DIRECTV STREAM Offering Users Free Previews of Streaming Services, Starting With MGM+ This Weekend
If you’re a DIRECTV STREAM customer who’s discouraged about upcoming price increases, the service is throwing in a few freebies it hopes will sweeten the pot.
DIRECTV STREAM will offer its users free viewing weekends of some of the top premium streaming services available over the next month. The free weekends started on Thursday, Jan. 19, when DIRECTV STREAM began offering free access to MGM+ through Sunday, Jan. 22.
Other upcoming free previews include HBO and CINEMAX on February 3-6; DIRECTV’s Movies Extra Pack, which offers users a large selection of on-demand films on February 9-14; and DOGTV, the first channel made for and dedicated exclusively to dogs on February 13-19.
MGM+ is a video streaming service that features original TV shows like the Emmy-winner “Godfather of Harlem,” the romantic adventure “Billy the Kid,” the contemporary sci-fi horror thriller “FROM,” and dramas “Rogue Heroes” and “Belgravia.” The service also has a library of Hollywood movies. This same service was previously called EPIX NOW.
The free viewing periods now being offered by DIRECTV STREAM closely resemble “Freeview Weekends” offered by fellow live TV streaming service Sling TV. Sling also recently offered users a Freeview weekend of MGM+, and has also given customers the opportunity to sample NBA League Pass, AMC+, ViX+ and more. Sling offered Freeview Weekends throughout the summer of 2022, and will be repeating the promotion in 2023.
Offering users special free trial periods of premium streaming services has not been limited to virtual multi-channel video programming distributors (vMVPDs) either. Comcast began offering users of its Xfinity internet service free viewing windows of streamers like HBO Max and SHOWTIME in early January, as part of its “Free This Week” promotional campaign. This free trials will run through the entirety of 2023 for Xfinity users.
Those promotions must be having the intended effect of bringing new users in because DIRECTV STREAM is now jumping on the free preview train. DIRECTV STREAM users should head on over to their accounts, because their free trial period of MGM+ is available now through Sunday, Jan. 22!
DIRECTV STREAM is a live TV streaming service, which is essentially the streaming version of the DIRECTV service. All plans include local channels and at least 34 of the top 35 cable channels. New subscribers can get a free Gemini streaming device from the company, in which case the service is called “DIRECTV via Internet.”
DIRECTV STREAM starts at $74.99 / month for their Entertainment Plan. You can upgrade to their Choice Plan, which begins at $99.99 / month, that includes your local RSN and HBO Max for three months. They also have an Ultimate ($109.99) for 130 channels and Premier ($154.99) for 140 channels. In addition to not having a contract, there are no extra RSN fees or Broadcast TV fee.
The service includes an Unlimited DVR on all plans and unlimited simultaneous at-home streams.
The service was previously called AT&T TV.