Big change coming to DirecTV Now live TV streaming service


If you’re a current DirecTV Now subscriber or have been thinking about signing up, AT&T is making a significant change to the service that you’ll want to know about.

In the coming weeks, the live TV streaming service will be rebranded as AT&T TV Now.

DirecTV Now is getting a new name 

“Our DIRECTV NOW subscribers will simply need to re-accept the terms of service and their streaming will continue as usual without interruption,” AT&T said in a news release.

There will be no changes to the channel lineups and pricing — just the name DirecTV Now is going away.

For current subscribers, AT&T says your app should update automatically. You can use the same sign-in information for the AT&T TV app that you’ve been using for DirecTV Now.

If you don’t have automatic updates, you’ll be asked to download the updated app when you sign in to DirecTV Now.

This isn’t the first big change to the streaming service this year. Back in March, AT&T trimmed DirecTV Now’s list of channels and raised the price to a minimum of $50 per month.

Meanwhile, AT&T is launching a separate streaming TV service called AT&T TV. That’s not the same as AT&T TV Now. AT&T TV is being tested in a few markets this summer. AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now will be accessed through the same app.

As of right now, there are no changes to AT&T WatchTV, the $15/month streaming service that’s free for some wireless customers.

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