Last month, DirecTV Stream announced that all users — including those grandfathered into legacy plans — would see a price increase starting in January. As the price increase takes effect, the company does have a bit of good news, announcing today that all DirecTV Stream plans now included unlimited cloud DVR…

As first reported by The Streamable, DirecTV Stream previously included 20 hours of DVR storage in all plans, with an option to upgrade to the Unlimited DVR option for $10 per month. DirecTV Stream will retain your recordings for 90 days, which is less than the competition such as YouTube TV, which retains your records for nine months.

As usual with a cable company, however, there is a caveat: this offer is currently only available to new subscribers to DirecTV Stream. As The Streamable notes, however, it’s probably that this gets added to existing plans at some point, or else many subscribers would simply be better off canceling and signing up again:

While most DIRECTV STREAM plans will see a price hike in the next few days, customers will be getting a bit more for their money. All new subscribers will now get an Unlimited DVR included at no extra charge. Previously, all DIRECTV STREAM plans included a 20 Hour DVR, with the ability to upgrade to their Unlimited DVR for $10 a month.

For now, only new subscribers will be eligible to receive the Unlimited DVR included in their plan. But, given that the service is month-to-month, this will have to be added to most existing subscribers plans, or they would be better off canceling and signing up again.

9to5Mac’s Take

We give streaming services quite a bit of flack for continually increasing prices without really offering any additional features or benefits for subscribers. It’s only fair that we also note this addition for DirecTV Stream plans, even if it’s currently limited to new subscribers only.

As long as you benefit from the addition of Unlimited DVR, then this pretty much offsets the price increase for the plans.

As a refresher, starting this month, the “Choice” plan will go from $84.99 per month to $89.99 per month, the “Ultimate” plan is set to go from $94.99 per month to $104.99 per month, while the “Premier” plan will go from $139.99 per month to $149.99 per month.

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