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How To Cancel Your DirecTV Stream Subscription, Quick and Easy

With a crowded streaming market full of ever-expanding options, you may be considering canceling your DirecTV Stream subscription and replacing it with a lower-cost service. We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know to cancel DirecTV Stream without hassle.

How to cancel your DirecTV stream subscription

You can easily cancel DirecTV Stream from any device, but we recommend doing it from a desktop or laptop computer. Apps sometimes offer a limited view of your subscription settings, so it's best to get the broadest view possible.

  • Note: Some images may refer to "DirecTV Now", the streaming service's previous name. It was changed to DirecTV Stream in late 2021.

1. Go to your settings (top right corner gear symbol)

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2. Click on “Account Details” above the User ID (email address)

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3. Select “Manage subscription”

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4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select “I want to cancel”

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5. Select “Continue to cancel”

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6. Optional: Negotiate for a lower subscription price in the chat box on the right

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7. Click on “No need to chat, just cancel”

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Can I restart my DirecTV Stream subscription later?

DirecTV Stream will let you restart your account at any time. Once you cancel, you can still watch for the remainder of the month that you paid for, or for the remainder of your free trial period. After the service is canceled, you won’t be charged until you reactivate your account.

If you're on the fence about canceling (or even getting) DirecTV Stream, perhaps our DirecTV Stream Review can help you with your decision.

Are there any good DirecTV Stream alternatives?

DirecTV Stream's newly slimmed-down channel package and higher price make it a bit of a gamble for those who don’t want or need HBO. Sling TV offers a similar, slim approach at a lower price, but you may also want to consider options such as fubo, Philo, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV.

For a deep dive into your other options, check out our Best DirecTV Stream Alternatives. We've also got head-to-head matchups, such as DirecTV Stream vs fuboTV, versus Philo, and versus YouTube TV.

Not Sure What DirecTV Stream Alternatives Fit Your Needs? Try Cord Cutter Express!

DirecTV Stream may not be at the price point you want, but you can use our Cord Cutter Express tool to find out which services have the channels you want at a lower price. You can also use our free TV guide to review live content on any multi-channel streaming service or separately for popular channels.

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