DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream is a family of streaming multichannel television services offered in the United States by DirecTV.

DirecTV Stream
FormerlyDirecTV Now (2016–2019)
AT&T TV (2019–2021)
AT&T TV Now (2019–2021)
IndustryPay TV, broadband and Telephone
FoundedNovember 30, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-11-30)
HeadquartersEl Segundo,
United States
Area served
United States
ServicesOTT Internet Television
OwnerAT&T (70%)
TPG Capital (30%)

The brand encompasses three separate services sharing similar infrastructure and software.[1][2][3] DirecTV Stream, launched nationally as AT&T TV in March 2020, is the streaming television counterpart to the traditional DirecTV satellite television service. It is sold on-contract and optionally bundled in the same manner as traditional television providers, but utilizes Android TV-based set-top boxes rented to subscribers. AT&T WatchTV,[3][4] first offered in June 2018, is a skinny bundle service aimed at cord cutters, featuring no local or sports channels.[5][6] AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) is a formerly-offered direct-to-consumer service launched on November 30, 2016, designed to compete with other over-the-top television services, and sold without a contract.[7][8]

On February 25, 2021, AT&T announced that it would spin-off DirecTV, U-Verse and AT&T TV into a separate entity, selling a 30% stake to TPG Capital while retaining a 70% stake in the new standalone company. The deal was closed on August 2, 2021, at which point the provider adopted its current name.[9][10]

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