AT&T's DirecTV Now Service Testing a Cloud DVR
AT&T today said it plans to roll out its next-generation video platform later this year, though DirecTV Now customers can get an early taste of some of the best features. DirecTV Now allows people to stream live TV to their mobile device, PC, or TV over the internet. AT&T mobile customers can stream DirecTV Now shows to their handset without impacting their data plan. AT&T's new television platform will, like DirecTV Now, be software based rather than hardware based, and that means it will be more accessible across devices. AT&T says the cloud DVR will be available to select DirecTV Now customers later this summer. It will let people record shows and watch 4K and HD shows from virtually anywhere. AT&T says its service has up to 30,000 on-demand titles. Other features on the way include live TV pausing and parental controls. AT&T expects to debut its new television platform before the end of the year. Looking ahead, AT&T will add user profiles, downloadable content, and 4K HDR in 2018.
AT&T Zero-Rates DirecTV Video Streaming
AT&T is allowing its DirecTV customers to access and stream DirecTV video content without impacting their data bucket. Consumers who have both AT&T and DirecTV accounts can stream movies and television shows through the DirecTV over AT&T's wireless network anywhere in the U.S.
AT&T Boosts DirecTV Now Live Channel Lineup
AT&T today said its DirecTV Now television service offers more than 100 live local channels. Local affiliates of ABC, NBC, and FOX (but not CBS) are available in markets including Chicago, Dallas-Ft.
AT&T Says More Local Channels Coming to DirecTV Now
AT&T today said more major broadcasters around the country are supporting DirecTV Now, it's mobile- and internet-based television service. According to AT&T, ABC is available in 30 new markets, NBC is available in 4 new markets, and FOX has expanded to one new market.
T-Mobile Tempts AT&T Switchers With Free Year of DirecTV Now
T-Mobile today said it will give AT&T customers who port their number to T-Mobile a free year of DirecTV Now. DirecTV Now is AT&T's new mobile television service.
AT&T Debuts Wireless/DirecTV Bundles
AT&T today rolled out combined wireless and television packages that rely on its recent acquisition of DirecTV. The basic package includes four wireless lines with unlimited talk and text with 10 GB of shared data and HD television service with up to four receivers (DirecTV or U-verse) for a combined price of $200 per month.
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