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In the ever-changing world of TV, DIRECTV NOW is building a strong name for itself as one of the top streaming services. A new company with enticing offers and high quality content, but at what cost?

DIRECTV NOW is a streaming service that allows users to watch live TV, movies, and other content. DIRECTV NOW has a grandfathered plan that offers the best channel lineup for just $35/month.

When it first launched, DIRECTV NOW offered the best deal on live TV streaming. Despite repeated price rises, is the grandfathered DIRECTV NOW Go Big bundle still the best deal in town?

 

In this article, we’ll compare the grandfathered “Go Big” plan to the other major live TV streaming providers to see whether it’s worth it for grandfathered subscribers to switch.

We won’t be comparing channel lineups one to the other. Instead, we’ll figure out which Go Big channels are accessible with grandfathered plans. When it’s appropriate, we’ll also provide the channels you get with those extra services that you don’t get with the initial Go Big membership.

 

The DIRECTV NOW Go Big plan will be compared to plans from fubo TV, Hulu + Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV is a service that allows you to watch in this channel comparison. YouTube TV is a service that enables you to watch that are equivalent in price.

Plans that are more costly than the current Go Big subscriber rate have been removed since it isn’t worth it to switch only to save money. Any channels that have since been launched to both a competing service and Go Big have been removed from the list. Take ACCN, for example. We’re just comparing the first selection to what’s available currently from other providers.

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The live TV streaming service was initially launched in late 2016 as DIRECTV NOW and is now known as AT&T TV NOW. DIRECTV NOW has four basic plans when it first launched: Live a little, Just Right, Go Big, and Gotta have it.

Live a little cost $35 per month, Just Right $50 per month, Go Big $60 per month, and Gotta have it $75 per month.

As a strategy to lure early adopters to the service, DIRECTV NOW provides the $60 Go Big package for just $35 per month. This was a one-time offer, but it was unquestionably the best live TV streaming deal at the time, with access to about 118 channels.

 

The price of DIRECTV NOW has gone up.

Consumers of AT&T TV have often complained about pricing hikes. Subscribers who were grandfathered in on DIRECTV NOW Go Big were given a price guarantee. While AT&T’s exact wording is questionable, the company has always provided a $25 discount off the current Go Big plan pricing for the length of the subscriber’s service. That agreement is still followed by AT&T today. However, it hasn’t stopped the price from rising.

DIRECTV NOW has seen a number of price hikes. For example, the Live a Little plan went from $35 to $40 in 2018 and then from $40 to $50 in 2019. The other choices, including Go Big, had equal pricing.

With the changeover from DIRECTV NOW to AT&T TV NOW, the plans have changed even further, since the original four choices have been reduced to just two: Plus and Max. There hasn’t been any change for individuals who were early subscribers. Although the price of their plan has risen, they continue to provide a discount and a channel lineup that is almost same.

AT&T TV NOW is said to be raising prices once again, and although grandfathered Go Big subscribers will keep their discounts, their monthly charge is expected to climb to at least $65 per month. Because the rate is almost twice as high as previously, many consumers may think it is now time to switch.

Is this, however, correct?

The switching options, as well as how the grandfathered Go Big bundle compares to the competition on channels, will be discussed. First and foremost, take a look at that incredible channel lineup.

NOW AVAILABLE ON DIRECTV Go Big’s original channel lineup

If you have a grandfathered DIRECTV NOW Go Big subscription, you will have access to one of the largest and most complete streaming channel libraries available.

When AT&T originally began, it offered roughly 118 channels for $35 per month. While some things have changed since then, grandfathered subscribers should recognize the list below.

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BET Fusion SEC (Security Exchange Commission) Network (Security Exchange Commission)
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Bravo The FX Movie Station is a cable television channel that shows movies. is a movie channel that airs on cable. is a movie channel that airs on cable. is a movie channel that airs on cable. is a movie channel that airs on cable. SundanceTV
BTN FXX SYFY
C-SPAN fyi TBS
C-SPAN2 Galavision TCM
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CBS GSN Telemundo
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CMT HISTORY TNT
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The list above is incredible, and before we go into the Go Big channel comparison, let’s get one thing straight.

None of the providers mentioned below offer more channels than DIRECTV NOW’s Go Big plan, which is grandfathered. If the number of channels is your only issue, you may stop reading now.

If you insist on proceeding, begin with fuboTV, which is perhaps the most equivalent provider in terms of cost and channel count.

FuboTV vs. Go Big (grandfathered)

On paper, FuboTV seems to be the closest to the grandfathered Go Big notion. According to fuboTV, the “Standard” bundle includes over 100 channels.

The fuboTV Standard bundle costs $59.99 per month, and that’s not the only thing they have in common.

Take a peek at the number of Go Big channels you’d get if you switched to fuboTV right now.

Go Big channels are included in the fuboTV Standard subscription.

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • First and foremost, there is the child.
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bravo
  • BTN
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • CW
  • Discovery
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • FOX SPORTS 1
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Fuse
  • FX
  • The The The The The The The FX Movie Channel is a cable channel that broadcasts movies. is a cable channel that broadcasts movies. is a cable channel that broadcasts movies. is a cable channel that broadcasts movies. is a cable channel that broadcasts movies. is a cable channel that broadcasts movies. is a cable channel that broadcasts movies.
  • FXX
  • fyi
  • Galavision
  • Golf Channel
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • The investigation’s discovery
  • Lifetime
  • LMN
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • WILD (National Geographic)
  • National Geographic
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon
  • Channel Olympic
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • TVG
  • UniMás
  • Universo
  • Univision
  • Children’s Hospital of the United Nations
  • The United States of America’s Network
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WEtv
  • Weather Channel

Grandfathered subscriptions do not include fuboTV channels. Bigger is always preferable.

Some of the channels offered are Adult Swim, bein Sports, Cheddar Business, Comet, Cozi TV, FOX Deportes, fubo Sports Network, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Drama, Local Now, Motortrend, MLB Network, Pop, Pac12 Networks, Paramount, NFL Network, Smithsonian, TUDN, Sundance TV are some of the channels available.

Hulu vs. Go Big + Live TV (grandfathered)

Although Hulu + Live TV hasn’t been around as long as some of the others, it hasn’t stopped it from growing in popularity.

This is the up-and-coming live TV streaming service, which is already fighting for first place in terms of subscriber numbers with Sling TV.

One of Hulu + Live TV’s selling points is its $44.99 per month price. It’s even more tempting since it includes the standard Hulu subscription package.

For Hulu’s ordinary bundle, you’d ordinarily have to pay an additional $5.99 each month. For those who already have a regular subscription, this means that the live TV portion of the subscription will only cost $39.

Is Hulu + Live TV capable of delivering the Go Big channels you’re looking for?

You get a bunch of huge networks with Hulu + Live TV.

  • A&E
  • ABC
  • Animal Planet
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Bravo
  • BTN
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CNN
  • CW
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E! Now
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNEWS
  • ESPNU
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News
  • FOX SPORTS 1
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • The investigation’s discovery
  • Lifetime
  • MSNBC
  • WILD (National Geographic)
  • National Geographic
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Channel Olympic
  • Oxygen
  • SEC (Security Exchange Commission) Network (Security Exchange Commission)
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • Children’s Hospital of the United Nations
  • The United States of America’s Network
  • Viceland

Grandfathered subscriptions do not include Hulu + Live TV channels. Bigger is always preferable.

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PlayStation Vue vs. Grandfathered Go Big

Over the years, PlayStation Vue has failed to attract as many customers as Sony had hoped. This is the case despite delivering a solid service with a variety of features and a fair channel lineup.

If you wanted to switch from AT&T TV NOW to PlayStation Vue, you’ll be sorry to find that the ship has sailed away.

Sony has announced that PlayStation Vue would be discontinued in January 2020. In addition, the service has just stopped accepting new subscribers. As a consequence, this live TV streaming service will no longer be available to sign up for.

For educational purposes, here’s how you would have fared if you had moved from the grandfathered Go Big plan to PlayStation Vue.

It’s worth noting that PlayStation Vue offered two cheaper alternatives than Go Big. The two possibilities are the $49.99 Access plan and the $54.99 Core plan. Below are the channel lineups for both. Only the $54.99 Core bundle gives you access to “Core exclusive” channels.

Subscriptions to the major channels are available as Access or Core.

