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AT&T is Launching a New Live TV Service

AT&T Inc. (NASDAQ: T) shares spiked more than 4% on Monday after the Telecom Company announced that it launches a new live TV service, AT&T TV, nationwide after a successful 13-market pilot.

AT&T TV is powered by Android TV and it includes live TV packages with various channels. Plus it offers easy access to your live TV and apps with one device without having to switch inputs. You can control the whole TV experience and more by using your voice with the Google Assistant. 

“Our customers told us what they want from their TV service and we built AT&T TV around that,” said Thaddeus Arroyo, CEO of AT&T Consumer. “AT&T TV is live TV made easy and when you add AT&T TV to our amazing 1 gigabit AT&T Internet you can’t go wrong.”

AT&T TV works with a compatible high-speed internet connection and is a breeze to set-up. Customers can bundle AT&T TV and 1 gigabit AT&T Internet for just $39.99/month for video and $39.99/month for internet for 12 months with a 24-month TV agreement where available1. That’s triple the speed at no additional cost when you bundle AT&T TV and AT&T Internet – a move unheard of in the industry. 

In more detail, AT&T TV includes the following features:

·       Compelling live TV packages, sports and access to more than 5,000 apps on the Google Play Store, including your favorite streaming apps—like HBO Max when it launches in May 2020.

·       Voice remote with the Google Assistant. Users will be able to seamlessly access the Assistant both on and off-screen and search for content across your apps with a simple word or phrase – everything from accessing a show, changing the room temperature, playing your favorite music playlist, dimming the lights and more.

·       A cloud DVR with 500 hours of storage. Users can record as many shows at once as you want, in your home or on-the-go. You can also stream your favorite sports, shows and movies virtually anytime, anywhere on the AT&T TV app on your smartphone or tablet.