Streaming was supposed to help us cut the cord, but all it’s done is create new problems for folks who want to catch live TV. Most available options are either too expensive or can’t fully recreate the experience of sitting on a couch, aiming your remote at your TV, and settling in for a couple of hours of lazy channel surfing.
After a trial run in about a dozen markets, the company is launching its new AT&T TV streaming bundle nationwide on Monday. It’s not a traditional cable or satellite subscription, nor is it a direct competitor to streaming alternatives like YouTube TV or Hulu with Live TV. Instead, it finds ways to mix the two with its own box, its own remote, and its own pricing structure.