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DirecTV Now

DIRECTV Now is a subscription streaming television service by AT&T, which allows subscribers in the United States to stream programming from cable channels without the long term commitment. The service was launched on November 30, 2016.[1][2] As of March 2017, the service has 400,000 subscribers.[3] The service is zero rated for AT&T Mobility customers.

DirecTV Now
Industry Pay television
Founded November 30, 2016; 6 months ago (2016-11-30)
Founder AT&T/DirecTV
Headquarters El Segundo, California, United States
Area served
United States
Key people
Randall Stephenson CEO
Services OTT Internet Television
Parent AT&T



The service offers linear channels from major media conglomerates like A&E, AMC, Discovery, Disney, Fox, MLB, NBCUniversal, Viacom, Turner, Univision, and WWE, but not CBS or Showtime. The service also allows users to add on HBO or Cinemax for an additional fee, with access to HBO Go and Max GO included, respectively.

Supported devicesEdit

On launch, the service is available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast hardware.

Supported DirecTV Now devices include:



  • iOS mobile devices
  • Android mobile devices
  • Chromecast (cast from Android devices only, iOS coming in 2017)

Web browserEdit

Note: Web-browser based delivery requires silverlight.


DirecTV Now currently offers four programming packages, along with three premium networks.[4]

Package name Channels Price
Live a Little A&E, ABC†, AMC, Animal Planet, Audience, AXS TV, BBC America, BET, Bloomberg, Bravo, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, Cartoon Network, CMT, CNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, E!, ESPN, ESPN 2, Food Network, Fox†, Fox Business Network, Fox News Channel, Fox Sports 1, Freeform, FX, FXX, Galavisión, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HGTV, History, HLN, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, MSNBC, MTV, MTV2, National Geographic Channel, NBC†, NBCSN, NECN‡, Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, One America News, RFD-TV, Spike, SyFy, TBS, TCM, TeenNick, Telemundo†, TLC, TNT, TruTV, TV Land, Univision, USA, Velocity, VH1, Viceland, WeTV, and WeatherNation $35/month
Just Right AWE, Big Ten Network, CNBC World, Comcast SportsNet‡, Comedy TV, Cooking Channel, ESPNews, ESPNU, Fox Sports Networks‡, Fuse, Fusion, GSN, IFC, Justice Central, MLB Network, Nicktoons, NESN‡, OWN, Science, SEC Network, SundanceTV, Tennis Channel, Travel Channel, TV One, UniMás, The Weather Channel, and YES $50/month
Go Big American Heroes Channel, BBC World News, Centric, Destination America, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, DIY Network, FM, Fox Sports 2, FX Movie Channel, FYI, Golf Channel, LMN, Logo, MTV Classic, Nat Geo Wild, NBA TV, NHL Network, Oxygen, Revolt, Sprout, TVG, and Universo $60/month
Gotta Have It Boomerang, Chiller, El Rey, Starz Encore, and Univision Deportes $70/month
HBO (live linear feeds and On Demand) $5/month
Cinemax (live linear feeds and On Demand) $5/month
Starz (live linear feeds and On Demand) $8/month
† Live programming only available in selected markets.
‡ Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports regional networks (including YES Network), and NESN are available depending on region.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Gryta, Thomas (26 November 2016). "As AT&T’s DirecTV Now Streaming Service Is Unveiled, Watch the Details". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "AT&T Sets DirecTV Now Launch Event for Nov. 28". Variety. Variety. Retrieved 28 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Discovery CEO: DIRECTV Now & Vue Have 400,000 Subscribers". Streaming Observer. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "DIRECTV NOW channel lineups and comparison by package". AT&T. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 

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