Canceling AT&T TV NOW After Latest Price Hikes? 6 Best Options to Switch from AT&T TV NOW

Today, AT&T TV shared that all legacy customers will see their plans go up $10, just 6 months after the last double-digit price increase. With the price increase, the entry-level Live a Little plan will now be $60, up from $50 (and $45 at the start of the year). While many have held onto their plan because it includes 34 of the Top 35 Cable channels — at $60 it’s no longer a good deal.

Those with the new AT&T TV Plus and Max will see a $15 increase to $65 and $85 respectively.

Existing Plans

  • Plus: $65 (was $50)
  • Max: $85 (was $70)

Grandfathered Plans

  • Live a Little: $60 (was $50)
  • Just Right: $75 (was $65)
  • Go Big: $85 (was $75)
  • Go Big (Early Adopter): $60 (was $50)
  • Gotta Have it: $95 (was $85)

While some existing subscribers might be willing to absorb the price hike, the new plans are the least competitive streaming option of any of the major Live TV Streaming Services. If you’re looking to get rid of your AT&T TV NOW plan, we’ve put together the five options that will get you locals, lifestyle, news, entertainment, and both national & regional sports.

Best Alternatives for AT&T TV NOW Subscribers

1. fuboTV ($55)

Savings: $5 - $20

Earlier this year, fuboTV added Viacom and Discovery channels giving it more Top Cable Channels than any other Live TV Streaming Service. With the new additions, the service now has 31 of the 35 Top Cable Channels from the AT&T TV NOW plan.

While you’ll lose ABC, Disney, ESPN — you’ll gain your Regional Sports Network, NBA TV, NFL Network, BTN, and Pac-12 Network. Also, the service carries more CBS, NBC, and FOX affiliates, so you’re more likely to get them in your area

For those in New York, they are the only other service that offers MSG/MSG+ at $30-35 less than AT&T TV NOW (depending on your plan). They also are the only service to offer AT&T SportsNet Southwest which offer live Houston Rockets and Houston Astros games.

They offer a $5 upgrade to their Family Plan, which includes 500 Hour DVR and Third Simultaneous Stream.

Cloud DVR

The service includes a 30 Hour DVR, which can be upgraded to 500 Hours for $10.

Max Streams

The service includes 2 Simultaneous Streams, but you can add a Third Stream for $6.

2. Hulu + Live TV ($45)

Savings: $15-50

For $15 less than the legacy Live a Little AT&T TV NOW plan, you’ll get 26 of the 35 Top Cable Channels, including your local RSN. The service carries more ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX affiliates than [AT&T TV NOW, so you’re more likely to get them in your area.

While you’ll lose AMC and Viacom (MTV, VH1, etc.) — you’ll get channels from A&E, Disney (ESPN, Disney Channel, ABC), Discovery/Scripps (Discovery, Food Network, HGTV), Fox (FX, Fox News), NBCU (Bravo, E!, MSNBC), and Turner (TNT, TBS, CNN).

If you’re a College Sports fan, you’ll also get ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPNUtwork, ESPNU, and CBS Sports Network.

Cloud DVR

Includes 50 Hour DVR, can upgrade to 200 hour DVR for $9.99 a month.

Max Streams

Includes up to 2 Simultaneous Streams, but can upgrade to Unlimited Screen in your home for $14.99 a month.

3. PlayStation Vue ($50+)

Savings: $10 - $45

For $5 less than the legacy Live a Little AT&T TV NOW plan, you’ll get 26 of the 35 Top Cable Channels, but with the PlayStation Vue Core Plan ($55) get your local RSN and more pro and college sports. The service carries more ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX affiliates than [AT&T TV NOW, so you’re more likely to get them in your area.

While you’ll lose A&E and Viacom (MTV, VH1, etc.) — you’ll get channels from AMC, Disney (ESPN, Disney Channel, ABC), Discovery/Scripps (Discovery, Food Network, HGTV), Fox (FX, Fox News), NBCU (Bravo, E!, MSNBC), and Turner (TNT, TBS, CNN).

Depending on if you’re a sports fan, you can either subscribe to their Access ($50) or Core ($55) plans. Both include ESPN, FS1, & NBCSN, but the the Core Plan adds your local Regional Sports Network, MLB Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, NFL Network, and college sports channels like BTN, ACC Network, and SEC Network.

Cloud DVR

Includes an Unlimited DVR.

Max Streams

Includes up to 5 Simultaneous Streams

4. Philo ($20)

Savings: ~$35 - $60

If you’re willing to sacrifice local and live sports, Philo is a great budget option that will give you 18 of the Top Cable channels from your AT&T TV NOW plan. You’ll get channels from AMC, A+E, Viacom (MTV, VH1, etc), and Discovery/Scripps (Discovery, Food Network, HGTV).

Besides the cost savings, the big bonus is that you get an Unlimited DVR and three simultaneous streams.

Cloud DVR

Includes Unlimited DVR.

Max Streams

Includes 3 Simultaneous Streams.

5. Sling Orange + Blue ($40)

Savings: $20 - 55

For $40 (and just $25 for your first month) you’ll get 25 of the 35 Top Cable Channels from the AT&T TV NOW plan.

You’ll get channels from AMC, Disney (ESPN, Disney), Discovery/Scripps (Discovery, Food Network, HGTV), FX, NBCU (Bravo), and Turner (TNT, TBS, CNN).

