AT&T is launching a new TV streaming service as the company continues to face declining sales for its traditional TV services. The company today introduced AT&T TV, a new subscription service that brings together your favorite TV channels and streaming apps. It’s a new internet-delivered TV service that is much easier to set up compared to traditional TV services such as a satellite dish.
AT&T TV is available as a two-year contract, starting at $49.99 a month. The service comes with a free set-top box, but additional devices cost $120.
The new AT&T TV box is powered by Android TV, which means you can access the best of the smart TV world easily. You can use Google Assistant via the remote, for example, or access all of the Android TV apps. AT&T says you can download over 5,000 apps and games on the AT&T TV box. You can also record up to 500 hours of content on the cloud, and stream live TV from your phone, tablet, or browser via the new AT&T TV app.
AT&T TV comes with around the same amount of channels as DirecTV, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The service notably lacks the NFL Sunday Ticket. AT&T TV won’t require users to be an AT&T internet or wireless customers to sign-up, but AT&T is offering packages with AT&T TV and Internet bundled together. You can find out more about the service here.