Last night AT&T started to update the DIRECTV NOW app to AT&T TV NOW starting with their Android TV powered streaming player. Everything still seems to be the same with the app but now it says AT&T TV NOW instead of DIRECTV NOW. This is part of AT&T’s plans to rename DIRECTV NOW to AT&T TV NOW.
Important note: AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW are two different services.
Update: AT&T has also posted warnings on other DIRECTV NOW apps about the upcoming update.
AT&T has said they will update all DIRECTV NOW apps to AT&T TV NOW apps over the next few weeks. Here is what the new app looks like: (A special thanks to a Cord Cutters News reader who sent these images in.)
For now, we will have to wait and see when AT&T updates DIRECTV NOW apps on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, etc.
What’s the Difference Between AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW?
AT&T TV NOW will be the new version of DIRECTV NOW. If you’re currently subscribed to DIRECTV NOW, your app should automatically update to ATT&T NOW when the new version launches. You’ll get 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage with this service.
AT&T TV is an entirely new streaming service. AT&T TV will offer both live and on-demand content. The streaming service is coming soon to select cities, according to the new website. With AT&T TV, you’ll get 500 hours of Cloud DVR storage.
Both of these two streaming services will be available through the AT&T TV app. The content and features you’ll see will depend on which of the services you’ve subscribed to. (Note: AT&T employees have told Cord Cutters News that AT&T TV will require at least one AT&T TV set-top box.)
We are not yet sure exactly what will be different about these two streaming services, other than the points mentioned above.
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