AT&T TV NOW / DirecTV Now channels list 2020

Gone are the days where cable was a necessity to watch live TV. With services like AT&T TV NOW (formerly DirecTV Now), you can stream live TV with more flexibility and at a much lower price. We are often asked about what channels are on AT&T TV NOW, so today, we’re going to take a closer look at the AT&T TV NOW channels list, and give you some more info on the service.

We make sure to cover all the bases — from what channels are on AT&T TV NOW to how the AT&T TV NOW local channels work. For in-depth information about AT&T TV NOW, read our full review.

What is AT&T TV NOW?

AT&T TV NOW is an online streaming service that lets you watch live TV, cable-free. It includes 45-125+ AT&T TV NOW channels, depending on which package you choose. These channels can all be watched live and select content is also available on-demand.

You can use AT&T TV NOW on most devices. Stream on your computer or laptop, your mobile device, or on your TV with the help of a streaming device. You can watch from anywhere with an internet connection or cell signal.

AT&T TV NOW starts at $55/mo. and does not require an annual contract. That means you’re never locked into anything long-term and can cancel AT&T TV NOW whenever you want.

Try a free 7-day trial of AT&T TV NOW.

Here’s a quick look at the packages offered by AT&T TV NOW:

PLUS package45+$55/mo.
MAX package60+$80/mo.
ENTERTAINMENT package65+ $93/mo.
CHOICE package85+ $110/mo.
XTRA package105+$124/mo.
ULTIMATE package125+$135/mo.
OPTIMO MÁS package90+$86/mo.

What is the full AT&T TV NOW channels list?

Being able to watch live TV without cable is great – so long as you get the channels you want and are accustomed to! Luckily, AT&T TV NOW offers some excellent channels, ranging from live sports on ESPN to comedies on Comedy Central to home improvement shows on HGTV. Both featured packages explained above include at least one premium channel, but you have the opportunity to add more. To top it off, every AT&T TV NOW package includes Cloud DVR storage and a three-screen allowance for simultaneous streaming. 

Pro tip: To quickly compare the channel lists of each AT&T TV NOW plan, visit the AT&T TV NOW website and click See all channels.

Channels included in the PLUS package:

The PLUS package channels list includes: 45+ channels for $55/mo. There is a 7-day free trial available.

Channels included in the MAX package:

The MAX package channels list includes: 60+ channels for $80/mo. There is a 7-day free trial available. The MAX package includes HBO Max and CINEMAX.

Channels included in the ENTERTAINMENT package:

The ENTERTAINMENT channel list includes: 65+ channels for $93/mo.. There is a 7-day free trial available.

Channels included in the CHOICE package:

The CHOICE package channels list includes: 85+ channels for $110/mo.. There is a 7-day free trial available. The CHOICE package has all channels included in the ENTERTAINMENT package plus the following:

  • A Wealth of Entertainment
  • ACC Network
  • Big Ten Network
  • Cheddar
  • CNBC World
  • Comedy TV
  • De Pelicula
  • Fuse
  • Fusion
  • Game Show Network
  • IFC
  • Justice Central
  • MLB Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nicktoons
  • OWN
  • Pop
  • Science
  • SEC Network
  • SundanceTV
  • Tennis Channel
  • The Weather Channel
  • Travel Channel
  • TV One
  • UniMas
  • UPtv
  • YES Network

Of the ENTERTAINMENT package channels, the CHOICE package does not include Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Ovation.

Channels included in the XTRA package:

The XTRA package channels list includes: 105+ channels for $124/mo.. There is a 7-day free trial available. The CHOICE package has all channels included in the ENTERTAINMENT and CHOICE packages plus the following:

  • American Heroes
  • Aspire
  • BBC World News
  • BET Her
  • CBS Sports Network
  • Destination America
  • Discovery Family Channel
  • Discovery Life
  • DIY Network
  • FM
  • FS2
  • FX Movie Channel
  • fyi
  • Golf Channel
  • Great American Country
  • LMN
  • Logo
  • MTV Classic
  • Nat Geo WILD
  • NBA TV
  • NHL Network
  • Olympic Channel
  • Oxygen
  • Revolt
  • Sportsman Channel
  • TVG
  • Universal Kids
  • Universo

The XTRA package does not include Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Channels included in the ULTIMATE package:

The ULTIMATE package channels list includes: 125+ channels for $135/mo.. There is a 7-day free trial available. The ULTIMATE package has all channels included in the ENTERTAINMENT, CHOICE, and XTRA packages, plus the following:

  • Boomerang
  • El Rey
  • STARZ ENCORE Classic

  • STARZ ENCORE Suspense
  • STARZ ENCORE Westerns
  • Univision Deportes Network

The ULTIMATE package does not include Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Channels included in the OPTIMO MÁS package:

The OPTIMO MÁS package channel list includes: 90+ channels for $86/mo.. There is a 7-day free trial available.

  • A&E
  • ABC (select markets)
  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • Antena 3
  • Atres Series
  • AXS TV
  • Azteca
  • Baby First
  • BabyTV
  • Bandamax
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Canal 22 Internacional
  • Caracol TV
  • Cartoon Network East
  • CBS (select markets)
  • Centroamerica TV
  • Cine Estelar
  • Cine Mexicano
  • Cine Nostalgia
  • Cine Sony
  • Cinelatino
  • CNN
  • CNN En Espanol
  • De Pelicula Clasico
  • Discovery Channel
  • Discovery en Espanol
  • Discovery Familia

What about AT&T TV NOW premium channels?

