AT&T brings WatchTV alongside new "unlimited" plans following Time merger [DEALS]

AT&T's latest unlimited plans include a new live TV service

AT&T's new 'WatchTV' skinny bundle is available — here's what you need to know

The "unlimited" plans will offer 15GB of high-speed tethering, access to high-definition video, and a $15 monthly credit toward DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW or U-verse TV.

When it purchased Time Warner, now called WarnerMedia, AT&T said it would work quickly to launch new services that take advantage of its new access to content, including movies from Warner Bros. and New Line film studios and programming from premium networks HBO and Cinemax; Turner cable channels such as CNN and TBS; and DC Entertainment properties such as DC Comics.

Thursday's announcement comes just days after AT&T closed its $81 billion Time Warner deal.

WatchTV as a standalone product will compete with other low-priced video streaming options, including Dish Network's Sling TV, which costs $20 for the base package, and Philo, which costs $16.

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson let fly details about the company's new streaming service, WatchTV, during testimony in the AT&T-Time Warner merger antitrust trial in April.

Watch TV will be free for users on AT&T's newest unlimited plans, and will be $15 for everyone else.

Both of AT&T's new plans will be available starting next week.

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WatchTV will initially be available at no extra cost to customers on AT&T's "Unlimited &More" and "Unlimited &More Premium" plans, which are scheduled to launch next week.

At no additional monthly cost, users can choose to add one premium service from a list that includes HBO, Pandora Premium and Amazon Music.

WatchTV is what's known as a skinny bundle, stripping out the local networks and sports channels for more entertainment-focused options.

But the new plans also threaten to overwhelm consumers with too many choices. The Unlimited Choice Enhanced plan it replaces cost $65 a month. "This is no longer about including one channel or service with your wireless plan, but an incredible lineup of content that delivers more of what you care about".

AT&T t said it still keeping its existing two unlimited plans.

People who don't subscribe to one of AT&T's new wireless plans must pay $15 per month for WatchTV.

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