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Discussion in 'Internet Streaming Services' started by techguy88, Jul 29, 2020.
Yes. I just did it and the mlb app works great on the osprey box
That I'm not sure of. I haven't tried to order AT&T TV because I'm happy with DirecTV right now where I have the $25 Video Loyalty Credit and free HBO Max where I got Unlimited Plus when the $25 Video Loyalty Credit was being offered. I was able to upgrade from Unlimited Plus to Unlimited Elite and keep my Video Loyalty Credit. For me my Select package ($62.99) + ARS ($15) and 3 TVs ($21) comes out to be $73.99 with my Video Loyalty Credit. I currently pay for Movies Extra Pack & Epix as add-ons with an additional $10/12 loyalty discount so right now I pay $74.97/mo before tax.
My contract is up early September and my discount rolls off at the end of August. If I can't get at least $50 per month off I'll probably move to something else. Maybe AT&T TV but not sure how drastic I want to get. Also supposed to get free NFL ST Max this year according to an email from AT&T in May. Of course that is worthless if there is no NFL season and personally I don't see how they can have a full contact sport this fall. So just looking at all options right now.
Here Spectrum has 400 internet and basic TV bundle for $45 each. You can upgrade to the Silver TV pack for another $30. I think my all-in cost would cost about $125/mo with land line and include HBO Max and Showtime. You can also use their AppleTV app that works like YouTube TV. My recollection was no data caps.
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You Tube TV is definitely an interesting case study in this regard. They have gone up about $25 over the past 2 years in conjunction with channel adds. Their lineup is now somewhat equal to the mid tier (no premiums) offered by AT&T, but at a lower price. I’m also sure they are doing substantial price modeling.
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ATTTV NOW should be FREE to all D* subscribers.
What would be the point of that?
Yeh Really Just use the Directv App
On the Local into Local (LIL) channel front, it appears that AT&T TV only offers the big four in my area. DIRECTV offers ten LIL channels in my market.
You need to confirm the channels you're interested in (both local and national) as even though the package names are the same, there are more than a few channels on DIRECTV that aren't on AT&T TV and they aren't all East-West duplicates.
Just FYI, the other day when I was messing around pricing AT&T TV, after adding it to my cart and letting the screen sit there for a minute, a pop-up appeared offering me an additional $50 gift card, making for a total of $150 in gift cards. (And that's just for AT&T TV by itself. Adding AT&T Fiber scores you hundreds more, although I know it's not available where you live.)
and once that deal runs out spectrum will not give you any more deals unless you cancel for 30 days what a PIA
i wouldn't do it all because of the price hike and the two year contract. i wonder how many subs att tv has. and with att's CSRS i would run like hell from most of them there's very few there that are well trained and know what there doing here in merica but the ones over seas forget it
In all honestly if I was looking to get almost every channel through streaming that one could get through a high tier traditional MVPD package I would do this:
AT&T TV Now Max + Epix - $86 - Primary service has locals, RSNs, Cinemax & HBO Max - Only add-on I would chose is Epix (while AT&T TV Now doesn't have Epix Drive-In, Sling TV does in the base package.)
Sling TV Blue + Total TV Deal + Showtime - $60.99 - Fills in the channel gaps that AT&T TV Now lacks (AMC/A&E/Discovery), has Epix Drive-In, beIN Sports & Pac-12 Networks and the league sports channels (except NFL Network). I would get Showtime through Sling because they have all the Showtime multiplex channels.
Hulu (base ad-supported VOD plan) + Starz - $14.98 - Hulu has all linear Starz, StarzEncore & MoviePlex channels + access to the Starz app
Total Monthly Cost - $161.97/mo - This setup is $21.03 cheaper than just getting the Premier package from AT&T TV Now. Another perk for channels that are on both AT&T TV Now & Sling TV Blue (Disney's FX & National Geographic channels, ViacomCBS, NBCUniversal & WarnerMedia) one would get a total of 6 concurrent streams instead of 3 concurrent streams if you just had one of those services.)
Something like that would work for me other than my wife would have a nervous breakdown with all that switching around.
Do you get most of your locals or just the big four?
Is the CW they offer a national feed?
My market gets the big four broadcast stations (ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC) and zero RSNs through AT&T TV Now. I couldn't recommend a relatively expensive combo that doesn't include the local PBS. Having to add something as robust as Sling blue may represent a lot of app jumping.
I submit that AT&T TV Now is decidedly weak as a primary service.
AT&T is selling that connivance factor for $21.03 extra per month ROFL. Although in all seriousness if one gets AT&T TV Premier with a 24 month contract the cost almost evens out:
Months 1-12: AT&T TV Premier would be $138.48 ($129.99 + $8.49 RSN fee).
The introductory discount is $53.01/mo for 12 months (a $636.12 value in savings)
Months 13-24: The price would go to regular at $191.49/mo ($183 + $8.49 RSN fee.)
If you take the $636.12 value of the discount and divide it by 24 months that comes out to be about $26.50/mo which for the life of the contract would mean AT&T TV Premier costed an average of $164.99/mo before sales tax for the entire duration of the 24 month contract (assuming AT&T TV has no price increases at the beginning of 2021.)
