AT&T Logo Horizontal
We may earn a commission from purchases through links on our site. You can learn more here.

AT&T Merges AT&T TV NOW & AT&T TV Logins For Apps Like ESPN Under AT&T TV (Once Again Causing Confusion)

Are you trying to use the TV anywhere apps like the ESPN app with AT&T TV NOW? As of today, you will no longer find AT&T TV NOW listed as an option with some TV anywhere apps. The good news is you can use the AT&T TV provider to access TV anywhere apps like ESPN, but this seems to be confusing some AT&T TV NOW subscribers.

Today several Cord Cutters News readers reached out complaining that DIRECTV NOW now called AT&T TV NOW was no longer listed as a provider on apps like ESPN. After testing, Cord Cutters News confirmed that AT&T TV NOW and DIRECTV NOW is no longer listed as a provider option for ESPN. Here is an image of what you find when you look for AT&T in the ESPN provider list:

To get around this, select AT&T TV as your provider using your AT&T TV NOW login. This will allow you to use the ESPN app to stream ESPN with your AT&T TV NOW subscription. This is good news but does nothing to help with the growing confusion over AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW.

This move to have AT&T TV NOW customers use AT&T TV as their provider will certainly continue to confuse subscribers as AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW are two very different services. Yes, they both stream online, but they have different packages, terms, and conditions.

The merger of AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW is not limited to TV anywhere providers like ESPN. Now when you try to contact AT&T TV NOW, you need to use the contact information for AT&T TV. This has resulted in many of our readers being confused about how they contact AT&T TV NOW to ask a question. AT&T’s website does not help. AT&T TV NOW is only found if you click on streaming. For a while after the name change, clicking on DIRECTV NOW in some menus on AT&T’s website brought you to AT&T TV not AT&T TV NOW.

You can clearly see why many are becoming confused. AT&T, at times, does not seem to know the difference between AT&T TV NOW and AT&T TV. Hopefully, as AT&T TV rolls out to new markets, AT&T will clear up the confusion over the two streaming services.

Cord Cutters News has reached out to AT&T for comment about this change and how it will impact different TV anywhere apps. We will post updates as we learn more.

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Every week we have a live Cord Cutting Q&A, and weekly Cord Cutting recap shows exclusively on our YouTube Channel!

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

 

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like Amazon.com, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, LLC stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
Comments are closed.