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AT&T TV Now Streaming Review 2021

by David Miklos Hazi
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3.9

Price

3.5/5

Channel Amount

5.0/5

Features

4.0/5

Device Compatibility

4.5/5

Value

2.5/5

Pros

  • Reliable stream
  • Restart and lookback feature
  • Local channels
  • 500 hour DVR
  • 3 simultaneous streams

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Basic tier channel lineup is lacking
  • 90-day saved DVR recordings
  • Shows are slow to load

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**UPDATE: AT&T TV NOW is no longer offered by AT&T. Please see our AT&T TV review for AT&T’s streaming option**

AT&T TV NOW Review

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; however, there are many different packages offered by this streaming service which we will review later on. AT&T TV TV has changed quite a bit over the years but is now around the same pricepoint as services such as Hulu and YouTube TV for the base package. Overall, it is one of the most expensive services available but there are a few bright spots such as HBO Max, 500 hours of DVR, and all four broadcast channels in most markets.

AT&T TV NOW User Interface

AT&T TV NOW Streaming Packages

Subscribers can choose from 8 different packages that range from $55/month to $183/month. The available packages are Plus, Max, Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, Premier, 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
Premier
$183/month
140+
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. Plus package contains 45+ channels; Max package contains 60+ channels; Entertainment package contains 65+ channels; Choice package contains 85+ channels; Xtra package contains 105+ channels; Ultimate package contains 125+ channels; Premiere package contains 140+ channels; Optimo Más package contains 90+ channels.

Channel
Plus
Max
Entertainment
Choice
XTRA
Ultimate
Optimo Más
ABC
American Heroes
Antena 3
Aspire
Atres Series
Azteca
A Wealth of Entertainment
A&E
AccuWeather
ActionMax
Audience
AMC
Animal Planet
AXS TV
Baby First
BabyTV
Bandamax
BBC America
BBC World News
BET
BET Her
Big Ten Network
Bloomberg TV
Boomerang
Bravo
BTN
Canal 22 Internacional
CANAL ONCE
Caracol TV
Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network East
Centroamérica TV
CBS
CBS Sports Network
Cheddar
Cine Estelar
Cine Mexicano
Cine Nostalgia
Cine Sony
Cinelatino
CNN En Español
Cinemax
CMT
CNBC
CNBC World
CNN
Comedy Central
Comedy TV
Cooking Channel
CW
C-SPAN
C-SPAN2
Destination America
De Pelicula
De Pelicula Clásico
Discovery
Discovery en Español
Discovery Familia
Discovery Family Channel
Discovery Life
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Disney XD
DIY Network
E!
Ecuador TV
Ecuavisa Internacional
El Rey
Enlace
ESNE
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPNEWS
ESPNU
ESPN Deportes
Estrella TV
FM
Food Network
FOROtv
Fox
Fox Business Network
FOX Deportes
Fox News Channel
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
FOXlife
Freeform
Fuse
Fusion
FX
FX Movie Channel
FXX
fyi
Galavision
Game Show Network
Golf Channel
GolTV
Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
HBO
HBO2
HBO Family
HBO Latino
HGTV
HISTORY
History En Español
HITN TV
HLN
Hola TV
IFC
Investigation Discovery
IVC Net
Justice Central
Lifetime
LMN
Longhorn Network
Logo
MegaTV
MLB Network
MotorTrend
MSNBC
MSG
MSG+
MTV
MTV2
MTV Classic
Multimedios
My Network TV
Nat Geo Mundo
Nat Geo WILD
National Geographic Channel
NBA TV
NBC
NBCSN
NHL Network
Nick Jr.
Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
Nicktoons
NTN24
Nuestra Tele
Olympic Channel
One American News
Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
Ovation
Oxygen
Paramount
Paramount Network
Pasiones
Perú Mágico
Pop
QVC
QVC2
REELZ
RFD-TV
Revolt
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
SUR Perú
SYFY
TBS
TCM
TeleCentro
Telefe
TeenNick
Telemundo
Tennis Channel
The Weather Channel
TLC
TNT
Tr3s
Travel Channel
TruTV
TVE
TVG
TV Chile
TV One
TV Land
TyC Sports
UniMás
Universal Kids
Universo
Univision
Univision Deportes Network
Univision tlnovelas
Up
USA Network
VePlus
VH1
Vme
ViendoMovies
Viceland
VideoRola
WAPA América
WE tv
YES Network
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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