AT&T now let’s DIRECTV customers stream videos data free to their smartphones

AT&T acquired and finalized the acquisition of DIRECTV in 2015 and has been integrating its services to its mobile division rather rapidly.

Following the lead of T-Mobile with unlimited video streaming, customers who have an AT&T mobile plan and a DIRECTV account can now stream unlimited videos through the DIRECTV app without affecting data limits. Unfortunately, the updated app is only available for iOS users right now, with Android planned for a future release.

Here’s what DIRECTV customers get with the DIRECTV App update:

  1. Stream Live Channels. Access to live programming that you subscribe to on DIRECTV (up to 315 different channels), almost anywhere you have internet access, whether it’s via Wi-Fi or mobile network. You can restart shows in progress or watch shows that aired in the last 72 hours – even if you forgot to record them!
  2. Stream Recorded Programs. Access to content recorded on your home DVR via your mobile device, wherever you have internet access, whether it’s via Wi-Fi or mobile network.
  3. View Recorded Programs Offline. Ability to download almost all recorded content from your home DVR to your mobile device via your home Wi-Fi network. Once downloaded, you can watch that program anywhere, even if you’re on a plane – no internet required.

Buyer’s Guide: AT&T

Unlike T-Mobile, AT&T users will not be able to stream other video services like YouTube or Netflix for free. However it is a step in the right direction for customers who want to stay connected to their shows and movies no matter where they are.

If you recall, AT&T also brought back unlimited data plans for DIRECTV subscribers at the beginning of the year at $100 for the first line, and $40 per additional line.

If you’d like to learn more, you can read the full press release here.

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