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DIRECTV CHOICE Package

The Best Value

When it's time to get DIRECTV, folks often get more channels than they really need. Fact is, unless you have a household divided on tastes, you'll probably find DIRECTV CHOICE already includes most of your favorite programming. And at $74.99/mo (with HD fees included), it's both feature-packed AND very affordably priced. Even better, DIRECTV lets you down (or up)grade at any time without a service fee - as a result, a lot of new subscribers like to give this value-rich package a try first, then switch it up as needed.

Choice
200+ channels
$74.99 /mo
2-year Price Guarantee
Regular: $124
Includes...
  • Over 200 live channels
  • Local Channels Included (can also remove them and save $12/mo)
  • Free Gemini Receiver1
  • Regional Sports Networks
  • Free Installation
  • 45,000+ On demand titles
  • Free movie channels (see bottom of page for latest deal)
  • Music Choice channels
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The Choice lineup features a fun and time-tested combo of general-interest programming. For starters, there's a ton of family/educational channels, including A&E, Lifetime, GAC Family, The Weather Channel, etc. Sports-wise, it's the first plan with coverage from the MLB/NFL Network, NBA TV, Golf Channel, college networks and the ESPN suite (4 channels). When it comes to picture quality, all HD sports channels are broadcast in crystal-clear 1080p (with a growing number in 4K). Overall, Choice is a great intro package at an even better price.

PERFECT FOR: folks looking to manage their TV budget but not compromise on channel options (especially compared to cable).

See below for a complete listing of all the channels available:

