By Phillip Swann
The TV Answer Man –@tvanswerman

DIRECTV Stream Has New Prices

DIRECTV Stream’s new programming prices, which were announced last month, went into effect today. But new customers will find they can subscribe to the streaming service for less than the regular rate, at least for a period of time.

On October 5, DIRECTV Stream said it would raise its Choice plan from $99.99 a month to $108.99 a month; the Entertainment plan would rise from $74.99 a month to $79.99 a month. And the Ultimate package would increase from $109.99 a month to $119.99 a month.

DIRECTV Stream Offering Price Discounts

The new prices became effective today. But at the DIRECTV Stream web site, the Entertainment plan is only $69.98 for the first two months with the 40-channel $14.99 a month Sports Pack package included for two months; the Choice package is $83.99 a month for the first two months with Sports Pack included for one month; and the Ultimate package is $94.99 a month for the first two months with Sports Pack included for one month. The streamer says the two-month promo prices are time limited but does not provide a time for when they will not be available.

At the end of the promo, the regular new pricing structure will go into effect so if you don’t want to pay the new full price, you’ll need to cancel before the promotional period is over.

DIRECTV’s satellite service also implemented increased prices today.

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