DirecTV Now

Update March 13, 2019: We now have even more details on new plans and new pricing

DirecTV Now today (finally) took the lid off a couple new plans for its streaming service. Here's what you need to know:

  • The two new plans are called PLUS and MAX. (And that'll be the only time we use them in all uppercase.)
  • Plus costs $50 a month.
  • Max costs $70 a month.
  • Both plans include local channels and a handful of network channels that you'll find on the other DirecTV Now plans.
  • But both plans have fewer channels than you'll find on any of the other DirecTV Now plans.
  • The Plus plan includes an HBO subscription.
  • The Max plan includes HBO and Cinemax.
  • These plans will be available starting March 13.

Here's the full post from AT&T:

We know you love HBO—and NOW you won't miss a moment when you stream with DIRECTV NOW! Tomorrow we're debuting two new AT&T* video packages that include premium access to HBO. With HBO, customers can now enjoy every episode of the best shows like Game of Thrones, Veep and Big Little Lies, plus blockbuster movies, family favorites, documentaries and more – live, streaming and on demand.

In addition to HBO, our new DIRECTV NOW PLUS (for $50) and MAX (for $70) packages come with dozens of live TV channels, including local ones,** and an extensive on-demand library of great movies and TV shows. Both new packages provide slimmer, quality-driven content lineups at competitive prices and with no annual contract. With the MAX package, you get more live sports channels, video-on-demand choices and HBO and Cinemax® included.

DIRECTV NOW PLUS and MAX are just two of the choices we provide for live TV and great video-on-demand. Existing DIRECTV NOW customers can continue to enjoy their current lineup of channels, if they prefer. At launch, more details on DIRECTV NOW PLUS and MAX and other video entertainment choices we offer will be available.

It's important to note that the other five DirecTV Now plans that have been available are not — repeat: NOT — changing price as of yet. (They all got bumped up a bit last year.) AT&T says to expect even more details about the two new plans — presumably, the precise channels each will comprise — at launch. They did, however, get spilled by AT&T last week, and so here's what we're going on:

DirecTV Now plans and channels

Plus ($50) Max ($70) Entertainment ($93) Choice ($110) Xtra ($124) Ultimate ($135) Optimo Mas ($86)
Cinemax x
HBO x x
HBO Family x x
HBO Latino x x
A Wealth of Entertainment x x x
A&E x x x x x
ABC* x x x x x x x
AccuWeather x x x x x x x
AMC x x x x x
American Heroes x x
Animal Planet x x x x x
Antena 3 x
Aspire x x
Atres Series x
Audience x x x x x x x
AXS TV x x x x x
Azteca x
Baby First x x x x x
BabyTV x
Bandamax x
BBC America x x x x
BBC World News x x
BET x x x x
BET Her x x
Bloomberg TV x x x x
Boomerang x x
Bravo x x x x x x x
BTN x x x x
C-SPAN x x x x x
C-SPAN2 x x x x x
Canal 22 Internacional x
CANAL ONCE x
Caracol TV x
Cartoon Network x x x x x x
Cartoon Network East x
CBS* x x x x x x x
CBS Sports Network x x x
Centroamérica TV x
Cheddar x x x
Cine Estelar x
Cine Mexicano x
Cine Nostalgia x
Cine Sony x
Cinelatino x
CMT x x x x
CNBC x x x x x x
CNBC World x x x x x
CNN x x x x x x x
CNN En Español x
Comedy Central x x x x
Comedy TV x x x x
Cooking Channel x x x
CW* x x x x x x
De Pelicula x
De Pelicula Clásico x
Destination America x x
Discovery x x x x x
Discovery en Español x
Discovery Familia x
Discovery Family Channel x x
Discovery Life x x
Disney Channel x x x x x x x
Disney Junior x x x x x x
Disney XD x x x x x x x
DIY Network x x
E! x x x x x x x
Ecuador TV x
Ecuavisa Internacional x
El Rey x x
Enlace x
ESNE x
ESPN x x x x x x
ESPN Deportes x
ESPN2 x x x x x x
ESPNEWS x x x x
ESPNU x x x x
Estrella TV x
FM x x
Food Network x x x x x
FOROtv x
Fox* x x x x x x x
Fox Business Network x x x x x x
FOX Deportes x
Fox News Channel x x x x x x
Fox Sports 1 x x x x x x x
Fox Sports 2 x x x
FOXlife x
Freeform x x x x x x x
Fuse x x x
Fusion x x x x
FX x x x x x x x
FX Movie Channel x x x x
FXX x x x x x x x
"fyi," x x
Galavision x x x x x
Golf Channel x x x
GolTV x
GSN x x x
Hallmark Channel x x x x x x
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries x
HGTV x x x x
HISTORY x x x x x
History En Español x
HITN TV x
HLN x x x x x x x
Hola TV x
IFC x x x
Investigation Discovery x x x x
IVC Net x
Justice Central x x x
Lifetime x x x x x
LMN x x
Logo x x
Longhorn Network* x x x
MegaTV x
MLB Network x x x
Motor Trend x x x x x
MSNBC x x x x x x x
MSG* x x x x
MSG+* x x x x
MTV x x x x x
MTV Classic x x
MTV2 x x x x
Multimedios x
My Network TV* x x
Nat Geo Mundo x
Nat Geo WILD x x x x
National Geographic Channel x x x x x x x
NBA TV x x
NBC* x x x x x x x
NBCSN x x x x x x x
NFL Network x x x
NHL Network x x
Nick Jr. x x x x x
Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite x x x x x
Nicktoons x x x
NTN24 x
Nuestra Tele x
Olympic Channel x x x
One American News x x x x
Ovation x x x x x
OWN x x x
Oxygen x x x x
Paramount Network x x x x x
Pasiones x
Perú Mágico x
Pop x x x x x
REELZ x x x x
Revolt x x x x
RFD-TV x x x x
Science x x x
SEC Network x x x x
SNY* x x x
Sportsman Channel x x
STARZ ENCORE Action x
STARZ ENCORE Black x
STARZ ENCORE Classic x
STARZ ENCORE East x
STARZ ENCORE Family x
STARZ ENCORE Suspense x
STARZ ENCORE West x
STARZ ENCORE Westerns x
SundanceTV x x x
SUR Perú x
SYFY x x x x x x
TBS x x x x x x x
TCM x x x x x x
TeenNick x x x x
TeleCentro x
Telefe x
Telemundo* x x x x x
Tennis Channel x x x
TLC x x x x
TNT x x x x x x x
Tr3s x
Travel Channel x x x
TruTV x x x x x x
TV Chile x
TV Land x x x x
TV One x x x
TVE x
TVG x x
TyC Sports x
UniMás x x x x
Universal Kids x x x x
Universo x x x
Univision* x x x x x
Univision Deportes Network x x
Univision tlnovelas x
Up x x x x
USA Network x x x x x x x
Venevisión x
VH1 x x x x x
Viceland x x x x x
VideoRola x
ViendoMovies x
VME x
WAPA América x
WE tv x x x x
The Weather Channel x x x x
YES Network* x x x x
ZooMoo x

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