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Christmas represents joy. The joy of wearing matching ‘ugly’ sweaters, gathering with the loved ones and watching timeless Christmas classics on TV. These holidays, DIRECTV has your back with the digital stocking’s worth of seasonal favorites. All you have to do is get cozy, with some hot cocoa, and join us as we take you through what makes DIRECTV your perfect Christmas partner!

Double the Joy of Holidays with DIRECTV Satellite

America’s favorite satellite TV service is ‘beam-able’! DIRECTV Satellite breathes life into your TV sets with any of its 4 service plans. From essentials to top-of-the-line premium networks, each of the DIRECTV plan offers a wide array of programming suited for your varying needs.

To help you get into the Holiday spirit, we would recommend the DIRECTV ULTIMATE and PREMIER plans. You’re lucky if you already have one of these. If not, you can still upgrade. The ULTIMATE plan gets you a plethora of movie networks – from among the best ones out there. While the PREMIER plan gets you everything from ULTIMATE and even more premium entertainment. 

And, if you want to keep it all well in your budget, yet catch the best flavors of that true seasonal goodness, you can add popular movie networks to your ENTERTAINMENT and CHOICE plans for about $5/mo. The Movies Extra Pack includes 9 most sought-after networks, ready to add all the extra spice your DIRECTV plan.

The DIRECTV Movies Extra Pack includes:


Channels Channel no.
Crime & Investigation 571
Hallmark Drama HD 564
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries 565
HDNet Movies 566
MGM HD 567
MTV Live 572
ShortsTV HD 573
Smithsonian Channel 570
Sony Movies 568

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Who Needs Santa When There’s DIRECTV STREAM?

Just as the name suggests, DIRECTV STREAM is the ‘stream-able’ version of DIRECTV. Similar to other live streaming services in the market, DIRECTV STREAM offers connectivity via a variety of compatible devices. And, the best part is when connected to your home network, you can actually have a ball with 20 simultaneous streams.

DIRECTV STREAM channel lineup isn’t too different from its satellite counterpart in that it gets you a unified televisual experience. You get popular live TV, a variety of regional and specialty sports networks, On-Demand library with thousands of choices, premium networks and Cloud DVR. All of this is sure to make you believe in Christmas miracles!

While DIRECTV gives you the choice to bring your own device, in order to reap the maximum benefit of DIRECTV STREAM it is recommended you use the exclusive DIRECTV device. While a compatible device that you already own can save you extra bucks on the bill, the DIRECTV exclusive device adds $5/mo. to your bill on a 2-year installment plan.

The DIRECTV STREAM device gets you access to more than 7,000 apps on Google Play. To keep your Christmas watch-list packed with the best options, you can even login to your Netflix, Prime Video or HBO Max™ accounts without changing inputs. Switching between live TV, On Demand, Cloud DVR and your favorite apps is quick and easy.

If you’re big on watching seasonal classics this time of the year, we would recommend DIRECTV STREAM plans: CHOICE, ULTIMATE and PREMIER. All of these plans include a wide array of movie channels. You can also catch Holiday movies on HBO Max™, which you get FREE for the first 3 months with ENTERTAINMENT, CHOICE and ULTIMATE. With PREMIER, HBO Max™ comes included in your primary lineup for the length of the service.

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DIRECTV Satellite Brings You Splendid CINEMA!

Just what you need these holidays: great food, good company and DIRECTV Cinema. It’s essentially an On Demand and Pay-Per-View platform from DIRECTV where you can rent and buy your favorite Hollywood classics and the latest releases under one roof.

You can place an order to rent a movie on DIRECTV Cinema via your TV remote, online at and through the DIRECTV App. So what if you’re spending this Christmas away from your family? Just crawl into your bed, snuggle with your fur-buddies, order your favorite movies and stream on your tablet, phone or laptop.

