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DIRECTV Entertainment Package

The Starter

A solid all-around plan, this is the package we suggest former cable subscribers look at first. With an impressive mix of genres and networks (all packed into 165 all-digital channels), the ENTERTAINMENT plan stacks up quite favorably against cable's most popular line-ups. And since cost is the top reason folks leave cable, it'll maximize your savings, both short and long-term. The ENTERTAINMENT package has 35 less channels than Choice (see below for that list), so provided those channels aren't on your must-have list, give this plan some serious consideration.

Entertainment
165+ channels
$69.99 /mo
2-year Price Guarantee
Regular: $93
Includes...
  • Over 165 live channels
  • $200 Visa Reward Card
  • Free Genie DVR System1
  • Free Local Channels
  • Free Installation
  • 45,000+ On demand titles
  • Free movie channels (see bottom of page for latest deal)
  • Music Choice channels
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As mentioned, ENTERTAINMENT is essentially the Choice plan minus 35 channels. Some of the channels you won't get:
Sports: ESPNews, ESPNU, MLB Network, NBA TV, NFL Network
Movies: A&E, GAC Family, Lifetime
Educational: Travel Channel, Fuse, CNBC World, OWN
Other: NewsNation, GSN, Comedy TV, Unimás, UP TV and Weather Channel

So, die-hard sports fans aren't likely to dig this plan. Otherwise, it doesn't skimp on family, news and other general-interest programming.

PERFECT FOR: the non-sports fan looking to dramatically slash their bill.

Check out the table below for a complete list of all the channels included:

Entertainment 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
ABClocal
AccuWeather361
AMC254
Animal Planet282
AXS TV340
BabyFirst TV293
BBC America264
BET329
BET (West)329-1
Black News Channel342
Bloomberg353
Boomerang298
BRAVO237
BYUtv374
C-SPAN 1350
C-SPAN 2351
Cartoon Network (East)296
Cartoon Network (West)297
CBSlocal
Christian Television (CTN)376
Cleo TV341
CNBC355
CNN202
CNN en Español419
CNN International358
Comedy Central249
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
EWTN370
Family Entertainment TV323
Food Network231
Foxlocal
Fox Business Network359
Fox News Channel360
Fox Sports 1219
Free Speech TV348
Freeform311
FX248
FXX259
Galavisión404
GEB Network363
God TV365
Hallmark Channel312
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries565
HGTV229
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
Link TV375
Living Faith Network379
MAVTV214
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
NBClocal
Newsmax349
NHK322
Nick Jr301
Nickelodeon (East)299
Nickelodeon (West)300
NRB378
ONCE MEXICO447
Ovation274
Paramount Network241
PBS241
PBS Kids288
Pursuit Channel604
QVC317
QVC 2315
QVC 3318
Reelz238
Revolt384
RFDTV345
So Yummy563
SundanceTV239
Syfy244
Tastemade235
TBN372
TBN Inspire371
TBS247
TCT Network377
Teen Nick303
Telemundolocal
TLC280
TNT245
TruTV246
Turner Classic Movies (TCM)256
TV Land304
Univision402
USA Network242
VH1335
Vice271
Victory366
WeatherNation361
Women's Entertainment (WE)260
Word Network373
World Harvest TV367
Last updated: 3/2/24

Entertainment: via Internet or via Satellite

When you order the Entertainment plan, you have the option of getting DIRECTV "via Internet" or "via Satellite". Satellite is the traditional way where a technician comes by and installs a physical dish at your home. "Via internet" is the new option that doesn't require a dish and you can install and connect everything to the internet yourself. Both are the same price (guaranteed for 24 months) and require a 2-year contract.

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

Choose an installation date, technician takes care of everything.

Easy self-install with internet

Since there's no dish, simple process (less than 10 min)

2-year Price Guarantee

$69.99/mo

2-year Price Guarantee

$69.99/mo

2-Year Contract
2-Year Contract
Genie DVR

Gemini can be added separately

Gemini Air device

Watch Entertainment plan and streaming apps

37 exclusive channels

Some of the more popular channels ONLY available via satellite: MSNBC, NASA, TBN, Victory, MAVTV and about 70 Music Choice channels. The rest are mostly shopping and faith-based

5 exclusive channels

These are only available via internet: Fox Soul, Fuel TV, SportsGrid, Tastemade Home, and Tastemade Travel

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

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

Here are all the channels you won't get with the Internet-only version of DIRECTV. Again, most are not all that popular. If you upgrade DIRECTV plans (eg, Choice), more popular channels are on those exclusion lists. If you listen to a lot of music on DIRECTV, all Music Choice channels (about 70) are on this list, so keep that in mind.

Arirang TV, BYUtv, CBO, Christian Television (CTN), Daystar Español, 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

Still undecided? Visit our satellite vs internet guide to get a deeper look at all the differences.

Where to find this package:

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

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  • Entertainment package for as low as $69.99/mo
  • Over 165 live TV channels
  • Bonus: Get a $200 Visa Gift Card! (new)
  • FREE Genie DVR or Gemini Air device
  • FREE Max, SHOWTIME®, STARZ® & Cinemax® for 3 Mths
  • Note: DIRECTV's best offer since May 2018
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Cost breakdown: Entertainment Plan

Here are all the charges for DIRECTV's Entertainment Plan, including DVR, installation and other monthly fees. 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 this plan include a 2-year price guarantee and Visa 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, your contract ends and rolls over into a month-to-month where you pay the prevailing rate at that time.

Category
Up-front
Monthly
Plan
Entertainment
$79.99
Installation
always free
$0
Genie DVR
advanced receiver fee
$15
Deal #1
Auto-pay & Paperless bill discount
($10)
Deal #2
  • $200 Visa reward card
TOTALS
$0
$84.99

Frequently Asked Questions

Is DIRECTV Entertainment their cheapest plan?

Yes. The SELECT plan is no longer officially offered to new customers so Entertainment takes over the mantle of lowest-priced plan from DIRECTV Satellite (and Stream).

Are local channels included in the Entertainment plan?

Yes - all DIRECTV plans include your local channels for free (and there's no way to opt out if you don't need/want them).

Do I get RSNs (Regional Sports Networks) as well?

No - to keep this plan as affordable as possible, Entertainment is the only plan from DIRECTV to NOT include Regional Sports Networks (which let you watch your local MLB, NFL or NBA team(s)). If you need them, move up to the next plan, Choice.

Are the Entertainment plan lineups from DIRECTV Satellite and DIRECTV Stream exactly the same?

For the most part but there are a handful of differences. DIRECTV Satellite's version has a few more channels not found in Stream: Maverick, FETV, Free Speech, NASA, Inspire and Pursuit. The difference lies in the licensing agreements -- DIRECTV Satellite owns full rights while DIRECTV Stream, which uses the internet to transmit, is occasionally restricted.

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