Choice Channel Lineup

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Channel Number HD Base Channels
Base
Movie Channels
Movies
Sports Channels
Sports
Local Channels
Local
Spanish Channels
Spanish
Music Channels
Music
A&E265
ABClocal
ACC Network612
AccuWeather361
AMC254
Animal Planet282
AXS TV340
BabyFirst TV293
BBC America264
BET329
BET (West)329-1
Big Ten Network (BTN)610
Black News Channel342
Bloomberg353
Boomerang298
BRAVO237
BYUtv374
C-SPAN 1350
C-SPAN 2351
Cartoon Network (East)296
Cartoon Network (West)297
CBSlocal
Cheddar News354
Christian Television (CTN)376
Cleo TV341
CNBC355
CNBC World357
CNN202
CNN en Español419
CNN International358
Comedy Central249
Comedy TV382
Cooking Channel232
Country Music TV (CMT)327
CWlocal
Daystar369
DIRECTV SportsMix205
Discovery278
Disney Channel (East)290
Disney Channel (West)291
Disney Jr289
Disney XD292
E! Entertainment TV236
Enlace448
ESNE456
ESPN206
ESPN2209
ESPNews207
ESPNU208
EWTN370
Family Entertainment TV323
Food Network231
Foxlocal
Fox Business Network359
Fox News Channel360
Fox Sports 1219
Free Speech TV348
Freeform311
Fuse339
FX248
FXX259
GAC Family326
Galavisión404
Game Show Network (GSN)233
GEB Network363
God TV365
Golf Channel218
Hallmark Channel312
HGTV229
History269
HITN461
HLN204
Hope Channel368
HSN240
HSN2310
IFC564
IMPACT380
Inspiration Channel (INSP)364
Investigation Discovery285
ION TV (East)305
ION TV (West)306
JBS388
Jewelry Television313
Jewish Life TV325-1
Justice Central383
Lifetime252
Link TV375
Living Faith Network379
MAVTV214
MLB Network213
Motor Trend281
MSNBC356
MTV331
MTV 2333
Music Choice [+]800.m
Music Choice: '60s Movement803
Music Choice: '70s804
Music Choice: '80s805
Music Choice: '80s Rock829
Music Choice: '90s806
Music Choice: Adult Alternative832
Music Choice: All Christmas858
Music Choice: Alternative834
Music Choice: Americana810
Music Choice: Big Band801
Music Choice: Bluegrass812
Music Choice: Blues854
Music Choice: Brazilian Pop877
Music Choice: Broadway823
Music Choice: Classic Alternative838
Music Choice: Classic Country808
Music Choice: Classic Dance845
Music Choice: Classic Rock833
Music Choice: Classical Masterpieces865
Music Choice: Coffee Shop Cuts836
Music Choice: Contemporary Christian826
Music Choice: Contemporary Instrumentals820
Music Choice: Country Hits809
Music Choice: Dance/EDM859
Music Choice: Easy Listening853
Music Choice: Filipino885
Music Choice: Folk813
Music Choice: Funk844
Music Choice: Gospel827
Music Choice: Gospel Hallelujah828
Music Choice: Hard Rock835
Music Choice: Hip-Hop And R&B825
Music Choice: Hit List816
Music Choice: Honky Tonk811
Music Choice: Indie831
Music Choice: Irish Favorites883
Music Choice: Italian Favorites882
Music Choice: Jazz852
Music Choice: Jazz Vocal Hits850
Music Choice: Jazz Vocal Standards855
Music Choice: K-Pop (103A)861
Music Choice: Kids Only!868
Music Choice: Latin Jazz879
Music Choice: Light Classical866
Music Choice: Lounge824
Music Choice: Love Songs819
Music Choice: Mainstream Rap847
Music Choice: Malt Shop Favorites802
Music Choice: Max818
Music Choice: Metal830
Music Choice: Mexicana876
Music Choice: Movie Scores822
Music Choice: Musica Urbana875
Music Choice: Nature Sounds884
Music Choice: New Age856
Music Choice: New Wave839
Music Choice: Party Favorites880
Music Choice: Pop & Country840
Music Choice: Pop Hits821
Music Choice: Pop Latino871
Music Choice: R&B Classics842
Music Choice: R&B Soul843
Music Choice: Rap846
Music Choice: Reggae863
Music Choice: Retro Workout862
Music Choice: Rock841
Music Choice: Rock Hits837
Music Choice: Rock Latino878
Music Choice: Romances870
Music Choice: Singers & Swing807
Music Choice: Smooth Jazz851
Music Choice: Soft Rock849
Music Choice: Sounds of the Seasons815
Music Choice: Soundscapes857
Music Choice: Symphony864
Music Choice: Taste of Italy881
Music Choice: Teen Beats867
Music Choice: Throwback Jamz848
Music Choice: Today's Country814
Music Choice: Toddler Tunes869
Music Choice: Tropicales874
Music Choice: Vietnamese886
Music Choice: Workout860
Music Choice: Y2K817
NASA352
National Geographic276
NBA TV216
NBClocal
Newsmax349
NewsNation307
NFL Network212
NHK322
Nick Jr301
Nickelodeon (East)299
Nickelodeon (West)300
Nicktoons302
NRB378
ONCE MEXICO447
OWN TV279
Paramount Network241
PBS241
PBS Kids288
POP273
Pursuit Channel604
QVC317
QVC 2315
QVC 3318
Reelz238
RFDTV345
Science284
SEC Network611
So Yummy563
SundanceTV239
Syfy244
Tastemade235
TBN372
TBN Inspire371
TBS247
TCT Network377
Teen Nick303
Telemundolocal
Tennis Channel217
TLC280
TNT245
Travel Channel277
TruTV246
Turner Classic Movies (TCM)256
TV Games Network (TVG)602
TV Land304
TV One328
Unimás408
Univision402
UP TV338
USA Network242
VH1335
Vice271
Victory366
Weather Channel (TWC)362
WeatherNation361
Women's Entertainment (WE)260
Word Network373
World Harvest TV367
Last updated: 4/20/24

Choice: via Internet or via Satellite

The Choice plan, as with all the DIRECTV packages, now lets you choose between getting it "via internet" or "via satellite". Via the internet lets you bypass having to install a dish at your home. The downside is you'll miss out on some channels, have less 4K options and won't be able to use the Genie DVR (only the Gemini DVR applies). Both cost the same and come with a 2-year price guarantee.

via Satellite
via Internet
Professional dish install (by a technician)

Select an install date, technician does everything.

