AT&T’s DirecTV Now plans will now be a bit more expensive as the standalone online streaming service has confirmed that it’s raising $5 across the board. All packages available to DirecTV subscribers will now cost $5 more than they did in the past. The price hike comes after similar moves from the likes of YouTube TV and Sling TV in recent months.
Google’s YouTube TV streaming service raised its price to $40 back in March this year after it added a couple of new channels like TNT and Cartoon Network. Dish’s Sling TV made a similar move last week when it hiked the basic package to $25 and also raised prices of other plans.
The basic DirecTV Now package now costs $40 per month instead of $35 while the premium package is now going to cost subscribers $75 per month. DirecTV has confirmed that the new prices will go into effect for new customers from July 26th and for existing customers based on their billing dates.
Those who want a cheaper option can consider another standalone streaming service that AT&T recently launched called WatchTV. It’s available for $15 per month but doesn’t offer quite as many channels as DirecTV Now, obviously. It remains to be seen, though, how long the base WatchTV package will be offered for $15 per month.