- 1 AT&T TV
- 2 Pros
- 3 Cons
- 4 AT&T TV Review
- 5 AT&T TV Streaming Packages
- 6 AT&T TV International Packages
- 7 AT&T TV Premium Channel Add-ons
- 8 AT&T TV Channel Line-ups
- 9 How many streams does AT&T TV allow?
- 10 Does AT&T TV have a DVR?
- 11 Does AT&T require a device?
- 12 Can I watch sports on AT&T TV?
AT&T TV$59.99 to $129.99
AT&T TV Review
AT&T TV is a broadband streaming video service. The service rolled out nationwide on March 2nd, 2020, and has recently undergone a few changes since the initial rollout. There are many pros and cons to this service and we recommend fully researching your individual cord-cutting needs to ensure that this is the best option for you. We will cover many different details about this streaming service throughout our review.
One of the major hurdles for AT&T has been how to incorporate the acquisition of DIRECTV and how to brand their different offerings. When AT&T acquired DIRECTV they also inherited their streaming platform DIRECTV NOW. This was rebranded to AT&T TV NOW which made a lot of sense at the time but then AT&T shifted away from Uverse TV and launched AT&T TV. This proved to be very confusing for customers and did not really meet the wants of customers who were looking to ditch expensive and confusing cable style plans.
AT&T is trending in the right direction and has now merged AT&T TV with AT&T TV NOW. We like this move by AT&T because it brings AT&T TV more in line with traditional streaming television providers and services. Having two similarly named and priced services simply did not make sense and was incredibly confusing to customers. With that said, we think AT&T still has some work to do to bring their products in line with what cord-cutters are demanding.
Another one of the major changes is that AT&T originally required subscribers to sign up for a two-year service plan. This requirement has been dropped; however, subscribers may still choose to opt into a contract to receive lower monthly payments. Pricing is definitely on the higher end of the streaming spectrum but this service does offer all of the top cable, local, and sports channels.
The company also had required subscribers to purchase or rent one of their own streaming boxes which made absolutely no sense given the prevalence of smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire devices, etc. They have also dropped this requirement. Cord-cutters can now access this service via many different popular streaming devices, smart TVs, and smartphones.
These are very positive changes, especially considering that AT&T TV is now the only service to offer Fox Regional Sports Networks making it the best way to watch MLB, NBA, and NHL games.
AT&T TV Streaming Packages
Subscribers can choose from several different AT&T TV packages. The available packages are Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, and Premier.
These streaming packages can be purchased on a monthly basis or subscribers can opt-in for a two-year contract. If you opt-in for the two-year contract you will receive a special promotional price for the first 12-months. The prices that are shown here exclude a Regional Sports Fee of up to $8.49 per month (which is extra and applies to CHOICE and higher packages) and certain other additional fees and charges.
Subscribers can also bundle with AT&T internet which is the really attractive part of this TV service. If you bundle with AT&T internet you will save $10/month. AT&T wireless customers can also save an additional $10/month. Unless you order online there will be an additional one-time $20 activation fee. Also, currently offered is one free year of HBO Max for the Choice package and above. If you like this service please help us out by clicking on one of our links and order online.
AT&T TV International Packages
AT&T also offers international programming that are available in separate packages. There are currently four international language streaming TV packages available: Brazilian, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese. These are only available with the 2-year contract and are not offered as part of the monthly plans.
AT&T TV Premium Channel Add-ons
This streaming service currently offers eight premium channel options and other add-ons. Please note that Choice packages and above offer 3 free months of Cinemax, Showtime, STARZ, and EPIX. Additionally, 1 year of HBO MAX is included too.
- HBO Max $14.99/month: HBO East, HBO Family, HBO Latino, HBO GO, On-Demand library
- 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
- AT&T TV Deportes $5/month: TyC Sports, Univision Deportes, FOX Deportes, ESPN Deportes
- Starz $11/month: STARZ East, STARZ Kids & Family, 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 /month: Access to live out-of-market regular-season games. Home, away, and mobile feeds. Blackouts and restrictions apply
- AT&T TV Español $15/month: Univision, Discovery Channel en Español, Estrella TV, Cinelatino
AT&T TV Channel Line-ups
Each streaming package contains a different number of channels. The Entertainment package contains 65+ channels; Choice package contains 90+ channels; Xtra package contains 120+ channels; Ultimate package contains 130+ channels; Premier package contains 140+ channels; Optimo Más package contains 90+ channels.
|American Heros Channel|
|BBC World News|
|Canal 22 Internacional|
|Cartoon Network (East)|
|CBS Sports Network|
|CNN En Español|
|De Película Clásico|
|Discovery en Español|
|Discovery Family Channel|
|Disney Channel (East)|
|FOX Business Network|
|FOX News Channel|
|Fox Sports 1|
|Fox Sports Southeast|
|Fox Sports Sun.|
|FSN San Diego|
|FX Movie Channel|
|Game Show Network|
|Great American Country|
|Hallmark Movies & Mysteries|
|HBO 2 East|
|HBO Family East|
|History En Español|
|Marquee Sports Network|
|Nat Geo WILD|
|Nat Geo Mundo|
|NBC Sports Bay Area|
|NBC Sports Boston|
|NBC Sports California|
|NBC Sports Chicago|
|NBC Sports Network|
|NBC Sports Washington|
|OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)|
|Showtime 2 East|
|Spectrum SportsNet LA|
|STARZ ENCORE Action|
|STARZ ENCORE Black|
|STARZ ENCORE Classic|
|STARZ ENCORE East|
|STARZ ENCORE Family|
|STARZ ENCORE Suspense|
|STARZ ENCORE West|
|STARZ ENCORE Western|
|STARZ Kids & Family|
How many streams does AT&T TV allow?
AT&T TV allows three concurrent streams at one time for both contract and no-contract customers. The company recommends a speed of at least 25Mbps. However, you may need more bandwidth if you plan on streaming more than this.
Does AT&T TV have a DVR?
If you sign up for the 2-year contract you will get 500 hours of cloud DVR included. However, if you choose the no-contract route you will only receive 20-free hours of DVR. You can also purchase the DVR upgrade at a separate fee. Subscribers can access all DVR recordings at home or on the go on smartphones and tablets. Recordings expire after 90 days.
Does AT&T require a device?
Yes, AT&T TV requires a streaming device such as a smart TV, smartphone, or streaming device such as an Amazon Fire device. Also available is a proprietary device from the company.
AT&T has dropped the requirement to use their device; however, it is still offered if you opt for the contract. If you do you will receive one sleek and discreet AT&T TV Android TV Box. Each additional box is $10 per month or $120 to purchase outright.
This device can access popular apps such as Netflix, Pandora, Spotify, and more. You get access to over 5,000 Google Play store apps. You can pause and rewind live TV and sports. The Android TV box also comes with Google Assistant voice remote that can be used to say things like, “Play HBO.” or “What is the weather today?”
Their box comes with five ports on the back. There is an HDMI, power, USB, digital audio, and ethernet ports. This device is 4K and HDR-capable; however, there are currently no 4K AT&T TV channels available.
The device does not require professional installation. There are no appointments scheduled with a technician. Simply plug the device in and follow the on-screen instructions and you will be set up in a matter of minutes.
You can also use the AT&T TV app on Apple iOS, Android-powered phones and tablets, and Apple TV and Amazon Fire devices.
Can I watch sports on AT&T TV?
For an additional fee of $8.49/month, you can add regional sports networks to your TV plan. AT&T TV is currently the only streaming service available that offers Fox Regional Sports Networks which means you can watch your favorite local MLB, NBA, and NHL teams with this service.