We’ve known for a few months now that AT&T is going to launch a new standalone TV streaming service under the DirecTV Now brand and that’s precisely what it has done. DirecTV Now has been officially announced. The over-the-top streaming service will go live tomorrow and it’s going to offer a free seven-day trial to any and all users wishing to take it for a spin.
DirecTV Now apps will be released for iOS and Android aside from apps for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Chromecast, LeEco ecotvs with Google Cast, Vizio SmartCast displays as well as support for Internet Explorer, Safari, and Chrome browsers. The company has said that Chromecast support for the iOS app and a Roku app will arrive early next year.
DirecTV Now will offer several different channel packs starting with “Live a Little” which includes unspecified 60+ channels for $35 per month and “Gotta Have It” which will provide access to more than 120 channels for $70 per month. For a limited time, those who join will receive the second-tier $60 plan for $35 per month.
Since AT&T owns DirecTV, its subscribers get additional benefits. Customers with postpaid mobile data plans can stream DirecTV Now without worrying about blowing their data allotment because DirecTV Now streaming won’t count against their mobile data.
Visit the DirecTV Now website to sign up for this new streaming service and get more information. DirecTV Now goes live tomorrow.