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AT&T TV Now Review 2020: Packages, Pricing, Channels

by David Miklos Hazi
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AT&T TV NOW is an online streaming video service. This service is entirely separate from AT&T TV. This is a no-contract streaming service that delivers live television through your internet connection to devices such as computers, tablets, smartphones, or streaming devices. Unlike traditional cable or satellite TV plans, it requires no installation, there are no extra fees, and you can cancel anytime.

The service was formerly known as DIRECTV NOW but was rebranded in 2019. Long gone are the days of free Apple TVs and $35/month plans for 100 channels. The service has gone through quite the evolution and is now one of the worst overall values. It is one of the most expensive services available but there are a few bright spots such as HBO, 500 hours of DVR, and all four broadcast channels in most markets.

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AT&T TV NOW Streaming Packages

Subscribers can choose from seven different packages that range from $65/month to $135/month. The available packages are Plus, Max, Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, and Optimo Más.

Streaming Plan
Price
Channels
DVR
Screens
Plus
$55/month
45+
500 hours
3
Max
$80/month
60+
500 hours
3
Entertainment
$93/month
65+
500 hours
3
Choice
$110/month
85+
500 hours
3
Xtra
$124/month
105+
500 hours
3
Ultimate
$135/month
125+
500 hours
3
Optimo Más
$86/month
90+
500 hours
3
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AT&T TV NOW Channel Line-ups

Each streaming package contains a different number of channels. The Plus package contains 45+ channels. The Max package contains 60+ channels. The Entertainment package contains 65+ channels. The Choice package contains 85+ channels. The Xtra package contains 105+ channels. The Ultimate package contains 125+ channels. The Optimo Más package contains 90+ channels.

Plus and Max Package Channels

Channel
Plus
Max
Cinemax
HBO
HBO2
HBO Family
HBO Latino
ABC*
AccuWeather
ActionMax
BET
Boomerang
Bravo
BTN
Cartoon Network
CBS*
CBS Sports Network
Cheddar
CMT
CNBC
CNBC World
CNN
Comedy Central
CW*
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Disney XD
E!
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPNEWS
ESPNU
Fox*
Fox Business Network
Fox News Channel
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
Freeform
FX
FX Movie Channel
FXX
Golf Channel
Hallmark Channel
HLN
Longhorn Network*
MSNBC
MSG*
MSG+*
MTV
My Network TV*
Nat Geo WILD
National Geographic Channel
NBC*
NBCSN
Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon
Olympic Channel
Ovation
Oxygen
Paramount
QVC
QVC2
Revolt
SEC Network
SYFY
TBS
TCM
Telemundo*
Tennis Channel
TNT
TruTV
TV Land
Universal Kids
USA Network
VH1
YES Network*

Entertainment Package Channels

  • A&E
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • Audience
  • AXS TV
  • Baby First
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Bravo
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • CW
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • Food Network
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • FOX Sports 1
  • Fox
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXX
  • Galavision
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
  • One American News
  • Ovation
  • Paramount Network
  • REELZ
  • RFD-TV
  • Syfy
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TeenNick
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • Univision
  • USA Network
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE tv

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Choice Package Channels

  • A Wealth of Entertainment
  • A&E
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • Audience
  • AXS TV
  • Baby First
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Bravo
  • Big Ten Network
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • Cheddar
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Comedy TV
  • Cooking Channel
  • CW
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNEWS
  • ESPNU
  • Food Network
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • FOX Sports 1
  • Fox
  • Freeform
  • Fuse
  • Fusion
  • FX
  • FXX
  • Galavision
  • Game Show Network
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Justice Central
  • Lifetime
  • MLB Network
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
  • Nicktoons
  • One American News
  • Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
  • Paramount Network
  • Pop
  • REELZ
  • RFD-TV
  • Science
  • SEC Network
  • SundanceTV
  • Syfy
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TeenNick
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • The Weather Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • TV One
  • UniMás
  • Univision
  • Up
  • USA Network
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE tv