If you’re ordering a movie from DIRECTV Cinema on your TV, then here’s how you can do it:

  1. Simply go to channel 1100 from your DIRECTV remote control
  2. Select the movie you want to rent or purchase
  3. Preview will begin. Confirm your purchase with ‘Yes, Confirm’

To order movies on DIRECTV Cinema via your desktop/laptop, here’s what you can do:

  1. From your browser, go to com/movies
  2. Select the movie you want to rent or purchase
  3. If prompted, sign in to your DIRECTV account
  4. Preview will begin. Confirm your purchase by selecting ‘Yes, Confirm’
  5. Go to your receiver. Make sure that it’s connected to the internet. Press the ‘List’ button your remote control to view your playlist. Select the movie you want to watch.

To order movies using your phone or tablet. Here’s what you can do:

  1. From your mobile web browser, go to com/movies
  2. Select the movie you want to watch
  3. If prompted, sign in to your account
  4. Select the ‘On TV’ option and tap Order
  5. Confirm your purchase by tapping Order again
  6. Go to your receiver, which should be connected to the internet. Press List on your remote control to view your playlist, et voila!

DIRECTV Cinema will provide you the much-needed escape this holiday season. From horror to sci-fi, action, classics and more, DIRECTV Cinema offers a wide selection of movies across various genres. With this at hand, going to a movie theatre would seem like a hassle.

Besides the movies, DIRECTV Cinema also offers Pay Per View Sports & Live events. After the holidays, make sure to prepare a watch-list of all the upcoming TV events that you can order up to 12 days in advance. The PPV programs vary by location. Be sure to sign in to your DIRECTV account or enter your area’s ZIP code to find out the upcoming Pay Per View Sports and Live events. 

A Merrier Christmas with DIRECTV On Demand

Christmas is about getting all that you wish for. And DIRECTV grants your wish of watching thousands of hottest shows and movies with On Demand. DIRECTV On Demand gets you instant FREE access to On Demand programming from networks included in your primary lineup. You can watch many shows soon after their airing. And, catch up with the “Holiday Fever” anytime, on any device.   

You can access On Demand content from networks included in your DIRECTV package by tuning into Channel 1000 or 1100 or using the Menu button on your remote to access On Demand. When you find the title you want to watch, select from these playback options:

You can also check for On Demand programming by simply adding 1 before the channel number. For instance, on DIRECTV Satellite, channel number for AMC is 254. To check for its On Demand content, enter channel 1254 via your remote control.

Like its counterpart a DIRECTV STREAM subscription also gives you thousands of On Demand titles to watch on your favorite screen. Just launch the app, and navigate from Home > On Demand. Here you can scroll down to explore titles available to you. Titles appear with a description for ease of selection. And you get a variety of playback choices. A search bar option is also available to look for any show, movie or network. And then, Google Assistant is there too. If you are using the DIRECTV STREAM device you can make the process of searching and discovering content totally hands-free.

To Conclude…

Well, now it is for you to make the call. A DIRECTV subscription could make this holiday season so much more worth it!

Whether you go with a DIRECTV Satellite plan or a DIRECTV STREAM package, either way you can land a remarkable deal. The best part is DIRECTV services are available coast-to-coast, and competitively priced. And, let’s add, to enjoy DIRECTV STREAM to the max you’ll need a reliable high-speed internet by your side – something like AT&T Fiber. In fact if AT&T Fiber is available at your address, there can be no better option but to bundle the two services which pretty much complement each other.

With as much choice as DIRECTV gets you, and all the bells and whistles that come along with the services, you can make your holidays worthwhile and tune into the latest and classic Holiday movies with DIRECTV.

To bring home packages from DIRECTV and DIRECTV STREAM, call at 1-855-925-2541, anytime, and you can speak to a representative who’ll tell you about all the offers available in your area.

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

1- Does DIRECTV require a satellite dish?

Yes, a satellite dish is required to receive DIRECTV Satellite service on your TV.


DIRECTV STREAM is the ‘stream-able’ version of DIRECTV. It allows you to watch Live TV, news, thousands of On Demand titles, and offers more regional sports networks than any other live streaming service. The service is compatible with a number of popular streaming devices, and requires no annual contract.