Best DIRECTV Internet Bundles 2021

Embrace the bundle lifestyle and make everything slightly cheaper.

Catherine McNally
Editorial Lead, Internet & Gaming
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Published on December 17, 2020
6 min read

If you want to save some dough, and you know you want to get all your services from the same source, bundling is the way to go. Fortunately for you, DIRECTV is one of the best TV services out there.

So what’s the best part about going with DIRECTV to bundle your TV, internet, and phone? You can mix-and-match until you find the ideal bundle option for you. But which DIRECTV bundles are best? Let's dig into the prices, channels, and internet download speeds to find out.

Best DIRECTV internet bundles
Data effective 11/04/20. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* for 12 months plus taxes & internet equip. fee w/ 24-mo. TV agmt & combined bill. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. Prices higher in 2nd year. $10/mo. internet equip. fee applies*
 for 12 mos plus taxes

All listed bundles in the preceding table that include phone service include unlimited calls to U.S., Canada, & U.S. territories.

Find out if DIRECTV and AT&T internet bundles are available near you.

Best Triple Play Bundle: DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT All-Included Package + AT&T Internet + Phone Unlimited

The jack-of-all-trades DIRECTV bundle.
Best DIRECTV triple play bundle
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Internet download speed
Details
$109.98*160+100 Mbps

* for 12 months plus taxes & internet equip. fee w/ 24-mo. TV agmt & combined bill. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. Prices higher in 2nd year. $10/mo. internet equip. fee applies*

Pros
  • Just enough channels
  • Unlimited phone calls
Cons
  • Missing niche channels
  • Lagging internet with multiple users

This DIRECTV internet bundle is the full triple-play option—internet, TV, and home phone. If you’re looking to get the whole kit and caboodle, you can save some money getting it all from the same source.

What we like

Out of the many DIRECTV bundle options (seriously, there’s a ton), this DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT bundle is right in the middle across the board. You won’t pay for extra features you might not use, and you’ll have everything you need to keep yourself connected.

Plenty of channels

You’ll get over 160 channels to flip through with the ENTERTAINMENT package, unlimited phone calls, and an internet speed that will let the whole family game, stream, and binge at the same time.

Quick download speeds

You have a lot of internet ammunition with a 100 Mbps download speed. For all your basic internet activities—gaming, streaming, and getting in fights in the comment section—you should have a smooth experience with 100 Mbps.

Keep in mind that you might experience some internet lag if you have a lot of people sharing the same network. If you have a house full of gamers and streamers, you might want to opt for a speedier internet connection. (Though DIRECTV bundles come only with max speeds of 100 Mbps, so you'll need to look for other bundle options.)

Unlimited phone calls

You don’t need to put any limits on your phone use these days. Honestly, if you don’t have unlimited minutes on your home phone, then why do you even have one? This could be you: “Sorry grandma, I’m about to run out of time on my phone, but I hope everything works out with your broken-down car!”

Oh, and if you happen to have loved ones in Canada or Puerto Rico, an unlimited phone line with DIRECTV will save you a bunch of money.

What we don’t like

You’ll miss out on some niche channels with the ENTERTAINMENT package, like NBA TV, the NFL Network, and the DIY Network, but you’ll get essentials like ABC, ESPN, and HGTV. But if none of those channels get you stoked, it’s nice knowing you’re not paying for channels you won’t use anyway.

Alternative DIRECTV internet + TV + phone bundle picks

If these DIRECTV triple-play bundles aren’t doing it for you, here are some alternative picks that get you TV, internet, and phone access:

Best triple play bundle alternatives

* for 12 months plus taxes & internet equip. fee w/ 24-mo. TV agmt & combined bill. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. Prices higher in 2nd year. $10/mo. internet equip. fee applies*

Best TV + Internet Bundle: DIRECTV CHOICE All-Included Package + AT&T Internet

Tons of channels and strong internet access.
Best DIRECTV + internet bundle
Plan
Price
TV channel count
Internet download speed
Details
$104.99*185+100 Mbps

* for 12 months plus taxes & internet equip. fee w/ 24-mo. TV agmt & combined bill. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. Prices higher in 2nd year. $10/mo. internet equip. fee applies*

Pros
  • Tons of channels
  • Reasonable monthly price
  • Just TV and internet
Cons
  • No option for faster internet

For those of you who are perfectly fine without a landline at home, you can bundle your TV and internet together and save some money in the process. With this bundle, you get plenty of channels to surf and enough internet to play Fortnite and listen to YouTube at the same time. The future is great, isn’t it?

