AT&T shakes hand with CBS for DirecTV Now streaming, Showtime included

Back in the fall, AT&T launched its zero-rated DirecTV Now streamer, aimed at cord-cutters everywhere, for the extremely enticing $35/month introductory offer, which includes more than 120 popular channels to choose from. Despite the great limited-time price, there were some caveats, like the lack of CBS, though AT&T promised that it will work with CBS execs to fold it in, and will add more features to the streamer further down the road.

It just delivered on that promise, and included programming as well as on-demand content from CBS News, Showtime, The CW, CBS Sports Network, and Pop in your DirecTV subscription. The Pop channel stars in the "Just Right" subscription package and up, while CBS Sports Network will only be available on "Go Big." Showtime will be $8 a month extra, which the carrier claims to be "the lowest monthly rate from any streaming provider."  

Still, given that you already get DirecTV Now, HBO and other perks if you sign up for AT&T's unlimited plan, your deal is only getting better now. The only thing left to do now, if you are a Go Big sub taking advantage of the introductory offer, is to wait for the "coming soon" sign to become "available."

source: AT&T

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