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AT&T TV review: Product, price and features

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Combine streaming, live TV and Google Play apps for entertainment in one place. But only some areas are eligible.

AT&T provides you with AT&T TV — a completely separate streaming service from AT&T Now and AT&T WatchTV. For $59.99 a month watch 1,000+ live and on-demand TV shows and movies, and access your other favorite apps like Netflix, HBO and Pandora.

Details

Service typeOn-demand streaming
Pay TV
Free trialNo
Pricing starts at$59.99
Lock-in contract24 months

While other AT&T viewing services are accessible from anywhere in the US, AT&T TV is limited to some states including:

  • California — Orange and Riverside
  • Florida — Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach
  • Kansas — Topeka, Wichita
  • Minnesota — Minneapolis
  • Missouri — St. Louis, Springfield
  • New York — NYC
  • Texas — Corpus Christi, El Paso, Odessa
  • Washington — Seattle, Tacoma

Pros and cons

If you’re considering subscribing to AT&T TV, here are some pros and cons to think about:

Pros

  • Live TV and on-demand titles
  • 1000+ Google Play apps
  • Simple setup
  • Free premium channel for three months

Cons

  • Prices increase after the first year
  • Only accessible in certain regions
  • Early cancelation fee of $19.95

What features does AT&T TV offer?

AT&T TV offers a slew of features to make up for its geographical limitations as it works on broadening its service area to include more states. Here are what you can look forward to with your subscription:

Cloud DVR storage

You can save up to 500 hours of programming with its Cloud DVR. Watch anywhere from any device connected through the AT&T TV app for up to 90 days.

Google Assistant

Sync your smart home devices with Google Assistant to the AT&T device. All you need is a Google login.

Autopay

AT&T TV gives you the option to use the Autopay feature so you never miss a payment.

One remote controls everything

Your subscription includes a central remote that gives you total streaming control over your entertainment hub with switching remotes, devices or HDMI input.

Discount when you bundle

Save $20 a month when you bundle AT&T TV with AT&T Internet. AT&T recommends bundling with the Internet 25 plan for better quality streaming.

4K Ultra HD streaming

Access high definition, depth, and color with compatible devices.

What devices are compatible with AT&T TV?

After you subscribe to an AT&T TV account, you receive an AT&T TV device and remote to stream all titles and access apps.

Stream on up to three devices at a time. Other viewing options include tablets, smartphones and more.

Smart TV devices:

  • Apple TV
  • Samsung Tv

Mobile devices:

  • iOS
  • Android

Other devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick
  • Chromecast
  • Roku

How much does AT&T TV cost?

Choose between four plans. If you live outside the AT&T TV service area, it’ll direct you to other packages AT&T offers in your region like DirectTV or AT&T TV NOW.

All plans require a two-year contract and include access to 5,000 apps, voice remote with Google Assistant and 500 hours of Cloud DVR.

PlanPriceFeatures
Entertainment$59.99 first 12 months
$97 thereafter
40,000 on-demand titles and live TV
Choice$64.99 first 12 months
$115 thereafter
  • 45,000 on-demand titles and live TV
  • NBA League Pass Premium
  • Regional Sports Network
Xtra$74.99 first 12 months
$131 thereafter
  • 50,000 on-demand titles and live TV
  • NBA League Pass Premium
  • Regional Sports
Ultimate$79.99 first 12 months
$142 thereafter
  • 55,000 on-demand titles and live TV
  • NBA League Pass
  • Regional Sports Network

Add-ons

AT&T TV offers packages that include programming from other countries and languages including Spanish, Vietnamese, Brazilian and Korean programming. These add-on packages range from $5 to $89.

Free premium channels

For the first three months of any package, new users get free access to HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz and Epix. After your free trial is up, you’re automatically charged $54 a month if you don’t call to cancel.

What can I watch with AT&T TV?

With AT&T TV, you can watch thousands of your favorite live and on-demand programs from a lot of your favorite apps like HBO, Cinemax, and Netflix. You can also access other apps like Pandora, Hulu, Twitch, and YouTube. Other channels you can stream with any package include:

  • A&E
  • ABC
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNN
  • Disney Channel
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Lifetime
  • NBC
  • TBS
  • USA Network
  • VH1

How much data does AT&T TV use?

Redditors who have used AT&T TV mention a data cap of 1TB. The amount of data you use ultimately depends on the amount you stream, which AT&T indicates in its data usage table. If you opt for a bundle when you subscribe, you’re able to bypass the data cap without penalty.

What Internet speeds does AT&T recommend?

AT&T recommends using a device with at least 8Mbps unless you bundle your service with AT&T Internet, where it recommends its Internet 25 plan for the best quality.

Compare other streaming providers

Name Product Service type Pricing starts at Free trial 4K or UHD Number of devices Simultaneous streams
Hulu
On-demand streaming
$5.99
30 days
Yes
99
1
Disney+
On-demand streaming
$6.99
No
Yes
10
4
Amazon Prime
On-demand streaming
$8.99
30 days
Yes
99
2
Starz
On-demand streaming
$8.99
7 days
No
4
FuboTV
Pay TV
$54.99
7 days
Yes
2
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Alex Shea was a tech and telco writer for Finder.

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AT&T TV is an ideal streaming service if someone already has an account with AT&T and lives within the eligible areas. It’s an expensive option without the original content of Netflix and Hulu. While AT&T TV markets itself as an entertainment hub for all of your favorite apps, you have to commit for two years as well as pay separate fees for any additional apps you add.

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