DirecTV Now went live Wednesday, Nov. 30.
AT&T is the latest company to launch a streaming service that mimics cable TV for cord cutters. DirecTV Now went live Wednesday, Nov. 30. It’s competing with similar internet services Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. Here’s how they compare:
Cost: $35/month for 60-plus channels including CNN, ESPN, MTV, Food Network, TNT and FX.
$50/month for 80-plus channels including regional sports networks.
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$60/month for 100-plus channels
$70/month for 120-plus channels
HBO and Cinemax are available for an additional $5 each a month.
Streaming: Can stream on two devices at one time and is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Mac and PC computers.
DVR: Not available.
Cost: $20/month for 30-plus channels including ESPN, AMC, CNN, HGTV, History Channel, Disney, TNT, Food Network, TBS, Lifetime and Freeform. Can stream one device at one time.
$25/month for 40-plus. Can stream on up to three devices at once.
Additional channel packages are available for $5/month (including a MTV package), HBO for $15/month, Cinemax for $10/month, and Starz for $9/month.
Streaming: Available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple IOS, Android, Apple TV Chromecast, Mac, PC and Xbox One
DVR: Not available yet, but company starts beta testing with Roku users in December.
Cost: $29.99/month for 45-plus channels including CNN, ESPN, FOX, TBS, Kiro 7. Recently, PlayStation lost the Viacom-owned channels including MTV, BET, and Nickelodeon.
$34.99/month for 60-plus channels including regional and national sports.
$44.99/month for 90 channels including more sports, movies and entertainment networks.
$64.99/month for 90 channels plus HBO and Showtime.
HBO is available as $15/month add on and Showtime for $10.99/month.
Available on multiple streams at once depending on devices.
Streaming: Available on Amazon Fire, Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Apple IOS, Android and PlayStation
DVR: Cloud DVR available, which keeps recorded shows for 28 days.
All three offer free trials and no contracts.