DIRECTV OR DIRECTV STREAM?

Choose what works for you

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DIRECTV
Enjoy all your entertainment in one place.
DIRECTV STREAM logo.
DIRECTV STREAM
TV your way on your device. No contract required.

There’s no wrong way to DIRECTV

You get so much no matter what you choose.
Watch anytime, anywhere
Access your favorite content at home or on-the-go.
Live TV, news, & local channels
The local programming & news you need in your hometown.
A proven leader in sports*
We do sports right. Catch your favorite teams & games on DIRECTV.
Get Regional Sports Networks, too!
DIRECTV is your home for regional sports, with the most in-market RSNs. (More than DISH, YouTube & Hulu+Live combined.)
DIRECTV logo.
DIRECTV STREAM logo.
Expert installation or install it yourself
Expert Satellite installation included, or connect via your existing internet connection.
No Installation
No installation required. Stream directly from the devices you already own.
So much room on HD DVR
200 + hrs. of HD DVR connecting via Satellite. Unlimited Cloud DVR via Internet.*

*Data connection req’d. Recordings expire after 9 months. In a series recording, max 30 episodes stores (oldest deleted first which may be in less than 9 months). Restr’s apply.
Record as much as you want
Get unlimited hours of Cloud DVR storage for your favorite content*

*Data connection req’d. Recordings expire after 9 months. In a series recording, max 30 episodes stores (oldest deleted first which may be in less than 9 months). Restr’s apply.
Sign up for guaranteed price
Enjoy 2-year price lock w/ annual contract.*

*For via Satellite. Taxes and fees apply.
No commitments
No annual contract required & you can cancel anytime.
Exclusive Gemini
The Gemini device means the ultimate in entertainment. Bringing apps & live TV together in one place.

Google login required. Req's separate subscription/login for 3rd party apps. High speed internet-connection required.
Bring your own device
No extra equipment required. Use devices like Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung, & more.
Your voice is our command
It’s easy to find what to watch on our voice remote. Search & command w/ Google Assistant.
Google login required.

Frequently asked questions


DIRECTV STREAM is a subscription streaming service that lets you watch live TV from major broadcast and popular cable networks. Enjoy local and national live sports, breaking news and must see shows the moment they air. Included: unlimited cloud DVR storage space so you can record as many shows as you want and stream them from wherever you go in the U.S.

Local channels not available in all areas. Device may need to be in billing region in order to view. Data connection req’d. Recordings expire after 9 months. In a series recording, max 30 episodes stored (oldest deleted first which may be in less than 9 months). Restr’s apply

Customers connecting to DIRECTV via Satellite or via Internet, can use the DIRECTV remote control to order, rent, or buy movies as well as purchase pay-per-view events from your TV screen. Or you may call your DIRECTV customer representative to purchase.

Customers with DIRECTV STREAM access their TV programming through our DIRECTV App. In order to buy, rent, or purchase pay-per-view events an account would need to be established with that content provider directly. This can usually be done through their provider app or by establishing an account online.  


DIRECTV STREAM and DIRECTV essentially have the same channels in terms of popularity. The difference is that DIRECTV STREAM packages cut out the filler channels.
All DIRECTV and DIRECTV STREAM TV packages have live TV programming, premiums and local network channels including PBS.
DIRECTV STREAM channel line-up
DIRECTV channel line-up

Local channels not available in all areas. Device may need to be in billing region in order to view.

You can access DIRECTV STREAM on compatible devices you already have, the same way you access streaming apps, like Netflix! Download the DIRECTV App, subscribe, and start watching.

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