DIRECTV VS. CABLE

Quit settling for your local cable provider

DIRECTV ranks higher than Cable in overall quality.Compared to subscription TV cable providers in the 2023 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI®) survey of customers. ACSI and its logo are registered trademarks of the American Customer Satisfaction Index, LLC.  Take advantage of limited-time promotional offers when you switch today!

DIRECTV ranks higher than Cable in overall quality. Take advantage of limited-time promotional offers when you switch today!

More ways to connect

Forget cable… With DIRECTV, you can customize TV packages for your needs. Whether you want to get live TV streaming & sports through Satellite or over Internet, we’ve got you covered.

Better picture quality for a better watch experience

See your favorite shows & films like never before. With more live sports in 4K than cable, watch games with 4X the resolution of HD, lifelike clarity & richer colors thanks to the power of 4K TV . Cable who?²

Regional Sports Networks galore

A traditional cable package might provide a few Regional Sports Networks (RSNs). With DIRECTV’s CHOICE™ Package, you get your local RSN , plus with DIRECTV Sports Pack you get access to more than 30 others from around the US.⁴

Streaming & Live TV, all in one

Switching from cable to your favorite streaming services can be a pain. With DIRECTV, you can easily access popular streaming services like Max, Netflix, Prime Video & more right from the DIRECTV guide.¹

Free premium video channels – on us

When you sign up for any DIRECTV package, you get premium channels including Max™, Paramount + with SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, MGM+™ and Cinemax® for free for 3 months! That’s a $160 value!³

One price, two years. Locked in

With DIRECTV’s 2-year price guarantee, you can stop worrying about your TV bill and start watching the content you love. Get the channels you want, no surprise increases included.⁵
¹Req's separate subscription/login for Netflix, Max, Prime Video (see amazon.com/amazonprime for details) and other 3rd party apps. Restrictions apply. High speed internet-connected compatible device required. Google login required.
²Limited 4K content available for satellite service and via some 3rd party apps when connecting via internet. 4K TV req’d. Video quality defined by resolution.
³Req’s service (min. of Ent. at $64.99/mo. for 24 mos. + taxes/fees). Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15/mo. extra & applies. Max, Cinemax, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and MGM+ included for 3 months then prevailing rates apply unless you call to cancel (currently $.99/mo. for Max, $11/mo. each for Cinemax, SHOWTIME and STARZ, and $6/mo. for MGM+). Req’s you to select offer. Offer may change or end at any time without notice.
⁴Availability of channels varies based on package selection. Regional Sports Networks included in CHOICE Package or higher. Blackout restr’s apply. Avail. of RSNs varies by zip code and pkg.
⁵Taxes/fees apply. Via satellite req's 24-mo. agmt

Compare DIRECTV via Satellite to cable providers

DIRECTV via Satellite
Spectrum
Xfinity (Comcast)
The most live sports in 4K
Available on DIRECTV via Satellite
Information unavailable for Spectrum
Information unavailable for Xfinity (Comcast)
HD DVR Device included
Available on DIRECTV via Satellite
Information unavailable for Spectrum
Information unavailable for Xfinity (Comcast)
200+ hours HD DVR storage included
Available on DIRECTV via Satellite
Available on Spectrum
Information unavailable for Xfinity (Comcast)
Available in rural areas
Available on DIRECTV via Satellite
Information unavailable for Spectrum
Information unavailable for Xfinity (Comcast)
Access to thousands of apps
Available on DIRECTV via Satellite

Requires Gemini device (included for well-qualified customers; high speed internet required). Google login required.

Available on Spectrum

Requires Apple TV (sold separately).

Not Available Xfinity (Comcast)

Compare DIRECTV via Internet to cable providers

See how DIRECTV via Internet stacks up against the competition.

DIRECTV via Internet
Spectrum
Xfinity (Comcast)
Unlimited hours of Cloud DVR storage included & unlimited simultaneous DVR recordings
Available on DIRECTV via Internet
Information unavailable for Spectrum
Information unavailable for Xfinity (Comcast)
Access your DVR recordings wherever you are
Available on DIRECTV via Internet
Available on Spectrum

Requires add’l fee

Available on Xfinity (Comcast)
Stream on unlimited devices at once in your home. All DIRECTV streams must be on the same home network and compatible device(s) required. Limit 3 concurrent out-of-home DIRECTV streams. Certain networks limit total number of simultaneous streams. Restrictions apply. See directv.com/unlimitedstreams for details.
Available on DIRECTV via Internet
Available on Spectrum
Not Available Xfinity (Comcast)
Access to thousands of apps
Available on DIRECTV via Internet

Requires Gemini device (included for well-qualified customers; high speed internet required). Google login required.

Available on Spectrum

Requires Apple TV (sold separately).

Not Available Xfinity (Comcast)
Req's separate subscription/login for 3rd party apps. High speed internet-connected compatible device required.
YOUR TICKET TO THE GAME
The most MLB® games.* No satellite.
REGIONAL SPORTS LEADER
More Regional Sports than Dish, YouTube & Hulu+Live combined**
RSNs avail. with CHOICE package or higher. Avail. of RSNs varies by ZIP code and pkg. High-speed internet req'd without satellite. *Claim based on total games carried on Nat’l and combined local Regional Sports Networks. **Compared to cable, Dish and most streaming providers. Claim based on total games offered on Nat’l and Regional Sports Networks.
Get up to $240 in savings when you sign up for DIRECTV.
w/CHOICE pkg. Ltd time offer subject to change. Receive a credit each month for first 24 months ($10/mo. with DIRECTV via Internet or $5/mo. with DIRECTV via Satellite), then regular monthly price.24-mo. agmt req’d.. New approved residential customers. Available in select sales channels.See details

How do you want to connect to DIRECTV?

