AT&T TV review: Product, price and features
Combine streaming, live TV and Google Play apps for entertainment in one place.
AT&T provides you with AT&T TV — a completely separate streaming service from AT&T Now. For $59.99 a month watch 1,000+ live and on-demand TV shows and movies, as well as access your other favorite apps like Netflix, HBO and Pandora.
Pros and cons
If you’re considering subscribing to AT&T TV, here are some pros and cons to think about:
- Live TV and on-demand titles
- 1,000+ Google Play apps
- Simple setup
- Save on AT&T Internet when you bundle
- Free HBO Max subscription on higher-tier plans
- Free premium channel for three months
- Prices increase after the first year
- Early cancelation fee of $15 a month for every remaining month, additional fees apply
- Requires high speed Internet (recommended 8Mbps per stream minimum)
What features does AT&T TV offer?
AT&T TV offers a slew of features to entice customers to sign up. Here is 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.
Sync your smart home devices with Google Assistant to the AT&T device. All you need is a Google login.
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
- Chromecast built-in TV (select models)
- Fire TV edition smart TV (2nd generation and higher)
- Amazon Fire TV Stick
How much does AT&T TV cost?
Choose between five 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 2-year contract and include access to 5,000 apps, voice remote with Google Assistant and 500 hours of Cloud DVR.
|Entertainment||$59.99 first 12 months|
|40,000 on-demand titles and live TV|
|Choice||$64.99 first 12 months|
|Xtra||$74.99 first 12 months|
|Ultimate||$79.99 first 12 months|
|Premier||$129.99 first 12 months|
AT&T TV offers packages that include programming from other countries and languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Brazilian and Korean programming. You can add these packs to your subscription for an extra fee.
Free premium channels
For the first three months of any package, subscribers get three months of Cinemax, Showtime, STARZ and EPIX at no extra cost. After three months, you will be charged at the then-prevailing rate unless you change or 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:
- Cartoon Network
- Disney Channel
- Food Network
- USA Network
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.
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Frequently asked questions
Alex Shea was a tech and telco writer for Finder.
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.