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AT&T TV combines the best of over-the-top (OTT) and traditional TV services for an all-new streaming experience. Customers can enjoy the value and versatility of OTT service, plus the picture quality, equipment and channel variety you’d expect from a cable or satellite TV service.
Why choose AT&T TV?
David Anders Last updated: January 25, 2021
There are more than a few good reasons to try AT&T TV. From the initial AT&T TV launch until now, we’ve kept a close watch on AT&T TV plans and promotions. Take a look at our list of AT&T TV pros and cons.
What we like
Channel lineup – AT&T TV’s channel lineup includes more popular channels than any other streaming service.
Easy self install – AT&T TV is plug and play. No cable box or appointments are needed.
1Recordings expire after 90 days. Restr’s apply.
Things to consider
Monthly price – AT&T TV is one of the pricier live TV streaming services in year two, especially when you add sports. And don’t forget about the $19.95 activation fee.
Two-year contract required – Be sure you’re ready to make a commitment if you want to get AT&T TV. Early termination fee (ETF) is $15/mo. for each month remaining on your contract.
Lacking in sports – You’ll only find regional sports networks (RSNs) in AT&T TV’s higher-priced plans. Plus, you’ll pay up to $8.49/mo. extra for a Regional Sports fee.
Expert tip: Try AT&T TV stress free with a 14-day money-back guarantee
On the fence about a two-year contract? AT&T TV now offers a money-back guarantee. If you don’t love your AT&T TV service, you can cancel and return your equipment for a full refund, and avoid paying an ETF or equipment fee. Must cancel within 14 days of purchase. Restrictions apply.
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Unlimited data allowance
AT&T consumer home internet or Fixed Wireless Internet customers can use unlimited internet data through September 30, 2020.
Self-installation is the default installation option when available for customers.
Temporary speed upgrade
Get a temporary speed upgrade to 50 Mbps when you order Cox 10 & 30 Mbps internet plans. Offers valid through June 30, 2020.
Self-installation encouraged. Select your desired installation date, and a Cox representative will call to confirm or reschedule your appointment.
Safety-first Installation: A Frontier technician will perform your installation with appropriate safety protocols including wearing protective equipment and maintaining social distancing. In taking these precautions, it’s recommended that Frontier customers wear a face mask or face covering for the safety of technicians.
New TV plan
Introducing a new “Local 50” video plan to support contactless installation.
Contactless installation: Mediacom will send an installation kit and a technician to set up a single high-speed data connection, phone, or one local TV channel plan with the help of someone in your home.
Self-installation is encouraged. For professional installation, contact-free delivery is available for work done outside of the home. For customers moving more than 7 days from the date the order is placed, professional installation is available.
Free Contactless Delivery: An Xfinity technician will drop-off your equipment with installation instructions, then perform any outside work. Get your installation fees back in a customer credit for a no-charge installation.
AT&T TV packages and pricing
AT&T TV gives you five package options, including one dedicated to Spanish-language entertainment. Channel counts and number of available On Demand titles may vary by location.
|Starting price range*||Channels||Plans with regional sports networks|
|$59.99/mo. – 129.99/mo.||65+ – 140+||Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, Premier|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 09/11//20.
1for 12 mos. plus taxes w/ 24-mo. agmt. Prices higher in 2nd year.*w/ 24-mo. agmt.
2for 12 mos. plus taxes & RSN fee w/ 24-mo. agmt. Prices higher in 2nd year. Regional Sports Fee up to $8.49/mo. is extra & applies.*
3for 12 mos. plus taxes & RSN fee w/ 24-mo. agmt. Prices higher in 2nd year. Regional Sports Fee up to $8.49/mo. is extra & applies.*
4for 12 mos. plus taxes & RSN fee w/ 24-mo. agmt. Prices higher in 2nd year. Regional Sports Fee up to $8.49/mo. is extra & applies.*
5for 12 mos. plus taxes w/ 24-mo. agmt. Prices higher in 2nd year.*
AT&T TV: Requires high speed internet. Recommend minimum 25 Mbps for optimal viewing (min 8 Mbps per stream) .Limit 3 concurrent AT&T streams. *$19.95 ACTIVATION, EARLY TERMINATION FEE OF $15/MO. FOR EACH MONTH REMAINING ON AGMT., ADD’L FEES APPLY. Price incl. AT&T TV Pkg. 1 AT&T TV device included for well-qualified customers; otherwise $120. New approved residential customers only, excluding DIRECTV and U-verse TV customers. Restr’s apply.
