Best DIRECTV Internet Bundles 2022

DIRECTV offers an expansive set of must-have channels. Here’s how to get it.

The Best DIRECTV Bundles
Data effective 01/18/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* For 12 months plus taxes & fees; w/ 24-mo. TV agmt. TV offer ends 7/22/22. TV price higher in 2nd year. Limited availability. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. May not be available in your area.
Catherine McNally
Editorial Lead, Internet & Gaming
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February 07, 2022
4 min read

DIRECTV is one of the best TV services out there—our TV experts rave about its expansive channel selection. And luckily, it’s easy to bundle your DIRECTV with either AT&T Internet or CenturyLink internet.

You can mix-and-match DIRECTV plans with either of these internet service providers (ISPs) until you find the ideal bundle option for you. The DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT + AT&T Internet bundle is a great budget pick, while the DIRECTV CHOICE + AT&T Internet bundle gets you top sports channels like NFL Network.

But which bundle is right for you? To find out, let's dig into DIRECTV bundle prices, channels, and internet download speeds.

Should you bundle DIRECTV with AT&T Internet or CenturyLink?
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The answer depends on where you live. Some states, like California, may have only AT&T Internet as an option, while others have only CenturyLink. If you get lucky and can choose between both providers, AT&T’s bundles tend to be cheaper, while CenturyLink gives you faster internet options.

Use the zip checker below to see which of these two ISPs you can bundle with your DIRECTV service.

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How to pick the best DIRECTV bundle

1. Look at what you get for the price.

DIRECTV doesn’t come cheap, but more than likely it’s worth your while. That’s thanks to its massive variety of channels.

But if you’re sticking to your budget (good on you!), it’s worth looking to see if you can get away with a cheaper DIRECTV bundle. You might even get away with a slower download speed. Just keep in mind that your DIRECTV price goes up after two years.

2. Compare channel offerings.

We keep shouting about DIRECTV’s channel selection, and here’s where we show you why.

DIRECTV has four different packages to choose from, and even the cheapest comes with 160 channels. That’s not 100 channels of Muzak and 60 channels of content, by the way. You’ll get to sink into your armchair and enjoy family faves like HGTV and Disney Channel.

DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT popular channels

ENTERTAINMENT comes with the following popular channels, plus more:

  • ABC Family
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNN
  • Disney Channel
  • MSNBC
  • ESPN
  • Fox News
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • TBS

DIRECTV CHOICE popular channels

CHOICE comes with the following popular channels, plus more:

  • Big Ten Network
  • ESPNEWS
  • ESPN U
  • NFL Network
  • Science Channel

DIRECTV ULTIMATE popular channels

ULTIMATE comes with the following popular channels, plus more:

  • Boomerang
  • ENCORE Action
  • NHL Network
  • PBS
  • Sundance Channel
  • Tennis Channel

DIRECTV PREMIER popular channels

PREMIER comes with the following popular channels, plus more:

  • CINEMAX ActionMax
  • ESPN CLASSIC
  • FLIX
  • Fox Deportes
  • HBO2
  • Outdoor Channel
  • SHOWTIME
  • STARZ

 

3. Get enough internet speed.

We mentioned that finding the perfect DIRECTV internet bundle includes choosing the right download speed.

And whether you bundle your DIRECTV with CenturyLink or AT&T Internet, you’re somewhat at the whim of what speeds those providers offer in your area. But if you happen to get to choose a download speed, here are our basic recommendations:

  • 1–2 people: 40–100 Mbps
  • 2–4 people: 75–300 Mbps
  • 4+ people: 500+ Mbps

And here are our recommendations based on what you do online:

  • Working/studying from home with video calls: 100+ Mbps
  • Using home security cameras: 100+ Mbps
  • Streaming 4K video: 75+ Mbps
  • Gaming: 40+ Mbps for most games
See all DIRECTV plans available near you.

Budget DIRECTV internet bundles

DIRECTV service is expensive, but even the cheapest plan, ENTERTAINMENT, still comes with a 160-channel buffet. And that heaping plate of all-you-can-watch includes servings of Disney Channel, HGTV, and CNN.

We’d choose the DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT + AT&T Internet bundle as our favorite budget pick. At about $130 a month, it’s not the cheapest bundle around, but it comes with channels that any sports fan will leap up off the couch to scream about. That includes NFL Network and Big Ten Network.

Here’s a look at how DIRECTV bundle prices stack up for both AT&T Internet and CenturyLink.