If you factor in the value of the included AT&T TV device ($120) plus the $150 in gift cards they are offering (as of this post) to make an online order that makes the average price drop to $153.73/mo for AT&T TV Premier.
However the best money saving option for AT&T TV is going with AT&T TV Ultimate for year 1 and AT&T TV Premier in year 2 (if you really want Cinemax, Showtime, Starz). Starting out with AT&T TV Ultimate will net you 3 months free of Epix, Cinemax, Showtime & Starz and get you HBO Max free for 1 year.
AT&T TV Ultimate + HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime & Starz
Months 1-3: $88.48/mo ($79.99 + $8.49 RSN Fee)
[$55.01 off the regular rate of Ultimate for 12 months (a $660.12 value)] [Epix, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz free for 3 months (a $117.00 value).] [HBO Max free for 1 year (a $179.88 value.)]
Months 4-12: $121.48/mo ($79.99 + $8.49 RSN Fee + $33 for Cinemax, Showtime, Starz)
This is assuming you cancel Epix after 3 months but keep the other 3 premiums.
Starting Month 13 - Switch to AT&T TV Premier: $191.49/mo ($183 + $8.49 RSN Fee)
Starting in Month 13 Ultimate + HBO Max, Cinemax, Starz & Showtime would be the same as Premier so switching to Premier gets you Hallmark Movies & Mysteries without the Movies Extra Pack.
So if you go with Ultimate + 4 Premiums for year 1 and switch to Premier for year 2 the average monthly price would be $152.36/mo. Then if you factor in the value of the included AT&T TV device plus the $150 in gift cards that average monthly price drops to $141.11/mo for the life of the 24 month commitment.
With AT&T TV / AT&T TV Now I get the Big 4 (ABC, NBC, CBS & Fox) with DirecTV I get 9 locals (the Big 4 plus CW, MyNetworkTV/MeTV, Ion and 2 PBS stations.) However for me a friend gave me their old Tablo Whole Home Network DVR so I have an antenna connected to that to pick up my ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CW, Ion and main PBS station and I get all their digital subchannels.
The CW is not a huge loss for me because it is in a duopoly with the NBC station (so if I miss the 10:00pm news I can just watch the NBC affiliate at 11:00pm.) I believe there is CW On Demand on AT&T TV/TV Now (IIRC) but for the CW shows in particular I just used the free CW app to watch them next day.
Also I have Netflix & HBO Max so I'm really not missing CW shows as the shows that debuted before or during 2018-2019 TV season since they are added to Netflix after their season ends. HBO Max has the new WB produced shows that debut starting with the 2019-2020 television season and beyond.
With the Tablo app on my 3 Apple TVs and my iPhone I can watch those locals anywhere in my home. If I chose to pay for their enhanced Guide service I could take my locals out of my home along with any recordings from them.
Personally if a service has at least the Big 4 local stations that's okay with me because there are other ways to get the main programming from other locals.
I will consider that once my contract expires in September. I'm definitely wanting to do something different unless there is an NFL season and they indeed are going to give me NFL ST Max as promised AND a healthy monthly discount on my Premier package after my very small $20 discount rolls off August 28. Just can't do it right now and pay for two premium TV services for 2 months.
my GF is gonna have a nervous brakedown when i swap out the genie
Yeah. If I was inclined to spend $162 on cable TV, I think I'd just go ahead and spend another $21 on top of it to get everything in one UI/system with a custom-designed remote control for it from AT&T TV rather than having to hop around between the apps for AT&T TV, Sling and Hulu.
I'm very interested to see what the forthcoming reimagined version of TVision from T-Mobile will look like. We already know that, like AT&T TV, it will come with a customized Android TV streamer and full-function dedicated remote control (see below).
When T-Mo's former CEO talked about a future OTT TV service, he said they weren't interested in trying to offer skinny bundles, as that was something already being done by more than one OTT service. So I think TVision will remain a full-freight cable TV service offering the full range of channels, although maybe we'll see them offer a smaller, less expensive starting tier than the $90 package they sell now. And given T-Mo's whole "uncarrier" schtick, I really can't see them trying to force contracts on customers. TVision has never done that and I can't see them starting this year when the OTT version launches.
So my guess is that the new TVision will be a lot like AT&T TV except without the 2-yr contract and without any kind of up-front pricing gimmicks, like first-year discounts and Visa gift cards. That's what I had hoped/predicted would be the case with AT&T TV but instead AT&T just took the entire DirecTV marketing model and applied it to AT&T TV.
Assuming the channel packaging remains the same, I could see TVision remaining at $90/mo but offering viewing on three simultaneous screens, either through their dedicated streamer or through an app for other devices. (Right now, TVision can only be viewed via their own TV STBs. The first is included but additional ones cost an extra $10/mo to rent.) For those who also have a T-Mobile post-paid cellular account or a new T-Mobile home internet account, the cost of adding TVision would be cheaper, maybe $70/mo.