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Movies Extra Pack Is Currently Free For DirecTV And DirecTV Stream Subscribers

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DirecTV and DirecTV Stream subscribers now have access to a free preview of Movies Extra Pack, unlocking access to more movies, shows, music videos, documentaries and shorts. The free preview went live today (March 27) and remains available through March 31, 2024.

As this is a free preview, subscribers don’t have do anything to enable or disable the additional content. Instead, they can head to the live guide, find the channels they are interested in and start watching.

Movies Extra Pack channels can be found in the guide under the following channel numbers:

  • DirecTV via Satellite: Ch 564-573
  • DirecTV via Internet: Ch 364, 564-573
  • DirecTV Stream: Ch. 364, 564-573

As a reminder, the Movies Extra Pack add-on includes Crime & Investigation, HDNET Movies, Hallmark Family, Hallmark Mystery, MTV Live, ShortsTV, Smithsonian Channel and Sony Movies. DirecTV via Internet and DirecTV Stream subscribers also get access to INSP. In addition to the live channels, subscribers will also find they have access to on-demand programming from these networks for as long as the free preview remains active.

For those that enjoy the preview and decide they would like to retain access to Movies Extra Pack after the free period ends, the add-on can be bundled with any DirecTV or DirecTV Stream live TV package for an additional $5 a month. Some existing customers may also find that they can add Movies Extra Pack to their package for free for the first three months, as part of a separate DirecTV promotion.

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By John Finn

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John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

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