What’s the difference between AT&T TV, AT&T TV NOW, and AT&T U-verse?
AT&T TV is similar to standard cable or satellite TV, in that it requires its own receiver box and a two-year contract—but it streams over the internet, rather than a cable or satellite signal. AT&T TV’s channel lineups also feature channel numbers, which is more common to satellite and cable than streaming TV.
AT&T TV NOW is a standalone app that can be used with most streaming devices and requires no contract—service is billed month-to-month, so you can cancel at any time. Unlike AT&T TV, AT&T TV NOW’s channels aren’t numbered, and most of its plans carry fewer channels.
AT&T U-verse was the internet-streaming predecessor to AT&T TV. It was discontinued in 2020, and AT&T now refers new customers to AT&T TV.
Is Spectrum better than AT&T TV?
In quality of TV service, we think Spectrum and AT&T TV are comparable. However, Spectrum is ultimately less expensive and more widely available than AT&T TV. If “better” means you can get it and afford it, then Spectrum is arguably better than AT&T TV. Also, Spectrum doesn’t require a two-year contract.
Do Spectrum and AT&T TV carry local channels?
Both Spectrum and AT&T TV carry local channels affiliated with ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The CW, and PBS in most markets, as well as regional sports networks.