AT&T TV Now Review

9.7

Good

Price 9 out of 10

User Experience 7.5 out of 10

Compatibility 9.2 out of 10

New Shows 8 out of 10

When the cord cutting trend began, it meant living with on-demand options: cable and satellite were still pretty much your only legal paths to live TV. The rise of the skinny bundle has changed that, and has sparked a gold rush in a business space that didn’t exist just a few years ago.

The latest skinny bundle on the scene is AT&T TV Now. How does it measure up? Here’s our complete AT&T TV Now review, including everything you need to know about the channels it offers, the features that set it apart, and the price you’ll pay if you sign up – plus, of course, my advice on whether or not you should!

Overview

AT&T TV Now is a streaming service provided by AT&T which delivers live network television to subscribers over the internet. Their aim is to allow users to watch live TV wherever they are, with bundle options including channel packages much smaller than those seen with traditional cable, allowing the option of paying much less for live TV using this method. You can use the web app for this service on Google Chrome 50+, Safari 8+ and Internet Explorer 11+ (on Windows 8 and above), and it works on Android and Apple TV, plus Windows, Amazon Fire TV and iOS. If you prefer to use Chromecast, this is possible via the web app and mobile devices.

Shows and movies available

AT&T TV Now has a row of thumbnails available for users to scroll through, with each one representing a different live channel. Whichever new thumbnail you tap on will take you to a different live channel. This service has a huge collection of content, which is organised in tiers. It has all of the channels that a customer could expect, such as ESPN, Freeform, MTV, FOX News and so on. There are sports upgrades which include channels like NBCSN and YES. Local broadcast options include NBC, FOX and ABC, and there are also movies on demand.

Channels available on AT&T TV Now

Live a Little Package

This package includes:

AMCBabyFirstCartoon Network/Adult SwimDisney Channel
Animal PlanetBBC AmericaCNBCESPN
AXS TVBravoCNNFOX News
A&EBETComedy CentralFood Network
AudienceBloomberg TelevisionDiscovery ChannelHistory Channel
LifetimeNickelodeonTLCWE TV

Just Right Package

Enjoy the channels listed above plus the following (and more):

CNBC World
Cooking Channel
FOX Sports Prime Ticket
NBCSN
Science Channel
Travel Channel
The Weather Channel

Go Big Package

All of the channels seen in the previous lists, plus these (and additional ones):

BBC World News
Discovery Family
Discovery Life
Destination America
DIY Network
Golf Channel
MTV Classic

Gotta Have It! Package

All of the channels mentioned are included, and here’s a selection of what else you can expect:

  • Boomerang
  • Chiller
  • El Rey
  • Starz Encore
  • Univision Deportes

Price, trials and subscription options

  • $35 package – 60+ channels
  • $50 package – 80+ channels
  • $60 package – 100+ channels
  • $70 package – 120+ channels

The HBO and Cinemax add-ons are available for $5 each.

60+ channels package

$35
a month

80+ channels package

$50
a month

100+ channels package

$60
a month

120+ channels package

$70
a month

HBO

This channel is available as an add-on to your subscription. Here’s our pick of the best shows from HBO:

Game of Thrones

Based on George R.R.Martin’s best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire, this medieval fantasy epic tells the tale of two powerful families who are playing a dangerous game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, with the aim of sitting on the Iron Throne.

Westworld

This show is based on an amusement park which is designed for rich holidaymakers. It’s looked after by robotic hosts who allow people to live out their fantasies using AI. Any wish can be indulged, as there are no consequences for the guests.

Silicon Valley

A quiet computer programmer called Richard and his friends try to strike it rich by living in a startup incubator, and when Richard develops a powerful search algorithm during his day job he ends up in the middle of a bidding war between his boss and a venture capitalist.

Sex and the City

Carrie Bradshaw is a sex columnist who navigates Manhattan’s dating scene with her three friends – Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. The show depicts the mating habits of single New Yorkers, and the dating lives of the four ladies.

Big Little Lies

This dark comedy is based in the beachfront town of Monterey. Told through the eyes of three mothers, it depicts a community which is full of successful husbands, caring wives and happy children living in affluent neighbourhoods. But underneath the surface lies rumours, fractured relationships and more.

Cinemax

This channel is also available as an addon to AT&T TV NOW subscriptions. Here are some of the best features to watch:

Banshee

A master thief takes on the identity of Sheriff Lucas Hood in Banshee, which is the location his ex lover and crime partner went to so she could reinvent herself as Carrie Hopwell, wife of the town’s prosecutor. Lucas tries to reconnect with Carrie while keeping his past a secret and resuming a life of crime, while being hunted by murky characters from darker days.

Outcast

Kyle Barnes has been possessed by demons since a young age, and he is searching for answers and redemption. This leads him to strike up a relationship with Reverend Anderson, who is an evangelist of the belief he is fighting a holy war against Earth’s evil forces.

Rellik

British police detective Gabriel Markham is obsessively hunting down the serial killer who did physical and mental damage to him. The tale is told backwards, beginning with the killer being captured and ending with the start of the murderer’s crime spree.

Forbidden Science

This ‘After Dark’ series is set in the near future, where people carry out their sexual desires using androids and virtual reality. It combines film noir and erotic thriller, and is based on the lives of the staff who work at a company called 4Ever Innovations.

Strike

This is based on the series by Robert Galbraith, aka JK Rowling. The star is private detective Cormoran Strike, who was a war veteran but is now working in a small London office. He works on cases that are too confusing or complex for the police, and gets stuck in due to his background as a Special Investigation Branch investigator.

Competitors

AT&T TV Now has a few competitors, with the biggest being Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. While the Sling TV service has some cheaper packages, the most similar one is their Orange + Blue package, which is their largest base package and costs $40 a month. Similarly, the cheapest PlayStation Vue package costs $39.99 a month.

Summary

It’s clear that AT&T TV Now is offering a service which appeals to many people across the US. Lots of customers don’t want to be tied into a cable service or contract, and would much prefer to make use of a subscription. With AT&T TV NOW, you can select the package which works best for you, and the cheapest package is competitively priced compared to those offering similar in the market. Overall, AT&T TV Now is a good option for those who want to stream live TV wherever they are, on multiple devices.

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