DirecTVNOW is the perfect replacement for ASTRO.
DirecTVNow GOTTA HAVE IT app offers streaming 120+ television service online . Find out about the service’s channel list, pricing and more.
Which Channels Are Included?
Below we’ve outlined the service and accompanying channel list.
DirecTV Now “GOTTA HAVE IT” Channel List
- This tier offers over 120 channels which include all channels in the Live a Little and Just Right tier
- Gotta Have It seems to have been designed with movie fans in mind. With DirecTV Now’s premium plan, you get all eight Starz and Starz Encore channels as well as Chiller, the El Rey Network, and Boomerang.In other words, Gotta Have It has all the Go Big channels and:
- 8 STARZ channels (STARZ Action, STARZ Black, STARZ East, STARZ Family, STARZ Classic, STARZ Suspense, STARZ West, STARZ Westerns)
- 1 more Family / educational channel (Boomerang)
- 1 more Spanishlanguage channel (Univision Deportes)
- a couple of variety channels (Chiller, El Rey)
What About HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and NFL Sunday Ticket?
Unfortunately, DirecTV NOW is missing Showtime and NFL Sunday Ticket from its lineup, but HBO and/or Cinemax can be added to any tier for just $5.
Additionally, those who want service from networks like ABC, FOX and NBC may or may not have those services available to them, depending on if the customer lives in a city where those networks run the local station. If this isn’t an option, then customers will only have access to shows a day after they’ve aired.
What Devices Are Supported By DirecTV Now?
DirecTV NOW comes in app form for a growing number of devices. At launch the following devices are supported:
- Apple TV
- Amazon Fire TV
- Google Chromecast
- Android Smartphones
- iPhones and iPads
- Vizio and LeEco smart TVs
- PC and Mac with standard Web browsers.
Q: What channels can I watch on DIRECTV NOW?
A: You can check out DIRECTV NOW’s channel listing here.
Q: Can I watch live local channels?
A: Watching local, live channels is a bit messy. You can check which local affiliates are available, but they’re pretty limited. Also, CBS is currently not available on DIRECTV NOW because it has a competing streaming service: CBS ALL ACCESS.
Q: How many people can watch DIRECTV NOW at the same time?
A: DIRECTV NOW allows two concurrent streams, so two people can watch it at the same time. However, DIRECTV NOW’s terms and conditions1 state that “the number of devices available for use and the simultaneous streams may change from time to time at our discretion.”
Q: Does DIRECTV NOW block local games (e.g., NBA games)?
A: Yes, but “blackout restrictions are decided by the sports leagues and other entities that own the local broadcast rights,” according to the DIRECTV NOW terms and conditions.2
Q: Does DIRECTV NOW have 5.1 surround sound?
A: Yes, but only on Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.
Q: Does DIRECTV NOW broadcast in HD?
A: DIRECTV NOW streams up to 1080p, but consistent HD quality depends on your internet/Wi-Fi connection.
Q: Does DIRECTV NOW support 4K?
A: No, but there are future plans to support it.