  • ABC
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • First and foremost, there is the child.
  • BBC America
  • Bravo
  • BTN (British Television Network) is a British television channel (Core only)
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network is a sports-oriented cable television network (Core only)
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • The Cooking Channel is a cooking-focused television network (Core only)
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Network (Core only)
  • E! Now
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNEWS is an ESPN-owned television network (Core only)
  • ESPNU is an ESPN-owned television network (Core only)
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News
  • FOX SPORTS 1
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel is a golf-related television channel (Core only)
  • The Hallmark Channel is a cable television network that airs romantic comedies and dramas (Core only)
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is a non-profit organization that helps people throughout the world (Core only)
  • The investigation’s discovery
  • MSNBC
  • WILD (National Geographic) (Core only)
  • National Geographic
  • NBA Network is a television network that broadcasts basketball (Core only)
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Channel Olympic (Core only)
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • SEC (Security Exchange Commission) Network (Security Exchange Commission) (Core only)
  • SundanceTV is a documentary television station that airs on cable (Core only)
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is a system of medicine that originated in China (Core only)
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel is a tennis-specific channel (Core only)
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • The United States of America’s Network
  • WEtv

Grandfathered subscriptions do not offer access to core channels. Bigger is always preferable.

ABC News Live, bein Sports (Core only), Cheddar Business, Cheddar News, Comet (Core only), Cozi TV, College Extra (Core only), Law & Crime (Core only), Law & Crime (Core only), Law & Crime (Core only), Law & Crime (Core only), Law & Crime (Core only), Law & Crime (Core only), Law (Core only), NFL Network, Motortrend (Core only), Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Emerging Filmmakers Program, Pop (Core only), Smithsonian (Core only), Smithsonian (Core only), Smithsonian (Core only), Smithsonian (Core only), Smithsonian (Core only), Smithsonian (Core only), Smithsonian (Core only), Smithsonian (Core only), Smithsonian (Core only), Smithsonian (Core only

Sling TV vs. Grandfathered Go Big

Those contemplating switching from the grandfathered plan to Sling TV are well aware that they would likely lose several channels. After all, Sling TV is known for having a small channel lineup.

Nonetheless, it is reasonably priced. Subscriptions to Sling TV, for example, start at $25 per month. That’s even cheaper than DIRECTV NOW’s 2016 rate.

Any AT&T TV/DIRECTV NOW subscription is most comparable to the Sling Orange & Blue combo. This one costs $40 a month and seems to be a cross between Sling Orange and Sling Blue.

Sling Orange & Blue now offers more than 50 channels, but how do they stack up against the Go Big channels that have been grandfathered in?

Go Big channels are available on Sling Orange & Blue.

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • E! Now
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • FOX SPORTS 1
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Freeform
  • Fuse
  • FX
  • FXX
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • IFC
  • The investigation’s discovery
  • Lifetime
  • MSNBC
  • WILD (National Geographic)
  • National Geographic
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Nick Jr.
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • The United States of America’s Network
  • Viceland

Grandfathered subscriptions do not include the orange and blue channels. Bigger is always preferable.

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The portfolio of Sling TV, like that of the Go Big plan, is limited, as is the pricing. When opposed to the $65 monthly fee that grandfathered members will have to pay, $40 per month is a steal.

Many of the missing Go Big channels may also be added to a Sling TV plan via Sling TV’s add-on options. Sports, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Kids, and other “extra” packs are available to Sling TV subscribers.

Each of these plans costs about $5 per month and provides access to a variety of channels. Adding a handful of these “extra” add-ons significantly improves the channel lineup’s proximity to Go Big. It does, however, bring the pricing much closer together.

That’s before you factor in additional fees like cloud DVR. For the time being, cloud DVR access on Sling TV costs an additional $5 per month.

YouTube TV vs. Go Big (grandfathered)

Many consumers who are thinking about quitting their grandfathered Go Big bundle will wind up on YouTube TV.

This is quite reasonable. YouTube TV costs $50 per month and is always available.

When it originally began, DIRECTV NOW provided the greatest price in live TV streaming. Is the grandfathered DIRECTV NOW Go Big package still the greatest value in town despite several price hikes?

 

We’ll compare the grandfathered “Go Big” plan to the other main live TV streaming services in this guide to determine whether it’s worth it for grandfathered users to move to a new provider.

We’re not going to compare channel lineups side by side. Instead, we’ll identify which Go Big channels are available with other plans that are grandfathered. We’ll also include the channels you receive with those additional services that you don’t get with the original Go Big subscription, when appropriate.

 

In this channel comparison, the DIRECTV NOW Go Big plan will be compared against plans from fubo TV, Hulu + Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and YouTube TV that are comparable in price.

Plans that are more expensive than the current Go Big subscriber rate have been omitted since switching simply to pay extra isn’t worth it. Any channels that have subsequently been introduced to both a competitor service and Go Big have also been excluded. Take, for instance, ACCN. We’re merely comparing the initial lineup to what competing providers have to offer now.

The DIRECTV NOW service is grandfathered. Make a big plan.

The live TV streaming service was first released as DIRECTV NOW in late 2016 and is now branded as AT&T TV NOW. DIRECTV NOW launched with four basic plans: Live a little, Just Right, Go Big, and Gotta have it.

Live a little was $35 a month, Just Right was $50 a month, Go Big was $60 a month, and Gotta have it was $75 a month.

DIRECTV NOW, on the other hand, offers the $60 Go Big plan for only $35 per month as a way to entice early adopters to the service. This was a one-time offer pricing, but it was certainly the finest live TV streaming bargain at the time, providing access to about 118 stations.

 

The cost of DIRECTV NOW has increased.

The price increases have long been a problem for AT&T TV consumers. Subscribers to DIRECTV NOW Go Big who were grandfathered were offered a price guarantee. While the specific phrasing used by AT&T is debatable, the firm has always offered a $25 reduction off the current price of the Go Big plan for the duration of the subscriber’s subscription. To this day, AT&T follows that agreement. It hasn’t, however, prevented the price from climbing.

Multiple pricing increases have been made to DIRECTV NOW. The Live a Little plan, for example, increased from $35 to $40 in 2018 and then from $40 to $50 in 2019. The prices of the other options, including Go Big, were identical.

The plans have altered even further with the switch from DIRECTV NOW to AT&T TV NOW, since the initial four options have been reduced to two: Plus and Max. For those who were early subscribers, not much has changed. Yes, the cost of their plan has increased, but they continue to provide a discount and a channel list that is virtually the same.

AT&T TV NOW is said to be set to hike pricing again, and although grandfathered Go Big users will retain their discount, their monthly fee is likely to rise to at least $65 per month. Many people may now believe it is finally time to switch since the rate is almost twice as high as before.

Is that true, though?

The switching alternatives will be highlighted, as well as how the grandfathered Go Big package compares to the competition on channels. First and foremost, let’s take a look at that outstanding channel selection.

NOW ON DIRECTV Original channel lineup for Go Big

If you have a grandfathered DIRECTV NOW Go Big subscription, you get access to one of the greatest and most comprehensive selections of streaming channels available.

For $35 per month, AT&T gave access to about 118 channels when it first launched. While some things have changed since then, the list below should appear familiar to grandfathered subscribers.

A Vast Variety of Entertainment ESPNEWS Nick Jr.
A&E ESPNU Nickelodeon
ABC FM Nicktoons
AMC Food Network Channel Olympic
Heroes of the United States Fox a single American news source
Animal Planet Fox Business Network OWN
Audience Fox News Oxygen
AXS TV 1 FOX SPORTS REELZ
First and foremost, the baby FOX Sports 2 Revolt
BBC America Freeform RFD-TV
World News from the BBC Fuse Science
BET Fusion SEC (Security Exchange Commission) Network
Bloomberg Television FX Spike
Bravo FX Movie Channel SundanceTV
BTN FXX SYFY
C-SPAN fyi TBS
C-SPAN2 Galavision TCM
Cartoon Network Golf Channel TeenNick
CBS GSN Telemundo
CBS Sports Network Hallmark Channel Tennis Channel
Centric HGTV TLC
CMT HISTORY TNT
CNBC HLN Travel Channel
CNBC International IFC TruTV
CNN Investigative Research TV Land
Comedy Central Centralized Justice TVG
Comedy TV Lifetime TV One
Cooking Channel LMN UniMás
CW Logo Universo
America is the final destination. MSNBC Univision
Discovery At Bat with MLB.com Universal Children’s
Discovery Family MTV Network of the United States of America
Life is a discovery MTV Velocity
Disney Channel Classic MTV VH1
Disney Junior WILD from Nat Geo Viceland
Disney XD National Geographic WEtv
DIY Network (Do-It-Yourself) (Do-It-Yourself) NBA TV Weather Channel
E! Now NBC WeatherNation
ESPN NBCSN  
ESPN2 NHL Network  

The list above is amazing, and before we go into the Go Big channel comparison, let’s be clear about one thing.

