Magic Leap's streaming content vision has recently been redesigned with the permission of AT & T.
Previously, Magic Leaps retailer and 5G partner AT & T made its streaming TV service DirecTV Now Magic Leap One available to users. Now that the company has launched its new AT & T TV service for ordinary viewers, the Augmented Reality version seems to need an upgrade.
The new app went live last week with no visible announcement. It is listed in the Magic Leap World App Store as AT & T TV Beta. To use it, you must sign up for an account using one of AT & T's streaming plans. So, before you can try the goods yourself, you must provide your credit card number. You will then be given a short trial period before the monthly fees are incurred.
Interestingly, you can not jump on the Magic Leap app directly log on to the spatial computer for the service. Instead, you'll need to visit the AT & T website or download the mobile app and set up your account there.
This single hurdle could prevent some Magic Leap users from simply logging in through the device instead of having to go through extra steps outside the device.
To access the Magic Leap app instead of opting in for the app I've signed up for the AT & T TV Now app, which starts at $ 50 a month and offers 45 channels (ESPN, NBC, CBS, ABC, TNT and others), including a premium channel (HBO) and allows you to view your content on laptops, smartphones and tablets. (There are several other digital and traditional TV options, but these plans are so different that a separate contribution is required.)
After that, the Magic Leap experience is not only simple, but incredibly well designed. Unfortunately, I can not show you how well the UI works because AT & T content is blocked. That's right, even on an edge technology device like the Magic Leap One with a supposedly small user base (mainly developers), AT & T has taken the proactive step of preventing anyone recording the app's footage in action illegal copying and distribution of movie and TV content to block the app.
I've tried the normal recording feature that works on most apps is working. Nope. I was trying to use the iOS device mobile device stream feature – locked. I even tried to use the Magic Leap Package Manager to see if I could use Device Stream to show some of the interfaces at work when I opened Developer mode on my desktop – not cubes. The recording of your experience is blocked on all fronts.
If you want to show someone how great the AT & T TV experience is on the Magic Leap One, you need to turn the device upside down. We hope to get a demo video from AT & T soon to show how well this works. Not much marketing momentum, but with illegal streaming being widespread, AT & T can not really blame it for being so strict.
Luckily that's the only bad news because the app itself is awesome. With the app you can watch both live channels and videos on demand. You can view four screens at a time, mute each customizable screen as you look at another screen.