The company's Web OS TV operating system will see an upgrade to version 2.0 in 2014 models, for better responsiveness and more features. The company's 4K models will also gain access to DirecTV's 4K content.
The offer is targeted at rival AT&T, which just closed its acquisition of DirecTV and began offering its own bundles of discounted wireless and satellite TV services.
Shortly after winning FCC approval, AT&T closes its deal to buy the satellite TV provider. DirecTV's video relationships could become key as more content is delivered on mobile devices.
The Federal Communications Commission is recommending that AT&T's $49 billion bid to buy satellite TV provider DirecTV be approved -- but not without conditions.
The satellite provider will begin offering access to more the 20 movies on-demand in 4K format, but for now subscribers can only watch them on a Samsung 4K TV.
The DirecTV HR20 is easy to use and offers plenty of features, but its operational bugs make use more of a headache than with other DVRs.
The deal also expands the partnership to include Sunday Ticket live on mobile devices, likely to be a key promoted feature for AT&T.
The deal, still awaiting regulatory approval, would give AT&T a national presence in the television business.
CEO Mike White expects the satellite provider to seal a clutch deal to renew its popular NFL Sunday Ticket package in 2014, with its $48.5 billion merger with AT&T closing soon next year.
The telecom giant has revived its unlimited wireless-data plan to help sell its DirecTV service. How does the offer work? Is it actually a good deal? CNET has answers.