None of the services listed below provide more channels than DIRECTV NOW’s grandfathered Go Big package. You may quit reading now if the quantity of channels is your sole concern.

However, if you still want to go forward, let’s start with fuboTV, which is arguably the most comparable service in terms of pricing and channel count.

Go Big vs. fuboTV (grandfathered)

FuboTV seems to be the most similar to the grandfathered Go Big concept on paper. The “Standard” package, according to fuboTV, has over 100 channels.

The fuboTV Standard package costs $59.99 per month, which isn’t the only similarities.

Let’s take a look at how many Go Big channels you’d receive if you switched to fuboTV right now.

The fuboTV Standard subscription includes Go Big channels.

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • First and foremost, the baby
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bravo
  • BTN
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CMT
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • CW
  • Discovery
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business
  • Fox News
  • 1 FOX SPORTS
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Fuse
  • FX
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • fyi
  • Galavision
  • Golf Channel
  • Hallmark Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Discovery of the investigation
  • Lifetime
  • LMN
  • MSNBC
  • MTV
  • WILD from Nat Geo
  • National Geographic
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Nick Jr.
  • Nickelodeon
  • Channel Olympic
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • TV Land
  • TVG
  • UniMás
  • Universo
  • Univision
  • Universal Children’s
  • Network of the United States of America
  • VH1
  • Viceland
  • WEtv
  • Weather Channel

Channels on fuboTV are not included with grandfathered subscriptions. Big is better.

Adult Swim, bein Sports, Cheddar Business, Comet, Cozi TV, FOX Deportes, fubo Sports Network, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Hallmark Drama, Local Now, Motortrend, MLB Network, Pop, Pac12 Networks, Paramount, NFL Network, Smithsonian, TUDN, Sundance TV.

Go Big vs. Hulu + Live TV (grandfathered)

Hulu + Live TV may not have been around as long as some of the others, but it hasn’t prevented it from gaining popularity.

This is the live TV streaming service on the rise, and it’s already said to be vying for the top place in terms of member numbers with Sling TV.

The $44.99 per month pricing of Hulu + Live TV is one of its selling features. The fact that it also includes the normal Hulu membership package makes it much more appealing.

You’d normally have to pay an extra $5.99 each month for Hulu’s regular package. For individuals who currently have a normal subscription, this implies that the live TV element of the subscription will cost just $39.

Is Hulu + Live TV equipped to provide you with the Go Big channels you seek?

With Hulu + Live TV, you get a lot of big networks.

  • A&E
  • ABC
  • Animal Planet
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Bravo
  • BTN
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CNN
  • CW
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E! Now
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNEWS
  • ESPNU
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News
  • 1 FOX SPORTS
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • Discovery of the investigation
  • Lifetime
  • MSNBC
  • WILD from Nat Geo
  • National Geographic
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Olympic Channel
  • Oxygen
  • SEC Network
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • Telemundo
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • Universal Children’s
  • Network of the United States of America
  • Viceland

Hulu + Live TV channels aren’t included with grandfathered subscriptions. Big is better.

Goal Line & Bases Loaded, Motortrend, NASA, Smithsonian, ABC News Live, Cheddar Business, College Extra, CNN International, Cozi TV, Goal Line & Bases Loaded, Motortrend, NASA, Smithsonian

Grandfathered Go Big vs. PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue has not attracted as many consumers as Sony had intended over the years. Despite providing a strong service with several features and a respectable channel roster, this is the case.

If you were planning on transferring from AT&T TV NOW to PlayStation Vue, you’ll be disappointed to learn that the ship has departed.

PlayStation Vue will be shut off in January 2020, according to Sony. The service has also lately ceased accepting new customers. As a result, you will no longer be able to sign up for this live TV streaming service.

Here’s how you would have fared if you had switched from the grandfathered Go Big plan to PlayStation Vue for informative reasons.

Note that PlayStation Vue had two options that were less expensive than Go Big. The $49.99 Access plan and the $54.99 Core plan are the two options. The channel lineups for both are shown below. “Core exclusive” channels are only accessible with the $54.99 Core package.

Big channels are offered with Access or Core subscriptions.

  • ABC
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • First and foremost, the baby
  • BBC America
  • Bravo
  • BTN is a British television network (Core only)
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network is a cable television network that broadcasts sports (Core only)
  • CNBC
  • CNN
  • The Cooking Channel is a television channel dedicated to cooking (Core only)
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • DIY Network (Do-It-Yourself) (Core only)
  • E! Now
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNEWS is a television network owned by ESPN (Core only)
  • ESPNU is a television network owned by ESPN (Core only)
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News
  • 1 FOX SPORTS
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel is a television channel that broadcasts golf (Core only)
  • The Hallmark Channel is a cable television network that broadcasts (Core only)
  • HGTV
  • HLN
  • IFC (International Finance Corporation) (Core only)
  • Discovery of the investigation
  • MSNBC
  • WILD from Nat Geo (Core only)
  • National Geographic
  • NBA Network (Core only)
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Olympic Channel (Core only)
  • OWN
  • Oxygen
  • SEC (Security Exchange Commission) Network (Core only)
  • SundanceTV is a cable television channel that broadcasts documentaries (Core only)
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) (Core only)
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel is a channel dedicated to tennis (Core only)
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • Network of the United States of America
  • WEtv

Access and core channels are not included with grandfathered subscriptions. Big is better.

ABC News Live, bein Sports (Core only), Cheddar Business, Cheddar News, Comet (Core only), Cozi TV, College Extra (Core only), Law & Crime (Core only), Motortrend, NFL Network (Core only), PlayStation Emerging Filmmakers Program, Pop (Core only), PS Vue Spotlight, Smithsonian (Core only), Smithsonian (Core only), Smithsonian (Core only), Smithsonian (Cor

Grandfathered Go Big vs. Sling TV

Those considering transferring from the grandfathered plan to Sling TV are undoubtedly aware that they may lose certain channels. After all, Sling TV is notorious for having a limited number of channels.

It is, nevertheless, rather inexpensive. Sling TV, for example, has subscriptions starting at $25 per month. That’s even less expensive than the 2016 DIRECTV NOW pricing.

The Sling Orange & Blue package is the most equivalent to any AT&T TV/DIRECTV NOW subscription. This one costs $40 per month and seems to be a hybrid of the Sling Orange and Sling Blue programs.

Sling Orange & Blue presently has over 50 channels available, but how do they compare to the Go Big channels that have been grandfathered in?

Sling Orange & Blue includes Go Big channels.

  • A&E
  • AMC
  • AXS TV
  • BBC America
  • BET
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Bravo
  • Cartoon Network
  • CNN
  • Comedy Central
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • E! Now
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • 1 FOX SPORTS
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Freeform
  • Fuse
  • FX
  • FXX
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • IFC
  • Discovery of the investigation
  • Lifetime
  • MSNBC
  • WILD from Nat Geo
  • National Geographic
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Nick Jr.
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • Network of the United States of America
  • Viceland

Orange and blue channels are not included in grandfathered subscriptions. Big is better.

Comet, EPIX Drive-in, ESPN3, Local Now, Newsy, Motortrend, MLB Network, Paramount, Stadium, Cheddar Business, Cheddar News, Comet, EPIX Drive-in, ESPN3, Local Now, Newsy, Motortrend, MLB Network, Paramount, Stadium

Sling TV’s portfolio, like the Go Big plan’s, is restricted, as is the price. When compared to the $65 per month that grandfathered members will pay, $40 per month is a bargain.

In addition, via Sling TV’s add-on options, many of the missing Go Big channels may be added to a Sling TV package. Subscribers to Sling TV may add “additional” packs such as Sports, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Kids, and so on.

Each of these options costs roughly $5 per month and gives you access to many channels. Adding a few of these “bonus” add-ons brings the channel lineup much closer to Go Big. However, it also pushes the price considerably closer.

And that’s before you throw in other charges like cloud DVR. For now, Sling TV costs an extra $5 per month for cloud DVR access.

Go Big vs. YouTube TV (grandfathered)

Many users who are contemplating canceling their grandfathered Go Big package will most likely end up on YouTube TV.