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Xtra Package Channels

  • A Wealth of Entertainment
  • A&E
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • American Heroes
  • Animal Planet
  • Aspire
  • Audience
  • AXS TV
  • Baby First
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • BET Her
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Bravo
  • Big Ten Network
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CBS
  • Cheddar
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Comedy TV
  • Cooking Channel
  • CW
  • Destination America
  • Discovery
  • Discovery Family Channel
  • Discovery Life
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • DIY Network
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNEWS
  • ESPNU
  • FM
  • Food Network
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • FOX Sports 1
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Fox
  • Freeform
  • Fuse
  • Fusion
  • FX
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • fyi
  • Galavision
  • Game Show Network
  • Golf Channel
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Justice Central
  • Lifetime
  • LMN
  • Logo
  • MLB Network
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV2
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • NHL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
  • Nicktoons
  • Olympic Channel
  • One American News
  • Ovation
  • Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
  • Oxygen
  • Paramount Network
  • Pop
  • REELZ
  • Revolt
  • RFD-TV
  • Science
  • SEC Network
  • Sportsman Channel
  • SundanceTV
  • Syfy
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TeenNick
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • The Weather Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • TV One
  • TVG
  • UniMás
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • Univision
  • Up
  • USA Network
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE tv

Ultimate Package Channels

  • A Wealth of Entertainment
  • A&E
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • American Heroes
  • Animal Planet
  • Aspire
  • Audience
  • AXS TV
  • Baby First
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • BET Her
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • Big Ten Network
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CBS
  • Cheddar
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Comedy TV
  • Cooking Channel
  • CW
  • Destination America
  • Discovery
  • Discovery Family Channel
  • Discovery Life
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • DIY Network
  • E!
  • El Rey
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNEWS
  • ESPNU
  • FM
  • Food Network
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • FOX Sports 1
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Fox
  • Freeform
  • Fuse
  • Fusion
  • FX
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • fyi
  • Galavision
  • Game Show Network
  • Golf Channel
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Justice Central
  • Lifetime
  • LMN
  • Logo
  • MLB Network
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV2
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • NHL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
  • Nicktoons
  • Olympic Channel
  • One American News
  • Ovation
  • Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
  • Oxygen
  • Paramount Network
  • Pop
  • REELZ
  • Revolt
  • RFD-TV
  • Science
  • SEC Network
  • Sportsman Channel
  • STARZ ENCORE Action
  • STARZ ENCORE Black
  • STARZ ENCORE Classic
  • STARZ ENCORE East
  • STARZ ENCORE Family
  • STARZ ENCORE Suspense
  • STARZ ENCORE West
  • STARZ ENCORE Westerns
  • SundanceTV
  • Syfy
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TeenNick
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • The Weather Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • TV One
  • TVG
  • UniMás
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo
  • Univision
  • Univision Deportes Network
  • Up
  • USA Network
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE tv

Optimo Más Package Channels

  • A&E
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • Antena 3
  • Atres Series
  • Audience
  • AXS TV
  • Azteca
  • Baby First
  • BabyTV
  • Bandamax
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Canal 22 Internacional
  • CANAL ONCE
  • Caracol TV
  • Cartoon Network East
  • Centroamérica TV
  • Cine Estelar
  • Cine Mexicano
  • Cine Nostalgia
  • Cine Sony
  • Cinelatino
  • CNN
  • CNN En Español
  • De Pelicula
  • De Pelicula Clásico
  • Discovery
  • Discovery en Español
  • Discovery Familia
  • Disney Channel
  • E!
  • Ecuador TV
  • Ecuavisa Internacional
  • El Rey
  • Enlace
  • ESNE
  • ESPN Deportes
  • Estrella TV
  • Food Network
  • FOROtv
  • FOX Deportes
  • FOX Sports 1
  • Fox
  • FOXlife
  • Freeform
  • Fusion
  • FX
  • FXX
  • Galavision
  • GolTV
  • HISTORY
  • History En Español
  • HITN TV
  • HLN
  • Hola TV
  • IVC Net
  • Lifetime
  • MegaTV
  • MotorTrend
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • Multimedios
  • Nat Geo Mundo
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
  • NTN24
  • Nuestra Tele
  • Paramount Network
  • Pasiones
  • Perú Mágico
  • SUR Perú
  • TBS
  • TeleCentro
  • Telefe
  • Telemundo
  • The Weather Channel
  • TNT
  • Tr3s
  • TV Chile
  • TVE
  • TyC Sports
  • UniMás
  • Universo
  • Univision
  • Univision Deportes Network
  • Univision tlnovelas
  • Up
  • USA Network
  • VePlus
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • VideoRola
  • ViendoMovies
  • Vme
  • WAPA América
  • ZooMoo

AT&T Now International Packages

There are currently three international language streaming TV packages available: Brazilian, Korean, and Vietnamese.

