Learn about device and stream limits

Have DIRECTV? Find out how many streams and devices you can access with your service.


Most customers* can enjoy DIRECTV on all of their compatible devices connected to their home network at the same time. And, use up to three of those streams on the go.

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Connected to your home network

Streaming from your home network? You don’t have to do a thing. Just sign in to the DIRECTV app from any mobile or TV device connected to your home network.

Not sure if your device is connected to your home network? Check the connection:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Preferences and then Location Settings.
  3. Check your Home Location. If you see:
    • Connected, your device is connected to your home network.
    • Not connected, your device isn’t connected to your home network.

Good to know: If you move or change your internet service provider, you can update your home network up to 4 times in a 12-month period. Learn about your home network and how to update it.

Watch on the go

Enjoy up to three streams at the same time on mobile or streaming devices away from your home network. A maximum of 3 streaming devices can be accessed out of home.
Keep in mind: Only two streaming devices connected to a TV can be accessed out of the home. For example: one DIRECTV device and one Firestick.

Network exclusions

Some networks only allow you to have three streams at the same time. This includes both watching in your home or on the go. These networks include:

  • Fox channels: Big Ten Network, Fox News, Fox Business, FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes and Fox local channels
  • STARZ®
  • NHL Network

*DIRECTV customers who originally signed up for our service when it was called DIRECTV NOW or AT&T TV NOW, and subscribe to one of the packages listed below, is limited to the following streams:

DIRECTV NOW Packages – 2 streams by default but can purchase a 3rd stream for $5.

  • Live a Little
  • Just Right
  • Go Big
  • Gotta Have It

AT&T TV NOW Packages – 3 streams by default but cannot purchase additional streams.

  • XTRA
  • PLUS
  • PLUS with HBO
  • MAX

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