Wondering how much DirecTV Now costs in 2019? Looking for details about its recent price hikes, and any hidden fees or other costs that may be part of your streaming package? Let’s give you the full breakdown in this article now.

How Much Does DirecTV Now Cost?

Currently, DirecTV Now has a few different pricing and subscription plans, as follows:

  • Plus: 40+ channels / $50 per month. Includes HBO
  • Max: 50+ channels / $70 per month. Includes HBO, Cinemax
  • Entertainment: 65+ channels / $93 per month
  • Choice: 85+ channels / $110 per month
  • Xtra: 105+ channels /  $124 per month
  • Ultimate: 125+ channels / $135 per month

For more information about what comes in each package, you can take a look at this article from Flixed.

When Was the Last Time DirecTV Now Raised Its Prices? 

The last time that DirecTV Now raised its price was in early 2019. At this time, it raised the prices for all of its existing packages by between $20-$30 and renamed them all. Previously, the “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Xtra” and “Ultimate” packages had different names.

At the same time, it introduced the “Plus” and “Max” packages, which provide fewer channels than the previous lowest-cost packages, but cost $10 and $15/month more, respectively. 

Before this, DirecTV Now was steadily raising prices over the few years since it launched, with a $5 price hike about every year. This latest price hike has been the most dramatic by far, and could be contributing to the rapid subscriber loss that DirecTV Now is experiencing.

Does DirecTV Now Have Any Paid Add-Ons?

Yes. You can add a few premium channels to DirecTV Now for an additional fee, like Showtime, STARZ, and some Spanish and international channels. You can also pay a $5/monthly fee to raise your simultaneous streaming limit to 3, instead of the default 2 simultaneous streams.

Does DirecTV Now Have Extra Hidden Fees?

No. Unlike its satellite counterpart DirecTV, DirecTV Now has no hidden fees like cancellation fees, equipment fees, or satellite fees. You won’t have to worry about paying any hidden costs when you subscribe, which may make this a more appealing option for some TV subscribers.

Does DirecTV Now Offer a Free Trial for New Users?

Yes. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial through DirecTV Now, and try it out for yourself to see if you like the service. To do so, you just need to visit its website, sign up, choose your package, and provide a valid credit card. 

As long as you cancel within the 7-day free trial, you won’t have to pay a dime, so you can see if this streaming service is right for you, risk-free.

Eric Liston is a freelance writer and tech enthusiast based in Ohio, specializing in internet security, cord-cutting, and more.