How to Get Internet with DIRECTV

Kristin Cooke
Researcher & Writer
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October 29, 2021

DIRECTV will pair with any internet service available in your area, but DIRECTV doesn’t offer special TV and internet bundles. That means you can get internet service and DIRECTV service separately, but you can’t get them from the same provider with a discount.

DIRECTV is a great option if you have satellite internet because it won’t require internet data to watch TV. This can save you money, particularly if your internet options are limited or come with low data caps.

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Which satellite internet should I get with DIRECTV?

For heavy data users, we recommend Viasat satellite internet with DIRECTV. Viasat plans offer more data on average—up to 300 GB per month with the priciest Viasat plan. 

For households with minimal data usage (checking email, browsing, etc.), or for people on a tight budget, HughesNet satellite internet is a better choice. 

Satellite is more expensive than other internet services, so we don’t recommend it to people who live in big cities or suburbs or have other internet options available.

For more information, check out our Viasat, HughesNet, and satellite TV service reviews.

Double dish

If you get both satellite TV and satellite internet, you’ll need two separate dishes installed on your home.

DIRECTV pros and cons

pro Wide range of packages
pro No internet data required
con Monthly equipment fees
con Regional sports fees
con Price increase after first year

DIRECTV satellite TV

Enjoy endless entertainment with DIRECTV satellite television.

DIRECTV offers top-tier entertainment with hundreds of channels and a wide range of packages. The included DIRECTV Genie HD DVR records hours of your favorite programs and lets you watch them whenever you want.

Plus, DIRECTV is the only place you’ll find NFL SUNDAY TICKET, which provides every out-of-market NFL game, every Sunday. With so many entertainment options, there will always be something good to watch on DIRECTV. Learn more about satellite TV service on our DIRECTV review page.

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FAQ about DIRECTV internet bundles

Can I get DIRECTV internet?

No, DIRECTV does not offer internet service or internet bundles. DIRECTV used to offer TV and internet bundles with AT&T but these bundles were discontinued when AT&T sold DIRECTV in 2021.

Do I need internet service to watch DIRECTV?

DIRECTV does not require internet service if you’re watching it on your TV. You can enjoy DIRECTV at the same quality with or without internet service in your home.

If you want to use the DIRECTV app to watch your shows away from home, you’ll need a Wi-Fi connection at home or a data plan for your phone or tablet.

Can I get DIRECTV internet-only plans?

No, you can’t get an internet-only plan from DIRECTV (since DIRECTV doesn’t offer internet service), but you can get internet from AT&T, Viasat, HughesNet, or another provider in your area to use along with your DIRECTV service.

Kristin Cooke
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Kristin Cooke
After graduating with a degree in English from the University of Utah, Kristin learned to geek speak while working as a technical recruiter, interviewing software developers and tech companies. For over 20 years, she has created award-winning content for technology, health, and finance companies. Kristin is an advocate for affordable internet for all and writes about rural internet solutions, satellite internet news, and tech products at Her work has been featured in New York Post, PCMag, Forbes, Business Insider, Telecompetitor,, and The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society.