DIRECTV TV Programming Packages Explained
One of the ways consumers can utilize the best of DIRECTV is through the company's numerous packages. DIRECTV packages allow users to pick the services and features that are right for their unique needs. To make it clear, those packages are not as same as what falls under bundles. Bundles are when you choose from a wide range of AT&T services including Internet, phone, and TV viewing. DIRECTV packages are tailored towards TV only. Here, channels and programming are selected based on the years of successful DIRECTV business and top awards earned directly from consumers. Current DIRECTV packages are listed below:
DIRECTV Base Packages – English
Currently, there are six DIRECTV packages in English, as follows:
This package provides users with 145 or more channels. It includes a Genie HD DVR upgrade to four rooms of the home. It also provides users with 46 movie channels for a limited trial basis. The regular price of this package is $81/month.
This is the next step up and includes over 150 channels. Users also get the Genie HD DVR upgrade for four rooms and access to 46 movie channels for a three month trial. The regular price of this package is $91/month.
This offers the same features for the Genie HD DVR and trial, but also includes 175+ channels and a 2016 NFL Sunday Ticket feature. The regular price of this package is $104/month. Regional Sports Fee applies in certain markets.
This programming option provides more than 220 channels for a low price along with the Genie HD DVR for four rooms, trial offer for movie channels, and NFL Sunday Ticket. The regular price of this package is $111/month. Regional Sports Fee applies in certain markets.
Also called "The Movie Lover's Package," DIRECTV ULTIMATE features 240+ channels including popular NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX, ENCORE, The Movie Channel (East, West), Cloo Channel, Esquire Network, and more. It also includes Free Genie® HD DVR Upgrade, DIRECTV On Demand, DIRECTV Everywhere, and much more. The regular price of this package is $121/month. Regional Sports Fee applies in certain markets.
This is the top DIRECTV's package, featuring 315+ channels. Besides NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX, it includes over 30 specialty sports channels, all premium networks (HBO®, STARZ®, SHOWTIME®, CINEMAX®), and all of the other features listed in the lower packages. The regular price of this package is $174/month. Regional Sports Fee applies in certain markets.
DIRECTV Base Packages – Spanish
MÁS LATINO® Package
Described as the best value package, MÁS LATINO® comes with 115+ Digital Channels. This includes over 55 Spanish-language channels and over 60 English language channels. Among those are Disney Channel, GolTV, Nat Geo Mundo, Univision, Telemundo, and Galavisión. The regular price of this package is $36.99/month.
OPTIMO MÁS™ Package
This package comes with 195+ Digital Channels, including over 70 Spanish-language channels and over 120 English language channels. It includes FOX Deportes, Centroamerica TV, Galavisión, Univision, Telemundo, and beIN SPORTS. The regular price of this package is $54.99/month.
MÁS ULTRA™ Package
This package brings on more channels, movies and sports as it includes 235+ channels, among which are over 75 Spanish-language channels and over 155 English language channels. MÁS ULTRA™ comes with Mexicanal, UniMás, ESPN HD Deportes, Univision, Telemundo, and Galavisión. The regular price of this package is $71.99/month. Regional Sports Fee applies in certain markets.
LO MAXIMO™ Package
The best choice for movie lovers, LO MAXIMO™ comes with 340+ channels, including HBO Latino, Max Latino, CINEMAX Latino and more of premium packages. In total, it features over 75 Spanish-language channels and over 245 English language. The regular price of this package is $136.99/month. Regional Sports Fee applies in certain markets.
These products are then customized to meet the TV users' needs. You can add as many channels
and features as you want.
Additional products offered through packages can make DIRECTV even more beneficial. For example, users can add in AT&T wireless bundles, pick up a business package, or add additional premium networks such as DIRECTV HD Extra Pack, HBO, and SHOWTIME. International packages are available as well. These provide users with access to international programming that includes Korean, Vietnamese, and Filipino.
One of the biggest additional package options includes the sports packages. NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass, and NHL Center Ice are some examples of the sports packages. These can often be added to any DIRECTV package as well.
To conclude, DIRECTV is a great choice as it gives users the ability to choose the type and
amount of TV viewing they desire. You can choose from a wide range of products. For example,
these bundles include HD DVR service for four rooms in the home along with a three month
trial of 46 movie channels.
What's more, consumers can continue to add onto this package to include additional products they desire. This includes International packages which give users access to numerous programming options from around the world. Premium Networks, such as Cinemax, Starz, HBO, and SHOWTIME are also available as additional components to the plan. Sports packages add more to this as well. Users can choose NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass, and NHL Center Ice. The right DIRECTV bundles are those that pull together the features that your home desires and needs and then offers a low price on them.
What is important to know about DIRECTV packages is that they are customizable to meet the needs of the user. Choose the additional packages and features based on what is available to you and what you would like to watch. Packages are overall beneficial because they provide users ample access to programming and help to reduce costs overall.