Well, it looks like AT&T has big plans for the future of DIRECTV NOW. Yesterday during the AT&T 4th quarter earnings call AT&T announced that by the end of 2018 they plan to launch a “home-centric” version of DIRECTV NOW.
From the limited information, we have this version seems to be more targeted to replacing their traditional satellite TV. This version will also come with an in-home connected TV set-top box that is likely the Android TV streaming player we saw AT&T was working on last fall.
From all the reports and leaks we have seen over the last few months AT&T is hoping to launch a box you can buy in stores take home and have TV streaming in your home. The big question now is will AT&T have different packages for this “home-centric” version of DIRECTV NOW or will this just be an easier way to set up DIRECTV NOW.
We do have an early look at the box AT&T is testing to be the backbone of this new service. (See photo at the top of this post.) From the looks of it the device will run Android TV and have a line of sight IR remote.
So what do you think of AT&T’s plans for a “home-centric” DIRECTV NOW service? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.
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