Finding a streaming TV plan from AT&T just got more complicated.
What’s the difference? Only one of these streaming TV services can likely reduce your pay TV bill. Let me explain…
What’s the Difference Between AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now?
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) has two plans that include HBO and cost between $55 and $80 per month, with the flexibility to cancel anytime and pay no penalty.
Meanwhile, AT&T TV sounds a lot more like traditional cable or satellite TV. Take a look at the fine print:
- 2-year agreement; prices higher in second year
- Introductory price: $49.99/month to $64.99/month
- Regular price (second year): $93/month to $124/month
- AT&T TV device included; service fee for additional devices
- Price excludes regional sports fee of up to $8.49/month
- HBO and other premium channels free for 3 months only
- Activation and early termination fees apply
To make things even more confusing, both AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now are accessed through the same AT&T TV app.
Here’s the bottom line: AT&T TV, which is now available nationwide as of March 2020, is really nothing like the live TV streaming services that have saved some Clark.com readers $1,000 or more a year.
And while AT&T TV Now isn’t our favorite streaming TV option, it’s cheaper and more flexible than AT&T TV.
We should also mention that AT&T WatchTV, the $15/month plan that’s free for some wireless subscribers, still exists. So that’s three separate streaming TV plans that have AT&T in their name.
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