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Five things you should know about DirecTV NOW

Five things you should know about DirecTV NOW

AT&T has officially unveiled its own live streaming television service: DirecTV NOW. The anticipated TV service is set to take on Dish Network's Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue when it goes live on November 30, but it may not be adequate enough to replace those services at launch. There are a few things you should know about DirecTV NOW before making the switch, including details about DVR, channel lineup, and more.

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DirecTV NOW unveiled: $35/month, mobile access, HBO add-on and more

DirecTV NOW unveiled: $35/month, mobile access, HBO add-on and more

AT&T has introduced DirecTV NOW, a “completely new platform” that enables subscribers to stream live television over the Internet. The service allows users to stream up to two streams at once, and while it doesn’t support 4K (for now, at least), it does target most of the features users want, with the pricing starting at $35/month for at least 60 channels. DirecTV NOW offers nearly all the big networks, including Viacom, Turner, AMC channels, and more.

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AT&T will detail DirecTV Now on Nov 28: 4 things to know now

AT&T will detail DirecTV Now on Nov 28: 4 things to know now

AT&T's DirecTV Now streaming service, with which the cable company is hoping to persuade cord-cutters to keep sending them at least a little money every month, will be officially detailed before the end of the month. Exactly what will be included for the $35-per-month subscription fee will be confirmed at an event in New York City on November 28, AT&T has confirmed this morning. According to the company, DirecTV Now will be "a new way to stream live TV", even though it certainly isn't the first option.

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Amazon Echo will soon be able to send texts for AT&T subscribers

Amazon Echo will soon be able to send texts for AT&T subscribers

Starting tomorrow, the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot will be able to send text messages on the behalf of AT&T subscribers, making the entire texting process hands-free. AT&T plans to launch the Alexa skill on Friday, calling it the AT&T Send Message skill. According to the carrier, it is the first of its kind to let Alexa device owners send a text from their phone number to someone in their contacts using one of the Echo models.

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AT&T GoPhone offers users more LTE data for the same money

AT&T GoPhone offers users more LTE data for the same money

AT&T has announced a special deal that kicks off Friday for GoPhone customers. AT&T wants to celebrate the holidays by offering GoPhone subscribers who renew their current $40 and $55 monthly plans get more data without the use needing to do anything. The $55 monthly plan after AutoPay discount will now get 8GB of high-speed data. The $40 monthly plan with AutoPay will now get 4GB of LTE data. Both of those numbers are 33% increases compared to previous data allotments.

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AT&T Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge: here’s when you can get it

AT&T Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge: here’s when you can get it

With the Galaxy Note 7 out of the running, Samsung has focused its resources and marketing strategy on the Galaxy S7 and especially the Galaxy S7 edge. Just last week, it announced a variant of the curved smartphone in Singapore that bore a distinctive Blue Coral sheen. Although a Samsung representative did confirm that such a color would be coming to the US as well, it wasn’t clear when that would actually happen. AT&T, however, has just let us know that it’s all taking place next week.

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AT&T to lure DirecTV Now subs with free Apple TV or Fire TV Stick

AT&T to lure DirecTV Now subs with free Apple TV or Fire TV Stick

AT&T plans to use a free Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV Stick to turn consumers weary of sky-high cable bills into DirecTV Now subscribers, documents inadvertently leaked by the company have confirmed. The service, which AT&T confirmed back in October will be priced at just $35 per month, is expected to offer both live and on-demand streaming. With it, the company hopes to get a bite of the growing cord-cutter market.

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Google’s RCS push will never work without Verizon

Google’s RCS push will never work without Verizon

While Google announces they've begun working with the first US mobile carrier to release RCS to replace SMS and MMS, Verizon is absent from the scene. RCS is also known as Rich Communication Service, and it's aimed at turning text messaging into a much more function-full service. At this time quite a few mobile groups have joined the call to make RCS a standard for all - but Verizon isn't amongst them.

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AT&T DirecTV Now online streaming TV service to cost $35 monthly

AT&T DirecTV Now online streaming TV service to cost $35 monthly

The AT&T bid for Time Warner hasn't been approved and AT&T has already announced a new service that should make cable companies very nervous. AT&T has announced plans for a new online only TV service that will significantly undercut cable TV pricing, and even the prices that DirecTV offers right now to satellite users. The new streaming only TV plan is called DirecTV Now and it will sell for $35 monthly.

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AT&T announces $85 billion Time Warner acquisition

AT&T announces $85 billion Time Warner acquisition

Just as the rumors foretold, AT&T has entered a bid to buy Time Warner. In a stock-and-cash deal, AT&T is offering $85.4 billion, and when Time Warner's debt is taken into account, the total cost of the transaction comes to $108.7 billion. AT&T is expecting the deal to be complete by the end of 2017, assuming the appropriate officials and regulators approve the merger.

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AT&T reported to be nearing $85B Time Warner acquisition deal

AT&T reported to be nearing $85B Time Warner acquisition deal

AT&T is believed to be close to reaching an acquisition deal for telecom giant Time Warner to the tune of $85 billion, according to several sources including Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal. Senior executives from both companies have been said to be holding meetings over the last few weeks, and Time Warner CEO Jeffrey Bewkes has said in the past that they would consider a sale if the right price was reached.

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AT&T will fix cracked screens on some smartphones, here’s how it works

AT&T will fix cracked screens on some smartphones, here’s how it works

It always seems like the littlest bumps are the ones that leave the screen on your smartphone cracked. After you crack your screen the challenge is to find a place that can repair the screen of your device without messing things up worse. I know several people who have had so-called repair services fix their phone only to have a screen with no cracks and issues with touch not working afterwards. AT&T has a new service that will fix the screen of some iPhone and Android devices.

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