AT&T has launched a new streaming service alongside DirecTV Now. The new service is more a slimmed down live streaming service similar to Philo. The service includes over 30 channels for just $15 per month.
Anyone can currently sign up for a Watch TV free trial. After the trial, the cost will be $15 per month. However, you can get the service for free if you have or sign up for an AT&T Unlimited & More plan.
The service is supported on iOS 10 devices or higher, Android 5.0 devices or higher, Apple TV 4th gen or later, Fire TV & Fire TV Stick, and Chrome and Safari browsers.
How to Get WatchTV for Free
Here are the two AT&T wireless plans that will provide free access to WatchTV:
- Option to add WatchTV
- Option to add one of several premium services
- $15 monthly credit toward DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW and U-verse TV
- 15GB of high-speed tethering
- High-quality video
Sign up for AT&T Unlimited & More and get:
- Option to add WatchTV
- $15 monthly credit toward DIRECTV NOW
- Up to 4G LTE unlimited data
TheWatchTV service provides access to A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, Audience, BBC America, BBC World News, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, Discovery, Food Network, FYI, Hallmark, Hallmark Movies, HGTV, Hello Labs, History, HLN, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies, OWN, Sundance, Taylor Swift Now, TBS, TCM, TLC, TNT, TruTV, Velocity, Viceland, WeTV.
AT&T indicates BET, Nicktoons, Comedy Central, TeenNick, and VH1 will be available soon after launch.
Considering WatchTV is free with select AT&T wireless plans and only costs $15 per month otherwise, the feature set is fairly bare bones. The services only allow you to view one stream at a time and doesn’t include bells and whistles like a DVR like most streaming services. If you are looking for a more robust live streaming service, I recommend checking out one of the ones covered in our comparison of the best live TV streaming services.
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