If you're an AT&T TV subscriber wondering why the app has disappeared from your Roku's home screen, there's no need to worry. AT&T TV has simply been rebranded as DIRECTV STREAM. No action is needed if you're already a subscriber, as the AT&T TV app is still there, but with the new name.
DIRECTV STREAM is a return to the live TV streaming service's roots, at least in name. After acquiring DirecTV, AT&T launched DirecTV Now in 2016, later renaming it AT&T TV Now and then just AT&T TV. Earlier this year, AT&T announced a deal with TPG Capital to spin off all of its video services except for HBO MAX. This resulted in the DirecTV satellite service, the U-verse cable service, and AT&T TV being combined into a new company called DirecTV. , DirecTV's CEO Bill Morrow said in a news release that "[t]his is a watershed moment for DIRECTV as we return to a singular focus on providing a stellar video experience. Building on our recent momentum, we are well-positioned to bring unparalleled choice and value to all of our customers under one iconic brand, whether they beam it or stream it."
AT&T TV subscribers shouldn't see any immediate changes other than the DIRECTV STREAM branding. Plans, pricing, and channel lineups remain the same. The service offers over 140 TV channels, depending on service level, and DIRECTV STREAM now requires no annual contract - you can cancel at any time with no cancellation charges. Four no-contract packages are available, ranging from $69.99 per month to $149.99 per month plus tax. All packages include 20 hours of cloud DVR Service, with unlimited recording time available for $10/month. Depending on the package, you may also receive HBO Max, SHOWTIME, and Regional Sports Networks with no additional fees. Several premium and international add-ons are also available.
If you aren't already a subscriber, read more about this live TV streaming service on our DIRECTV STREAM Roku channel page, or get information on all of the cable alternatives available on Roku in this article.
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