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DISH’s Family Package: Smart Pack

Last updated on January 5th, 2023 by George Levint
55 channels| $29.99/mo
Editor’s Note: This plan has been discontinued and replaced by the Flex Pack.

The first and most economical DISH Network package available, Smart Pack (previously DISHFamily) makes it easy for just about anyone to experience satellite TV. Priced at just $19.99/mo for the first year, it features a healthy mix of 55 entertainment, sports and movie channels. Here’s a quick breakdown:


  • Over 55 of the most popular channels including: Animal Planet, Weather Channel, Food Network, TBN, Biography Channel, Nickelodeon and more.
  • Free HBO for 1 year; SHOWTIME, CINEMAX and STARZ for 3 months
  • Complete install of up to six rooms
  • Free 2-room HD DVR
  • Free DISH Movie Pack for 3 months (EPIX, MGM Movies, etc.)
  • Local Channels

Ideal for

Students, folks on a budget or those that don’t watch a lot of TV. It’s also a good way to get your system setup and save a bit during the first couple months. It’s easy enough to upgrade by giving DISH a call or logging into your account online.


$19.99/mo (promotional price for first year)
$34.99/mo (regular price, thereafter)

Final Thoughts

Smart Pack is THE lowest-priced satellite TV package available (matching DIRECTV’s Select Plan, also at $19.99/mo). If you’re switching from cable or just cutting down on your TV budget, this is a great entry-level plan. Also note this package doesn’t include the new HOPPER DVR system, so if you’re after a whole-home DVR solution, you’ll need to upgrade. Just make sure you ask your customer service agent before you complete your order.

View the latest DISH Specials

Every DISH plan includes:

2-Year Price Guarantee
Smart DVR (Hopper or Duo)
Free DISH voice remote w/ Google Assistant
80,000 on demand movies and shows
Over 70 free SiriusXM music channels
Full professional installation (soon as tomorrow)

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