AT&T just sent out invitations for the unveiling event of its streaming service DirecTV Now on Nov. 28. There are only a few details revealed about the new over-the-top service. Though it is expected to compete against Sony's PlayStation Vue and Sling TV. For now, DirecTV Now's edge might be its cost of $35 a month with over 100 channels.
AT&T's OTT Service DirecTV Now
AT&T had announced its over-the-top streaming service DirecTV Now back in March, according to Engadget. The multinational telecommunications company teased only a few details. It had described the new service as a platform that will offer much of DirecTV's regular live and on-demand content.
According to CNET, the invitation for the said event in New York has a headline of "the future of TV is now". AT&T is yet to reveal when exactly the DirecTV Now becomes available. In addition, the company still have to share about possible deals with other popular TV networks. Those who are interested should prepare $35 a month for over 100 channels.
Benefits Compared To Other Streaming TV Services
DirecTV Now will be going up against Sony's PlayStation Vue and Sling TV. If you are looking for the best deal on these streaming services, DirecTV Now seems to offer just that. The PlayStation Vue costs at least $30 a month for about 45 channels. Sling TV has a significantly lower price at $20 but that amounts to fewer channels. It should be noted that to access more channels, you have to pay for additional fees.
Variety reports that those who sign-up for DirectTV Now will receive an Amazon Fire TV Stick. Now, consumers will get a free Apple TV if they sign up for three months. According to The Verge, another uncertainty for AT&T's new streaming service is its features. It's not clear whether it will have a cloud DVR and the ability to pause live TV.
With this new OTT streaming service and the success of the said market, it becomes evident that traditional TV viewing is on its way down in the US.