AT&T Watch Review - Live TV Streaming Service

How to Subscribe to AT&T Watch

AT&T Watch is a live TV streaming service that gives access to live entertainment channels for only $15 / month and free for AT&T Wireless customers. This would make it the lowest cost live TV streaming service available.

While the service is not yet available, it has been speculated that it will be a low cost option to DIRECTV NOW. It will not offer any live locals, sports channels, or regional sports networks.

It is expected to be most similar to Philo with entertainment channels from from A&E Networks, AMC Networks, Discovery, Scripps Networks, and Viacom.

This means it could include channels like A&E, AMC, BET, Comedy Central, Discovery, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon, and more.

If you are looking to subscribe to a similar service today, we suggest checking out DIRECTV NOW for a full streaming service or Philo for a less expensive entertainment-only option.

Review

AT&T Watch will likely be compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast; Android, iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch mobile devices; and computer browsers.


Features

Live TV

AT&T Watch will likely provide live streaming on many major entertainment channels.

Unfortunately, don’t expect to get live locals or sports channels.

You will likely receive channels like A&E, AMC, BET, Comedy Central, Discovery, HGTV, MTV, and Nickelodeon.

On Demand

If you missed watching your favorite show live, you should be able to catch up by watching it On Demand.

Cloud DVR

We do not know if AT&T Watch will include a DVR.

DIRECTV NOW is currently testing is beta, so it is likely that this service will also have a basic DVR.

TV Everywhere

If you prefer to watch if your favorite channel app, you will likely be able to log-in with your AT&T Watch credentials.


Tech Specs

  • Most shows will likely stream in 720p HD
  • Don’t expect Dolby Digital 5.1, but should have Stereo audio
  • Will offer adaptive streaming to match network connection

720p HD Video

While most streams are available in 720p HD, some shows may stream in 1080p HD.

We recommend for these services having at least a 1.5 Mbps internet connection for standard definition content (480p).

For High Definition (HD) content, they require 3 Mbps (720p HD) or 6 Mbps (1080p HD).

To reduce playback interruptions, AT&T will adapt the stream quality to match your network connection.

Stereo Audio

It is unlikely AT&T Watch will offer Dolby Digital 5.1, but all shows and movies will stream with stream with stereo audio.


Device Compatibility

AT&T Watch is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android Phone/Tablet, iPhone/iPad, and Web Browser.

AT&T Watch is not compatible with Android TV, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Switch.

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