AT&T’s DirecTV Now streaming TV service launches Nov. 30th from $35/month with free Apple TV offer

“AT&T has officially unveiled details about its upcoming streaming TV service called DirecTV Now,” Zac Hall reports for 9to5Mac. “The company first announced the subscription video service back in March, promising ‘on-demand and live programming from many networks, plus premium add-on options’ over the Internet similar to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue.”

“DirecTV Now will launch with apps on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV,” Hall reports. “The streaming TV package includes four tiers ranging from $35/month to $70/month with 60+ to 120+ channels. A free 7-day trial period will be available at launch.”

Hall reports, “Customers who sign up early will be eligible for the $60/month package at $35/month going forward. AT&T will also provide a free Apple TV set-top box to DirecTV Now subscribers who pre-pay for three months of service including the $35/month package.”

More info in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Skinny bundles are coming to Apple TV one way or another.


  1. Tablo allows you to plug in your antenna to its box, with an attached USB hard drive for DVRing over the air channels, and view using Apple TV app, or iOS app on your other devices. For $5/month they give you a matrix view of live programming to cycle between channels, and a view of upcoming shows to schedule recordings, one offs or a repeating schedule. We also switched to Sling to get some cable channels we enjoyed, but have to watch those live, for another $30/month. This allowed us to cancel Dish satellite service costing us $110/month. Downside of Sling app on Apple TV is it crashes pretty regularly, but does restart quickly, no DVR option yet, and no easy matrix view for scanning available programming, as their regular Dish satellite service offers.

  2. All the directv now links were broken this morning. I could not tell if any of the network channel’s were available let alone local broadcasts. It appears they just lumped a bunch of cable channels together. With the exception of the CBS app the other network apps suck, full of clips and incomplete tv show seasons.

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