Easy self-install with internet

No dish involved, simple process (less than 10 min.)

2-year Price Guarantee

$74.99/mo

2-year Price Guarantee

$74.99/mo

2-Year Contract
2-Year Contract
Genie DVR

Gemini can be added separately

Gemini Air device

Lets you watch Choice TV + streaming apps

37 exclusive channels

Some of the more popular channels ONLY available via satellite: DIRECTV SportsMix, MSNBC, NASA, TBN, Victory, MAVTV and about 70 Music Choice channels (full list below)

6 exclusive channels

Even though you're missing those 37, internet does exclusively get you Heroes & Icons, Fox Soul, Fuel TV, SportsGrid, Tastemade Home, and Tastemade Travel (not available on satellite)

4k Channels included
4k only via 3rd party apps (eg, Max)

Full list of channels only available via Satellite (not internet)

Here's the full list of channels you won't get with the Internet-only version of DIRECTV. The more popular ones are MSNBC, Pursuit Channel and Victory. DIRECTV SportsMix (multiple sports channels on one screen) also isn't available via internet. The rest are mostly shopping and faith-based so not quite as valuable...

Arirang TV, BYUtv, CBO, Christian Television (CTN), Daystar Español, DIRECTV SportsMix, Enlace, ESNE, EWTN, Family Entertainment TV, Free Speech TV, GEB Network, GOD TV, HITN, Hope Channel, HSN2, IMPACT, INSP, JBS, Jewish Life TV, Living Faith Network, MAVTV, MSNBC, Music Choice (70 chnls), NASA, NHK, NRB, ONCE Mexico, Pursuit Channel, ShopHQ, So Yummy, SonLife Broadcasting, TBN, TBN Inspire, TCT Network, Victory, Word Network, World Harvest TV

Where to find this package:

As of today, get CHOICE at the lowest price available below, either online or over the phone...

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  • Choice package for as low as $74.99/mo
  • Over 200 live TV channels
  • FREE Genie DVR or Gemini Air device
  • FREE Max, SHOWTIME®, STARZ® & Cinemax® for 3 Mths
  • Note: DIRECTV's best offer since June 2021
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Cost breakdown: DIRECTV Choice

What's the actual cost for Choice? Here are all the statement line items, including DVR, installation and other monthly charges. Keep in mind state or local governments can add additional charges to your bill. The set-up below assumes the Genie DVR with 1 TV hooked up.

Current deals for Choice include a 2-year price guarantee and a Visa gift card for new customers. There's also a $10/mo discount for having paperless billing and autopay setup within 30 days of activation. After 2 years, the contract ends and rolls over into a month-to-month (cancel anytime) and you pay the prevailing rate at that time.

Category
Up-front
Monthly
Plan
Choice
$84.99
Installation
always free
$0
Genie DVR
advanced receiver fee
$15
RSN
regional sports fee (ave.)
$9
Deal #1
auto-pay & paperless bill discount
($10)
TOTALS
$0
$98.99

Hidden fees and penalties

All applicable fees for this plan are in the table above. The following are other fees you may encounter, though they have much less impact on your monthly cost.

DIRECTV's other fees

Activation fee Gov't fee
$19.95
$2

The activation fee is a one-time charge of $19.95 to setup your equipment (this is often discounted though, depends on your installation). The Government fee is monthly and depends on your zip code -- it's usually $1-$3/mo.

Penalties:

  • Early termination fee - if you break your contract before the 2-year contract ends, you're on the hook for $20/mo for every month left.

Frequently Asked Questions

What internet or phone can I combine with Choice?

Since DIRECTV is technically still under the AT&T umbrella, bundles with AT&T (home phone or internet) will get you the most savings.

How does the streaming version of DIRECTV Choice differ?

DIRECTV Stream is the non-receiver alternative to DIRECTV Satellite (and Internet). Prices are identical and channel lineups are roughly the same as well (minus a few channels on Stream). The main differences with Stream are: no satellite dish, Gemini receiver instead of Genie and a no-contract agreement.

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