MGM+ Is Free For DirecTV & DirecTV Stream Subscribers This Weekend

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DirecTV is offering all subscribers a free preview of MGM Plus over this weekend. As this is a DirecTV-wide free preview, those signed up to DirecTV Stream, the newer DirecTV via Internet service, and U-verse customers can all take advantage of the free access to the premium network.


MGM Plus is both a new and old service. It is old in the sense that it used to be Epix, but it’s new in the fact that the service was only recently rebranded as MGM Plus and now offers some additional content. Regardless of the changes, the cost of a subscription has remained the same, priced at $5.99 per month before any discounts or deals.

Over the next few days, however, DirecTV subscribers can watch MGM Plus for free. The free preview officially started today (April 20) and remains available though Sunday (April 23). During this time, DirecTV Stream and DirecTV via Internet subscribers can either tune in to the live MGM Plus channel or select any of the on-demand content that’s available.


As is always the case with these freebies, there’s nothing the DirecTV subscriber needs to do to enable or disable the preview. Instead, access to the live channels and on-demand content will simply be removed again once the free preview comes to an end.

For those interested in watching the linear channel during the free preview, MGM Plus can be found on channel 558 on both DirecTV and DirecTV Stream, and on channel 891/1891 for U-verse customers.

It is also worth noting that the MGM Plus preview includes access to all of the linear MGM channels, which means DirecTV and DirecTV Stream subscribers can also check out MGM+ Hits (channel 559) and MGM+ Marquee (channel 560).


As for U-verse customers, in addition to MGM+ Hits (channel 893/1893) and MGM+ Marquee (channel 1894), they also get access to MGM+ Drive-In (channel 896) at no additional cost during the free preview.

John Finn

By John Finn

John started Streaming Better to help consumers navigate the live TV streaming and subscription service landscape. John has been editing and writing about technology and streaming for online publications since 2014, and believes the best streaming approach is to rotate between services as needed.

John's preferred live TV streaming service right now is YouTube TV although he does tend to switch live TV services multiple times each year to keep up to date with their changes. Outside of live TV, John also actively streams HBO Max (for the shows), Peacock (for Premier League), and Paramount Plus (for Champion's League). However, John is also currently subscribed to Apple TV+, Discovery+, Hulu, Starz, Showtime, and Shudder.

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