DIRECTV STREAM VS. CABLE

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DIRECTV STREAM
Spectrum
Xfinity (Comcast)
No extra service fees
Available on DIRECTV STREAM

Fees

Fees

Unlimited hours of Cloud DVR storage included & unlimited simultaneous DVR recordings
Available on DIRECTV STREAM
Information unavailable for Spectrum
Information unavailable for Xfinity (Comcast)
Access your DVR recordings wherever you are
Available on DIRECTV STREAM
Available on Spectrum

Requires add’l fee

Available on Xfinity (Comcast)
Stream on unlimited devices at once in your home
Available on DIRECTV STREAM
Available on Spectrum
Not Available Xfinity (Comcast)
Access to thousands of apps
Available on DIRECTV STREAM

Requires DIRECTV STREAM Device (sold separately). Google login required.

Available on Spectrum

Requires Apple TV (sold separately).

Not Available Xfinity (Comcast)

The DIRECTV STREAM Device is our best way to stream live TV

While you can watch DIRECTV STREAM using other devices, our exclusive DIRECTV STREAM Device maximizes your home TV experience. Enjoy familiar features while accessing all your favorite content all in one place.

Learn how you can save $50 over 5 months when you get a qualifying package and our DIRECTV STREAM Device (sold separately, add at checkout).

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Simple, straightforward live TV
Turn on the device and immediately tune into the last channel you were watching.
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Premium, full-featured voice remote
Use Google Assistant to change channels, search for content, control smart home devices & more.
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Access live TV & on demand all in one place
Access 7,000+ apps from the Google Play store, right alongside your live TV & DVR recordings.
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Free express shipping & easy self-setup
No installation appointment required. Just plug into a power source, hook up an HDMI cord & connect to the Internet.
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ENTERTAINMENT
Must-have sports, news & entertainment
 
$69.99/mo. + tax
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    75+ channels
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    Stream on unlimited devices in your home
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    Unlimited Cloud DVR storage included
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CHOICE™
Best for sports, with NBA, MLB, college networks & more
 
$89.99/mo. + tax
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    105+ channels
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    Stream on unlimited devices in your home
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    Unlimited Cloud DVR storage included
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    Regional sports networks included at no extra cost
ULTIMATE
Perfect for families & movie-lovers, including STARZ Encore
 
$104.99/mo. + tax
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    140+ channels
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    Stream on unlimited devices in your home
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    Unlimited Cloud DVR storage included
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    Regional sports networks included at no extra cost
PREMIER
A TV lover’s paradise, with premium networks included
 
$149.99/mo. + tax
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    150+ channels
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    Stream on unlimited devices in your home
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    Unlimited Cloud DVR storage included
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    Includes HBO Max™, SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, and Cinemax®
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    Regional sports networks included at no extra cost

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This is an offer that you won’t find with any other streaming TV service.

Enjoy your first 3 months of premium channels–HBO MaxTM, SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, Cinemax® and EPIX®—with ENTERTAINMENT through ULTIMATE Package. That’s a $160 value, included on us.*
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The White Lotus on HBO Max, Let The Right One In on Showtime, Dangerous Liaisons on STARZ, Yellowjackets on Showtime, Promising Napoleon Dynamite on Cinemax and Rogue Heroes on EpixThe White Lotus on HBO Max, Let The Right One In on Showtime, Dangerous Liaisons on STARZ, Yellowjackets on Showtime, Promising Napoleon Dynamite on Cinemax and Rogue Heroes on EpixThe White Lotus on HBO Max, Let The Right One In on Showtime, Dangerous Liaisons on STARZ, Yellowjackets on Showtime, Promising Napoleon Dynamite on Cinemax and Rogue Heroes on Epix
Frequently asked questions

Streaming TV is a generic term for watching television streamed over an internet or wireless data connection. There are similarities to cable TV – for example, DIRECTV STREAM offers you a live TV channel guide to flick through like a traditional cable box – but the primary difference is how TV is delivered into your home.
You can stream DIRECTV STREAMSM in three ways:
1) With our exclusive DIRECTV STREAM Device (sold separately), or similar streaming TV devices to stream directly to your TV. See compatible devices.
2) On a mobile phone or tablet with the DIRECTV App.
3) Watched online on DIRECTV STREAM with a browser like MS Edge, Chrome or Safari.

All you need to get started is high speed internet, with a recommended minimum speed of 8Mbps per stream for optimal viewing.

DIRECTV STREAM sometimes offers special limited-time pricing on packages for a promotional term, and those discounts only last for the advertised length of time.
However, DIRECTV STREAM does not require an annual contract and does not have a rate increase attached to its packages. You’re also able to cancel your DIRECTV STREAM package online at any time. Package pricing is still subject to change and may slightly adjust year-to-year based on carriage fees.

Local channel availability is based on your billing ZIP Code. Most areas receive all their local channels. To learn more about local channels, including regional sports networks, check out the Channel Lookup Tool.

Life’s full of tough choices but we’re here to help. Answer a few questions to learn which DIRECTV STREAM package is right for you.

Yes, on August 26th, 2021, the names of AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW have both changed to DIRECTV STREAM. Only the names have changed. New and current customers can expect the same excellent service, same great selection of channels and on demand library, same great Cloud DVR, and same great app functionality. Learn about this change.
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