This new deal follows on from a free preview last week which unlocked access to both MGM Plus and Movies Extra Pack. That bundled free preview ran from June 24 through June 30 and was available to all DirecTV Stream subscribers.
For those that enjoyed the free preview, it now looks like DirecTV is offering you a way to subscribe to both upgrades over a longer period while saving on the cost. By upgrading to the Movies Extra Pack (unlocking eight channels in the process) at $4.99 a month, DirecTV will also unlock access to MGM+ for free for three months.
MGM Plus costs an additional $6 a month through DirecTV Stream so this works out to be a saving of $18 over the course of three months. Considering MGM Plus includes the MGM+, MGM+ Hits, and MGM+ Marquee linear channels, this ultimately results in access to 11 additional channels for $4.99 per month.
While this deal is primarily aimed at new subscribers, it is worth noting that DirecTV Stream has been running a long-term promotion that offers MGM Plus for free for the first three months when signing up. So while new subscribers don’t need to add Movies Extra Pack to get access to MGM Plus for free, they can add the channel pack at the same $4.99 rate, resulting in the same overall deal.
Whether upgrading an existing DirecTV Stream package to include Movies Extra Pack, or signing up as a new subscriber, it is worth keeping in mind that the free MGM Plus will automatically convert to a paid subscription (at $5.99/mo.) after the discounted period, unless canceled before then.
For reference, this MGM Plus and Movies Extra Pack bundle deal went live yesterday (July 6) and it currently remains unknown when the offer is due to expire.