DIRECTV NOW Channel List

DIRECTV NOW Channel List

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DIRECTV NOW is a skinny bundle service that gives you a slimmed-down package of network channels for far less than that the cable giants would charge you. But before you sign up, you’ll probably want to know exactly what channels you’ll be getting! There’s no complete DIRECTV NOW channel list on the service’s official site, so we went ahead and made our own. Check out our DIRECTV NOW channel list below, including all the channels from DIRECTV NOW’s Live a Little, Just Right, Go Big, and Gotta Have It! packages.

Live a Little

A&E – Reality TV and original series.
AMC – Movies and original series like The Walking Dead.
Animal Planet – Animal-focused documentaries, reality shows, and more.
Audience – This DirecTV-owned channel shows original series, syndicated series, and movies – all commercial-free.
AXS TV – Live music, plus comedies, movies, and more.
BabyFirst – Programming for the youngest members of the family.
BBC America – The stateside branch of Britain’s state-owned broadcaster. Original series and more.
BET – Music, reality shows and more targeting a black audience.
Bloomberg Television – News, politics, and finance from Bloomberg.
Bravo – Reality shows and competitions.
Cartoon Network – By day: a kids cartoon channel. By night: Adult Swim, a bizarre stoner paradise.
CMT – Music, reality shows, and more aimed at a down-home viewership.
CNBC – NBC’s financial news network.
CNN – News, 24 hours a day.
Comedy Central – Movies and original series – all comedies, of course!
Discovery Channel – Documentaries, reality shows, and, of course, Shark Week.
Disney Channel – Shows and original movies for kids.
Disney Junior – Disney fare for the (even) younger set.
Disney XD – More Disney content, this time with an emphasis on older viewers and more action-packed programming.
E! – Lifestyles of the rich and the famous.
ESPN – The “Worldwide Leader in Sports” features sports news programming and live games.
ESPN2 – All the sports that don’t fit on ESPN.
Food Network – Cooking shows, reality shows, and game shows focused on the culinary world.
FOX Business – FOX’s financial news network.
FOX News – FOX’s 24-hour news network. News and (usually conservative) editorial/opinion programming.
Freeform – The channel formerly known as ABC Family features shows like Pretty Little Liars.
FS1 – FOX’s answer to ESPN is, like the competition, a 24-hours sports and sports news network.
FX – Movies and original series of all genres.
FXX – Even more FX-type content.
Galavision – This Spanish-language channel offers telenovelas, soccer, and more.
Hallmark Channel – Made-for-TV movies with happy endings.
HGTV – Reality shows about house hunting, fixer-uppers, and other such things.
History Channel – History documentaries, original series, and reality shows.
HLN – A CNN spin-off that focuses on tabloid-style journalism and long-form reporting.
Investigation Discovery – Your headquarters for grisly true crime documentaries.
Lifetime – Reality shows and original movies.
MSNBC – NBC’s news and politics channel features reporting and (left-leaning) opinion programming.
MTV – Reality shows, original series, and sometimes even some music-focused programming.
MTV 2 – Reality shows with a side of music videos.
National Geographic – Reality shows share space with documentaries.
Nickelodeon – Cartoons and sitcoms for kids and young adults.
Nick Jr. – Nickelodeon programming for a younger crowd.
RFD TV – Comedy, music and more aimed at a rural American audience.
Spike – Extreme sports, grisly accidents, and other programming aimed mostly at men.
Syfy – Science fiction movies and shows.
TBS – Original series and movies with an emphasis on comedy.
TCM – Classic movies in black and white.
TLC – Reality TV and lifestyle programming.
TNT – Movies, original series, and sports.
Tru TV – Focuses on reality TV.
TV Land – No longer focused solely on classic TV, TV Land now churns out new episodes of original series like Hot in Cleveland.
Univision – The Spanish-language programming giant. Original series, telenovelas, sports, and news.
USA – Original series, movies, and some sports.
Velocity – Cars, cars, cars: building them, racing them, fixing them, and more.
VH1 – Pop culture programming from the onetime music channel.
Viceland – Edgy news from the folks at Vice.
WE TV – Scripted and unscripted programming, plus syndicated series. WE TV is still largely aimed at women, but not as much as it used to be.
Weather Nation – A weather channel.

