program names aloud using patented AT&T Natural Voices© text-to-speech technology.
Check out some of AT&T's littlest scientists testing the app here.
U-verse KIDS! also lets parents set custom parental controls by TV or movie rating and even specify which channels are displayed. Once they are set, the app will only display content that meets the parental controls. If parental controls aren't set, U-verse KIDS! only displays programming TV-14 and below.
"Kids love to grab the remote control and look for their favorite shows. Children can now find what they're looking for in an easy and fun way, and parents have peace of mind with safe channel surfing," said Mel Coker, chief marketing officer, AT&T Home Solutions. "U-verse KIDS! is a great example of how we're bringing together our mobile and TV platforms to deliver a better experience for U-verse customers."
U-verse KIDS! is the latest app to use the U-verse Enabled platform. With U-verse Enabled apps, customers easily connect their qualifying smartphone or tablet to their U-verse TV receiver over Wi-Fi. AT&T U-verse is 100 percent IPTV, so customers with U-verse High Speed Internet can connect their apps to any U-verse receiver in the home through channel 9301, without needing special equipment, such as Internet-connected receivers or TV sets. Customers must subscribe to both U-verse TV and U-verse High-Speed Internet to access U-verse KIDS!.
U-verse KIDS! was developed by researchers at AT&T Labs. It uses the framework of U-verse Easy Remote, an award-winning app that lets customers easily control their TVs with their smartphone or tablet. AT&T developers used the Easy Remote framework to design an app for new and non-readers.
AT&T U-verse is the fastest growing TV provider in the U.S.** with a $13 billion annualized revenue stream in less than seven years since its initial launch in 2006. Geographic and service restrictions apply to AT&T U-verse services. For more information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it's available in your area — visit www.att.com/u-verse.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
**Claim based on comparison of major TV providers' percentage growth in subscriber counts and national market share data as of 3Q2013.
U-verse KIDS! requires AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet service and a qualifying device.
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