What we like

If you’re just looking for TV and internet access, this Double Play package will hook you up with both. You won’t miss anything on TV, and you’ll have plenty of internet to stream and game to your heart’s content.

Over 185 channels

By going with the CHOICE package, you get over 185 channels to enjoy. It’s a slightly more expensive DIRECTV channel package, but you get slightly better channels, like the NFL Network, Game Show Network (why do we enjoy Press Your Luck reruns so much?), and Nicktoons.

Reasonable price

Even with this many channels and decent download speeds, this DIRECTV bundle comes in at less than $100 a month.

The way we see it, if you’re forgoing the phone option, you can use some of that money you’re saving to get a better channel package. You probably won’t run out of interesting things to watch, and on the off chance you do, you’ve got the world wide web to explore.

What we don’t like

For most users, 100 Mbps is right in the sweet spot where you can do everything you want without latency, and you’re not overpaying for internet speeds you don’t really need.

If you plan on doing some basic streaming and Instagram refreshing, you’ll be more than fine with this DIRECTV internet bundle. If you want a little more firepower for your Twitch channel or a house full of connected smart home and security devices, you should opt for a bundle with faster internet speeds.

We might like the look of this DIRECTV bundle, but you might have something else in mind for your TV and internet access. Let’s get into some other options.

Alternative DIRECTV internet + TV bundle picks

If the channel count and internet speed aren’t a good fit to you, there are plenty of DIRECTV internet+TV bundles to choose from. Here are a couple of other strong options:

Best internet + TV bundle alternatives

* for 12 months plus taxes & internet equip. fee w/ 24-mo. TV agmt & combined bill. Autopay & Paperless bill reqd. Prices higher in 2nd year. $10/mo. internet equip. fee applies*

Best Internet + Phone Bundle: ATT Internet + Phone

A DIRECTV bundle that makes a lot of sense for small families of streamers.
Best AT&T internet + phone bundle
Plan
Price
Internet download speed
Calling allowance
Details
$69.99*Up to 75 MbpsUnlimited Nationwide Calling
Data effective 01/17/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* for 12 mos. plus taxes & internet equip. fee
Data effective 11/04/20. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
 for 12 mos plus taxes
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Reliable internet
  • Unlimited phone calls
Cons
  • Not optimal internet speeds

More and more people want to cut TV out of their internet bundles due to the rise of streaming services. All you need is a decent internet connection and you can stream basically whatever you want.

And if you need a phone with that, well, DIRECTV’s got you covered. The AT&T Internet + Phone is our pick for the best DIRECTV—okay, AT&T—internet bundle with a phone line.

What we like

This DIRECTV bundle is perfect for those of you who spend more time on YouTube than you do surfing channels.

Stream-friendly internet speeds

With 100 Mbps of internet speed, you’ll have no problem streaming everything to your heart’s content. You can even share that connection across multiple users (around 2–4 people) without any issues.

If you don’t care about watching TV, you’ll want an internet connection that gives you quick access to everything else. Is it even possible to run out of things to watch on YouTube? If so, it hasn’t happened to us yet.

Unlimited calls

With this DIRECTV bundle, you get unlimited calls within the country, as well as other US territories and Canada. Perfect for those of you who have cousins in Canada or Puerto Rico that you want to stay connected with. (Awful for those of you who are trying to avoid cousins in Canada or Puerto Rico.)

What we don’t like

If you’ve got a big family or want to share the connection with over four roommates, you’ll stretch the connection pretty thin. But if you’re a single user, or are only sharing the connection with a few folks, you should be fine.

Also, if you plan on doing some internet-intensive activities like professional gaming, heavy file sharing, or running a business, you should go for something faster. If everything we just said made your eyes glaze over, then feel free to skip ahead.

Alternative DIRECTV internet + phone bundle picks

You won't find another DIRECTV internet and phone bundle, but unless you need to place an international call, the AT&T Internet + Phone bundle should do the trick. (And if you do need to place a call to an exotic locale, check out our picks for the best international cellphone plans.)

Recap: What are the best DIRECTV internet bundles?

There are literally over 200 different kinds of DIRECTV bundles you can mix and match with. Very few providers offer that much variety.

The options we’re recommending here will be a good fit for many of you, but you can feel free to tweak your channel package, internet speed, or phone line. You can find the right bundle that makes sense for your situation.

Let’s recap our top picks:

Did you decide to get a DIRECTV internet bundle? If so, which did you choose, and how is it working for you? Let us know in the comments below.

Look for DIRECTV + AT&T internet bundles near you.
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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