After a district judge approved the $ 85 billion merger between AT & T and Time Warner, we knew that AT & T would quickly reap the rewards of conquering Time Warner's media ownership. Today we look at this with two AT & T mobile plans. What makes these plans unique is the new WatchTV service for cutting cable networks.
WatchTV uses the many channels acquired through the merger of Time Warner to develop a new live TV streaming app. The 31-channel service is basically a sleeker version of the other streaming cable app from AT & T, DirecTV Now, with about 30% of the channels being Time Warner properties. The service will be available on mobile devices, browsers and "certain streaming devices". There will also be more than 1
What makes this service so interesting is that AT & T, in addition to bundling two wireless service plans, has announced that WatchTV will launch as a stand-alone service. While channel selection is priced at $ 15, cable cutting has now become accessible to millions.
WatchTV launches the week of June 25th with 31 channels. Notable omissions from the lineup are local channels, ESPN or any other sports channels. The service will live alongside the other streaming service from AT & T, DirecTV Now, which will be launched at the end of 2016. As described by AT & T, WatchTV is a "no-frills, skinnier & # 39; streaming option" compared to DirecTV Now.
Currently, streaming is limited to just one device, and there is no DVR option at this time. It will also not support multiple platforms, including Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, Tizen, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Redemption.
AT & T offers besides the separate payment WatchTV for free in two new unlimited packages: AT & T Unlimited & More Premium and AT & T Unlimited & More. The former is an improved version of their current AT & T Unlimited Plus Enhanced Plan (which is likely to be replaced but not confirmed) and costs $ 80 a month for a single line (after Autopay and paperless bills) or $ 190 for four lines.  With this service you can get WatchTV, up to 1080p streaming, 15GB for tethering, and $ 15 a month for DirecTV, DirecTV Now and U-verse TV. In addition, you can add a premium service, including HBO, Cinemax, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Amazon Music Unlimited, Pandora Premium and VRV.
The latter service, AT & T Unlimited & More, is $ 10 cheaper for a single line $ 70 cheaper for a family of four. It loses the features of the more expensive option, except for $ 15 a month credit, which is limited only to DirecTV Now. This plan is likely to replace the AT & T Unlimited Choice Enhanced Plan, with a limit of 480p for video streaming. This restriction also extends to WatchTV, with only the premium version offering a resolution of 1080p for live television
Both services offer unlimited data, with the cheaper plan limiting internet speeds to 3 Mbps and video streaming to 1.5 Mbps. The premium rate offers full LTE speed, but changes to 22 GB for data prioritization. Both plans include unlimited speech and text.
Cable cutting has become cheaper with new plans from AT & T. For those who are looking for a Wi-Fi plan, you can now receive unlimited data, calls and text messages and use free live TV at a lower price than most cable bills. And for those who already have a wireless plan, AT & T will take care of giving you access to this new streaming service at an unprecedented $ 15 a month.
It seems AT & T is preparing for the cable-cutting future and established platforms that now carry the charge. What do you think about the new service from AT & T? Are you in the market for a new unlimited plan? Let us know in the comments below.