International Plan
Price
Channels
Brazilian
$30/month
2
Korean
$30/month
12
Vietnamese
$20/month

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AT&T TV NOW Premium Channel Add-ons

AT&T TV NOW offers eight premium channel options and other add-ons:

  • HBO Included
  • Cinemax $11/month: ActionMax, Cinemax East, MAX GO, On demand library
  • Showtime $11/month:: SHOWTIME Extreme, SHOWTIME East Live Feed, SHOWTIME Anytime, On demand library
  • Starz $11/month: STARZ East, STARZ Kids & Faily, STARZ ENCORE East, STARZ On Demand
  • EPIX $6/month: 1000s of Hollywood movies. On TV + Online + On Demand + On the Go
  • Movies Extra Pack $5/month: Crime + Investigation, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HDNET MOVIES, MGM HD, MTV Live, SHORTSTV, Smithsonian Channel
  • NBA League Pass $40/month: Access to live out-of-market regular season games. Home, away, and mobile feeds. Blackouts and restrictions apply
  • AT&T TV NOW Español $15/month: Univision, Discovery Channel en Español, Estrella TV, Cinelatino
  • AT&T TV NOW Deportes $5/month: TyC Sports, Univision Deportes, FOX Deportes, ESPN Deportes

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Compatible Devices for AT&T TV NOW

AT&T TV NOW is supported by a wide array of streaming devices leaving subscribers with many options. Users have the flexibility to watch their favorite shows and movies in a variety of different ways such as at home on your television or on your phone while you’re on the go.

Here is a list of compatible devices:

  • AT&T: AT&T TV device
  • Amazon: Fire TV stick, cube, or streaming player; Fire TV edition Smart TV (2nd generation and higher)
  • Android: Phones and tablets running version 5.0 and higher
  • Apple and iOS: Apple TV (4th generation); Safari browser, version 10 or higher; iPads, iPhones, and iPod touch running version iOS 11 and higher
  • Google: Chrome browser, version 58 and higher; Chromecast Built-in TV (select models); Chromecast (2nd generation and higher)
  • Roku: Starting January 1, 2020, you won’t be able to add the AT&T TV channel to your Roku device. Already have AT&T TV on your Roku device? You can keep using it as long as you don’t delete the app. AT&T is currently working on a new agreement with Roku. 4K Roku TV (7000X) and non-4K TV (8000X); Roku Streaming Stick® (3600X, 3800RT, 3800RW, 3800X), and Streaming Stick+ (3810RW, 3810X); Roku 4 (4400); Roku Premiere (4620) and Premiere+ (4630); Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660RW, 4660X); Roku Express (3900RW, 3900X) and Express+ (3910RW, 3910RX)
  • Samsung: 2017 and 2018 Smart TVs

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Other Streaming Features and Information

Streams

AT&T TV NOW allows three concurrent streams at one time. You can stream on two devices at the same time with the AT&T NOW international plans. International packages only come with two concurrent streams; however, an additional third stream may be purchased for $5/month.

DVR

AT&T TV NOW offers True Cloud DVR. With True Cloud DVR, AT&T TV NOW accounts with the Plus, Max, Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, or Optimo Más package get 500 hours of recording time, and all other accounts get 20 hours. Users can keep recordings for up to 90 days with the Plus, Max, Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, or Optimo Más packages, and all other accounts get 30 days. The DVR is incredibly easy to use and one of the best currently available.

Features

One of the features that streaming services have been lacking is a good TV guide. AT&T TV NOW has a pretty decent one compared to other services but the menus are clunky. The platform is smart and saves the channel that was on when you stopped watching which has been jettisoned by other streaming services. Most live channels are broadcast in 720p but AT&T TV Now supports 60-frames-per-second video on all sports, news, and broadcast channels on Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV. This service also contains parental controls and gives users access to 37 TV Anywhere apps.

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Local Channel Restrictions

Local channels are still an issue for many users. Unfortunately, this is a common problem for all streaming services. Local channel availability depends upon the market in which you live. You may get one or all of the local broadcast channels: ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC. Most markets are going to get all four of these local broadcast stations.

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