Today AT&T TV announced that it will go live nationwide in February 2020 according to AT&T Communications CEO Jeff McElfresh speaking at the Barclays Global TMT Conference. Here are all the cities AT&T TV is currently available in CA: Orange, Riverside | FL: Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach | KS: Topeka, Wichita | MN: Minneapolis | MO: St. Louis, Springfield | NY: New York | TX: Corpus Christi, El Paso, Odessa | WA: Seattle, Tacoma.
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.)
AT&T TV does come bundled with on AT&T TV Android TV powered streaming device that is free, but the second device 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.
Here are the legal details you need to know about with the new AT&T TV service:
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 built on the AT&T TV NOW backend using the same apps but is a different service. Just like how DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW had similar names but different packages, rules, and features AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW are two very different services.
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.
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