DIRECTV SATELLITE VS. DISH

DIRECTV offers you more than Dish

When you switch to DIRECTV SATELLITE, you simply get more—more sports, more entertainment, and more savings. Current Dish customers get a $300 VISA Reward Card. Enter promo code <strong>SWITCH</strong> at checkout. All from DIRECTV, the #1 satellite TV service in the country, with over 99% signal reliability. <tooltip>Based on the U.S. satellite subscriber data as of 1Q 2022. Based on Nationwide Study of representative cities.</tooltip>

When you switch to DIRECTV SATELLITE, you simply get more—more sports, more entertainment, and more savings. Current Dish customers get a $300 VISA Reward Card. Enter promo code SWITCH at checkout.

All from DIRECTV, the #1 satellite TV service in the country, with over 99% signal reliability.
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More live sports in 4K HDR
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More On Demand entertainment included
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HD DVR Device included in package price
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More hours of HD DVR storage included with
Genie as compared to Dish Hopper Duo
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CHANNELS
All your favorite local & national channels
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The Last of Us on HBO Max.
PREMIUM NETWORKS
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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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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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ENTERTAINMENT
Value-priced essentials
2-year price guarantee!
 
$64.99/mo.
w/ 24-mo. agmt. AutoPay and Paperless Bill req’d. Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15/mo. is extra and applies.Offer details

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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!
2-year price guarantee!
 
$84.99/mo.
for 24 months plus taxes and fees
w/ 24-mo. agmt. AutoPay and Paperless Bill req’d. Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15/mo. and Regional Sports Fee up to $13.99/mo. are extra & apply.Offer details

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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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    Regional Sports Networks for watching your local teams
ULTIMATE
Perfect for families & movie-lovers!
2-year price guarantee!
 
$109.99/mo.
for 24 months plus taxes and fees
w/ 24-mo. agmt. AutoPay and Paperless Bill req’d. Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15/mo. and Regional Sports Fee up to $13.99/mo. are extra & apply.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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    Regional Sports Networks for watching your local teams
PREMIER
Want it all? Premium networks included!
2-year price guarantee!
 
$154.99/mo.
for 24 months plus taxes and fees
w/ 24-mo. agmt. AutoPay and Paperless Bill req’d. Advanced Receiver Service Fee $15/mo. and Regional Sports Fee up to $13.99/mo. are extra & apply.Offer details

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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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    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 MGM+TM (formerly 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

Apartment residents can order DIRECTV SATELLITE TV 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.

We’re the #1 satellite TV service in the country, but we’re not invincible. Occasional cloud cover might reduce resolution, but it’s rare.
Based on the U.S. satellite subscriber data as of 1Q 2022.

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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