This is very understandable. YouTube TV costs $50 a month and has always been well-received because of its premium perks and features. YouTube TV, for example, provides unlimited cloud DVR storage and allows you to preserve recordings for up to 9 months.

That’s a significant improvement over AT&T’s cloud DVR setup. Recordings are kept for a certain number of hours and for a certain amount of time. Check out our cloud DVR comparison to see how all of the major live TV streaming providers compare on cloud DVR.

Furthermore, a single YouTube TV account may be shared by up to six distinct users, each with their own personalized experience and cloud DVR.

When compared to the grandfathered DIRECTV NOW Go Big subscription, YouTube TV falls short in terms of channels. YouTube TV now claims to have more than 70 channels, but how many of them overlap with Go Big?

YouTube TV includes Go Big channels.

  • ABC
  • AMC
  • Animal Planet
  • BBC America
  • World News from the BBC
  • Bravo
  • BTN
  • Cartoon Network
  • CBS
  • CBS Sports Network
  • CNBC
  • CNBC International
  • CNN
  • CW
  • Discovery
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Disney XD
  • E! Now
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • ESPNEWS
  • ESPNU
  • Food Network
  • Fox
  • Fox Business Network
  • Fox News
  • 1 FOX SPORTS
  • FOX Sports 2
  • Freeform
  • FX
  • FX Movie Channel
  • FXX
  • Golf Channel
  • HGTV
  • HISTORY
  • HLN
  • IFC
  • Discovery of the investigation
  • MSNBC
  • WILD from Nat Geo
  • National Geographic
  • NBA TV
  • NBC
  • NBCSN
  • Olympic Channel
  • Oxygen
  • SEC Network
  • SundanceTV
  • SYFY
  • TBS
  • TCM
  • Telemundo
  • Tennis Channel
  • TLC
  • TNT
  • Travel Channel
  • TruTV
  • Universal Children’s
  • Network of the United States of America
  • WE tv

YouTube TV channels are not included in grandfathered subscriptions. Big is better.

Cheddar Big News, Cheddar Business, Cheddar News, Cozi TV, LAFC, Local Now, MLB Game of the Week, MLB Network, Motortrend, MyNetworkTV, NECN, NESN, Newsy, Orlando City, Pop, SNY, Smithsonian, Sounders FC, StartTV, TYT, Tastemade, YES.

Is it time to abandon the grandfathered Go Big strategy?

While the grandfathered DIRECTV NOW Go Big package costs $65 per month, you get a lot for your money.

Currently, none of the main live TV streaming providers offer as many channels as the Go Big package. Furthermore, the price difference is now negligible.

While the initial Go Big channel roster is likely to have changed since launch, if you’re content with the precise channels you have as a grandfathered client, moving may not be worth it.

You’ll save money, but you’ll almost probably lose some channels in the process. Which service allows you to retain the channels you want is the question you must ask yourself. It all boils down to the channel lineup when deciding whether or not to switch.

If you don’t mind losing a few channels, switching could be the best option for you. Especially if the price is good and you get stuff you don’t have access to now instead of channels.

Summary of the Go Big channel comparisons that have been grandfathered

If you’re still on the fence, here’s how the grandfathered Go Big plan stacks up against the other major live TV streaming providers.

The Go Big launch channel lineup is shown in the top column. Other services’ channels are indicated by a check mark in the respective service column.

As you can see, just a few stations are accessible across all of the live TV streaming services, and none of them provide quite as many channels in general.

While fuboTV comes closest in terms of numbers, the majority of its 100+ channels come from the same networks. For instance, have a look at beinSports and TUDN.

Channel fuboTV Live TV on Hulu PS Vue Sling TV YouTube TV
A Vast Variety of Entertainment        
A&E      
ABC    
AMC  
Heroes of the United States          
Animal Planet  
Audience          
AXS TV        
First and foremost, the baby      
BBC America    
World News from the BBC        
BET      
Bloomberg Television      
Bravo
BTN ✔ (Core)  
C-SPAN          
C-SPAN2          
Cartoon Network
CBS  
CBS Sports Network ✔ (Core)  
Centric          
CMT        
CNBC    
CNBC International        
CNN
Comedy Central      
Comedy TV          
Cooking Channel        
CW    
America is the final destination.          
Discovery
The Discovery Family Channel is a channel dedicated to families.          
Life is a discovery          
Disney Channel  
Disney Junior    
Disney XD    
DIY Network     ✔ (Core)    
E! Now  
ESPN  
ESPN2  
ESPNEWS   ✔ (Core)  
ESPNU   ✔ (Core)  
FM          
Food Network
Fox
Fox Business Network  
The Fox News Channel is a television network that broadcasts news  
1 FOX SPORTS
FOX Sports 2
Freeform  
Fuse      
Fusion          
FX
FX Movie Channel    
FXX
fyi        
Galavision          
Golf Channel ✔ (Core)  
GSN          
Hallmark Channel   ✔ (Core)    
HGTV
HISTORY    
HLN  
IFC   ✔ (Core)
Investigative Research
Centralized Justice          
Lifetime      
LMN        
Logo          
MSNBC
At Bat with MLB.com          
MTV        
MTV2          
Classic MTV          
WILD from Nat Geo ✔ (Core)
National Geographic
NBA TV   ✔ (Core)  
NBC
NBCSN
NHL Network          
Nick Jr.      
Nickelodeon        
Nicktoons          
Olympic Channel ✔ (Core)  
a single American news source          
OWN      
Oxygen  
REELZ          
Revolt          
RFD-TV          
Science          
SEC Network   ✔ (Core)  
Spike          
SundanceTV     ✔ (Core)  
SYFY
TBS
TCM ✔ (Core)  
TeenNick          
Telemundo  
Tennis Channel     ✔ (Core)  
TLC
TNT
Travel Channel
TruTV
TVG        
TV Land        
TV One          
UniMás        
Universo        
Univision        
Universal Children’s    
Network of the United States of America
Velocity          
VH1        
Viceland    
WEtv    
Weather Channel        
WeatherNation          

AT&T looks to be working on a modification that would allow grandfathered DirecTV Now consumers to switch plans without losing any of their existing savings. Subscribers have seen a lot of changes since the debut of DirecTV Now, including repeated price hikes. This option, on the other hand, would provide legacy DirecTV Now members more choice over their streaming experience.

 

In 2016, DirecTV Now made its debut. The service was renamed AT&T TV Now before being renamed AT&T TV. The initial DirecTV Now plans have seen repeated price hikes as a result of these modifications. Many customers that are still classified as DirecTV Now accounts, however, are still eligible for some incentives, such as the Go Big early adopter discount, the video loyalty credit, or HBO for Life.

AT&T seems to be planning to allow grandfathered DirecTV Now users to switch between grandfathered plans. Subscribers to Live a Little can upgrade to Gotta Have It, while Go Big subscribers may downgrade to Live a Little. The modification is set to take effect on April 1, 2021, according to an internal source document shared on Reddit.

 

Although AT&T looks to be on the verge of allowing grandfathered customers to move between grandfathered plans, it’s unclear how these changes would affect billing. The specific phrasing of the letter shows that when transferring from one grandfathered plan to another, the video loyalty credit will stay in force, but not when subscribing to an AT&T TV Now Plus or Max plan.

The amount of a discount for early adopters is unclear.

It’s unclear if early adopter or HBO for Life members will be able to preserve their discounts when switching plans. While the HBO discount is beneficial to current HBO members, the early adopter discount offers the greatest potential for savings. This reduction was only available for DirecTV Now’s Go Big plan, and it dropped the monthly cost from $60 to $35, the same as the less expensive Live a Little plan. Although the price has increased since then, the $25 discount has remained in force for individuals who signed up for Go Big from the start.

While it’s unclear if they’ll be able to downgrade and maintain the discount for a lower cost, it’s also unclear whether they’ll be able to upgrade to the Gotta Have It plan and preserve the discount. If they are successful, the Gotta Have It strategy will provide a far superior overall package. Unlike the video loyalty credit, the early adopter discount does not need a DirecTV Now user to also have the company’s wireless cellular subscription.

Reddit is the source of this information.

HBO Max has Harry Potter accessible to stream. In fact, all of the Harry Potter films are presently accessible to view on WarnerMedia’s streaming service. HBO Max is the finest site to go to watch ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ or ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’.

