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AT&T's new 'WatchTV' skinny bundle is available — here's what you need to know

AT&T — the newly minted owner of Time Warner — today unveiled new wireless plans that include its new "WatchTV" skinny bundle. Customers who choose two new unlimited plans, called "AT&T Unlimited & More" and "AT&T Unlimited & More Premium" will be available next week and come with access to the WatchTV app, which includes 31 live channels.

Unlimited & More is $70 per line. (Or $160 for a four-line bundle.) Premium runs $80 a line (or $190 for four lines) and also includes the option to add either HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Start, VRV or Pandora Premium or Amazon Music Unlimited to the mix. A standalone version of WatchTV will be available at some point for $15 a month.

The Premium plan also include 15GB of tethering from your phone, and a $15 monthly credit that can be applied to a subscription to DirecTV, DirecTV Now or U-Verse (all of which, of course, are owned by AT&T). The regular "Unlimited & More" plan offers a $15 credit for DirecTV Now only.

The channels included in the new WatchTV skinny bundle are:

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • Audience
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNN
  • Discovery
  • Food Network
  • FYI
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • HGTV
  • History
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime
  • Lifetime Movies
  • OWN
  • Sundance TV
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Tru TV
  • Velocity
  • Viceland
  • WE

And coming "soon" after launch, AT&T says, will be BET, Comedy Central, MTV2, Nicktoons, Teen Nick and VH1.

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  • So current unlimited customers aren't included in this?
  • More than likely not.
  • AT&T is about to give free TV to its wireless customers The lies they tell
  • "Skinny" bundles will actually not be called skinny after all but will be referred to as personalized bundles or something to that effect.
  • One thing I noticed is that this doesn't mention if there is a new deprioritaztion for congestion after using a certain amount of data during a billing cycle. This seems to me more of a plan to get people to sign up for their streaming services. Verizon's new plan gave you more data to use before being deprioritized in congestion but no streaming credits. I'm not getting it but it's something that I noticed.
  • Why does the headline say that it is available when it's not yet available?
  • Why can't ATT just offer a good value on straight cell service. I would rather save $5-15 on my cell service then get a bill credit for TV service I don't want. I understand that they are in business to make money but this wholeerger thing is getting frustrsting for the consumer especially when visiting an ATT Store.
    When you go into a store the sales associates are more worried about selling you direct TV then solving your Phone needs since the bulk of their commission is now based on selling TV service.
  • I've been waiting for this, but I'm not giving up my current unlimited plan. I'm at 800 GB half way through my month. I've got 4 of their wireless home phone and internet boxes and they don't allow them on unlimited plans now.
  • Welp good time to buy up more At&t stock
  • Those are about the only channels I watch, plus local networks. If they'll offer it to current customers, I'd think about cutting DirecTv. Too bad this is live and no DVR.