Use your existing Internet connection and get $240 in savings!

ENTERTAINMENT
CNNFox NewsESPNFoodNetwork
$69.99/mo. for 24 mos.
($84.99/mo. w/ req’d ARS $15/mo. Fee) w/24-mo. agmt. + taxes, fees, AutoPay & Paperless Bill.See details
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    Local channels included, where available
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    Unlimited Cloud DVR recording
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    First upgraded Gemini Receiver included
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    Premium channels included for the first 3 months
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Save $10 per month for 24 mos.!
CHOICE™
ACC Network Big Ten NetworkMLB NetworkNBA Network
 

Strikeout Price$84.99/mo.

$74.99/mo. for 24 mos.
($105.98/mo. w/ req’d ARS $15/mo. & Regional Sports Fees up to $15.99/mo.) w/24-mo. agmt. + taxes, fees, AutoPay & Paperless Bill.See details
Featured Channels in ENTERTAINMENT
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    Specialty sports including: ACC Network, Big Ten Network, MLB Network, NBA TV, SEC Network & more.
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    Regional Sports Networks for watching your local teams
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ULTIMATE
CBS Sports NetworkFX MoviesNHL NetworkStarz Encore
 

Strikeout Price$114.99/mo.

$104.99/mo. for 24 mos.
($135.98/mo. w/ req’d ARS $15/mo. & Regional Sports Fees up to $15.99/mo.) w/24-mo. agmt. + taxes, fees, AutoPay & Paperless Bill.See details
Everything in CHOICE™
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    More sports & movies including: CBS Sports Network, Discovery Family, FX Movie Channel, NHL Network, STARZ Encore & more
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Save $10 per month for 24 mos.!
PREMIER™
CINEMAXMaxParamount+ with SHOWTIMEStarz
 

Strikeout Price$159.99/mo

$149.99/mo. for 24 mos.
($180.98/mo. w/ req’d ARS $15/mo. & Regional Sports Fees up to $15.99/mo.) w/24-mo. agmt. + taxes, fees, AutoPay & Paperless Bill.See details
Everything in ULTIMATE
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    THE top-rated premium networks including: Max¹, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, STARZ®, and Cinemax®
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New approved residential customers, price incl. TV pkg & equip. fees for first TV. Add’l fees may apply to non-qualified customers. Equipment lease req’d. Early agmt termination fee applies ($20/mo.) & add’l fee(s) may apply if equip. not returned. Credit card req’d. Restr’s apply. $19.95 activation applies for satellite customers. See details​​​

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Gemini Device 4K HDVR.
Next level TV is here
The exclusive Gemini device brings apps* & TV to one place, whether you connect to DIRECTV via Internet or Satellite. All controlled by voice remote powered by Google.
*Google login required. High speed internet required. Separate subscription/login required for 3rd party app content.

Enjoy premium networks included on us for 3 months

Enjoy your first 3 months of premium networks–Max, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, STARZ®, Cinemax® and MGM+™—with ENTERTAINMENT through ULTIMATE packages.
That’s a $160 value, included on us.*

The Flash on Max, Fellow Travelers and The Curse on SHOWTIME, Billy the Kid on MGM+, Lucy on Cinemax, and Power Book IV: Force on STARZ.
*Max, Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, STARZ, MGM+ and Cinemax auto-renew after 3 months at then prevailing rates (currently $15.99/mo. for Max, $11.99/mo. for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME, $10.99/mo. each for STARZ and Cinemax, and $5.99/mo. for MGM+), unless you change or cancel. Req’s you to select offer. Offer subject to change & may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Max is used under license. Access Max only through Max app or max.com. Online account registration may be required. Offer not available to DIRECTV via Satellite and U-verse TV customers switching to DIRECTV via Internet.Offer details
All rights reserved. MGM+ is a trademark of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Lion Corp. Belgravia: The Next Chapter © Carnival Film & Television Limited 2023. All Rights Reserved.

Frequently asked questions


DIRECTV offers access to thousands apps.

DIRECTV offers DVR storage and an integrated voice remote control powered by Google to help you find what you want fast. DIRECTV is available coast-to-coast even in rural areas. DIRECTV is the leader in regional sports networks.**

*Google login required. Separate subscription/login required for 3rd party app content. ** When compared to Dish and most streaming providers. Claim based on offering of Regional Sports Networks. RSNs available with CHOICE package or higher. All RSNs are not available in all areas and may vary by ZIP code and pkg.

YES! As long as you have a reliable high speed internet connection OR a completed Landlord Approval Form we can proceed with the installation and activation of your TV service.


DIRECTV delivers 99% reliability.* And DIRECTV has satellite customers covered during signal loss due to weather or other events. If signal degradation or signal loss occurs DIRECTV SignalSaver™ takes over. SignalSaver allows you to switch your programming on 160+ most watched channels and connect your TV through an existing home internet connection. Continue watching your programs until the satellite signal has been restored. Find out more

*Based on Nationwide Study of representative cities. SignalSaver requires HD DVR (model HR44 or later) connected to high-speed internet.

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