For soccer fans, the launch of the brand-new DIRECTV NOW streaming service means that there’s another option to be able to cut the cord and watch the Beautiful Game without having to pay exorbitant cable and satellite TV prices.
First, the most important thing to know about DIRECTV NOW is that you don’t need DirecTV to be able to subscribe to the streaming service. It’s a completely separate service. DIRECTV NOW is the stand-alone streaming product that you can watch on your computer, smartphone, tablet, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV.
Second, because DIRECTV NOW just launched, the streaming service has a few different offers that are very enticing for new customers including an Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV stick (more about that later).
DIRECTV NOW is currently offering a free 7-day trial so you can see for yourself how the streaming service works.
Here are all of the details you need to know about DIRECTV NOW‘s soccer coverage:
Soccer-related channels available
• $35/month (“Live a little” plan): FOX (in select cities), NBC (in select cities), ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, CNBC, Univision, Telemundo and Galavision
• $50/month (“Just right” plan): FOX (in select cities), NBC (in select cities), ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, CNBC, Univision, Telemundo, Galavision, FOX Sports Net, NBCSN, UniMas and YES.
• $60/month (“Go big” plan): FOX (in select cities), NBC (in select cities), ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, CNBC, Univision, Telemundo, Galavision, FOX Sports Net, NBCSN, UniMas, YES, FS2,
• $100/month (“Gotta have it” plan): FOX (in select cities), NBC (in select cities), ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, CNBC, Univision, Telemundo, Galavision, FOX Sports Net, NBCSN, UniMas, YES, FS2, Univision Deportes
Compared to other streaming services, the biggest benefit of DIRECTV NOW is the huge selection of channels available in addition to the soccer-related networks. Plus, you can add HBO or Cinemax for just $5 per month.
You can watch DirecTV on your computer (Chrome, Safari or IE browsers) or any of the following devices: Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV (4th generation), Android phone 4.4 and higher, Android tablet 4.4 and higher, Chromecast (for Android only), iPad iOS 9 and higher, iPhone iOS 9 and higher and iPod Touch version 9 and higher.
• TV guide layout is one of the best out of all of the different streaming platforms,
• Picture quality is exceptional,
• No set top boxes or installation required.
• No contract.
• No beIN SPORTS or beIN SPORTS en Español,
• Univision Deportes is only available in the $100/month package.
Sign up for the 7-day trial to DIRECTV NOW and watch as much soccer or news and entertainment as you like.
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