 

Although streaming may make viewing the Harry Potter films simpler, this is only true when they are accessible to stream via a service that a person or family has access to, and on the devices that they have at home. This hasn’t always been straightforward in the past, especially with major properties like Harry Potter, since the movie collection has shifted from one provider to another.

Despite the fact that none of the films are now accessible to stream on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video, the Harry Potter collection was previously available to view on Peacock. Currently, the HBO Max streaming service offers direct access to all of the Harry Potter films.

 

On HBO Max, you can view the following Harry Potter films:

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a fantasy novel written by J.K. Rowling.
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a fantasy novel written by J.K. Rowling.
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a book about Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a fantasy novel written by J.K. Rowling.
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a fantasy novel written by J.K. Rowling.
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a fantasy novel written by J.K. Rowling.
  • Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Part 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Max is watching Harry Potter on HBO.

HBO Max comes in two subscription packages, with the price difference mostly influencing ad use. While the more costly HBO Max membership might provide you access to more material, it has no bearing on the Harry Potter films. Anyone who signs up for either HBO Max subscription will have access to the full collection from beginning to end.

A normal HBO Max membership costs $14.99 per month and gives you access to all of the service’s programming. Customers may also choose the $9.99 per month option. The only difference between the $14.99 and $9.99 monthly subscriptions is that the latter contains advertisements. As a result, individuals who want to watch the Harry Potter films without commercials would have to pay $14.99 each month.

If you want to see all of the Harry Potter movies in a hurry, keep in mind that HBO Max no longer has a free trial option. If customers join up directly, they will be required to pay for the whole month in advance in order to access the movie library.

There are a variety of other methods to view Harry Potter.

There are a few more options for watching Harry Potter movies without a membership, but they all involve renting or paying. All of the Harry Potter films are available to rent or buy from a variety of online retailers, including Amazon Prime, the App Store, and YouTube. In addition, the majority of these digital outlets allow you to rent or purchase a single Harry Potter film or the full series.

 

If you just want to view one of the films, renting instead of paying the monthly membership fee may be a better and more cost-effective alternative. If you’re simply thinking about getting a subscription for the Harry Potter movies and intend to see them more than once, purchasing the whole collection could be a better (and more cost-effective) option in the long run.

Of However, if having access to a larger range of TV episodes and movies appeals to an individual or family, it may be preferable to subscribe to HBO Max and take advantage of all else it has to offer.

Summary of where to view Harry Potter

Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu, and Peacock do not have any Harry Potter movies accessible to watch. Instead, HBO Max now has all eight Harry Potter films accessible to view. There is no free trial available, and the service costs $9.99 per month or $14.99 without advertisements.

Alternatively, you may rent or buy any or all of the Harry Potter films from a variety of digital outlets, including Amazon Prime, iTunes, and YouTube. Whether it is preferable to sign up for an HBO Max membership or merely rent/buy the movies depends on how often the consumer expects to watch Harry Potter and whether or not having access to more series and films is worthwhile.

September 2021 (update)

HBO Max subscriptions are now available for $9.99 per month, a $5 reduction from the prior beginning price. While there is now a cheaper way to watch HBO Max episodes and movies over the internet, the lower membership tier comes with some significant drawbacks, such as the inclusion of advertisements, the inability to save videos, and the exclusion of certain current films.

 

The rumor that AT&T and WarnerMedia were about to create a less expensive HBO Max tier has been floating around for a while, both officially and informally. In recent months, WarnerMedia has begun to disclose more information about the less expensive tier, even announcing that it would be available in early June.

Early June has here, and with it comes the cheaper HBO Max membership, which can now be purchased for as low as $9.99 a month. Those who want the finest experience may still pay the higher monthly fee of $14.99, since the service offers both alternatives throughout the enrollment process.

 

Subscribers that subscribe and pay on an annual basis may actually save money on the $9.99 or $14.99 per month fees. Signing up for the ad-supported yearly plan, for example, costs $99.99 per year, lowering the monthly cost down to $8.33. Similarly, for $149.99, you can join up for the premium HBO Max yearly plan, reducing the monthly cost down to $12.49.

Differences between HBO Max at $9.99 and $14.99

There are a few key distinctions between the two programs that should help customers decide which subscription option is best for them. The addition of advertisements with the $9.99 per month plan is the first and most noticeable user-level change. The ad load will be modest compared to other services, according to AT&T and WarnerMedia, but those people and families who want ad-free programs and movies should consider the premium membership.

The second significant distinction is downloads. HBO Max, like Netflix and a few other streaming services, lets customers download video to view later. This is, however, a feature that is only available to premium members. Those who choose the lesser $9.99 per month subscription will not be able to download any HBO Max episodes or movies and view them offline.

Another major distinction is the overall playback quality. Only the premium $14.99 per month HBO Max subscription allows access to 4K content, while the ad-supported plan is limited to HD. For context, not all of HBO Max’s programming is accessible in 4K, so this discrepancy will only effect a few titles.

The recent Warner Bros. movie releases are a last distinction between the two strategies. HBO Max customers received access to all new Warner Bros. films the day they were released in cinemas into 2021. In most cases, this is only for a short period, since the movies are usually only accessible to watch for the first 30 days. Subscribers to the $9.99 per month plan, on the other hand, will not have access to these films. This is simply a transitory distinction between the two HBO Max membership levels, since WarnerMedia does not expect to continue distributing new Warner Bros. movies to theaters and HBO Max on the same day in 2022.

 

What HBO Max package is best for you?

The major considerations in choosing between the two plans will be the subscriber’s or household’s primary demands. While HBO Max’s recent films are a major selling factor, it is just for the time being. If users want access to the latest movies, there’s no problem signing up for the higher $14.99 per month fee, canceling before the end of the year, and then joining up for the lower $9.99 per month HBO Max plan to save money.

What matters more in the long run is the presence of advertisements and the ability to download. The $14.99 a month option is excellent for those who want to be able to watch ad-free HBO Max series and movies wherever they go, regardless of whether they have access to the internet. The $9.99 a month HBO Max membership is likely to be the best option for people who are less concerned with viewing offline or going through commercials.

Read more: Is It Possible to Add an Existing HBO Max Subscription to YouTube TV?

Existing HBO Max users may potentially save a significant amount of money by switching to the yearly ad-free plan, which costs just $109.99 for the whole year. This is not the only deal that the streaming service is now running, but it is especially beneficial to those who have already signed up for it.

 

If paid monthly, a normal HBO Max membership costs $14.99. The service does offer a $9.99 per month plan, but it does so at the expense of some of the primary features, such as the ability to view series and movies ad-free or download them to watch offline. HBO Max began providing an ad-free subscription for $7.49 per month earlier today, thereby lowering the cost by half. The catch is that the lower pricing is only valid for six months, and the offer is only valid for new and returning customers. Those who already have an active ad-free subscription are excluded from the latter.

Existing ad-free HBO Max members may get a special bargain if they convert from the monthly to the yearly plan. HBO Max previously had a yearlong subscription option, at a price of $149.99, a 20% savings over paying $14.99 per month for a year. Existing customers, on the other hand, may now switch to the same plan for just $109.99 for the whole year. That’s a savings of 26% compared to the standard yearly pricing, which is already 20% less than the cost of paying monthly for a year.

 

Existing HBO Max members will be notified of the discount by email, but for those who haven’t yet gotten the email, it’s simple to see whether they’re qualified.

How to see whether you qualify for the $109.99 HBO Max yearly deal:

  1. Go to the HBO Max website to learn more.
  2. If necessary, sign in.
  3. Choose a persona (if more than one)
  4. Select the profile icon (top right)
  5. Select “Subscription” from the drop-down menu.
  6. Select “Manage Subscription” from the drop-down menu.
  7. Select “Switch Plans” from the drop-down menu.
  8. Toggle the “Monthly” and “Yearly” switches.

If the reduced yearly ad-free plan is available, the price will be shown as $109.99 under the “Ad-Free” plan option. They may then obtain the extra savings by simply clicking the “Select Plan” button. Because this is a yearly plan, the subscriber will be asked to pay the whole year fee upon switching. It’s also worth noting that, since HBO Max’s payment cycle is changing, the price will change to reflect any unused month that has already been paid for. To put it another way, the precise amount a subscriber pays today might be significantly lower tomorrow.

At this pace, the ad-free plan will cost just over $9 per month, making it even less expensive than the monthly cost of the annual ad-supported plan. In fact, HBO Max offers the same 20% discount to ad-supported subscribers who pay yearly, with the price coming in at $99.99. Because the new additional discount does not apply to the ad-supported plan, the ad-free annual membership is now just $10 higher than the ad-supported yearly subscription.