Choose the best AT&T TV package
Need a little help selecting the perfect AT&T TV plan? We examined the top channels that come with each tier to determine which lineup is the best fit for you. Your local channels and regional sports are also included where available.
ENTERTAINMENT: Best for households that want a well-rounded channel lineup (without an emphasis on sports) at a budget-friendly price. Comes with top channels such as A&E, Bravo, Disney, ESPN, FX, HGTV and Syfy.
CHOICE: Best for sports-minded households that don’t want to overpay for a monthly TV service. Popular channels include ESPNews, FOX Sports RSNs, Game Show Network, OWN, SEC Network, Tennis Channel and SportsNet New York. Includes everything in the ENTERTAINMENT package.
XTRA: Best for viewing niche channels and sports. Top channels in the XTRA package are American Heroes Channel, Discovery Family, DIY Network, Golf Channel, Logo, Nat Geo Wild and Sportsman Channel. Also includes everything in the CHOICE package.
ULTIMATE: Best for the movie fanatic household. Comes with the STARZ family of movie channels (eight STARZ channels in all), plus everything in the XTRA package.
Optimo Mas: Best for households that prefer a combination of Spanish- and English-language channels. Popular channels include Nat Geo Mundo, Tr3s, GolTV and ESPN Deportes.
What do AT&T TV packages have that you can’t get with other live TV streaming services?
- With fuboTV you won’t find ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. You can find all of these channels, and more, in the AT&T TV CHOICE plan.
- Unlike Hulu + Live TV, AT&T TV has options to include MLB Network, NBA TV and NHL Network.
- YouTube TV won’t satisfy hockey fans without the NHL Network, but AT&T TV offers it.
On the other hand, AT&T TV does not currently offer PBS, NFL Network, ION, Music Choice, Pac-12 Network or ESPN College Extra.
What is the AT&T TV streaming device?
All you need to get started with AT&T TV is one streaming device, which is included for well-qualified customers (otherwise $120). If you want more devices for other TVs in your home, you can lease up to five additional AT&T TV devices for an added fee of $10/mo. for each.
AT&T TV’s streaming device is not like any streaming device you’ve seen before. It’s small, easy to install and you can even move it from TV to TV if you want, but it also gives you:
Access to 5,000 apps1
Launch your favorite apps – HBO Max, Netflix, Pandora and more – directly from your AT&T TV device. No changing inputs, devices or remotes required.
Cloud DVR storage2
Record and store up to 500 hours of content with AT&T TV’s Cloud-based DVR service. Best of all, there’s no limit on how many shows you can record at once!
AT&T TV allows for three concurrent streams, which includes streaming at home and on the go on your smartphone or tablet via the AT&T TV app.
Voice Control with built-in Google Assistant4
The AT&T TV remote has a built-in Google Assistant, which you can use to change the remote or search for shows, or even ask a question and get the answer on your TV.
1Req’s separate subscription/login for apps.
2Recordings expire after 90 days. Restr’s apply.
3Available only in the U.S. (excl. Puerto Rico & U.S.V.I.). Req’s compatible device & data connection. Limited to 3 concurrent streams.
4Google login required. Google is a trademark of Google LLC.
AT&T TV add-on packages
AT&T knows there isn’t a one-size-fits-all package — that’s why they make premium networks, sports packs and international channels available to add on to your AT&T TV package.
Enjoy the blockbusters and original series from your favorite premium channels. Add HBO® for $15/mo., or add Cinemax®, SHOWTIME®, STARZ® and EPIX for $39.99/mo. Add any or all to your AT&T TV package for an added monthly fee.
AT&T TV is one of the few streaming services that give you the option to add major sports packs like MLB Extra Innings and NHL Center Ice. NBA League Pass starts at $24.99/mo. for four months. Look for these sports packs before the season begins.