What you’ll lose is locals. While Sling carries NBC & FOX, it’s only in select markets. You can either supplement with an antenna or a free service like Locast.

One unique feature with Sling is that you can add additional channels through Extra packs like Kids, Comedy, News, and Lifestyle. For $5 each, or $10 for all four — you can add channels like MTV, VH1, E!, Disney Junior, and MSNBC.

They also have a Total TV Deal which includes all 7 Extra Packs and a 50 Hour DVR for $20. This means that you can get almost every channel available on Sling for the same $60 price as AT&T TV NOW.

Cloud DVR

Can Add a 50 Hour DVR for $5

Max Streams

Includes up to 4 Streams (Depending on Channel)

6. YouTube TV ($50)

Savings: $10-45

While YouTube TV won’t give you as many cable channels as your existing [AT&T TV NOW Plan], you will still get channels from Discovery/Scripps (Discovery, Food Network, HGTV), Turner (TNT, TBS, CNN), Disney (ESPN, Disney, ABC), Fox (FX, Fox News), and NBCU (Bravo, E!, MSNBC).

You’ll also gain your local RSN, [NBA TV][nbatv], and MLB Network through YouTube TV.

Unlike AT&T TV NOW, YouTube TV includes a third stream and an Unlimited DVR.

Cloud DVR

Includes an Unlimited DVR.

Max Streams

Includes 3 Simultaneous Streams.

Comparison of Channels Across Live TV Streaming Services

Top Cable

AT&T TV NOW fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Philo YouTube Sling
“Live a Little” “Just Right” “Go Big” “PLUS” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “Core” “Base” “YouTube TV” “Combo”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up
$60 $75 $85 $50 $55 $45 $55 $16 $50 $40
A&E - - -
AMC - -
BET - - -
Bravo -
Cartoon Network -
CNN -
Comedy Central - - -
Discovery -
Disney Channel - -
Disney Junior - - ^ $5
E! -
ESPN - -
Food Network -
Fox News - -
Freeform - -
FX -
FXX -
Hallmark - - ^ $5
HGTV -
History - - -
Investigation Discovery -
Lifetime - - -
MSNBC - ^ $5
MTV - - - ^ $5
Nickelodeon - - - -
Paramount Network - - - -
Syfy -
TBS -
TLC -
TNT -
Travel Channel - -
truTV -
USA Network -
VH1 - - - ^ $5
WE tv - - ^ $5

Locals

AT&T TV NOW fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Philo Sling
“Live a Little” “Just Right” “Go Big” “PLUS” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “Core” “Base” “Philo + YTV” “Combo”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up
$60 $75 $85 $50 $55 $45 $55 $16 $70 $40
ABC - - -
CBS - -
Fox -
NBC -
Telemundo - -
The CW - - -
Univision - - - - - -

Regional Sports

AT&T TV NOW fuboTV PS Vue Philo Sling
“Live a Little” “Just Right” “Go Big” “PLUS” “fubo” “Core” “Base” “Philo + YTV” “Combo”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up
$60 $75 $85 $50 $55 $55 $16 $70 $40
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) - - -

National Sports

AT&T TV NOW fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Philo Sling
“Live a Little” “Just Right” “Go Big” “PLUS” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “Core” “Base” “Philo + YTV” “Combo”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up
$60 $75 $85 $50 $55 $45 $55 $16 $70 $40
ESPN - -
ESPN2 - -
Fox Sports 1 -
Fox Sports 2 - - - -
NBC Sports Network -
TBS -
TNT -

Pro Sports

AT&T TV NOW fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Philo Sling
“Live a Little” “Just Right” “Go Big” “PLUS” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “Core” “Base” “Philo + YTV” “Combo”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up
$60 $75 $85 $50 $55 $45 $55 $16 $70 $40
MLB Network - - - - - ^ $10
NBA TV - - - - - ^ $10
NFL Network - - - - - - -
NFL RedZone - - - - ^ $11 - ^ $10 - - ^ $10
NHL Network - - - - - - - ^ $10

College Sports

AT&T TV NOW fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Philo Sling
“Live a Little” “Just Right” “Go Big” “PLUS” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “Core” “Base” “Philo + YTV” “Combo”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up
$60 $75 $85 $50 $55 $45 $55 $16 $70 $40
ACC Network - - - - ^ $10
ACC Network Extra - - - - - ^ $10
Big Ten Network - - - -
CBS Sports Network - - - - -
ESPNU - - - - ^ $10
Fox College Sports - - - - ^ $11 - - - - -
Longhorn Network - - - - - - -
Pac-12 Network - - - - - - - - ^ $10
SEC Network - - - - ^ $10

Other Sports

AT&T TV NOW fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Philo Sling
“Live a Little” “Just Right” “Go Big” “PLUS” “fubo” “Hulu Live TV” “Core” “Base” “Philo + YTV” “Combo”
Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up
$60 $75 $85 $50 $55 $45 $55 $16 $70 $40
beIN Sports - - - - - - - ^ $10
Eleven Sports - - - - - - - - -
ESPNEWS - - - - ^ $10
Fox Soccer Plus - - - - ^ $6 - ^ $15 - - -
Golf Channel - - - - ^ $10
Olympic Channel - - - - ^ $10
Tennis Channel - - ^ $11 - - ^ $10