Bottom line: Is AT&T TV or DIRECTV better?
Aside from their delivery methods, AT&T TV and DIRECTV are quite similar—right down to the package names, two-year contracts, and ownership (that would be AT&T). AT&T TV is streamed over the internet, and DIRECTV is beamed via satellite in the sky.
We think AT&T TV is the better choice of the two for TV service because it gives you a lot of essential channels for a lower price than DIRECTV, and there’s less equipment to deal with (satellite dishes on the roof are so 2010). Neither would be our first choice for TV, however.
We’ll get to the details that knock AT&T TV down a notch compared to our favorite livestreaming TV services, like YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV. But it isn’t bad for the (initial) price.