Just Right

Includes all channels above, plus:

Big Ten Network – This sports channel focuses on the NCAA’s Big Ten Conference.
CNBC World – The international version of NBC’s finance news network.
Comedy.TV – Comedy.TV focuses on stand-up comedy.
Cooking Channel – Cooking shows of all varieties.
ESPNews – This ESPN-owned channel is all about sports news programs (as opposed to live sports or opinion shows).
ESPN U – ESPN’s college sports arm shows the college matchups that don’t make it to ESPN or ESPN2.
FOX Sports Prime Ticket – FOX Sports regional network from California.
Fuse – Fuse is a music channel.
Fusion – Pop culture and news for the Millennial set.
GSN – Game shows galore.
IFC – Offbeat original comedy programming.
Justice Central – A bunch of Judge Judy-like shows (but not actually Judge Judy)
LMN – Original movies from the folks at Lifetime.
Longhorn Network – All University of Texas athletics, all the time.
MLB Network – Major League Baseball’s own channel features baseball news, opinion shows, and games.
NBCSN – NBC’s sports network holds particular appeal to fans of hockey and soccer.
OWN – Talk shows and original series dominate this Oprah Winfrey-owned network.
Science Channel – This Discovery-owned channel is focused on (you guessed it) science.
SEC Network – This ESPN-owned channel focuses on the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference.
Travel Channel – Lifestyle and reality programming about travel.
Unimás – More Spanish-language programming from the folks at Univision.
The Weather Channel – Find out if it’s raining, and where!
YES – This sports channel is the home of the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets.

Go Big

Includes all channels above, plus:

American Heroes Channel – Military and warfare documentaries.
BBC World News
– World news from a British perspective, courtesy of the UK’s state-owned broadcaster.
Centric – A BET-owned channel aimed at African-American women.
Destination America – Lifestyle and travel programming about the land of the free.
Discovery Family – Expect children’s shows like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Discovery Life – Lifestyle and reality programming like Hoarders: Buried Alive.
DIY Network – Reality and lifestyle programming about do-it-yourself projects.
FM – The rare music channel that actually plays music.
FS2 – More sports programming from FOX.
FXM – A movie channel from the folks behind FX and FXX.
FYI – A reality TV-focused channel.
Golf Channel – NBC-owned sports channel that focuses on – you guessed it – golf.
Logo – Focuses on an LGBTQ audience.
MTV Classic – Hey, it’s an MTV station that actually plays music videos! There’s a lot of 80s and 90s stuff on here.
Nat Geo Wild – Animals and nature from the folks at National Geographic.
NBA TV – The NBA’s network is all about pro basketball, of course.
NBC Universo – NBC’s Spanish-language arm offers sports, scripted and reality TV, and more.
NHL Network – If the MLB’s network is about MLB and the NBA’s is about the NBA, you can probably guess what the National Hockey League’s network has to offer.
Oxygen – Reality TV, movies, and original series aimed at a female audience.
REVOLT – A music network founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs.
Sprout – Children’s programming from NBC.
Sundance TV – Foreign and independent films.
Tennis Channel – Tennis, of course! The Tennis Channel has rights to the French Open and a few other tournaments.
TVG – Horse racing for the stay-at-home gambler.

Gotta Have It!

Includes all channels above, plus:

Boomerang – A throwback cartoon channel.
Chiller – All horror, all the time.
Cloo – Mystery and crime stories – both real and ficitonal.
El Rey – Action shows and reality TV aimed at an English-speaking Latino audience.
Starz Encore – This 8-channel premium channel pack will net you a lot of movies.
Univision Deportes – The sports-only channel from Spanish-language giant Univision.


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Stephen Lovely
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5 Comments on "DIRECTV NOW Channel List"

  1. Would’ve been nice if the Gotta Have It! package had a promo price of $45/mo.

  2. Can’t get it until its on Roku. Also, is there a DVR option or (once its available on Roku) code to use each channels Roku app? May have to wait a while before answering these questions.

  3. So you don’t have NBC, ABC, CBS, Showtime?

  4. Is there extra charge per TV?

  5. What package(s) has PBS?

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