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How to Cancel AT&T’s DIRECTV & Save Money But Still Watch Your Shows

Canceling DIRECTV and becoming a cord cutter can sound scary at first, with a ton of options and decisions to make, but we hope this guide will show you that cord cutting is surprisingly easy. In fact, you may already have most, if not everything, you need. Today we are going to help you cancel DIRECTV and show you how you can still legally watch your shows as you save money.

How to Cancel DIRECTV

DIRECTV, like most cable TV services, makes it difficult to cancel, but we are going to do our best to help you out. Now that you are ready to cancel, call DIRECTV at 1-800-288-2020. Remember the customer service reps are not there to help you cancel. They are going to do everything they can to scare you into staying with DIRECTV, so be ready to say “NO” over and over again when they try to convince you to stay. Make sure they put you on their do not call list, so they don’t call you every day for years to come. You can find out how to be put on a do not call list at your old cable company by clicking HERE.

How to Watch Your Shows & Channels After You Cancel DIRECTV

Now that you have canceled DIRECTV, there are many great ways to still watch your favorite TV shows and events live as they happen. Want a full side-by-side channel comparison of these services? We have a chart breaking down what channels each service offers HERE. Here is a break down of some of the most popular options:


fuboTV is one of the best streaming services for sports fans. fuboTV costs $54.99 a month and includes a huge collection of channels. With fuboTV, you’ll get access to Discovery Networks, Viacom, FOX, and more.


Hulu also has a huge collection of live TV channels starting at $44.99 a month and it includes Hulu’s on-demand service.

Sling TV

Sling TV starts at just $25 a month with a huge collection of channels, but right now you can get the Sling TV deal for 40% off of all packages for the first three months, making Orange and Blue $15 each and the combination of the two just $25. Sling also has a 7-day free trial, so you can test it out before you pay.

YouTube TV

For $49.99 a month you can get a subscription to YouTube TV, which includes access to over 70 channels. You can create up to six profiles with each YouTube TV subscription, so you can set your own profile up to show and record games when your favorite teams play.

PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue starts at $49.99 per month for the Access package with over 48 channels including locals in most areas.


When you sign up for AT&T TV NOW, you’ll choose from two package options. The Plus option costs $50 a month and comes with 45+ channels including HBO. The Max package costs $70 a month and comes with 60+ channels along with HBO and Cinemax.


Philo costs just $20 a month and is perfect if you are not looking for sports or news. Philo offers access to a huge collection of channels from Viacom, AMC, A+E Networks, Discovery, Hallmark, and more.


Right now you can get Vidgo for just $14.99 a month with access to 48 channels in the National English Streaming Plan. (Note: This is only a test launch and more channels will be added to the lineup at the time of the full launch.)

Here are the devices that will let you watch these services on your TV:

Streaming Player Sling TV PS Vue AT&T TV NOW YouTube TV Hulu fuboTV Philo
Roku X X  X  X X X X
Fire TV X X X X  X X X
Apple TV X X X  X X X X
Chromecast X X X X X X
Android Phones/Tablet X X X X X X X
Android TV X  X  X X  X X
Xbox One X  X X
PlayStation 4 X

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