Update: AT&T TV is now live in 10 markets starting at $59.99 a month with a 2-year contract. You can learn more HERE.
Earlier today Cord Cutters News broke the news that AT&T TV would launch this week. Now AT&T has officially launched the new AT&T TV starting live in 10 markets right now with plans to launch nationwide by the end of 2019. These markets are: Orange County, CA, Riverside, CA, West Palm Beach, CA, Topeka, KS, Wichita, KS, St. Louis, MO Springfield, MO, Corpus Christi, TX, El Paso TX, & Odessa, TX.
Update: It looks like someone at AT&T launched the new AT&T TV website offering the service a little early. Now AT&T TV’s website redirects you to the U-verse website as AT&T likely didn’t mean to launch AT&T TV today. This once again though does support the reports that AT&T will launch AT&T TV this week.
Update #2: Sources at AT&T have confirmed to Cord Cutters News that AT& TV will launch tomorrow. This likely explains why AT&T TV’s website went live for a short time saying the service was now live. (Subject to change as things can happen at the last minute.)
Here is what the AT&T TV website looked like before it was taken down:
AT&T did announce that they will give you a $20 discount for the first 12 months if you bundle AT&T TV with AT&T Internet.
AT&T TV is built on the DIRECTV NOW backend using the same apps but is a very different service. DIRECTV NOW is being rebranded to AT&T TV NOW but do not confuse the two as they are different services with different packages. Just like how DIRECTV and DIRECTV NOW had similar names but different packages, rules, and features as will AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW.
Here is how AT&T described AT&T TV before the site was taken down:
AT&T TV is our newest television experience that puts you in control. With access to live TV, thousands of titles on demand, 500 hours of Cloud DVR, and access to other apps like Netflix and Pandora, AT&T TV is your one-stop shop for all things entertainment.* AT&T TV comes with our 4K-enabled next-gen device and voice remote with the Google Assistant built-in.
*Req’s separate subscription/login for Pandora & Netflix. Cloud DVR recordings expire after 90 days. Viewing in 4K req’s 4K TV and separate 3rd-party subscriptions. Check provider for 4K internet requirements.
For now, we will have to wait for the official launch of AT&T TV later this week.
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