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AT&T Takes Advantage Of Time Warner Merger, Announces New Unlimited Plans Bundled With Streaming TV

ATT Announces WatchTV And New Unlimited Plans
ATT Announces WatchTV And New Unlimited Plans


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AT&T has announced what it has called the "first of new offers to come" following its merger with Time Warner.  The so called first offer is a new video streaming service called WatchTV.  WatchTV will feature over 30 live channels including A&E, AMC, TBS and TNT to name a few.  The streaming video platform will be available free of charge to those who subscribe to one of two AT&T unlimited plans that will be formally launched next week.

More About WatchTV

WatchTV will be made available as a standalone product costing $15/month.  It will be compatible with smartphones, tablets, web browsers and various streaming devices that may include ROKU and Amazon's Firestick.  AT&T hasn't announced exactly which streaming media players will be supported yet.  In addition to offering 30+ channels of live streaming TV, a library of over 15,000 TV shows and movies will be available on demand.

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AT&T WatchTV Channel Lineup
AT&T WatchTV Channel Lineup

What Are The New ATT Unlimited Plans?

At the moment AT&T has been rather scarce in providing details about the new plans.  We do know that one will be called "AT&T Unlimited & More" and the other "AT&T Unlimited &More Premium."

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What We Know About AT&T Unlimited &More

AT&T Unlimited &More will likely be the cheaper of the two plans.  It will come with the following features:

  • The option to add WatchTV free of charge
  • $15 monthly credit towards DIRECTV NOW
  • Up to 4G LTE unlimited data
  • Unlimited Talk and Text

The price is unknown at this time.

What We Know About AT&T Unlimited &More Premium

Having the word premium attached to the plan's name suggests that it will be more expensive.  The following features are known about the plan:

  • The option to add WatchTV free of charge
  • Option to add one of several premium services free of charge including HBO, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Amazon Music Unlimited and more.
  • $15 monthly credit towards DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW and U-verse TV
  • 15GB of mobile hotspot at 4G LTE data speeds
  • "High quality video"
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I don't know what high quality video means, but hopefully it will allow for a streaming video resolution of 1080p.  The price of this plan is also unknown.

Full plan details are scheduled to be made available by AT&T sometime next week.

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2 years ago

NONE of the major networks? Forget it!

2 years ago

Thanks for the write up Joe. Interesting developments, and now makes my choice of which MVNO to switch to in a few weeks more challenging. I am considering AT&T Prepaid, Red Pocket, and maybe H2O. I need to leave Cricket because they don’t support Wifi Calling on my unlocked Samsung S8 (told by CS that they only do this for iPhones), and my work has awful service on all 4 major carriers.
Great work on the write up, as well as this site! You provide a great service for those of us smart enough and in the know about MVNOs. I bet sometimes its unrewarding work, responding to some of the idiots that comment on your posts.
Keep up the awesome work.