Yesterday, for a short time, AT&T TV’s website was live saying the service had launched in 10 markets. That was quickly taken down. Now AT&T TV is set to roll out nationwide by the end of 2019. (Subject to change.) AT&T TV starts at $59.99 for 12 months with a 24-month contract. After the first 12 months, the package goes up to $93 a month. (The high-end AT&T TV packages will start at $135 a month in the second year.) You will also have to pay a $19.95 activation fee plus an $8.49/mo regional sports fee if you have the $64.99 a month package that includes RSNs. (You can find a full TV channel list here.)
Update #2: Not all locals are included with AT&T TV. According to their local channel lookup tool in my area, AT&T TV only has CBS and NBC included. This likely means AT&T does not have contracts with all locals at this time for AT&T TV.
Update #3 AT&T TV comes with with 3 months of free HBO, CINEMAX, Showtime, and Starz. Just becare to cancel them or you will be billed for them on month 4 of your 24-month contract.
AT&T TV does come bundled with 1 AT&T TV device that is free but the second devices costs $10 a month or $120 for life. After that device you can use the AT&T TV app on other devices like the Apple TV and Fire TV. This is exactly like what we reported about a month ago that AT&T TV would require an AT&T streaming player. (AT&T has also started to roll out an Android TV app for AT&T TV.)
Legal details: *$19.95 ACTIVATION, EARLY TERMINATION FEES ($15/MO. FOR TV; $15/MO. FOR INTERNET) FOR EACH MONTH REMAINING ON AGMT., INTERNET EQUIPMENT NON-RETURN & ADD’L FEES APPLY. Price incl. AT&T TV Pkg., 1 AT&T TV device. Bundle price includes Wi-Fi Gateway & is after $10/mo. bundle discount on TV for up to 12 mos. Pay $10/mo. more than above prices until discount starts w/in 3 mos. New approved residential customers only. Restr’s apply.
AT&T TV is live in 10 test markets including Orange County, CA; Riverside, CA; West Palm Beach, CA; Topeka, KS; Wichita, KS; St. Louis, MO; Springfield, MO; Corpus Christi, TX; El Paso TX; & Odessa, TX. AT&T TV will
AT&T TV is built on the DIRECTV NOW backend using the same apps but is a different service. DIRECTV NOW is being rebranded to AT&T TV NOW but do not confuse the two: they are different services with different packages. Just like how DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW had similar names but different packages, rules, and features.
Update #1: After looking at the channel list AT&T TV looks to have an extremely similar channel lineup to DIRECTV. The packages are even the same price. (As we reported AT&T TV is DIRECTV but streaming online.) Clearly AT&T is not targeting AT&T TV at cord cutters.
Here is how AT&T describes AT&T TV:
AT&T TV is our newest television experience that puts you in control. With access to live TV, thousands of titles on demand, 500 hours of Cloud DVR, and access to other apps like Netflix and Pandora, AT&T TV is your one-stop shop for all things entertainment.* AT&T TV comes with our 4K-enabled next-gen device and voice remote with the Google Assistant built-in.
*Req’s separate subscription/login for Pandora & Netflix. Cloud DVR recordings expire after 90 days. Viewing in 4K req’s 4K TV and separate 3rd-party subscriptions. Check provider for 4K internet requirements.
Ends 10/19/19. 1st & 2nd year Pricing: $59.99/mo. for ENTERTAINMENT Pkg; $64.99/mo. for CHOICE Pkg; $74.99/mo. for XTRA Pkg; $79.99/mo. for ULTIMATE Pkg for first 12 mos. only. After 12 mos. or loss of eligibility, then prevailing rate applies (currently $93/mo. for ENTERTAINMENT Pkg; $110/mo. for CHOICE Pkg; $124/mo. for XTRA Pkg; $135/mo. for ULTIMATE Pkg ), unless cancelled or changed prior to end of the promo period. Includes: AT&T TV Pkg, & one (1) AT&T TV device. Exclusions: Price excludes Regional Sports Fee of up to $8.49/mo. (which is extra & applies to CHOICE and higher Pkgs), AT&T TV device service fee for additional devices, and certain other add’l fees & charges.
AT&T TV: Subject to AT&T TV terms and conditions. Avail. in the U.S. only (excludes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands). AT&T TV service will continue monthly at the prevailing rate charged to your payment method on file, unless you cancel, subject to any early termination fees. Once you’ve canceled, you can access AT&T TV through the remaining monthly period. No refunds or credits for any partial-month periods or unwatched content. Compatible device req’d. Residential customers only. Pricing, channels, features, and terms subject to change & may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Some offers may not be available through all channels and in select areas. Regional Sports & Local Channels: Not available in select areas. Channels vary by package & billing region. Device may need to be in billing region in order to view. GENERAL: Limit 3 concurrent streams per account. Programming subject to blackout restrictions. Taxes may apply. See your Order Confirmation email and att.com/legal/att-tv.html for more details.
Offers may not be combined with other promotional offers on the same services and may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Other conditions apply to all offers.
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