Does DIRECTV have internet?

No, DIRECTV doesn’t offer internet service, but you can pair DIRECTV with satellite internet service from Viasat or HughesNet. You can order DIRECTV and satellite internet together, but they aren’t technically a bundle.

DIRECTV also bundles with internet service from AT&T, but it’s available only in certain areas. Satellite internet is available nationwide.

DIRECTV Satellite TV and Internet Plans

DIRECTV + Viasat
viasat internet
  • Starting at $85.00/mo.*
  • Download speeds from 12 Mbps up to 100 Mbps
DIRECTV + HughesNet
  • Starting at $74.99/mo.*
  • Download speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Starting at $65.00/mo.
  • Download speeds from 5 Mbps up to 1,000 Mbps

*For 12 months with a 2-yr contract, paperless bill, & autopay. Price increases for months 13-24.
†For 12 months with a 2-yr TV and 1-yr internet agreement, paperless bill, & autopay. Price increases for months 13-24.

Double Dish: Subscribing to satellite TV and satellite internet will require the installation of two separate dishes from two different companies.

Thumbs Up Pros

  • Wide range of packages
  • