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DirecTV Now channels: The complete list for every live TV package

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Go big or go home.

One look at the complete lineup of DirecTV Now channels and you’ll understand why it’s the most comprehensive live TV streaming service on the market. Even its most basic package still offers more than 65 channels, which dwarfs competitors like Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue. (You can see a complete list of PlayStation Vue channels here.) But with five distinct channel packages, it can be difficult to know which one makes the most sense for you. That’s why we’ve created a complete list of DirecTV channels, broken down by package, as well as the premium add-on channels available.

It’s worth noting that if you’re an AT&T Unlimited subscriber, you receive a $25 monthly credit toward any DirecTV Now channel package. No matter what DirecTV package you land on, they all work with the same devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, and Amazon Fire Stick. Don’t have one of those devices? You’re in luck. DirecTV Now is offering a free Roku streaming stick if you spend $65 your first month. 

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DirecTV Now local channels

DirecTV Now offers local channels in most American cities, but you don’t have to wait until you sign up to find out what’s available. Just go here and punch in your ZIP code to see what local channels are offered in your area. Here’s what came up for me in Washington, D.C., for example:

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DirecTV Now channels

1) Live a Little

Cost: $40 per month

For my money, it doesn’t get any better than the Live a Little package (though it certainly gets bigger). Here, you’ll get all of your essential DirecTV Now channels: AMC, Comedy Central, ESPN, FS1, FX, HGTV, NBCSN, MTV, MSNBC, Syfy, TNT. It’s all there—and at a price point that’s tough to beat.

DirecTV Now channels list - live a little DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now Live a Little channels:

  • A&E Network
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • Audience
  • AXS TV
  • Baby First
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Bravo
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • CW
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E! Now
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • FOX Sports 1
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXX
  • Galavision
  • Hallmark Channel
  • Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Lifetime TV Shows & Movies
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
  • One American News
  • Paramount Network
  • REELZ
  • RFD-TV
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TeenNick
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • Univision
  • USA Network
  • Velocity
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE tv

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2) Just Right

Cost: $55 per month

DirecTV recommends Just Right as your ideal starting point. It’s a good middle ground between the entry-level Just a Little and the bloated offerings of Go Big and Gotta Have It. You’ll get 85 channels, but if you look closely, most of the good DirecTV Now channels are already included in the significantly cheaper Live a Little package.

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DirecTV Now Just Right channels:

  • A Wealth of Entertainment
  • A&E Network
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • Audience
  • AXS TV
  • Baby First
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Bravo
  • BTN
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Comedy TV
  • Cooking Channel
  • CW
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E! Now
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNEWS
  • ESPNU
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • FOX Sports 1
  • Freeform
  • Fuse
  • Fusion
  • FX
  • FXX
  • Galavision
  • GSN
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Justice Central
  • Lifetime TV Shows & Movies
  • MLB Network
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • NFL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
  • Nicktoons
  • One American News
  • OWN
  • Paramount Network
  • Pop
  • REELZ
  • RFD-TV
  • Science
  • SEC Network
  • SundanceTV
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TeenNick
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • TV One
  • UniMás
  • Univision
  • USA Network
  • Velocity
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE tv
  • The Weather Channel

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3) Go Big

Cost: $65 per month

If bigger is better, why not Go Big? You’ll never struggle to find something to watch with this package, which tacks on a lot of secondary channels (FS2, FXM) and even more sports options, like NBC Golf.

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DirecTV Now Go Big channels:

  • A Wealth of Entertainment
  • A&E Network
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • American Heroes
  • Animal Planet
  • Audience
  • AXS TV
  • Baby First
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Bravo
  • BTN
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Comedy TV
  • Cooking Channel
  • CW
  • Destination America
  • Discovery
  • Discovery Family Channel
  • Discovery Life
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • DIY Network
  • E! Now
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNEWS
  • ESPNU
  • FM
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • FOX Sports 1
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Freeform
  • Fuse
  • Fusion
  • FX
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • fyi,
  • Galavision
  • Golf Channel
  • GSN
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Justice Central
  • Lifetime TV Shows & Movies
  • LMN
  • Logo
  • MLB Network
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • MTV Classic
  • Nat Geo WILD
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • NFL Network
  • NHL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
  • Nicktoons
  • Olympic Channel
  • One American News
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • Paramount Network
  • Pop
  • REELZ
  • Revolt
  • RFD-TV
  • Science
  • SEC Network
  • SundanceTV
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TeenNick
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • TVG
  • TV One
  • UniMás
  • Universo
  • Univision
  • Universal Kids
  • USA Network
  • Velocity
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE tv
  • The Weather Channel

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4) Gotta Have It

Cost: $75 per month

It doesn’t get any bigger than this in streaming entertainment. Simply put: This package can compete with anything you might find with a cable provider, minus the satellite, the annual contract, and all the related headaches. The most notable addition to this level of DirecTV Now channels is a whole suite of Starz programming. (We highly recommend you check out Black Sails.)