The limitations are that the offer will stop on September 26, 2021. The $7.49 per month bargain is also set to expire on this day. Similarly, the HBO Max yearly discount is exclusively offered to current HBO Max members who are invoiced directly by HBO Max. The $109.99 bargain, for example, will not be accessible if you subscribe via YouTube TV or any third-party provider. Finally, the discount only applies to the first year; users will be charged $149.99 for the next year unless they cancel before the discounted time expires.

 

HBO Max is presently giving new and returning customers the opportunity to save 50% on a six-month ad-free subscription. HBO Max is a pricey single subscription compared to many others, so having the ability to save money over a period of time is a deal worth taking advantage of. That is, whether a person or family finds HBO Max’s movies, series, and exclusives appealing.

 

There are presently two subscription packages available for HBO Max. The initial and original membership costs $14.99 per month and includes ad-free viewing, the ability to download videos, and, for the remainder of 2021, the ability to see all Warner Bros. films on the same day they are released in cinemas. The alternative membership foregoes all of these benefits in exchange for a monthly fee of $9.99.

HBO Max is now providing a $7.49 per month subscription option. This discount is only available on the higher, ad-free plan, which typically costs $14.99 per month, saving you 50% off the regular price. The $7.49 pricing applies for the first six months of the membership, not just the first month.

 

This is a limited-time offer, as you would anticipate. The sale started today (September 17) and will run till September 26. There isn’t much for interested customers to do other than go to the HBO Max website and sign up for the ad-free plan to take advantage of the savings. For the record, the reduced membership is available not just to new customers, but also to anybody who was previously a subscriber but is no longer a subscriber.

The ad-free HBO Max plan is actually less expensive than the ad-supported version at this pricing, making it a fantastic choice for anybody thinking about joining up for the service. They will have ad-free access to all of the material as well as all of the additional benefits offered with the more costly plan after signing up.

Consumers should be advised that automatic invoicing is in force, in addition to the restricted time to join up. In other words, unless the subscriber cancels HBO Max before the reduced six-month term ends, the subscription will automatically transition to the higher price, with the user being charged the full $14.99 each month.

HBO Max is not available as an app for Vizio Smart TVs. While first-party smart TV platforms remain one of the least supported HBO Max device categories, SmartCast TV users may watch HBO Max on their bigger Vizio TV displays in the house using either AirPlay or Chromecast.

 

HBO Max debuted in 2020 and delivers far more material than the classic HBO service, despite the fact that the membership costs the same. This makes it an excellent choice for HBO originals, DC, Cartoon Network, and other WarnerMedia programming. However, regardless of the number of series and movies available or the cost of the monthly plan, an HBO Max membership is only worthwhile if the service supports the devices that a person or family desires to watch on. When it comes to smart TVs, HBO users have a little more of a problem than they should.

The list of HBO Max supported devices does not currently include Vizio smart TVs. In truth, TVs are a poorly supported category in general, with Samsung’s first-party TV OS being the only one with official support and the ability to download a specific app. Even with Samsung, support is limited, since the HBO Max app is only available for 2016 and later models. However, not all of the models introduced after 2016 are also supported.

 

There isn’t a Vizio smart TV app.

While it’s unclear why HBO Max doesn’t support Vizio or many other smart TV manufacturers directly, that doesn’t rule out the possibility of watching it on a television. For starters, HBO Max is accessible on Android TV, Fire TV, and Roku-enabled smart TVs. This alone is expected to meet the television demands of a large number of people and homes. If you don’t have a TV that supports one of these platforms, you may stream on one of the numerous supported streaming devices that can be connected straight to a smart TV.

Despite the fact that many TV manufacturers aren’t supported at the app level, Vizio smart TV customers can cast HBO Max on their SmartCast TV. This isn’t nearly as simple as viewing straight via a TV app, but it’s doable as long as the Vizio TV is a SmartCast TV in the first place.

Streaming HBO Max will need the usage of a smartphone, regardless of whether it is an iPhone or an Android phone, assuming it is a SmartCast TV. The HBO Max app must be downloaded on the phone, the user must be logged in to their HBO Max account, and the phone and Vizio smart TV must be linked to the same Wi-Fi network to get started.

On a Vizio TV, Using AirPlay and Cast

If you’re using an iPhone, open the HBO Max app and hit the AirPlay symbol in the upper right corner to watch a TV program episode or a movie. After that, all you have to do is choose the proper Vizio SmartCast TV from the list of neighboring devices. The program or movie will be streamed straight to the TV after it has been chosen.

Streaming on a Vizio TV using AirPlay:

 

  1. Open the HBO Max application.lication.lication.lication. after downloading it.
  2. Sign in with your HBO Max account.
  3. Play an episode of a TV program or a movie.
  4. The AirPlay symbol should be tapped.
  5. Choose the SmartCast TV option.

If you’re using an Android phone, the procedure is almost same. Make that the Android phone and Vizio smart TV are on the same network, that the HBO Max app is open (and logged in), and that a TV program episode or movie is playing. Android users, on the other hand, should touch the Cast symbol instead of the AirPlay icon. It’s then only a question of choosing the appropriate SmartCast TV from the list of neighboring devices.

Streaming on a Vizio TV using Chromecast:

  1. Open the HBO Max app after downloading it.
  2. Sign in with your HBO Max account.
  3. Play an episode of a TV program or a movie.
  4. Select the Cast option.
  5. Choose the SmartCast TV option.

Both options are fast and straightforward ways to watch HBO Max on a Vizio smart TV, yet none is perfect. After connecting through AirPlay or Chromecast, the user may use their phone to control the video playing, volume, and switch to a new TV program episode or movie. When you’re done, be sure you disconnect from the smart TV by pressing the same AirPlay or Cast option in the HBO Max mobile app.

Summary of HBO Max on Vizio TVs

On a Vizio smart TV, there is presently no opportunity to download an HBO Max app directly. Although Vizio TVs aren’t supported for now, they aren’t the only ones; most major manufacturers’ smart TVs aren’t able to get HBO Max. Samsung TVs, as well as those that run on Android TV, Fire TV, or Roku, are the exceptions.

Users of Vizio SmartCast TVs cannot download HBO Max, but they may stream HBO Max episodes and movies to their TVs using the Android or iOS mobile app. Once connected, the HBO Max user may use their phone to switch movies and control playback on their Vizio smart TV.

Read more: How to Download and Watch HBO Max Movies and Shows Offline

HBO Max is available on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku smart TVs and streaming players, among other devices. Despite the fact that HBO Max is now available on a broad range of platforms and devices, anybody interested in signing up for the service should check to see whether their chosen TVs and streaming players are officially supported HBO Max devices.

 

This is a service that needs a paid membership before installing the app on a device. At the moment, HBO Max costs $14.99 per month. While there is no opportunity for a free trial at this time, some customers may be able to get one via a third-party provider like YouTube TV.

The only other limitation to be aware of, other from the absence of a free trial, is that HBO Max is presently not supported on all devices, but it is now accessible on all major platforms.

 

The following is a complete list of all of the key platforms and devices on which HBO Max is presently available to watch. In most circumstances, you’ll need to download an app from your device’s store. On December 21, 2020, this list was updated.

HBO Max is now available to watch on the following devices:

  • Fire TV devices from Amazon (Fire OS 5.3.6 or newer)
  • Phones running Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ or later
  • Tablets running Android 5.0 ‘Lollipop’ or later
  • Android TV (version 5.0 “Lollipop” or above)
  • AirPlay 2 is a sequel to AirPlay 1.
  • HD Apple TV (4th-gen)
  • 4K Apple TV
  • iPhone is an Apple product (with iOS 12.2 or newer)
  • Apple’s iPad is a tablet computer that is (with iOS 12.2 or newer)
  • iPod touch (Apple)
  • Chromebooks
  • Chromecast
  • Comcast Xfinity X1 and Comcast Xfinity Flex
  • Computers (PC and Mac)
  • Players for Roku (OS 9.3 or newer)
  • Roku televisions (OS 9.3 or newer)
  • PlayStation 4 (Sony)
  • PlayStation 5 (Sony)
  • Samsung televisions (2016 or newer)
  • Xbox One (Microsoft)
  • Xbox One X and Xbox One S are the latest Xbox consoles from Microsoft.

HBO Max is being streamed on a smart TV.

