Finally, after months of rumors and speculation about a groundbreaking cable killer, AT&T's highly anticipated streaming TV service, DirecTV Now, will debut on Wednesday with more than 120 available channels. With packages starting at $35 month, it's a significant new alternative to relying on a patchwork of streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu to avoid cable.
At a presentation in NYC on Monday, AT&T said the new streaming service will include access to premium TV channels, popular shows, movies, live sports, and on-demand content via various devices like your iPhone or Android smartphone, computer, and set-top streaming devices. Specifically, DirecTV Now service comes in four different packages, ranging from $35/month for 60-plus channels to $70/month for 120-plus channels. Here's the full breakdown, per a press release:
- Live a Little – $35/month (60-plus channels)
- Just Right – $50/month (80-plus channels)
- Go Big – $60/month (100-plus channels)
- Gotta Have It – $70/month (120-plus channels)
For another five bucks each, you can also add HBO and Cinemax to any of the packages. Oh, and yes, "Gotta Have It" is also what Cold Stone Creamery calls its largest ice cream size.
As of Tuesday morning, DirecTV Now's official website only offered a signup for email alerts on further details about the service, AT&T's Monday announcement revealed its lineup will include several big channels like ABC, AMC, A&E, CNN, Fox News, Fuse, TNT, and many others. Thankfully, what appears to be a promotional brochure lists the channel lineups for each of the DirecTV Now plans: