Something Direct this way comes.
AT&T has three new streaming services on the way that will let you stream content without having any TV subscriptions or set-top equipment. The new DirecTV Now, FreeVIEW and Fullscreen packages offer network TV as well as cable channels, plus made-for-digital content that you can stream from your computer, phone, tablet or smart TV anytime you like as often as you like.
Think of these services as digital cable TV that doesn't need a dedicated box and you'll have the right idea of what they are. You pay a monthly bill just like you would with AT&T's DirecTV service or any other cable TV package but you can stream it through a web browser or an app. The DirecTV Now service offers channels from the DirecTV Satellite service AT&T offers today through a cable box and the pricing isn't terrible.
- Live a Little – $35 / month (60+ channels)
- Just Right – $50 / month (80+ channels)
- Go Big – $60 / month (100+ channels)
- Gotta Have it – $70 / month (120+ channels)
You can also add HBO or Cinemax to any package for $5 each per month.
Fullscreen is AT&T's curated lineup of digital TV programming and video. You can already check it out for $5.99 per month, but starting November 30 folks with AT&T phone service can have access to Fullscreen for a year at no charge.
Both the Fullscreen service and DirecTV Now will work with Android phones and tablets as well as Chromecast devices at launch. AT&T is also letting their customers stream these services without using any of their cellular data if streamed through the dedicated app(s).
FreeVIEW is a new 100% free service that brings curated content from AT&T media properties. You can stream FreeVIEW content at no charge through the DirecTV app or on the web at www.directvnow.com/ starting November 30.
You can read about the finer details and offerings at AT&T's press page.