DirecTV Now Streaming Service Available for Cheap on Nov. 30
DirecTV Now was acquired by AT&T two years ago and they are finally launching the streaming service on November 30th. The new streaming service has different levels of subscriptions starting from 60 to over 120 channels. The base price for a subscription is $35 but since the service is just launching, AT&T gives users a free 7 day trial.
DirecTV Now is compatible with normal TV sets, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, smartphones and tablets. The streaming service can be accessed only if the intended device is connected to a Wi-Fi network or to a broadband one. Because DirecTV Now is created by AT&T, users who use AT&T wireless networks will not be charged data while using the streaming service.
John Stankey, CEO of AT&T entertainment group said that he is positive about their DirecTV’s success because everyone is looking to get rid of TV network cables and contracts. The service also won’t require the user to sign on a two year contract the way TV networks do and instead it will work the same way having an app subscription works.
There will be different types of subscription package that will differ in the array of channels they offer. For only $35 the user can get over 100 channels. For the price of $70 monthly the user can benefit from over 120 channels, and for an extra $5 HBO and Cinemax will be included in the package.
Right now the streaming TV market is a very competitive one. Every big tech company seems to release a streaming service for their fans every year, the last ones to appear on the market was Sony’s PlayStation Vue and Sling TV. AT&T included all the popular channels right now in their package. Taylor Swift’s own network “Taylor Swift Now” will also be included alongside Reese Witherspoon’s new channel.