While most of the gadgets on the list above can stream HBO Max to a TV, there are a few smart TVs that can do so without the need of an extra device. Only Samsung is listed as a compatible smart TV brand on the official website. Although this may seem to cut out a large number of TV owners, Android TV, Fire TV, and Roku TV models are all supported, which makes a significant difference.

HBO Max is available for download on the majority of Android TV devices.

Google’s TV-optimized platform, Android TV, presently powers a number of smart TVs marketed in the United States and worldwide. Owners of TV models from Sony, Sharp, Hisense, and Philips, among others, may discover that their TV is powered by Android TV, in which case installing the HBO Max Android TV app from the Google Play Store should be simple.

Fire TV Edition smart TVs, like Android TV, are now supported. As a result, anybody with a Fire OS-enabled TV may get the software straight through the Fire TV interface or via the Amazon Appstore.

 

Furthermore, HBO Max is compatible with all Roku TV devices running OS 93 or above. As a consequence, anybody with a Roku TV running a current version of the Roku OS may download the dedicated HBO Max Roku Channel directly from the Roku Channel Store or from their smartphone.

Using a set-top box to watch HBO Max

A dedicated set-top box or device is one of the simplest and most accessible methods to watch HBO Max. The NVIDIA SHIELD TV, Xiaomi Mi Box, AT&T Streaming TV player, TiVo Stream 4K, and the JBL Link Bar are some of the most popular Android TV players. HBO Max will be available via the Android TV app on all of these devices and more.

HBO Max is now accessible on Amazon Fire TV and Roku, despite not being available at launch. Owners of a Fire TV player, Stick, or tablet, as well as a Roku player or Stick, may now download the HBO Max app via the Amazon Appstore or Roku Channel Store.

Apple TV, AirPlay 2, and Chromecast are some of the other streaming-based choices available. These are officially sanctioned and well-liked solutions, allowing even more people to take use of them.

On Roku, you can watch HBO Max.

Despite being one of the most popular streaming platforms in the United States, Roku was the final major device category to get HBO Max compatibility. The HBO Max Roku Channel was officially revealed on December 16 and will launch on December 17, 2020. As a consequence, Roku and television users may now download HBO Max and begin streaming episodes and movies.

Right present, Roku devices aren’t an option.

HBO Max is now accessible on the Roku platform, although not all Roku devices and TVs are compatible. Checking the software version is the simplest approach to see whether a device is compatible. HBO Max is compatible with any Roku device or TV running Roku OS 9.3 or above.

HBO Max is compatible with the following Roku streaming players:

  • Soundbar Roku (9101X)
  • Roku XXXXXXXXXX (4670X, 4661X, 4660X, 4640X)
  • Ultra LT Roku (4662X)
  • Premiere on Roku (4620X, 3920X)
  • Premiere+ on Roku (4630X, 3921X)
  • The Roku Streaming Stick is a device that allows you to watch movies and TV (3800X, 3600X, 3500X)
  • Roku Streaming Stick+++++++++++++++ (3811X, 3810X)
  • Roku Express is a streaming media player that allows you to (3931X, 3930X, 3900X, 3700X)
  • Roku Express+ is a streaming media player that allows you to watch (3910X, 3710X, 3710X)
  • 4th generation Roku (4400X)
  • 3rd-generation Roku (4230X, 4200X)
  • Roku 2 is the second generation of Roku (4210X, 2720X)
  • 1 Roku (2710X)
  • LT Roku (2700X)
  • All models of Roku TV

Those who aren’t sure which Roku model they have may look it up in the device’s settings, where the name and model number should be stated.

How to get the model name and number for your Roku:

  1. On the Roku remote, press the Home button.
  2. Select Settings by scrolling up (or down).
  3. Choose a system
  4. Select the About option.

HBO Max may be seen in a variety of ways.

There are other gadgets that may be able to aid if a smart TV or set-top box is not an option. The Sony PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Xbox One, Series X, and S, for example, are all HBO Max compatible, making them a smart choice for any home with at least one of these popular consoles.

When utilizing a web browser, HBO Max may also be viewed via the service’s main website.

HBO Max is accessible using the Chrome browser.

This choice alone opens up a world of possibilities, including the ability to watch Friends and the rest of the HBO Max collection on a Chromebook, PC, or Mac. This may also be an alternative for individuals who wish to watch on a smart TV but don’t have one that is officially supported, since the computer may be connected straight to the TV. While not ideal, it is a workable option in a pinch.

HBO Max is compatible with the following browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge is a browser developed by Microsoft.
  • Safari is a term used to describe (12 or later)

Summary of HBO Max device support

HBO Max was released in May, and device support was limited at the time. The streaming service, on the other hand, has subsequently extended to accommodate all major platforms and devices. Subscribers may now watch on a gaming console, a smart TV, or a streaming device, such as an Amazon Fire TV or a Roku device. This is in addition to game consoles, web browsers, and devices that support AirPlay 2 and Chromecast.

Most users will be covered by the list of HBO Max compatible devices. However, if you have a device that isn’t compatible with HBO Max, there are alternative streaming options available, most of which are less expensive than HBO Max.

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21st of December, 2020

Update: On May 31, 2021, several users noticed that HBO Max downloads were not functioning on their devices. When the app is not connected to the internet, the downloads area becomes inaccessible. It’s unknown what’s causing the problem, although it might be tied to particular iPhone and iPad models. As a result, it’s recommended setting Airplane Mode on an iOS device after downloading any movies to see whether they can be viewed and watched while the device is not connected to the internet. The update is now complete.

 

Original article: HBO Max movies and series may be downloaded and watched offline, but there are certain limitations to be aware of. There are restrictions on how many videos you can download at once, as well as how long files may be kept before HBO Max deletes them automatically.

HBO Max debuted on May 27, 2020, and with memberships costing the same as a conventional HBO subscription, the streaming service quickly drew in both current HBO customers and newcomers seeking to take advantage of the diverse collection of content. Furthermore, with so many fan favorites on the site, there will be users who want to download videos so they can watch them whenever and wherever they want.

 

The advantages of downloading videos for offline viewing

The fact that customers are not bound to an internet connection to watch their favorite movies and episodes is one of the key advantages of downloading HBO Max content for offline watching. For some people, not having to worry about buffering or having a stable enough connection to assure seamless and continuous viewing would be enough.

Others may benefit from downloading movies to guarantee they are not subject to any data limitations imposed by their supplier. Instead, while connected to home Wi-Fi, customers may download movies and view them locally on the smartphone.

How can I get HBO Max videos to download?

It’s quite simple to download an HBO Max movie or episode. This is a feature that the corporation actively advertises, and the Android and iOS applications are built to make downloading material as simple as possible. While the images below show how to do it on an Android phone, the procedure is essentially the same for iPhone and iPad owners.

To get HBO Max movies and series, follow these steps:

 

  1. Start the app.
  2. To download a movie or a program episode, look for it on the internet.
  3. Select the movie or TV episode you want to learn more about.
  4. Select “Download” from the drop-down menu.
  5. Allow time for the download to complete.

The steps outlined above apply to any HBO Max video that may be downloaded. The real “download” button is mostly visible on title pages, just below the play and “add to list” choices.

HBO Max (screenshot)

Once you’ve chosen a video, HBO Max will download it in a queue. The length of time it takes for the video to begin downloading is determined on the subscriber’s internet connection and the number of other videos selected to download.

Similarly, the amount of time it takes for the download to finish will vary depending on the length of the video and the download speed available at the moment. A random episode of Westworld, for example, took little over four minutes to completely download.

HBO Max (screenshot)

Users will get a message on their phone showing that the download is still in progress, the percentage of the download that has been completed, and the total time it has taken so far.

Tap on the profile symbol to locate and access downloaded HBO Max movies and series, then pick the “Downloads” option to get a list of all films accessible to view offline.

HBO Max (screenshot)

Download limitations and cautions in general

There are certain basic limits and cautions to be aware of before downloading, and they may vary based on the subscriber’s specific circumstances. The most apparent of them is that downloaded data take up space on a device’s local storage. As a result, depending on the storage limit on their smartphone or tablet and how much of that limit has already been consumed, some customers may be restricted in the number of movies and series they may download from services like HBO Max.

Another consideration is that, although a downloaded program or movie may be viewed offline without eating data, the download procedure consumes data. This will depend on the duration of the program and the video quality, however consumers should be aware of any bandwidth constraints while downloading.

