AT&T TV is compatible with many platforms and devices including smart TVs, streaming players, smartphones, tablets, and more. However, there are some limitations and popular platforms still missing. Knowing in advance which devices can access AT&T’s live TV service can help to make sure there are no issues when it comes to watching live TV channels or on demand content. This is particularly important considering the price of AT&T TV’s plans.
AT&T TV has gone through a number of rebrands in recent times. Going from DirecTV Now to AT&T TV Now, and more recently merging with AT&T TV. Due to this, the service has also made multiple changes to subscription prices and the channels included within those plans. Currently, AT&T TV offers a few different plans to choose from, with cheapest ‘Entertainment’ package costing $69.99 per month.
At this price, AT&T TV is one of the more expensive options, although the channel lineup may suit some consumers better than Hulu Live TV, Sling TV or YouTube TV. However, the price and channels should only really matter if the service comes with the support for the devices the household members already have access to.
AT&T TV supported platforms and devices
Overall, AT&T TV comes with fairly wide device support and consumers should not find it too difficult to access the service on many of the devices in their home. However, there are some limitations with one of the most notable being Android TV. Due to this, owners of an Android TV-powered device will find it difficult to download and stream AT&T TV. Interestingly, the one exception to this is the company’s own AT&T TV player, which runs on the Android TV platform.
AT&T TV compatible devices:
- Amazon Fire TV (various models)
- Amazon Fire TV Edition Smart TVs
- Android Phones and tablets
- Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch
- Apple TV
- AT&T TV player
- Chrome browser
- Chromecast Built-in TVs
- Roku players (select models)
- Roku smart TVs
- Roku Smart Soundbar
- Safari browser
- Samsung TVs (select models)
Although a varied device support list, there are some popular platforms and devices missing, reducing the number of options available to AT&T TV subscribers.
Popular devices missing AT&T TV support:
- Android TV
- LG smart TVs
- Vizio smart TVs
- Sony PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5
- Microsoft Xbox consoles
Watching AT&T TV on a smart TV
For those looking to watch AT&T TV on a smart TV and without the need for any additional devices or hardware, there are options. Although this is one of the most limited product categories when it comes to AT&T TV device support.
AT&T TV compatible smart TVs:
- Fire TV edition Smart TV (2nd-gen and higher)
- Chromecast Built-in TV (select models)
- Roku TV (6000X, 7000X, A000X, C000X, C000GB)
- Samsung 2017 – 2020 TVs (select models)
LG or Vizio smart TV owners will find it difficult to download and access AT&T TV without the help of an additional device, as Samsung is currently the only dedicated smart TV brand with direct access to AT&T TV. Even then, Samsung’s smart TV support only extends as far back to models from 2017.
Basically, the best options for streaming AT&T TV on a smart TV is either a recent Samsung model or one that’s powered by Fire TV or Roku.
AT&T TV compatible Fire TV Edition smart TVs:
AT&T TV compatible Roku smart TVs:
Watching AT&T TV on Fire TV
If a smart TV doesn’t come with automatic support, then one option is to watch on a dedicated streaming player, such as Fire TV devices. Generally speaking, AT&T TV comes with good support for Amazon’s device lineup with most Fire TV players and sticks able to download the AT&T TV app from the Amazon App Store. The main exception here is first-generation Fire TV devices.
AT&T TV compatible Fire TV devices:
- Fire TV Stick Lite
- Fire TV Stick
- Fire TV Stick 4K
- Amazon Fire TV Cube
Watching AT&T TV on Roku
Similar to Fire TV, Roku players and sticks are another option for those looking to stream AT&T TV using an additional device. Also similar to Fire TV, there are no major issues with most Roku devices compatible with AT&T TV.
AT&T TV compatible Roku devices:
- Roku Streaming Stick (3500X, 3600X, 3800X)
- Roku Streaming Stick+ (3810X, 3811X)
- Roku Express (3700X, 3900X, 3930X)
- Roku Express+ (3710X, 3910X, 3931X)
- Roku Premiere (3920X, 4620X)
- Roku Premiere+ (3921X, 4630X)
- Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660X, 4661X, 4670X)
- Roku LT (2700X)
- Roku 1 SE (2710X)
- Roku 2 (2720X, 4210X)
- Roku 3 (4200X, 4230X)
- Roku 4 (4400X)
- Non-4K Roku TV (5000X, 8000X)
- 4K Roku TV (6000X, 7000X, A000X, C000X, C000GB)
- Roku Smart Soundbar (9100X)
Watching AT&T TV on other streaming players
If Amazon Fire TV or Roku is not an option, then there are some additional streaming players available. However, AT&T TV subscribers are somewhat restricted to which non-Fire TV and Roku devices they can watch on.
Additional AT&T TV compatible players:
- AT&T TV device
- Apple TV (4th-gen)
With no general support for Android TV, streaming players running on Google’s platform are unable to download the AT&T TV app.
Popular Android TV players not compatible with AT&T TV:
- Chromecast with Google TV
- Jetstream 4K
- Nvidia Shield TV and Shield TV Pro
- Xiaomi Mi Box and Mi Box S
More options for watching AT&T TV
When a smart TV or dedicated streaming player is not available, there are some other ways for consumers to watch AT&T TV, including on their smartphone and tablet, or through a web browser.
Additional AT&T TV supported devices:
- Android Phones and tablets (Android 5.0 and higher)
- Apple iPhone (iOS 11 and higher)
- Apple iPad (iOS 11 and higher)
- iPod Touch
- Google Chrome (version 58 and higher)
- Safari (version 13+ is recommended)
- Chromecast (2nd generation and higher)
At present, AT&T TV is not really compatible with game consoles. As such, subscribers will not be able to stream live TV and on demand content using popular Sony and Microsoft models.
Games consoles not compatible with AT&T TV:
- Sony PlayStation 4
- Sony PlayStation 5
- Microsoft Xbox One
- Microsoft Xbox Series X
- Microsoft Xbox Series S
AT&T TV supported devices summary
Overall, AT&T TV is compatible with a number of devices, including smartphones, tablets, streaming players, smart TVs, and more. However, Android TV is notably missing with the exception of the company’s own player that runs on a customized version of the platform. Smart TV support mostly extends to Samsung and TVs powered either by Fire TV or Roku. The same situation is largely the case for streaming players and sticks, with Fire TV and Roku players the best options.
It is worth noting that device support lists are never final and additional devices do tend to gain support over time. Therefore, even if a preferred device is currently lacking AT&T TV support, that could change in the future.