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Published on February 9th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson


DirecTV Now changes free Apple TV 4K deal to three month pre-payment

The live streaming TV service DirecTV Now has made a small change to its pre-pay deal on a 32GB Apple TV 4K by reducing the commitment from four months to three months.

The change in the offers time period came after its parent company, AT&T, quietly continued it’s offer into the new year from when it began in late 2018.

The Apple TV 4K retails for $169 for the 32GB model, and three months of DirecTV Now service can be had for as low as $105 to qualify for the free device.

DirecTV Now Apple TV 4K new deal update imageThe new DirectV Now offer reduces the pre-paid commitment period from four to three months.

The offer requires subscribers to pay via credit card or PayPal for a three-month subscription up front. Online orders of the Apple TV unit will be shipped via FedEx ground, allowing up to three weeks for delivery.

To find the offer, visit the DirecTV Now website, and follow these steps:

  • Click “Start your free trial now” here.
  • Create your account.
  • Select the “Live a Little” tab “w/ 60+ Live Channels.”
  • Select “Skip for Now” on the add-ons page.
  • Select the Free 4K Apple TV and “Add to Plan.”
  • Proceed to checkout.

DirecTV Now first offered the Apple TV 4K bundle back in November of last year.

Higher tier-priced packages are also available for $50, $60 and $70 a month with more additional channels in each bundle.

DirecTV Now launched in November of 2016 using the Apple TV app with an entry-level package price of $35 per month for over 60 channels. It recently announced it has nearly 1.2 million customers.

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Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as,,,, and He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the AOL, the BBC, Associated Press, and United Press International.

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