I still have that stupid remote and the box. I was in their beta program and most of the recommendations I made were about the remote.The boxes are all the same, but make sure they include the ‘new’ remote. The original remote was well hated by the beta testers and ATT changed it out.
Per the article:Earlier this year, AT&T announced that it would be shutting down its legacy AT&T TV Now streaming service (formerly known as DirecTV Now) to new subscribers. Existing subscribers could stick around, AT&T said at the time, but now it has quietly announced a price increase for those customers… In...9to5mac.com
If you don't mind my asking did you get this deal online or in store ?I just switched to AT&T TV after 3+ years with YTTV in order to get my RSN for baseball season. The DVR is as terrible as advertised. On Roku, I can't pause live TV or rewind back into buffered content as I could with YTTV. On FireTV, I can pause live TV (I believe there's a 2-min buffer), but I can't rewind even 2 mins. from live. Also on FireTV, while replaying a recorded show, there's no small preview screen in RW/FF, so I can't tell where I am in the program. At least Roku controls are much more robust in this area, including 15 sec skip buttons on the remote.
The 90-day limit doesn't bother me, and I'm going to get by with just the free 20-hour DVR (if I don't watch something within two weeks, there's less than a 10% chance I'll ever watch it).
I've resigned myself for the next six months to record anything I watch (news programs, sporting events, prime time shows), even stuff I wouldn't normally bother recording just to give me greater control (especially so if I miss something because my attention was diverted — a big play or important news story — I can go back a few minutes). Of course, this means I'll need to cull my DVR library on a daily basis because there is no setting to auto-delete programs after a set time frame. Thankfully, it's pretty easy to go through the recorded list to delete stuff, and I just look at it as like one of my email accounts where I have to delete dozens of ads and junk emails every day. I'm also on annual plans for Peacock and Paramount+ so I don't have to worry about recording prime time shows on NBC and CBS.
In a bit of good news, I am getting $125 in credits and gift cards, free HBO for 12 months and NBA league pass, though I'm only on the month-to-month plan. And having 5.1 audio again for live TV is as nifty as I remember.
The Streamable is offering $75 in Amazon gift cards: Get $75 Back on AT&T TVIf you don't mind my asking did you get this deal online or in store ?
The two things that keeps us from trying AT&T (we had Dish and Directv from 1995 until 2019, and since then we have had Youtube TV) is what we read about the lack of a good pause, REW, and FF with live TV, and the 90 day limit on DVR recordings. The way we watch TV is often to record a series and hold it, e.g until others hit rerun time, and then binge much later. 90 days just wouldn't work for us. If they change that to the 9 months of YTTV we'll give it a try. FWIW
If you have the AT&T TV box (which runs a custom version of Google's Android TV) and are subscribed to AT&T TV (not the old DirecTV Now/AT&T TV Now service, which stopped taking sign-ups a few months ago), then you can pause live TV on that device. I've read reports that you can pause up to 90 minutes, although I'm not certain that's the exact limit. But way longer than the 2 minutes or so that you're limited to in the AT&T TV app on other devices. And you can perform trick play (FF, rewind) within the live TV buffer on their box.I just switched to AT&T TV after 3+ years with YTTV in order to get my RSN for baseball season. The DVR is as terrible as advertised. On Roku, I can't pause live TV or rewind back into buffered content as I could with YTTV. On FireTV, I can pause live TV (I believe there's a 2-min buffer), but I can't rewind even 2 mins. from live.
My Gift Card subscription to HBO Max ran out last month, switched over to getting it from YTTV, same experience with linking to the original account, quite easy and only had to do it on the computer, I was dreading doing the user name and password on every Roku, but did not have to.AT&T actually did something right. I signed up for AT&T TV last month so I could get my RSN (I had been with YTTV for the previous 3 years). The subscription comes with free HBO for 12 months, but I already was paying for HBO Max directly through HBO Max. When I logged in for the first time using my AT&T TV credentials, it gave the option to link my existing account and auto-cancel my current subscription. I accepted and everything transferred over. No need to create a new watchlist and tweak settings and re-login on all my devices.