FAQ about satellite internet and TV providers
Can I get satellite internet and TV together?
You can’t purchase satellite internet and TV together in a single package, but you can certainly get both services separately. We recommend pairing DIRECTV service with Viasat satellite internet for the best experience in rural areas.
Does HughesNet offer satellite TV?
No, HughesNet does not offer satellite TV service, but you can get satellite TV service to complement your internet package. You will need to have two separate dishes installed, though, since neither satellite internet company offers TV service.
Can you stream TV with satellite internet service?
Yes, it’s possible to stream with satellite internet, but we don’t recommend streaming video all day with satellite service. Satellite internet speeds are fast enough to support streaming, but the problem is the high amount of data that video streaming uses.
All satellite internet service plans have data restrictions. So, if you stream video frequently, you’ll max out your data limit for the month and could end up paying extra for more data or hobbling along at reduced speeds for the rest of the month. This is why many satellite internet customers also get satellite TV service in rural areas, so they don’t have to rely on video streaming services for entertainment.