The HBO Max app is designed to only enable downloads while connected to Wi-Fi by default, to guarantee that mobile data restrictions are not affected by downloads. Subscribers may enable downloading videos via a mobile network in the app’s settings section.

To download HBO Max videos via a mobile network, follow these steps:

  1. Open the HBO Max app
  2. Select the Profile option.
  3. In the upper-left corner, tap the Settings symbol (cog).
  4. Choose “Video Options” from the drop-down menu.
  5. Turn off “Download Over WiFi Only.”

Reducing the video quality of the download is one of the greatest strategies to restrict the amount of data utilized via Wi-Fi or a mobile network. This will not only result in the same films using less bandwidth, but it may also speed up the initial video download process.

How to modify the download quality of HBO Max:

  1. Open the HBO Max app
  2. Select the Profile option.
  3. In the upper-left corner, tap the Settings symbol (cog).
  4. Choose “Video Options” from the drop-down menu.
  5. Select “Download Quality” from the drop-down menu.
  6. Choose “Fastest download” from the drop-down menu.

Download limits for HBO Max

Other of the limits stated above will apply to most streaming providers that allow downloads, not just HBO Max. There are, however, certain limitations that are exclusive to HBO Max. The two most crucial ones to be aware of are the maximum number of movies that may be downloaded and the duration for which they can be downloaded.

What is the maximum number of HBO Max videos that may be downloaded?

Accounts with HBO Max may only download 30 videos at a time. While this is likely to be sufficient for most users at any one moment, it is crucial to note that this limitation applies to the whole account. If a single membership is shared with multiple family members, and each of those individuals has their own profile, the 30 downloads apply to the whole account, not to each profile.

Subscribers will need to erase current downloads after the 30-download limit is reached before the opportunity to add new ones becomes accessible again.

How can I get rid of HBO Max downloads?

  1. Open the HBO Max app
  2. Select the Profile option.
  3. Navigate to the “Downloads” tab.
  4. Select “Edit” from the menu.
  5. To remove a single download, tap the “X” icon next to it.
  6. Alternatively, you may press “Clear all” to erase all of your downloads at once.
  7. When you’re done, click “Done.”

How long can HBO Max videos be downloaded?

HBO Max not only restricts the number of episodes that can be downloaded at once, but also the amount of time that those videos may be downloaded before being immediately destroyed by the app. In general, there are three major constraints that might influence how long a movie is accessible for offline viewing.

  • After 30 days, unwatched downloads expire.
  • Videos that have been viewed or partially watched expire 48 hours after they have been started.
  • When movies and episodes are withdrawn from HBO Max, they are immediately erased.

Except for movies and episodes that leave HBO Max, each time a download is automatically removed by the service, the user may renew the download to keep it accessible offline.

How to Renew Downloads That Have Expired:

  1. Open the HBO Max app
  2. Select the Profile option.
  3. Navigate to the “Downloads” tab.
  4. Select the now-expired download.
  5. Select “Renew for 30 Days” from the drop-down menu.

Summary of HBO Max downloads

Subscribers to HBO Max may easily download movies and episodes for offline watching, as well as choose the recording quality and whether downloads can take place over mobile networks. Unwatched downloads, on the other hand, are only accessible offline for 30 days or 48 hours after playback has begun on subscription services. HBO Max will immediately destroy the movie or TV episode if any of these time limitations is surpassed.

Subscribers to HBO Max may renew an expired download as many times as they like as long as the movie or episode is still available to watch on the service.

Read more about HBO Max Smart TVs and Streaming Players.

HBO Max now enables prospective customers to see free previews of selected shows before committing to the subscription. This comes after HBO Max gave Snapchat users a similar option, letting them to view certain episodes for free on the Snapchat app and even with friends.

 

HBO Max looks to be gaining traction, due in part to its exclusive original programming and the option to view Warner Bros. films the same day they are released in cinemas. A monthly membership, on the other hand, costs $14.99, making it one of the most costly standalone services. Although HBO Max has subsequently created a less expensive, ad-supported tier, it has several restrictions when compared to the regular subscription option, such as the loss of same-day theatrical premieres.

HBO Max has begun enabling customers to view episodes for free in order to entice new members. With the free episodes accessible to view inside the HBO Max app, unlike the Snapchat move, no third-party app is required. Of course, this requires the user to download the HBO Max app on one of their devices, which is likely to be a necessary first step in the process of signing up for a subscription.

 

HBO Max has stated that the ‘free experience’ will be restricted to 13 episodes at first. They are, however, episodes from popular series on the site, such as Batwoman, Game of Thrones, Euphoria, Lovecraft Country, and The Flight Attendant.

Free HBO Max episodes are now available:

  • Batwoman is a superheroine who protects the (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • elation (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • Game of Thrones is a fantasy television series set in the United (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • Harley Quinn is a fictional character that appears in the Batman (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • Country of Lovecraft (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • Life Is Beautiful (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • Perry Mason is a character in the television series Perry (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • Wolves Raised Me (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • The Flight Attendant’s Position (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • Titans are a kind of group of people who (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • Veneno is the Italian word for “venice” (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • The Warrior (Season 1, Episode 1)
  • Doom Patrol is a group of people that work together to (Season 2, Episode 1)

While the majority of each show’s free episodes are limited to the pilot episode, WarnerMedia did state that the list of free episodes will vary over time. For the time being, folks in the United States are the only ones who can view HBO Max episodes for free.

While enabling customers to see some of its original episodes for free is a good step, it’s not the same as a traditional free trial. HBO Max used to provide a free trial, which it still does if you subscribe via YouTube TV, but it was pulled from the service last year for those who signed up directly. The opportunity to now view some episodes for free looks to be a method to give people a taste of HBO Max without having to pay for the whole experience.

WarnerMedia is the source of this information.

 

Any HBO Max users who received a “integration test email” recently should ignore it since it seems to have been sent in error. HBO Max is a popular streaming service with over 40 million subscribers, and it’s just going to become bigger. Partly as a result of the introduction of a more cheap $9.99 per month plan, but also as a result of the recently announced plans to extend the streaming service’s global reach.

 

It might be aggravating when anything goes wrong when there are so many subscribers. While a streaming service being down or experiencing technical issues in general is a more extreme example, things may also go wrong in more mundane ways, such as sending an email by mistake.

A “Integration Test Email #1” was sent to many, if not all, HBO Max members today. The email offers no additional information except the promise that “This template is used only by integration tests.” This is an email that serves as the basis for a test, however one that should have taken place in a controlled setting rather than in production, as the email body suggests. In this case, it seems that HBO Max’s internal testing and customer email lists clashed, resulting in the internal email being sent to genuine customer email addresses.

 

Customers with HBO Max, of course, do not have to be worried about the email itself. It has nothing to do with them and was never intended for them. Of course, some people may disagree to the use of consumer data in this way, but that’s a different issue altogether. For the time being, HBO Max users may ignore their Integration Test Email or head to Twitter, where the issue seems to be amusing, and figure out what the Integration Test is. Not to mention whether or not the HBO Max integration test was successful.

Update 06/17: It seems that the “Integration Test Email #1” was sent to a broader audience than only existing HBO Max subscribers. The email was received by those who had previously subscribed to HBO Max, as well as individuals who had never subscribed to HBO Max but had previously used HBO, HBO Go, or HBO Now. There have even been complaints from people who have never had a membership to HBO.

As a consequence, the emailing list seems to be far larger than previously thought, and not limited to either existing or terminated HBO Max users.

HBO Max has reacted to the email, admitting that it was sent in mistake. A Tweet stating that the Integration Test email was sent to a “portion” of the streaming service’s mailing list provided confirmation. HBO Max apologized for any inconvenience this has caused.

“By accident, we sent an empty test email to a portion of our HBO Max mailing list earlier this evening. We apologize for the inconvenience, and indeed, the intern was to blame, as the jokes go. No, really. And we’re here to help them get through it.”

Max on Twitter/HBO

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why did DirecTV now price increase?

A: DirecTV has recently increased their monthly price from $35 to $39. This is due to the increase of sports programming being offered on Direct TV and that they have also started a new service called Beyond. Beyond gives customers access to an additional 20 channels for a total of 130, so in order to get these extra services, it requires more money.

Did DirecTV now change packages?

A: DirecTV now offers a bundle of their channels for free, which includes the main channels and some sports packages.

Is AT&T going to discontinue DirecTV?

A: I do not have an answer for this, please contact the company directly.

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