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AT&T TV NOW is discontinued and no longer available for new sign-ups.

On January 12, 2021, AT&T announced that AT&T TV NOW was being shut down. New users should sign up for AT&T TV instead (compare here).

How to Watch AT&T TV NOW on Apple TV

You can stream AT&T TV NOW on Apple TV. Here’s how to sign up, download, install, and start streaming AT&T TV NOW using your Apple TV. Learn how to get the most out of your Apple TV while using AT&T TV NOW.


AT&T TV NOW

AT&T TV NOW (formerly DIRECTV NOW) is a live TV streaming service with 2 plans. The $54.99/month “PLUS” plan includes HBO, local channels, and 23 of the top 35 cable channels. The $79.99/month “MAX” plan adds Cinemax, your local RSN, and College Sports Networks like Big Ten Network and SEC Network.

Both plans also include their 500 hours True Cloud DVR and the ability to stream across a wide variety of devices like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.

Legacy Plan Information

Previously, the service offered the four most comprehensive plans: “Live a Little” ($50), “Just Right” ($65), “Go Big” ($75), “Gotta Have It” ($85). Those plans all included local channels and 34 of the top 35 cable channels; higher priced plans included your local RSN and additional sports channels.

Those plans have been discontinued but will be offered to existing users with a $10 price hike.

Apple TV

Apple TV is a streaming device that can be used to watch Live TV Streaming Services and On Demand Streaming Services.

Can you stream AT&T TV NOW on Apple TV?

How to Sign Up and Download AT&T TV NOW on Apple TV

  1. Click here to sign up for AT&T TV NOW.
  2. Once you’ve signed up, go to the Home Screen on your Apple TV.
  3. Launch the app store and search for “AT&T TV NOW” on your Apple TV.
  4. Select “Download” to install the app.
  5. Once installed, log in using your AT&T TV NOW credentials.
  6. You can now stream AT&T TV NOW on Apple TV.

How to Sign Up for AT&T TV NOW on Other Streaming Devices

If you have other devices, you can learn how to sign up for and use AT&T TV NOW on Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.


What features are available on AT&T TV NOW?

500 hours Cloud DVR

AT&T TV NOW includes a cloud DVR that can store of recording time for — which is less than most services. You can record individual episodes, all new episodes, or all episodes of a series. The recording starts when you hit record, not when you tuned in.

Unlike some services, you can skip commercials on recorded shows by either fast forwarding or skipping ahead 15 seconds.

You can start watching recorded content while the the show is still recording. There is no way to pad recordings, so make sure you extend your recordings to include the next episode so you don’t miss anything.

Up to 3 Devices

This service allows for three simultaneous streams (among TV devices, smartphones, tablets, and computers).

For those on a legacy [DIRECTV NOW] plan, you can increase the maximum simultaneous streams to 3 devices for $5 a month.

On Demand

Almost all of the channels offer on demand content, with just a few exceptions (like Animal Planet) having no VOD content.

You won’t be able to fast-forward through on demand content, but you can continue watching where you left off.

We had lots of playback issues with AT&T TV NOW’s on demand content: videos would often fail to load or freeze during playback. But it seems to have improved a bit with their latest app update.

Parental Controls

AT&T TV NOW has some parental controls to help restrict content.

DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu Live TV, and Sling TV also have parental control features.


72-Hour Rewind Feature

72-Hour Rewind allows you to access shows that aired in the last 72 hours. It is available on over 30 channels (mostly cable networks). However, it has similar restrictions as on demand content (you cannot rewind or fast-forward).

Channel Surfing Feature

Channel Surfing allows you to flip through channels with your remote. AT&T TV NOW is the only streaming service that made it easy to change channels like you are watching traditional cable/satellite TV. It takes about 2.5 seconds to switch channels, which is slightly better than average.

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