DIRECTV NOW is offering up a new promotion right now, for new users. If you sign up for the service and pre-pay for two months, you will get an Amazon Fire TV at no extra cost. This means you'll be paying at least $70 for a Fire TV, which is the same price you'd pay at Amazon normally, for the Fire TV. So it's not that big of a deal, but you do get to check out DIRECTV NOW for an extended amount of time, which is not too shabby.
With DIRECTV NOW, you get access to up to 120 channels, depending on the package you choose. These packages range from $35 to $70 per month, and you can also add on HBO for an additional $5/month. With DIRECTV NOW, you are able to stream live TV on virtually any device, whether that is your laptop, TV, smartphone or even a tablet. Which means you can watch TV when you aren't home. DIRECTV NOW has all of the usual channels, including CNN, Comedy Central, CNBC, History, Syfy, TBS and many others. This also makes a great option for watching the Olympics which begin next week, since all of the coverage is on NBC's network of channels, and all of those are available on DIRECTV NOW.
The way this promotion works is, you sign up for DIRECTV NOW and you skip the free trial. If you opt for the free trial, you won't be eligible for this promotion. Then you'll pre-pay for two months of the service. Once you have pre-paid for DIRECTV NOW, you will be able to put in your claim for your Amazon Fire TV. This typically takes a couple of weeks to be fulfilled. But you are able to cancel DIRECTV NOW after your two months and keep your Fire TV. So you'll get a Fire TV with basically no strings attached, and you also get to use DIRECTV NOW for an extended amount of time. Which is definitely good if you are thinking about cutting the cord and getting rid of cable in favor of a streaming TV service like DIRECTV NOW.