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AT&T reportedly raising DirecTV Now prices yet again

By Shawn Knight · 10 replies
Mar 12, 2019
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  1. AT&T is reportedly preparing to raise prices of its DirecTV Now streaming offering for the second time in less than a year. Cord Cutter News first broke the story over the weekend with Variety running a follow-up on Monday.

    As of writing, prices for DirecTV Now packages range from $40 for 65+ channels to $75 if you want access to 125+ channels. According to Variety, AT&T is notifying subscribers that their monthly prices will increase by $10 starting in April.

    Furthermore, the publication claims AT&T will only offer new customers two packages to choose from (there are four today, plus the Spanish-language package Todo y Más) – a $50 DirecTV Now Plus bundle with 40+ channels and a DirecTV Now Max package for $70 that carries 50+ channels. Both will reportedly include HBO which is good news for Game of Thrones fans.

    Updated plan information was reportedly posted on DirecTV Now’s website but has since been taken offline. It’s unclear why AT&T backtracked on the decision or when it plans to firmly move forward with the new packages.

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  2. ckm88

    ckm88 TS Booster Posts: 138   +100

    And they want to compete with streaming services like Netflix?! LOL.
    psycros and wiyosaya like this.
  3. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,872   +2,205

    I'm glad I left this type of TV subscription model behind.
    psycros and B5S46M like this.
  4. TheBigT42

    TheBigT42 TS Maniac Posts: 315   +194

    Now AT&T does not need to compete with Time Warner prices come up .... hmmmmmm I wonder when Time Warner prices will increase.
    psycros likes this.
  5. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,943   +1,208

    These cable/satellite companies are continuing to cut their throats, and they don't even know it!
  6. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,810   +668

    It's the same carap no matter where it's watched.
  7. Danny101

    Danny101 TS Guru Posts: 739   +284

    A prime example on why not to support mergers.
    psycros likes this.
  8. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,670   +2,432

    That sound you hear is a million video pirates LOLing.
    Danny101 likes this.
  9. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 769   +377

    According to Statista, there are ~119m households in the US that have pay TV.
    think about it, those poor souls have to be tortured by commercials whenever they watch something.
    Seriously, the only thing you can watch like that is a football game since each half lasts 45 minutes and cant be interrupted. But the rest can!
    I guess if you are raised as a slave you dont really find it too bad
    as a free person would see it.
    You are slaves people. Even with your dvr, you are. Even though the number of you slaves that actually
    are probed with a thick stick of annoying media trying to make you buy something is way less than 100 millions, you are in a terrible state and need to be rescued. Peace.
    Dylan Perry likes this.

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,702   +788

    I don't understand why people still pay so much for so many ads. It's crazy...

    In the end the an internet connection and a few streaming services costs about the same, and you don't have ads, unless you go with lame Hulu.
  11. urbanman2004

    urbanman2004 TS Booster Posts: 89   +27

    So subscribing to DirecTV Now defeats the purpose of "cutting the cord"? I'm confused

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