What is DIRECTV Now? You Asked, We Answer




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When choosing the right streaming service, you’ll have lots of options to look at. It can be overwhelming to sort through the features, channels, and price points of each, so we’re doing that for you. In these posts, we’re sharing some of the questions our readers commonly ask, to help you make the right choice.

In this post, we’re answering your questions about DIRECTV Now.

What is DIRECTV Now?

DIRECTV Now is AT&T’s streaming service. It comes with no annual contract, no satellite needed, and no limits to where and when you can stream content.

With your subscription, you can watch up to 60+ live channels, including local channels for catching news and sports. You’ll also get access to thousands of on-demand titles, including TV series and movies.

How Much Does It Cost?

When you sign up for DIRECTV Now, you’ll have several options to choose from. On the home page, you’ll find two featured packages.

  • Plus for $50/month
  • Max for $70/month

When you click to shop for package, you can also use a drop down menu to see more packages, including these options.

  • Entertainment for $93/month
  • Choice for $110/month
  • Xtra for $124/month
  • Ultimate for $135/month

How Can I Watch?

DIRECTV Now is compatible with the following devices.

  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • iOS phones and tablets
  • Android phones and tablets
  • On the web with Chrome or Safari

What Channels Will I Get?

This is the channel lineup for the Max package. (You’ll also get live local channels and regional sports networks. The specific channels you’ll receive will depend on your location.)

  • Cinemax
  • HBO
  • HBO Family
  • HBO Latino
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • Audience
  • BET
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • BTN
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • Cheddar
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • CW
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • ESPN News
  • Fox
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • Fox Sports 1
  • Fox Sports 2
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HLN
  • Longhorn Network
  • MSG
  • MSG+
  • MTV
  • MyNetwork TV
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Jr.
  • Olympic Channel
  • Ovation
  • Oxygen
  • Paramount
  • Revolt
  • SEC Network
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • Telemundo
  • TNT
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • Universal Kids
  • USA Network
  • VH1
  • YES Network

Can I Record Content?

Yes. DIRECTV Now has Cloud DVR that allows you to record live TV and play it back. Each subscription comes with 20 hours of storage included.

Can I Watch On More Than One Screen At Once?

Yes. With your subscription, you can stream on two devices simultaneously. If you need to add more, you can upgrade to add one additional simultaneous stream for $5/month.

Can I Use My Account to Log In To TV Everywhere Apps?

Yes. When you’ve downloaded the app for the channel you want to watch, look for DIRECTV Now in the list of providers. Use your login information from DIRECTV Now to sign in and watch.

DIRECTV Now has broken down the list of TV Everywhere apps it supports into categories, listed below.

DisneyNow, Nick, Nick Jr., Universal Kids

Home and garden
Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Food Network, FYI, HGTV, TLC

BET, Bravo Now, CMT, Comedy Central, Destination America, E! Now, Freeform, FX Now, Hallmark, Lifetime, LOGO, MotorTrend (web only), MTV, Oxygen Now, Ovation, OWN, Pop TV, SYFY Now, TV Land, Viceland, WEtv, USA NOW, VH1

AMC, HBO GO® (requires HBO subscription), Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, IFC, MAX GO® (requires Cinemax subscription), Paramount Network, Showtime Anytime (requires Showtime subscription), Sundance TV (web only)


Science & history
A&E, American Heroes, Animal Planet, BBC America, Discovery, Discovery Family, History, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend, National Geographic, The Science Channel, Travel Channel

Discovery en Espanol, Discovery Familia, Telemundo Now, UNIVERSO NOW, Univision, Univision-Deportes, Univision NOW

BTN2GO (Big Ten Network), CBS Sports, NBC Sports Bay Area, NBC Sports California, NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Mid-Atlantic, NBC Sports New England, ESPN (Watch ESPN), FOX Sports Go, MLB Network (web only), MLB.com At Bat (app only), MSG GO, NBC Golf, NBC Sports, Olympic Channel, SNY (via NBC Sports)

Are you using DIRECTV Now for live and on-demand streaming? Let us know what you think of this service in the comments.

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