Maybe it was DTV's intention prior to the AT&T acquisition. I only know that I didn't see any evidence of such a plan until the first draft of the Osprey user manual (which mentioned that it might work with an "HS27") that AT&T filed with the FCC a few years ago. If they do in fact roll out a client app that can replace the C61 Mini, it'll be interesting to see how they price it. DTV rakes in significant revenue from those $7/mo receiver rentals. And they tried to charge the same for their old RVU software-based client built into certain TVs. Hard to see how they could get away with charging to use a client app now though given the competitive realities that exist (including from their own DTV Stream).