AT&T TV and its defunct AT&T TV Now sibling will formally develop into DirecTV Stream, a brand new unified service spun out of a deal between TPG Capital and AT&T for the telecommunication large’s streaming properties.
DirecTV started updating AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now prospects of the change on August 14th. On the welcome screens of each providers’ cell apps informing them that the change would formally happen on August twenty sixth, a spokesperson confirmed to The Verge. DirectTV Stream rebrands AT&T’s providers acquired within the TPG Capital deal, which didn’t embrace HBO Max. (WarnerMedia, house to HBO Max, is about to merge with Discovery in mid-2022.)
In line with an organization news release, “AT&T satellite tv for pc, streaming or IP video prospects will robotically maintain their video service, any bundled wi-fi, web or HBO Max providers, and related reductions with no motion wanted.”
AT&T TV launched last year as the corporate’s premium TV streaming expertise. AT&T TV Now, the corporate’s skinny streaming bundle, technically became AT&T TV earlier this yr, and new prospects may now not join Now. (The corporate said at the time that AT&T TV Now prospects would nonetheless be capable to entry their accounts, nonetheless.)
If all of this sounds needlessly complicated, it’s. Optimistically, this would be the final important branding change that AT&T’s present or future streaming prospects see for some time.