Can you bundle DIRECTV Satellite and DIRECTV NOW?

The question is, why would you? DIRECTV NOW is the new streaming service from DIRECTV that gives you live and on-demand programs through a streaming box and through mobile devices. It’s less expensive than DIRECTV satellite service and doesn’t require installation.

On the other hand, DIRECTV satellite service gives you more channels, more sports, and DVR functionality. There’s definitely value in paying more. But what if you want both?

If you already have DIRECTV satellite service you already have both. With DIRECTV’s free apps for smartphones and tablets you can access more live channels than DIRECTV NOW, plus sports packages if you pay for them. You have full DVR functionality on those live channels, and you can choose from every single program in DIRECTV’s huge on-demand library. You can even offload your content onto your mobile device and watch it anytime without using any data (even if you’re not on AT&T’s cell network.)

With DIRECTV satellite service pretty much the only thing you don’t have is the ability to use a streaming box on your TV, but if you have a satellite receiver you’re already watching DIRECTV on your TV, so I’m not sure you’d need that.

The answer is simple really… there’s no need to bundle because if you have DIRECTV satellite TV, you already have it all.

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Stuart Sweet
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