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To put a foothold in the streaming arena, AT&T announced today it will launch its new DirecTV Now streaming service on November 30th. To start, AT&T will begins its DirecTV Now this coming Wednesday, offering various channels available in four different packages, with content seen on smartphone, tablets, and TVs.
As an alternative to its satellite services, DirecTV will begin offering these packages, for a limited time:
- Live a Little – $35 / month (60+ channels)
- Just Right – $50 / month (80+ channels)
- Go Big – $60 / month (100+ channels)
- Gotta Have it – $70 / month (120+ channels)
People will be able to experience any of the packages for a seven-day trial period.
For a subscription to premium movie channels (HBO & Cinemax), it will cost $5 per channels per month.
As for availability, DirecTV Now will be available at launch via the following services:
- Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
- Android mobile devices and tablets
- iPhone, iPad and Apple TV
- Chromecast (Android at launch; iOS in 2017)
- Google Cast-enabled LeEco ecotvs and VIZIO SmartCast Displays
- Internet Explorer, Chrome and Safari web browsers
To jump in, AT&T can get you an Apple TV with a 3-month pre-paid of any package, or an Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote with a 1-month pre-paid package.
Also, LeEco will start offering DTV Now with the purchase of LeEco smartphones and TVs.
Lenovo joins the offering tray as well. People who purchase a Lenovo laptop with an Intel Core processor will get one free month of the new AT&T service.
Also mentioned were: Fullscreen, a streaming service for the millennial audience available for $5.99 per month and includes original series, content from online creators, and licensed TV shows, and FreeVIEW, a service that lets anyone check out exclusive content for free and includes a sample of on-demand content from various channels.
[Source]: AT&T: AT&T Offers Three Ways to Stream Premium Video Content.