Part of the enjoyment of streaming emanates from its flexibility of use. AT&T TV NOW, like most streaming apps, is available on a whole slew of devices from your smartphone to your laptop. Quick disclaimer — try not to confuse AT&T TV NOW with the similarly named AT&T TV, which locks you into a two-year contract. For the full scope of AT&T TV NOW, it’d be a good idea to scan over our complete breakdown.
AT&T TV NOW functions like TV-streaming apps a la fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and Sling TV. Either watch with a Wi-Fi connection or your cellular data, or record programs with its cloud DVR storage feature for later. That way, you’ll have the ability to experience AT&T TV NOW in multiple rooms of your house or while you’re out and about. Although there are a few details you’ll want to keep in mind before subscribing. Keep reading to find out more about AT&T TV NOW devices.
AT&T TV NOW compatible devices
In a nutshell, “device compatibility” means the designated devices supported by the AT&T TV NOW app. The app itself can be found in the Apple App Store and Google Play for Android users. You’ll need to first download the app to your device in order to launch and stream live TV channels with your subscription.
While AT&T TV NOW recommends internet speeds of at least 8 Mbps, you’ll need to factor in how many members of your household will be watching at once. If you have questions, we recommend reaching out to your internet provider for guidance.
- Amazon Fire TV (2nd Generation+)
- Android devices (5.0+, recommended OS 8+)
- Apple TV (OS 12+)
- Chrome (58+, recommended OS 81+)
- Google Chromecast (2nd Generation+, recommended OS 1.36+)
- iOS devices (11+, recommended 12+)
- Roku (4K Roku TV, Express, Express+, Premiere, Premiere+, Smart Soundbar, Streaming Stick, Streaming Stick+, Ultra, Ultra LT)
- Safari (10+, recommended OS 13+)
- Samsung Smart TV (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 models)
Even though AT&T TV NOW works with most devices, there are a few hang-ups to consider. For one, if you’re a gamer, you won’t be able to stream AT&T’s live programming on your gaming console. AT&T TV NOW doesn’t support Nintendo, PlayStation or Xbox. In addition to consoles, you also won’t be able to stream its app on the LG Smart TV or VIZIO Smart TV.
Which device should I use to stream AT&T TV NOW?
Chances are that you already own a streaming device you can use to enjoy your AT&T TV NOW subscription. However, for the best experience, you should consider features like your device’s size and streaming quality. If you’re purchasing a new device, you should also take into account the price.
AT&T TV NOW doesn’t support 4K channels at this point in time. Luckily there’s a workaround. Download the FOX Sports app and enter your AT&T TV NOW subscription information to get 4K quality streaming. AT&T TV NOW Apple TV supports the app making it a clear pick for Apple purists. There are also plenty of compatible options for AT&T NOW on Roku, such as the Streaming Stick+ and Ultra. Here are a few more.
For Amazon members
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and the Fire TV Cube
The best streaming device for Amazon customers is a tie between the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and the Fire TV Cube. While the Fire TV Stick 4K plugs into your TV’s HDMI port, the Fire TV Cube provides a wireless connection. Both deliver 4K ultra-high-definition (UHD) streaming and high-dynamic-range (HDR) for outstanding picture quality. This works particularly well with cable-alternative services like AT&T TV NOW. Simply download the app, and it’ll appear on Amazon’s home interface within a grid alongside your other apps.
Not only does Amazon Fire TV support HDR10 and HDR10+, but it’s compatible with Dolby Vision. Even if a game or match isn’t televised on a 4K channel (as is the case for AT&T TV NOW), you’ll still receive a better picture than most. And you can use Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa to control everything from channels you’re watching to dimming the lights — all with voice controls. The major difference between the two is that the Fire TV Cube has a faster processor and contains additional storage.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K costs $49.99, whereas the Fire TV Cube’s available for a hefty $119.99. But if you’re a Prime member, you can shave $10 to $15 off on Amazon and get free two-day shipping.
For streaming AT&T TV NOW on-the-go
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus
Let’s be clear, there are many phones and tablets that provide solid on-the-go features. But our pick for number one mobile device goes to Android’s flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus. It includes features that are essential for watching TV when away from home, such as long-lasting battery life, an adequate screen size (6.7) inches, and 128GB to 512GB storage that’s expandable. Two of the main factors for watching TV on the go are battery life and screen size (in that order.) So, you can enjoy live TV from your AT&T TV NOW app with the peace of mind that you won’t be stuck to a charger.
The cost of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus is a hefty $1,199 — but with a simple Amazon search, you can find the same model priced at $710.
For AT&T TV NOW on game days
Samsung Smart TVs
Outside of watching sports in-person, the next best way is with a 4K-capable TV. So, if you’re in the market for a new TV, we recommend a Samsung Smart TV. Not only is Samsung one of the premier smart TVs compatible with AT&T TV NOW, but it’s reliable and nicely priced. Best Buy currently lists the Samsung 55″ NU6900 Series LED 4K UHD Smart TV for $379.99. This is a great pick for any of your other apps that support 4K and upscales your live TV programming with HDR10+.
Our hot take
AT&T TV NOW is compatible with all major devices like Amazon Fire TV, Android, iOS and Roku media players. But if you plan on using a game console, then you’ll probably be happier with another cable-alternative service. AT&T TV NOW also doesn’t carry 4K channels like fuboTV, but there’s a workaround through the FOX Sports app. Unlike AT&T TV, AT&T TV NOW won’t force you into a binding contract. So, you have the freedom to cancel your subscription at any time. If you want to try before you buy, then you can do so for seven days with the service’s free trial period.