AT&T formally announced the DirecTV Now online TV streaming service a couple of days ago. It also confirmed that the service will go live on November 30th. As you can probably imagine, DirecTV Now is live and you can head over to the website to sign up if you’re so inclined. It joins the list of other over-the-top internet TV streaming services like PlayStation Vue and Sling TV to capture the cord cutter market.
AT&T-owned DirecTV is offering a seven-day free trial to new subscribers. DirecTV Now apps have been released for iOS and Android as well as select streaming devices. The service can also be accessed via PC.
DirecTV Now doesn’t require a cable box or a contract so users can choose to subscribe or unsubscribe as they go. It doesn’t matter if they don’t need it for a couple of months, they can choose to unsubscribe without having to worry about any additional charges.
A handful of different bundles are being offered to subscribers with prices ranging from $35 per month to $60 per month with more than 120+ channels on offer. Subscribers will be able to add HBO to any plan for an additional $5 per month. CBS and Showtime are two notable exceptions as they haven’t inked a deal with DirecTV yet.
Two simultaneous streams are supported by DirecTV Now so while it will be good for individuals, it really won’t replace conventional TV for the entire family. Head over to the DirecTV Now website to find out more about this service and sign up.