AT&T TV Now, the telecom and media big’s streaming service, goes away. On Tuesday, AT&T introduced that it will be “merging” TV Now with AT&T TV, its cable and satellite tv for pc various that additionally streams dwell TV over the web however beforehand required having a minimum of one in every of AT&T’s devoted streaming packing containers.
As a part of the merger, AT&T can be eradicating the requirement that AT&T TV prospects use a minimum of one in every of its streaming packing containers, referred to as AT&T TV Stream, and additionally it is eliminating AT&T TV’s necessary contract.
To any extent further, AT&T TV might be month-to-month, identical to AT&T TV Now. AT&T says that present contracts will stay in impact, however as soon as they expire, prospects can transfer to a month-to-month fee possibility. For those who’re on an AT&T TV trial you’ll be able to change to a noncontract plan with out paying an early termination payment.
AT&T TV’s noncontract packages begin at $70 per thirty days for a base Leisure package deal that features ESPN, CNN and FX, in addition to native broadcast channels and 20 hours of cloud DVR. A further $10 per thirty days boosts the DVR storage to 500 hours per thirty days. Regional sports activities are included beginning within the Selection package deal, which runs $85 per thirty days with out a contract and features a yr of HBO Max and NBA League Go Premium.
Those that aren’t afraid of dedication can nonetheless join a two-year contract, which lowers the Leisure package deal’s first-year value all the way down to $60 per thirty days for the primary yr, earlier than leaping to $93 per thirty days within the second. Selection customers would see the value drop from $85 per thirty days to $65 per thirty days for the primary yr of the two-year contract, however the second yr would jack the value again as much as $110 per thirty days. These with Selection on a two-year contract would even be on the hook for paying an extra $8.49 per thirty days “regional sports activities payment” for 2 years.
Each packages do, nevertheless, embody 500 hours of DVR as a part of the two-year dedication.
As for gadgets, for those who do not need to use the corporate’s Android TV-powered streaming field (aptly referred to as the AT&T TV Gadget), you’ll be able to stream AT&T TV on a number of gadgets. This contains iOS and Android phones and tablets, plus TV streamers such because the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Google Chromecast and Samsung sensible TVs (2017 or later).
“We’re bringing extra worth and ease by merging these two streaming providers right into a single AT&T TV expertise,” stated Vince Torres, AT&T’s senior vice chairman of promoting, in an announcement.
First, AT&T TV Now was the provider’s first streaming tv service. The corporate expanded to supply a through the years, together with a less expensive (now discontinued) AT&T Watch TV that largely consisted of Turner channels it owned and AT&T TV, the present cable and satellite tv for pc substitute. It additionally launched HBO Max, its Netflix and Disney Plus rival, final yr.
Though the corporate is not including new subscribers to AT&T TV Now, an organization spokeswoman says that current customers will nonetheless be capable to use the service and “won’t expertise any disruptions as a part of this modification,” including that the pricing is “not altering right now.”