Boost your Spanish-language channel options with the AT&T TV Deportes for just $5/mo. or add the entire AT&T TV Español pack for $15/mo. Brazilian, Korean and Vietnamese international packs are also available from AT&T TV for $30/mo. each.
Compare AT&T TV to other live TV streaming services
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 09/11/20.
**Per mo. for 12 mos. plus taxes. w/ 24-mo. agmt. Prices higher in 2nd year. See details
Compare AT&T TV to other TV providers
Want to see how AT&T TV stacks up against other TV providers? Find more information on pricing, packages, customer service rankings and more below. And read our full review on AT&T TV.
AT&T TV FAQs
AT&T recommends download speeds of 8 Mbps per stream. Faster speeds will give you a better streaming experience, especially if you have other connected devices or are streaming via Wi-Fi. You’ll also need a credit card for recurring monthly payments.
Yes. AT&T TV makes installation hassle-free. You’ll receive your new AT&T TV device in the mail. Simply plug in your device, remove the “remote” tab and turn on your TV. Follow the prompts on your TV to complete setup. Call AT&T customer service for assistance with AT&T TV self-install.
Yes. Once you have AT&T TV service, you can stream live and On Demand TV on your smartphone or mobile device. Download the AT&T TV app, available for free on Android and iOS devices, and log in with your account information to start streaming.
Yes. The AT&T TV device lets you record and store up to 500 hours of content. Since the device uses Cloud-based technology, you can record any number of shows at once.
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Written by:David Anders
Senior Writer, Broadband Content
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AT&T TV: Requires high speed internet. Recommend minimum 24 Mbps for optimal viewing (min 8 Mbps per stream). Limit 3 concurrent AT&T streams.
*$19.95 ACTIVATION, EARLY TERMINATION FEE OF $15/MO. FOR EACH MONTH REMAINING ON AGMT., ADD’L FEES APPLY. Price incl. AT&T TV Pkg. 1 AT&T TV device included for well-qualified customers; otherwise $120. New approved residential customers only, excluding DIRECTV and U-verse TV customers. Restr’s apply.
1-YR AT&T TV PACKAGES: Ends 3/27/21. 1st & 2nd year Pricing: $59.99/mo. for ENTERTAINMENT Pkg; $64.99/mo. for CHOICE Pkg; $74.99/mo. for XTRA Pkg; $79.99/mo. for ULTIMATE Pkg; $129.99/mo. for PREMIER Pkg; $64.99/mo. for OPTIMO MAS Pkg for first 12 mos. only. After 12 mos. or loss of eligibility, then prevailing rate applies (currently $93/mo for ENTERTAINMENT Pkg; $110/mo for CHOICE Pkg; $124/mo for XTRA Pkg; $135/mo for ULTIMATE Pkg; $183/mo. for PREMIER Pkg; $86/mo for OPTIMO MAS Pkg), unless cancelled or changed prior to end of the promo period. Pricing subject to change. Includes: AT&T TV Pkg. Req’s 1 AT&T TV device, included for well qualified customers; otherwise $120. Add’l devices avail for $120 each or on installment; non-qualified customers must purchase additional devices up front. Additional Fees & Taxes: Price excludes Regional Sports Fee of up to $8.49/mo. (which is extra & applies to CHOICE and higher Pkgs.), and certain other add’l fees & charges.
AT&T TV: Subject to AT&T TV terms and conditions. Avail. in the U.S. only (excludes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands). AT&T TV service will continue monthly at the prevailing rate, charged to your payment method on file, unless you cancel, subject to any early termination fees. Once you’ve canceled, you can access AT&T TV through the remaining monthly period. No refunds or credits for any partial-month periods or unwatched content. Compatible device req’d. Residential customers only. Pricing, channels, features, and terms subject to change & may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Some offers may not be available through all channels and in select areas. Regional Sports & Local Channels: Not available in select areas. Channels vary by package & billing region. Device may need to be in billing region in order to view. GENERAL: Limit 3 concurrent streams per account. Programming subject to blackout restrictions. Taxes may apply. See your Order Confirmation email and att.com/legal/att-tv.html for more details.
Offers may not be combined with other offers on the same services and may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Other conditions may apply to all offers.
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