It’s been a pretty good week for AT&T. Over the weekend, the company announced its proposed $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, adding a portfolio of media offerings to its portfolio, like HBO, TNT and Cartoon Network. Tuesday morning, AT&T announced DirecTV Now, which will stream more than 100 live channels for $35 per month
The NFL officially kicks off the season Sunday, Sept. 9, with a full slate of games and DirecTV viewers will get a chance to look at all of them. DirecTV will offer a one-week preview of its popular NFL Sunday Ticket package which offers a chance to see all broadcasts show on Fox and CBS
Now, one of our favorite iPad apps is the DirecTV one, which lets you watch a fair selection of channels live as well as control your television programming with an interface that’s simply better than the old white remote ever was. Of course, you have to be on your home WiFi network to watch live.
DirecTV constantly pushes through some neat innovations and its new DirecTV Anywhere iPad app is pretty sweet, too (though we’d like to be able to see live TV). DTV Anywhere allows iPad users who are DirecTV subscribers to see some TV content on their iPad, via WiFi or 4G or 3G or LTE cellular networks.
Coming soon, DirecTV is going to unleash what looks like a pretty cool new user interface (UI) for its customers. No release date yet, but this new look reminds us of the really cool DirecTV iPad app. That app could only be made better if you could stream DTV content — within your home —
DirecTV’s long-awaited Nomad TV service has launched today. It’s not a streaming service like Slingbox, so you can’t watch live DirecTV content, but Nomad will allow you to watch anything that’s recorded on your DVR on up to five connected mobile or PC devices. On its website, DirecTV lists the cost of the device at