AT&T is changing its DirecTV Now streaming bundles and raising the starting price to $50 per month.
In a news release, AT&T confirmed that the two new video packages will include access to HBO and dozens of live TV channels, plus local stations where available.
DirecTV Now Plus is the $50 per month plan, while DirecTV Now Max is priced at $70 a month.
New DirecTV Now plans: What you need to know
“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.”
New DirecTV Now channel lineups
|DirecTV Now Plus: 40+ channels||DirecTV Now Max: 50+ channels|
|HBO Family||HBO Family|
|HBO Latino||HBO Latino|
|Cartoon Network||Cartoon Network|
|CBS Sports Network|
|CNBC World||CNBC World|
|Disney Channel||Disney Channel|
|Disney Junior||Disney Junior|
|Disney XD||Disney XD|
|Fox Business Network||Fox Business Network|
|Fox News Channel||Fox News Channel|
|Fox Sports 1||Fox Sports 1|
|Fox Sports 2|
|FX Movie Channel||FX Movie Channel|
|Hallmark Channel||Hallmark Channel|
|My Network TV*||My Network TV*|
|Nat Geo WILD||Nat Geo WILD|
|National Geographic Channel||National Geographic Channel|
|Universal Kids||Universal Kids|
|USA Network||USA Network|
|*To get a local or regional sports network, your billing address must match a local market and your device must be in that location.|
AT&T said existing DirecTV Now customers can keep their current lineup of channels if they want to, but the price of those plans will increase by $10 a month. Learn more on AT&T’s website.
These changes come shortly after Hulu with Live TV raised its base plan to $44.99 per month.
The great thing about streaming TV services is that there are no contracts. If you’re not happy with your provider, you can cancel whenever you want and switch to a competitor.