Signal Connect now offers AT&T TV

AT&T TV. You’ve heard of it. You’ve probably seen the commercials. Does it have you curious?

What is AT&T TV?

AT&T TV is a live TV experience similar to satellite TV. It’s completely internet-delivered. That means anyone with high-speed internet can use it. There’s no dish, no additional home wiring, no installation. When the AT&T TV box arrives, you connect it to power and to your home internet, follow the prompts, and you’re watching TV.

The AT&T TV box itself is small: about 6.25″ x 6.25″ x .6″ in size. It looks appropriately futuristic with no physical buttons on the front. You don’t really have to worry about it taking up space in your entertainment center, it’s just not an issue.

What is the AT&T TV service?

AT&T TV is a natural outgrowth of what was once called DIRECTV NOW. It starts with the same live TV experience that’s been developed for smartphones and other devices, and adds some benefits.

The AT&T TV box itself boots up into live TV, much like a DIRECTV receiver would. This is different from a streaming device experience where you have to launch an app. With the AT&T TV box, you will be able to pause, fast-forward, and rewind live TV in most circumstances. With the app experience you can pause live TV but in most cases not rewind it or fast-forward it.

Lots of live TV

Because of AT&T’s long history with local broadcasters, the service has a lot of local channels. Most markets have several locals and even local sports channels. Plus, you get a great selection of national channels as well.

All-in-one streaming experience

If you’re tired of a stack of black boxes near your TV, you’ll love AT&T TV. In addition to live television, you get over 5,000 apps through the google play store, including popular ones like Netflix and YouTube. AT&T TV runs on the Android TV platform so it’s always going to be kept up to date.

The best DVR experience

AT&T TV brings true cloud DVR service to the masses. With AT&T TV you never have to worry about storage space. You have 500 hours of DVR space to work with, and it’s all stored on the internet. Say goodbye to losing recordings due to hardware failures.

Check out this video from AT&T which explains it all.

Best of all, you CAN take it with you

By loading the AT&T TV app onto your phone or tablet, you can enjoy all the same live TV you love, anywhere you go. It’s all included in the price. I’m talking about full-quality streams, even including your DVR content.

Is this a replacement for DIRECTV?

That’s a natural question for readers of this blog. AT&T TV is designed for people who want three or fewer streams at the same time. It has most of the same channels as DIRECTV, but doesn’t include sports packages (and definitely doesn’t include NFL Sunday Ticket.) It can’t be used in bars, restaurants, or other businesses. So, it’s not a replacement for DIRECTV. It’s designed to appeal to a different market.

Can you bundle AT&T TV and DIRECTV?

No, you can’t, but you can get a lot of the same features as AT&T TV by loading the DIRECTV app on your phone or tablet. Get 65,000 on-demand programs and over 100 channels of live TV with your DIRECTV subscription.

What’s the benefit of signing up with Signal Connect?

You can choose to sign up for AT&T TV by contacting them directly. Of course you can. But when you sign up with Signal Connect, you’ll get top-notch customer service. We’ll help you get all set up and even show you how to start watching live TV BEFORE your AT&T TV box arrives. It’s worth the time to call us at 866-726-4182! If it’s after East Coast business hours, fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you, usually within one business day!

About the Author

Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 6,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.