AT&T Turns Apple Watch Into U-verse Remote

AT&T became one of the first pay TV distributors to design a user interface for the Apple Watch that allows U-verse TV subscribers to channel surf.

In addition to letting subscribers with the U-Verse iPhone app tune U-verse set-tops with the smart watch, the app can deliver customized content recommendations and notifications about upcoming programs. AT&T said subscribers can also manage DVR recordings with the watch.

AT&T also announced Thursday that it has struck rights deals with programmers that will offer subscribers access to 26 additional live networks on mobile and streaming video devices such as Microsoft’s Xbox, including FX, National Geographic Channel and other cable networks owned by Fox, and the HBO and Cinemax multiplexes.