DirecTV is arguably the top satellite TV provider in the United States and offers awesome packages for sports fans and movie buffs. All DirecTV packages come with a minimum of 75 channels and a Genie HD digital video recorder (DVR) for recording live TV, so you get a ton of value for your money. You can watch in other rooms using the Gemini streaming box too, which uses cloud storage instead of a hard drive and is equipped for 4K picture quality.
So, which DirecTV package gets you the best mix of channels at the lowest price? There are four packages to choose from – the more you spend, the more channels you'll get. That could also mean more HD channels and more sport in 4K HDR.
Here's everything you need to know about DirecTV, plus this month's best DirecTV package deals...
What is DirecTV?
DirecTV is a satellite subscription TV service provider owned by AT&T. It's billed as 'The number one satellite service in the US', boasts over 26million subscribers and offers a mix of live and on demand TV.
All DirecTV packages come with a satellite dish and the company's Genie HD DVR, which allows users to record up to five shows at once and store over 200 hours of TV, so there should be less fighting over who can watch what, when.
You also get the DirecTV App, which means you can watch live and on-demand shows on mobile devices (over wi-fi). You can even download your DVR recordings to devices and watch offline.
How much does DirecTV cost?
DirecTV's top tier Premier package ($190.98 per month) includes a crazy 150+ channels, access to live, out-of-market NFL games, plus premium channels such as HBO.
Of course, you can enjoy DirecTV for much less. The entry level Entertainment Package ($84.99 per month) gets you 75+ channels including ESPN and MSNBC.
Worth noting: all prices are based on a 24-month contract, and DirecTV reserves the right to make a small adjustment to the price of your chosen package after 12 months.
Also worth knowing: DirecTV is part of AT&T, so if you bundle your TV package with an AT&T internet package, you could get up to $400 back in reward cards. Refer your friends, meanwhile, and you could earn up to $500 in e-gift cards.
The best DirecTV packages and deals
Entertainment – 75+ channels $84.99 a month
For $85 a month you'll be rewarded with must-have sports channels ESPN, ESPN2 and Fox Sports, plus Comedy Central and HGTV. The deal also includes 3 months' free Max, Showtime, Starz, and Cinemax. There's no NFL Sunday Ticket included in this package.
Choice – 105+ channels $115.98 a month
Like comedy, drama and sport? The family-friendly Choice package is a little more but includes a free NFL Sunday Ticket, plus three months' free Max, Cinemax, ShowTime, and Starz.
Ultimate – 140+ channels $145.98 a month
Sports fans and movie buffs will be wowed by the Ultimate package, which adds yet more channels including CBS Sports Network for regional sports and The Movie Channel. You also get an NFL Sunday Ticket.
Premier – 150+ channels $190.98 per month
Serious about TV? With an epic 150+ channels, Premier is DirecTV's biggest and best package and includes every channel from every other DirecTV package, plus all the most sought-after premium channels including HBO, Starz and Showtime, with three months' free access to MGM+. You also get the NFL Sunday Ticket.
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