DIRECTV doesn’t offer its own internet, which means you can’t get TV and internet packages from DIRECTV for a discount. Fortunately, you can get internet service and DIRECTV service separately, and AT&T internet makes for an excellent self-made internet and TV bundle.
If you're not in a AT&T Internet area, we also recommend pairing DIRECTV with Viasat internet. DIRECTV pairs great with satellite internet because it won’t require internet data to watch TV, and you can get both just about anywhere in the United States.
We've gathered our favorite internet services to pair with DIRECTV, starting with fellow satellite provider Viasat and DSL provider AT&T before moving into top-notch wireless internet options. All of these options will get you solid DIRECTV WiFi.
But just to be clear, none of these internet services are bundled automatically with your DIRECTV bill, but AT&T internet and Viasat internet particularly play nice with DIRECTV's satellite TV service all the same. AT&T internet will be more affordable in the long run, but it's not as broadly available as Viasat, so it all depends on where you live.
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. But if you're living in an area where satellite TV is the only TV service you can get, satellite internet is likely the only kind of internet you can get too. And it's not so bad getting TV and internet packages from the same service type. Here are your best options.
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. But it's not the only satellite internet provider you can pair with your DIRECTV service.
For households with minimal data usage (checking email, browsing, etc.), or for people on a tight budget, HughesNet satellite internet is a better choice. One of its biggest downsides is that you can't stream a lot of TV with HughesNet service, but with DIRECTV's channel lineup, you won't have to worry about it!
For more information on how these two compare, check out our Viasat, HughesNet, and satellite TV service reviews.