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Stream DirecTV Now (AT&T TV Now) with a VPN

Previously known as DirecTV Now, the online-only streaming service AT&T TV Now offers an expansive stable of content that has something for everyone.

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What is DirecTV Now? How’s it different from AT&T TV Now?

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DirecTV Now is the old name, and AT&T TV Now is the new name. Both refer to the same service: an online-only streaming platform that allows subscribers to access live and on-demand programming over the internet for a monthly fee. It offers popular channels like HBO, Showtime, and ESPN, plus exclusive sports packages like NFL Sunday Ticket.

It’s meant for people who cannot install a satellite dish or cord-cutters who simply don’t want the hassle of a long-term satellite or cable contract.

How is DirecTV Now different from plain old DirecTV?

DirecTV is still the name of AT&T’s traditional satellite TV service. You do not need to install DirecTV in order to get DirecTV Now/AT&T TV Now. However, if you are already a DirecTV satellite subscriber, online streaming is available through that service at no extra charge.

Both forms of DirecTV—the satellite-based and online-only Now versions—offer a cloud DVR service and access to local channels in major markets.

DirecTV and AT&T TV: Frequently asked questions

Does ExpressVPN come with a DirecTV subscription?

No. ExpressVPN is not affiliated with AT&T and does not come with a DirecTV (or AT&T TV) subscription. ExpressVPN helps you watch AT&T TV anywhere, including on public Wi-Fi, with increased privacy and security and without ISP throttling.

What devices can I watch DirecTV on?

DirecTV Now and AT&T TV Now are currently available on Amazon Fire TV (and Fire TV Stick), Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung Smart TV, as well as all major computer and mobile device platforms.

How do I watch the NFL on DirecTV?

NFL Sunday Ticket is an out-of-market sports streaming package offered exclusively to DirecTV (and AT&T TV) customers. Subscribers get live out-of-market games every Sunday.

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What DirecTV Now/AT&T TV Now channels are available?

For the full list of channels and prices, head to the official AT&T Now site.

Where can I get the DirecTV Now app?

You can get AT&T TV apps for your mobile device by going to the App Store or the Google Play Store. To get the AT&T TV app for Roku, see the instructions here.

What else can I do with ExpressVPN?

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