If the AT&T TV NOW channels list still seems a bit lackluster to you, keep in mind that you can also add premium channels like HBO, Cinemax, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Epix, and the Movies Extra Pack. These channels add premium content that is not available anywhere else. These premium channels are included in some of the AT&T TV NOW packages, and they can be added on to any of the others.

HBOCinemaxSHOWTIMESTARZEpixMovies Extra Pack
Price$14.99/mo. (Included with MAX package)$11/mo. (included with MAX package)$11/mo.$11/mo.$6/mo.$5/mo.

These premium channels also offer free 7-day trials, but you must also sign up for a AT&T TV NOW package (in other words, you can’t just get HBO).

AT&T TV NOW extras

In addition to all the different packages and premium channels offered, AT&T TV NOW has a few other add-ons you can choose from:

AT&T TV NOW Desportes

Add-on five Spanish sports channels to your base package for $5/mo.

AT&T TV NOW Español

Get 50+ Spanish channels with offerings in sports, news, shows and live events for $15/mo. in addition to your base plan.


Add-on nine Vietnamese news, drama and talent show channels for $20/mo. There is a 7-day free trial available.


Enjoy two Brazilian networks with programs in sports, comedy and kids’ shows for $30/mo. There is a 7-day free trial available.


A 12-channel lineup that includes Korean dramas, variety shows and news for $30/mo. There is a 7-day free trial available.

What about AT&T TV NOW local channels?

AT&T TV NOW makes local subsidiaries of the following channels available:

For more information about which channels are available in your area, visit the Watch local channels page on the AT&T website.

For some networks, you may be able to use your AT&T TV NOW login to authenticate a TV Everywhere app, such as FOX Sports GO. This will allow you to watch select content from that channel, even if you don’t live in an area where that channel is offered. 

How does the AT&T TV NOW channels list compare?

For entertainment

AT&T TV NOW is pretty good. The entertainment offerings for the PLUS plan are relatively standard, except for missing two top channels: AMC and HGTV. Even though the MAX package has a higher monthly bill, the value-added through the inclusion of HBO Max and CINEMAX make the higher price worth it for fans of premium entertainment content.

For families with kids

AT&T TV NOW is average. While the PLUS and MAX plans do include standard kid and teen channels like Boomerang, the Cartoon Network, Disney, Disney Junior and Disney XD, more extensive family-friendly offerings are only available through the more expensive plans.

For sports lovers

AT&T TV NOW is decent. The service offers a range of national sports in its cheapest plan, but access to most sports channels require at least one step up to the $80/mo. MAX plan. As far as how AT&T TV NOW sports offerings stack up against competitors, fuboTV still pulls ahead in sheer number of live sports channels and international coverage in relation to monthly price. 

Deep dive: Compare AT&T TV NOW sports offerings with the fuboTV channel list

For news

AT&T TV NOW is standard. Like other live TV streaming services, AT&T TV NOW offers national and local coverage of top networks like ABC, Fox, NBC and CNN. While AT&T TV NOW has better local coverage than Sling TV and Philo, its rural coverage still isn’t as robust as that of Hulu + Live TV.

For price

AT&T TV NOW is pricey. With the option to select up to 125+ channels, AT&T TV NOW offers a huge selection of content. But, the tradeoff is a monthly rate of $100+. Compared to the competition, AT&T TV NOW is simply far more expensive. However, the base packages (PLUS and MAX) offer decent value at more affordable monthly prices. 

Want to learn more? Check out our full AT&T TV NOW review, or try the service out for yourself with a full week-long free trial.

Fox Sports regional networks:

AT&T TV NOW offers all of the FOX Sports regional networks that are available throughout the United States. This will be very useful for following your local MLB, NBA, and NHL teams, as well as some college sports, nationally televised events, and more. Keep in mind that you’ll only get the network(s) that are normally broadcast in your area, and availability may vary.

Comcast Sportsnet regional networks:

AT&T TV NOW offers most of the Comcast SportsNet (CSN) networks that are available throughout the United States. These channels are a must for keeping tabs on your local teams and events. You’ll only get the network(s) that are normally available in your area, and again, availability may vary.

To get a definite answer of what regional sports networks you can enjoy on AT&T TV NOW, refer to this list. Hint: to save yourself the trouble of combing through this 132-page document, hit “CTRL + F” (hold down CTRL and press F at the same time) to bring up a search bar. Then, plug in your ZIP code to find what’s available in your area.

Keep in mind that, while AT&T TV NOW offers a lot of regional sports networks, you aren’t guaranteed to get one as they are not available everywhere. Additionally, sometimes local/regional blackouts of certain events apply on these channels. Lastly, know that your location used to determine what channel(s) are offered to you is based on your billing address on file with AT&T TV NOW.

Our hot take

AT&T TV NOW has a solid channel lineup across news, sports, entertainment and kids’ shows, albeit at a higher price than competitors like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV and Philo. However, the fact that Cloud DVR storage is included in every plan is a bonus that not every competitor can boast. The inclusion of HBO and CINEMAX in the MAX plan does warrant a closer look for those who want to invest in premium entertainment, but budget shoppers should steer towards cheaper cable alternatives.

Austin Meadows

With HBO Max