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DirecTV Now Gotta Have It channels:

  • A Wealth of Entertainment
  • A&E Network
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • American Heroes
  • Animal Planet
  • Audience
  • AXS TV
  • Baby First
  • BBC America
  • BBC World News
  • BET
  • Bloomberg TV
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • BTN
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNBC World
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Comedy TV
  • Cooking Channel
  • CW
  • Destination America
  • Discovery
  • Discovery Family Channel
  • Discovery Life
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • DIY Network
  • E! Now
  • El Rey
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNEWS
  • ESPNU
  • FM
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News Channel
  • FOX Sports 1
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Freeform
  • Fuse
  • Fusion
  • FX
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • fyi,
  • Galavision
  • Golf Channel
  • GSN
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • Justice Central
  • Lifetime TV Shows & Movies
  • LMN
  • Logo
  • MLB Network
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • MTV2
  • MTV Classic
  • Nat Geo WILD
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • NFL Network
  • NHL Network
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
  • Nicktoons
  • Olympic Channel
  • One American News
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • Paramount Network
  • Pop
  • REELZ
  • Revolt
  • RFD-TV
  • Science
  • SEC Network
  • STARZ ENCORE Action
  • STARZ ENCORE Black
  • STARZ ENCORE East
  • STARZ ENCORE Family
  • STARZ ENCORE Classic
  • STARZ ENCORE Suspense
  • STARZ ENCORE West
  • STARZ ENCORE Westerns
  • SundanceTV
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • TeenNick
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • TVG
  • TV One
  • UniMás
  • Universo
  • Univision
  • Universal Kids
  • Univision Deportes Network
  • USA Network
  • Velocity
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WE tv
  • The Weather Channel

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5) Todo y Mas

Cost: $45 per month

No one else in streaming entertainment, with the noted exception of the sports-focused FuboTV, does more to cater to Spanish-speaking viewers. This package, which fittingly translates to “everything and more,” cherrypicks from DirecTV Now’s entry-level package and adds more than 40 Spanish exclusives, including Univision, ESPN Deportes, Nat Geo Mundo, Telemundo, Discovery En Español, and CNN En Español, among others. If you’re bilingual, Todo y Mas provides the best of both worlds.

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DirecTV Now Todo y Mas channels:

  • A&E
  • ABC
  • AccuWeather
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • Audience
  • AXS TV
  • BabyFirst TVTM
  • Boomerang
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network East
  • CBS
  • CNN
  • C-SPAN
  • C-SPAN2
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney XD
  • E!
  • El Rey
  • Food Network
  • FOX Sports 1
  • FOX
  • Freeform
  • Fusion
  • FX
  • FXX
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • Lifetime
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • National Geographic Channel
  • NBC
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite
  • Paramount Network
  • TBS
  • TNT
  • USA Network
  • Velocity
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • Antena 3
  • ATRES SERIES
  • Azteca
  • BabyTV
  • Bandamax
  • beIN Sports en español
  • Canal 22 Internacional
  • CANAL ONCE
  • Caracol TV
  • Centroamérica TV
  • Cine Estelar
  • Cine Mexicano
  • Cine Nostalgia
  • Cine Sony
  • Cinelatino
  • CNN En Español
  • De Pelicula
  • De Pelicula Clásico
  • Discovery En Español
  • Discovery Familia
  • Ecuador TV
  • Ecuavisa Internacional
  • Enlace
  • ESPN Deportes
  • Estrella TV
  • FOROtv
  • FOX Deportes
  • FOXlife
  • Galavisión
  • GolTV
  • History En Español
  • HITN TV
  • Hola TV
  • IVC Net
  • MegaTV
  • Multimedios
  • Nat Geo Mundo
  • NTN24
  • Nuestra Tele
  • Pasiones
  • Perú Mágico
  • SUR Perú
  • TeleCentro
  • Telefe
  • Telemundo
  • Tr3s
  • TV Chile
  • TVE
  • TyC Sports
  • UniMás
  • UNIVERSO
  • Univision Deportes Network
  • Univision tlnovelas
  • Univision
  • Venevisión
  • VideoRola
  • ViendoMovies
  • Vme
  • WAPA América
  • The Weather Channel
  • ZooMoo

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DirecTV Now channels: The add-ons

The only downside to DirecTV Now is that it lacks some of the add-on channels you might see in other live TV streaming offerings. For example, there’s no way to add NFL RedZone. But DirecTV Now offers the absolute cheapest way to watch HBO online—at a staggering $5 per month. Here’s everything else you can add.

  • HBO: $5 per month
  • Cinemax: $5 per month
  • Showtime: $8 per month
  • Starz: $8 per month

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DirecTV Now channels: The best option

Unless you really need the NFL Network or have your heart set on extras like the Travel Channel, the entry-level Live a Little package offers everything you need at a competitive price point: $40 per month for 65 channels. That includes AMC, CNN, FS, FX, ESPN and ESPN2, and Syfy. With all the money you’ll be saving, it’s easy to justify adding HBO and other premium options.

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For more information, check out our full DirecTV Now guide to learn more. 

New to cord-cutting? Here are our picks for the best movie streaming sites of 2018 and free live TV apps and channels. If you’re looking for a specific channel, here’s how to watch HBO, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, AMC, FX, and NFL RedZone without cable, as well as free movies on YouTube.

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Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.