DirecTV Now plansMarch 2019 has seen a pretty major shakeup in the land of DirecTV Now. After a few days of leaks, it officially announced two new plans — Plus and Max — that include some premium movie channels. But that was just the start. We now have all new plans — and higher pricing than folks likely anticipated.

This isn't the first time we've seen DirecTV Now change things. (And whether it's for the better depends on whether you're a customer, or whether you're DirecTV Now.) It introduced new plans in July 2018, ranging from $35 to $70 a month. Those plans then increased by $5 a month in August.

The justification at the time?

In the 18 months since our launch, we have continued to evolve our DIRECTV NOW products to serve this new customer set and compare favorably with our competitors. To continue delivering the best possible streaming experience for both new and existing customers, we're bringing the cost of this service in line with the market—which starts at a $40 price point.

Now, in March 2019, we've got more plans, new names, and a lot of folks with questions.

How do I cancel DirecTV Now?

Let's just skip straight ahead to the big question a lot of folks are asking: How to cancel DirecTV Now. The good news? It's easy, and you can do it online. Here's how. (And here are some great alternatives to DirecTV Now.)

What if I already have DirecTV Now?

Emails began going on on March 13 informing current customers that they'd have to pay $10 more a month. And AT&T's support pages have been updated as well.

Price changes for premium channels, add-ons and international channels go into effect immediately. HBO goes to $15 a month, and Cinemax and STARZ to $11 per month. The Brazilian pakage increases to $30 a month, and the Deportes add-on is up to $15 a month.

Price changes for those who still have the former base packages go into effect on April 12, 2019. (And if you update your package after that date, you'll get hit with the new prices.) That means:

  • Live a Little increases to $50 a month.
  • Just Right increases to $65 a month.
  • Go Big increases to $75 a month.
  • Gotta Have It increases to $85 a month.
  • Todo y Más increases to $55 a month.

I have AT&T Wireless Unlimited and free HBO — do I keep it?

Yep. At least until you change your plan. After that, it's gone, AT&T says. That goes both for the video loyalty credit, as well as HBO For Life.

What are the new DirecTV Now Plans

New customers (and old customers re-upping, we suppose) will have new options from which to choose. (Note that at press time AT&T and DirecTV Now have not officially announced these new plans, but they're live in the account settings.)

DirecTV Now now has seven plans from which to choose. Six are in English, and the seventh is a dedicated Spanish-language option. Here's how they all break down:

  • Plus ($50 a month): This is now the least expensive option on DirecTV Now. It's got 40-plus channels and comes with HBO, HBO Family and HBO Latino included. You'll get local channels with this plan, but no regional sports networks.
  • Max ($70 a month): This plan adds some more sports channels (for a total of 50-plus) and also includes HBO and Cinemax. It includes regional sports networks.
  • Entertainment ($93 a month): From here on out HBO and the like will cost extra. But you get 65-plus channels, including your local channels. But no regional sports networks.
  • Choice ($110 a month): Local channels and regional sports networks are included, and you'll end up with more than 85 channels total.
  • Xtra ($124 a month): We're now up to more than 105 channels total, including local and regional sports.
  • Ultimate ($135 a month): This will get you the maximum number of English-language channels -- 125 and change -- including local and regional sports.
  • Optimo Mas ($86 a month): This is DirecTV Now's Spanish-language option. You get about 50 channels in Spanish, and 40-some in English. Local channels are included, but not regional sports channels.

What channels are on the new plans?

This is a big list, and you're going to have to pore over it to make sure you get the plan that has the channels you want. Good luck.

AT&T TV Now plans and channels

Plus ($50) Max ($70) Entertainment ($93) Choice $110) XTRA ($124) Ultimate ($135) Opitmo Mas ($86)
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
AXS TV x x x x x
Azteca x
Baby First x x x x x
Baby TV x
Bandamax x
BBC America x x x x
BBC World News x x
BET x x x x x x
BET Her x x
Bloomberg TV x x x x
Boomerang x x x x
Bravo x x x x x x x
BTN x x x x
C-Span x x x x x
C-Span 2 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
Centroamerica TV x
Cheddar x x x x x
Cine Estelar x
Cine Mexicano x
Cine Nostalgia x
Cine Sony x
Cinelatino x
Cinemax x
CMT x 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 Espanol x
Comedy Central x x x x x x
Comedy TV x x x
De Pelicula x x x
De Pelicula Clasico x
Destination America x x
Discovery x x x x x
Discovery en Espanol x
Discovery Familia x
Discovery Family Channel x x
Discovery Life x x
Disney Channel x x x x x x x
Disney Jr. 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
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 x x x x x x
FoxLife x
Freeform x x x x x x x
FS1 x x x x x x x
FS2 x x x
Fuse x x x
Fusion x x x x
FX x x x x x x x
FXM x x x x
FXX x x x x x x x
fyi x x
Galavision x x x x x
Game Show Network x x x
Golf Channel x x x
GolTV x
Hallmark Channel x x x x x x
Halmark Movies & Mysteries x
HBO x x
HBO Family x x
HBO Latino x x
HGTV x x x x
History Channel x x x x x
History en Espanol 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
Lifetime Movie Network x x
Logo x x
Longhorn Network x
MegaTV x
MLB Network x x x
MotorTrend x x x x x
MSG x
MSG+ x
MSNBC x x x x x x x
MTV x x x x x x x
MTV Classic x x
MTV2 x x x x
Multimedios x
My Network TV x x
Nat Geo x x x x x x x
Nat Geo Mundo x
Nat Geo Wild x x x x
NBA TV x x
NBC x x x x x x x
NBCSN x x x x x x x
NHL Network x x
Nick Jr. x x x x x x
Nickelodeon x x x x x x x
Nicktoons x x x
NTN24 x
Nuestra Tele x
Olympic Channel x 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 x
Pasiones x
Peru Magico x
Pop x x x
REELZ x x x x
Revolt x x x
RFD-TV x x x x
SCI x x x
SEC Network x 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 Suspence x
STARZ Encore West x
STARZ Encore Westerns x
Sundance TV x x x
SUR Peru 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 x x
Tennis Channel x x x
The CW x x x x x x
The Weather Channel x 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 x
TV One x x x
TVE x
TVG x x
TyC Sports x
UniMas 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
VePlus x
VH-1 x x x x x x x
Viceland x x x x x
VideoRola x
ViendoMovies x
VME x
WAPA America x
WE tv x x x x
YES Network x
ZooMoo x