Entertainment is one of the main live TV plans offered by DirecTV Stream, and whether it is the right package for a home will depend on a number of factors including the price and the selection of channels. Here’s a closer look at what you get with DirecTV Stream’s Entertainment plan and how it compares.
DirecTV Stream was previously known as AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now, and DirecTV Now. Over the course of these various rebrands, the plans have also changed as well. For example, while there were four main plans to choose from under DirecTV Now, the choice was slimmed down to just two under AT&T TV Now, before then returning to four again under AT&T TV.
For those signing up to DirecTV Stream today, there are still four main live TV packages to choose from – Entertainment, Choice, Ultimate, and Premier. As to be exempted, the main differences between these four plans are the channels and the price. Entertainment is the cheapest overall, which does also mean that it comes with the fewest channels overall as well.
How much Entertainment costs per month
DirecTV Stream’s Entertainment plan costs $74.99 per month. To put the price of Entertainment into perspective, Choice costs $99.99 per month, Ultimate costs $109.99 per month, and Premier costs $154.99.
|DirecTV Stream||Price (p/m)||Channels|
For the $74.99 monthly price, subscribers get access to more than 75 live TV channels. This is in addition to an unlimited cloud DVR and the ability to stream on an unlimited number of devices when connected to the home network.
Even though these are both unlimited features, they do come with some restrictions. For example, recordings are only kept for a maximum of 9 months, and only up to 30 episodes from the same show can be stored at any one time.
While the Entertainment plan is the cheapest of all the DirecTV Stream plans, it is somewhat expensive when compared to the competition. For example, Sling TV’s cheapest plans start at $40 per month, Vidgo’s at $60 per month, YouTube TV costs $64.99 per month, and Hulu Live TV is priced at $69.99 per month. fuboTV recently encountered a price increase, making its cheapest plan the same price as DirecTV Stream’s cheapest package.
|Hulu Live TV||$69.99||75+|
Channels included with Entertainment
DirecTV Stream’s Entertainment plan comes with access to more than 75 channels. However, the exact number a home gets access to will depend on their location and the local channels they are eligible to receive.
Entertainment plan channels list:
- Animal Planet
- AXS TV
- Baby First
- BBC America
- Bloomberg TV
- Cartoon Network
- CLEO TV
- Comedy Central
- Disney Channel
- Disney Jr.
- Disney XD
- Food Network
- Fox Business
- Fox News
- Fox Sports 1
- Fox Weather
- Hallmark Channel
- Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
- Investigation Discovery
- ION Television
- Motor Trend
- National Geographic
- Paramount TV
- QVC 2
- Scientology Network
- TV Land
- TV One
- USA Network
Generally speaking, the Entertainment plan is designed to be a good all-around plan for most homes with access to a mixture of news, entertainment and sports.
However, and as the name suggests, it is more geared towards entertainment than anything else. If interested in greater access to sports, including regional sports networks, or more premium entertainment channels, then one of the other DirecTV Stream plans might prove to be a better choice.
Entertainment add-ons and premium channels
Similar to most other live TV streaming services, DirecTV Stream does also offer premium channel add-ons that can be bundled with the Entertainment plan, at an additional cost per month.
- Allblk ($5.99/mo)
- AMC Plus ($5.99/mo)
- Discovery Plus ($2.99/mo)
- Fox Nation ($5.99/mo)
- HBO Max ($14.99/mo)
- Cinemax ($11/mo)
- NBA League Pass Premium ($19.99/mo)
- Starz ($11/mo)
- Showtime ($11/mo)
- Epix ($6/mo)
DirecTV Stream also offers a few channel packs that can be bundled with the Entertainment plan to improve the channel lineup. These mainly consist of the Movies Extra Pack (unlocking additional movie channels) and a variety of bundles that increase the number of international channels available to subscribers.
|Movies Extra Pack||Brazilian||Korean||Vietnamese||Deportes||Español|
|Hallmark Drama||TV Globo||SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System)||SBTN||TyC Sports||Univision|
|Hallmark Movies & Mysteries||SporTV||SBS Plus||VIETV||Univision Deportes||Discovery en Español|
|HDNet Movies||YTN||Vietface TV||Fox Deportes||Estrella TV|
|Sony Movies||MBC Every1||S Channel||ESPN Deportes||Cinelatino|
|Smithsonian Channel||MBN||Film 24H||Mega TV|
|Crime & Investigation||EBS||Vien Thao TV||Fox Deportes|
|ShortsTV||CTS||Tviet Network||CNN en Español|
DirecTV Stream Entertainment summary
Entertainment is only one of the plans offered by DirecTV Stream, and with access to more than 75 channels at $74.99 per month, it is currently the cheapest plan available through the service.
As the name suggests, Entertainment is more suited to those looking for access to a wide selection of entertainment channels. While it does also come with some news and sports channels, Choice, Ultimate, and Premier are better options for sports and premium networks.
Even though Entertainment is the cheapest DirecTV Stream plan, it is a relatively expensive subscription when compared to other live TV streaming services. Hulu Live TV, Philo, Sling TV, Vidgo, and YouTube TV, all offer cheaper live TV plans than DirecTV Stream, albeit with a different number and variety of channels.