DIRECTV SATELLITE VS. CABLE

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DIRECTV SATELLITE is the #1 satellite TV service in the country, with over 99% signal reliability, available nationwide. Take advantage of limited-time promotional offers when you switch today! <tooltip>Based on the U.S. satellite subscriber data as of 1Q 2022. Based on Nationwide Study of representative cities.</tooltip>

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Get up to $300 in VISA reward cards when you switch from Dish.
All new customers get a $150 reward card¹. Plus, Dish Switchers get an extra $150 when using promo code SWITCH².
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The exclusive home of NFL SUNDAY TICKET
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The most live sports in 4K HDR
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HD DVR Device included
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200+ hours HD DVR storage included
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Available coast-to-coast, even rural areas
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CHANNELS
All your favorite local & national channels
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House of the Dragon on HBO Max.
PREMIUM NETWORKS
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The exclusive home of 2022 NFL SUNDAY TICKET

Watch every live out-of-market game, every Sunday afternoon with the 2022 season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX. That's a nearly $400 value included with our CHOICE<sup>TM</sup> Package and above, and you can’t get it anywhere else.

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Powerful whole-home HD DVR included

Your DIRECTV SATELLITE package includes one Genie HD DVR receiver at no extra cost, which powers your whole-home entertainment experience. Dish charges you extra.
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200+ hours of HD DVR storage included
That’s more than Dish’s Hopper Duo.
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Record up to 5 shows at once
No more recording conflicts during prime time.
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No equipment
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One Genie HD DVR is included in your package price.
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Free professional installation
A technician will come out and get you up and running, hassle-free.
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An unmatched at-home sports experience
DIRECTV SATELLITE delivers the most live sports in 4K HDR*—it's like being there, but with air conditioning. Plus, enjoy regional sports networks for your favorite local teams.
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ENTERTAINMENT
Value-priced essentials
 

Strikeout Price$74.99/mo.

$64.99/mo.
+ tax & fees for 1st yr.
w/ 24 mo. agmt. 2nd year price currently $102/mo. + tax & fees.
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    165+ channels
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    Genie HD DVR included
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    Special offer for premium networks
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CHOICE™
Our most popular package—best for sports!
 

Strikeout Price$79.99/mo.

$69.99/mo.
+ tax & fees for 1st yr.
w/ 24 mo. agmt. 2nd year price currently $124/mo. + tax & fees.
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    200+ channels
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    Genie HD DVR included
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    Special offer for premium networks
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    2022 season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX included at no extra cost
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    Regional Sports Networks for watching your local teams
ULTIMATE
Perfect for families & movie-lovers!
 

Strikeout Price$99.99/mo.

$89.99/mo.
+ tax & fees for 1st yr.
w/ 24 mo. agmt. 2nd year price currently $154/mo. + tax & fees.
Price subj. to change. Regional Sports Fee up to $11.99/mo. is extra & applies.Offer details

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    270+ channels
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    Genie HD DVR included
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    Special offer for premium networks
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    2022 season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX included at no extra cost
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    Regional Sports Networks for watching your local teams
PREMIER
Want it all? Premium networks included!
 

Strikeout Price$149.99/mo.

$139.99/mo.
+ tax & fees for 1st yr.
w/ 24 mo. agmt. 2nd year price currently $209/mo. + tax & fees.
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    340+ channels
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    Genie HD DVR included
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    Includes HBO Max™,¹ SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, and Cinemax®
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    2022 season of NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX included at no extra cost
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    Regional Sports Networks for watching your local teams

Try premium networks on us

Enjoy your first 3 months of premium networks–HBO Max™, SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, Cinemax® and EPIX®—with the ENTERTAINMENT through ULTIMATE packages.That’s a $160 value, included on us.*
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House of the Dragon on HBO Max, Billions on Showtime, Raising Canan on STARZ, The Chi on Showtime, Promising Young Womanon Cinemax and Bridge and Tunnel on Epix.House of the Dragon on HBO Max, Billions on Showtime, Raising Canan on STARZ, The Chi on Showtime, Promising Young Womanon Cinemax and Bridge and Tunnel on Epix.House of the Dragon on HBO Max, Billions on Showtime, Raising Canan on STARZ, The Chi on Showtime, Promising Young Womanon Cinemax and Bridge and Tunnel on Epix.
Frequently asked questions

DIRECTV SATELLITE TV service is delivered to your home via a satellite dish that must be installed on your property. A professional installer will pick the best location to set up your dish. The most common dish ranges in size from 18 to 20 inches.
The satellite dish transmits live TV into a receiver in your home. This differs from cable TV, which is delivered via a wire into a receiver in your home.
DIRECTV Satellite has 99% signal reliability, based on nationwide study of representative cities.

Apartment residents can order DIRECTV SATELLITE service with permission from a landlord or property manager and a filled out authorization form.

You can choose a date & time window that works with your schedule to have a professional DIRECTV Satellite installer come out to your home for set-up. Your qualified installer will explain the process to you at the time of your appointment.
After you complete check-out, but before your installation, you can watch DIRECTV by using your credentials to log in and stream content. You’ll have access to live TV channels as well as On Demand movies and shows. You can stream either by downloading the DIRECTV App or by logging on to https://www.directv.com/entertainment.

You can watch DIRECTV content on your compatible smartphone, tablet or computer. On mobile devices, download the DIRECTV App to watch on-the-go. On your computer, visit https://www.directv.com/entertainment and log in to stream. You’ll have access to live TV channels, On Demand content, and programming you’ve recorded via DVR.

Yes, on August 26th, 2021, the names of AT&T TV and AT&T TV NOW have both changed to DIRECTV STREAM. Only the names have changed. New and current customers can expect the same excellent service, same great selection of channels and on demand library, same great Cloud DVR, and same great app functionality. Learn about this change.
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