DirecTV is arguably the top satellite TV provider in the United States and offers awesome packages for sports fans, movie buffs and TV lovers. All DirecTV packages come with a minimum of 160 channels and a Genie HD digital video recorder (DVR) for recording live TV. In other words, you get a heck of a lot for your money.
So, which DirecTV package gets you the best mix of channels at the lowest price? There are currently fours 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.
DirecTV offers a wide variety of deals and some darn good discounts (especially for first-time subscribers). From 12 months of free HBO Max to an NFL Sunday Ticket at no extra cost, DirecTV offers some of the sweetest sign-up incentives around.
Like the idea of paying less to watch more? Who wouldn't, right. Here's everything you need to know about DirecTV, plus this month's best DirecTV package deals...
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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 ($134.99 per month) includes a whopping 330+ 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 budget-friendly Entertainment Package ($64.99 per month) gets you 160+ channels including ESPN and NBCSN.
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 $300 back in reward cards. Nice.
The best DirecTV packages and deals
DirecTV Entertainment Package – 160+ channels $64.99 per month
For just $65 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 HBO and Showtime. There's no NFL Sunday Ticket included in this package.View Deal
DirecTV Choice Package – 185+ channels $69.99 per month
Like comedy, drama and sport? The family-friendy Choice package is only $5 more but includes a free NFL Sunday Ticket, plus a year's free HBO Max and 3 months free Cinemax, ShowTime, and Starz.View Deal
DirecTV Ultimate Package – 250+ channels $84.99 per month
Sports fans and movie buffs will be wowed by the Ultimate package, which adds another 15 channels including CBS Sports Network and The Movie Channel. You also get an NFL Sunday Ticket, 12 months' HBO Max and 3 months' free premium channels.View Deal
DirecTV Premier Package – 330+ channels $134.99 per month
Serious about TV? With an epic 330+ 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 and Showtime. You also get the NFL Sunday Ticket. View Deal
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