AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson announced that the new DirecTV NOW Streaming service slated to be launched next month is only going to cost $35/month. Early reports promised very, very aggressive pricing but most speculated that it would be closer to $50 for the entry level service. Randall says there will be more than 100 channels and that because there is no need for traditional operator owned set top boxes the price can be lower and still allow AT&T to profit.
The service is expected to included programing from Scripps, A&E, NBC, HBO, Fox, and most other popular programming.
According to a leaked e-mail from Satellite Guys the new AT&T DirecTV NOW service may not support Roku when it is initially released on November 4th, 2016. The e-mail indicates that Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Stick, and Chromecast will be supported as well as apps for Android, iOS, and web browser support is also expected to be available.
Speculation is that DirecTV NOW may be waiting for the new Roku UI that is expected to be released soon.
According to a leaked e-mail obtained by Satellite Guys AT&T will be launching their new over the top streaming service labeled DirecTV Now on November the 4th, 2016.
The DirecTV Now service is believed to have 100 channels and will be be very aggressively priced at around $50 a month with no contract required. You can head over to DirecTVNow.com and signup to receive more information as it becomes available.
UPDATE: expect a 7 day free trial of the service as soon as it is launched