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AT&T debuts low-cost streaming alternative to DirecTV

AT&T debuts low-cost streaming alternative to DirecTV
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Millions of Americans have already joined the "cut the cord" revolution. That's because cable and satellite bills have simply gotten out of control.

With so many great streaming services out there, it's crazy to spend nearly $200 per month just to watch TV. (Note: Click here to read our helpful tip comparing streaming services.)

Nowadays, you can save tons of money by subscribing to one or two of these streaming services. Cutting the cord might just be getting even cheaper. AT&T is debuting a new low-cost streaming service that you might want to check out.

New low-cost streaming option

If you've been paying attention to the news you know that AT&T recently merged with Time Warner. Click here if you want to read details about the merger.

One of the first positive results of the merger for customers is a new low-cost streaming service. AT&T announced this week that it will soon be rolling out WatchTV.

You can stream through the WatchTV app or on select browsers at no extra cost with AT&T's two latest unlimited wireless plans. For everyone else, you can purchase WatchTV for $15 per month.

The new streaming service features over 30 live channels. In addition to live programming, WatchTV has over 15,000 TV shows and movies on demand.

Live channels include A&E, AMC, CNN, Food Network, TBS, TNT and more. More channels including BET, Comedy Central, VH1 and more will be added after the launch.

Image: WatchTV channel lineup.

AT&T Mobility and Entertainment President David Christopher said, "We were the first wireless provider to bring entertainment and unlimited data together, and, once again, we're redefining what that means.

"This is no longer about including one channel or service with your wireless plan. This is an incredible lineup of content that delivers more of what you care about - over 30 live TV channels and more than 15,000 TV shows and movies on demand, as well as premium movie channels, music streaming with more to come!"

Even if this new service doesn't seem to be the right fit for you, you should still seriously consider cutting the cord. There's a reason millions of people have already made the leap. You can do it too!

4K HD TV streaming box by SkyStream

This TV Streaming box offers you an in between when cutting the cable. If you want more than local channels but less than cable this is what you are looking for.

Watch thousands of movies and shows with the built-in media center or sign in to your Hulu, Netflix, Sling TV, YouTube, Google Play, HBO Now, Showtime, Amazon TV subscriptions and more to unlock the potential of streaming unlimited movies and shows. The best part? It's all in HD 1080p or 4K.

5 reasons even smart TV users should own a streaming box

There are so many streaming services available these days it's difficult to justify paying nearly $200 per month for cable. These services offer a less expensive way to watch TV that could help you save hundreds of dollars over the course of a year. However, if you're only streaming with smart TV apps you're really missing out on some truly amazing features.

Check out these 5 reasons why smart TV users should own a streaming box.

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