DIRECTV + AT&T Internet bundles by price
Data effective 01/18/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* For 12 months plus taxes & fees; w/ 24-mo. TV agmt. TV offer ends 7/22/22. TV price higher in 2nd year. Limited availability. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. May not be available in your area.
DIRECTV + CenturyLink internet bundles by price
Data effective 03/21/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* For 12 months plus taxes & fees; w/ 24-mo. TV agmt. TV offer ends 7/22/22. TV price higher in 2nd year. Limited availability. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. May not be available in your area.
See DIRECTV prices in your area.

DIRECTV bundles by channel offerings

Did we mention that DIRECTV has so many channels that everyone in your house will have something to watch?

If you’re after premium channels, like HBO, CINEMAX, STARZ, and SHOWTIME, the DIRECTV PREMIER bundle is hard to beat. It also includes international sports channels like Fox Deportes and Fox Soccer Channel.

But if you’re not a huge movie buff and don’t need to watch the latest cult favorite on HBO, it’s likely the DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT bundles will appeal more to you.

  • ENTERTAINMENT caters to family favorites like Disney Channel, HGTV, and ESPN.
  • PREMIER is the go-to bundle for movie lovers and international sports fans.

We think most folks will find a happy medium in the DIRECTV CHOICE bundle. But if you’re not sold yet, here’s a list of all the DIRECTV bundles with the most channels, plus a breakdown of what those channels are.

DIRECTV + AT&T Internet bundles by channel offering
Data effective 01/18/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* For 12 months plus taxes & fees; w/ 24-mo. TV agmt. TV offer ends 7/22/22. TV price higher in 2nd year. Limited availability. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. May not be available in your area.
DIRECTV + CenturyLink internet bundles by channel offering
Data effective 03/21/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* For 12 months plus taxes & fees; w/ 24-mo. TV agmt. TV offer ends 7/22/22. TV price higher in 2nd year. Limited availability. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. May not be available in your area.
See DIRECTV bundles and channels available near you.

DIRECTV bundles by internet download speed

Need maximum internet speeds to keep up with all you do online? Both CenturyLink and AT&T offer gigabit internet speeds to pair with your DIRECTV. If you need a download speed that’s in between 1,000 Mbps and 100 Mbps, look to AT&T’s DIRECTV bundles.

One thing to note about both AT&T’s and CenturyLink’s slowest internet speed bundles: You might get speeds slower than 100 Mbps. Both ISPs offer you the fastest speed they can in your area—up to 100 Mbps.

If you’re still mulling it over, here’s a quick look at all the DIRECTV bundles and the internet speeds that come with them.

DIRECTV + AT&T Internet bundles by internet speed
Data effective 01/18/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* For 12 months plus taxes & fees; w/ 24-mo. TV agmt. TV offer ends 7/22/22. TV price higher in 2nd year. Limited availability. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. May not be available in your area.
DIRECTV + CenturyLink internet bundles by internet speed
Data effective 03/21/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* For 12 months plus taxes & fees; w/ 24-mo. TV agmt. TV offer ends 7/22/22. TV price higher in 2nd year. Limited availability. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. May not be available in your area.
See AT&T Internet and CenturyLink download speeds available near you.

FAQ

Curious to know more about DIRECTV internet bundles? We’re here to help.

Nope, DIRECTV offers only satellite TV service. If you need internet, you can bundle DIRECTV with AT&T Internet or CenturyLink.

While DIRECTV no longer offers internet service, you can bundle it with other providers like AT&T and CenturyLink. Depending on which one you choose, the price for a DIRECTV internet bundle ranges from $129.99 to $254.98 a month.

Yes, both AT&T Internet and CenturyLink internet offer unlimited data when you bundle DIRECTV.

We’d say yes, as long as AT&T or CenturyLink offer close to 100 Mbps download speeds in your area—or faster.

If you bundle DIRECTV with internet and can get only, say, 25 Mbps download speeds, it’s definitely worth looking into other options. (Unless you rarely use the internet.)

We like the price point of the DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT All-Included Package + AT&T Internet (just about $130 a month). But for anyone who needs major internet speed for working from home, streaming, or gaming, the DIRECTV PREMIER™ All-Included Package + AT&T Fiber Internet 1000 plan is tops thanks to its 1,000 Mbps download speed.

Catherine McNally
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Catherine McNally
Catherine has a degree in journalism and an MBA, and has spent the last 10+ years writing everything from Okinawa travel guides to stories on Medium. She’s been online since AOL CDs were a thing and is an unapologetic PC gamer. She believes the internet is a necessity, not a luxury, and writes reviews and guides to help everyone stay connected. You can also find her on Twitter: @CMReviewsIt.

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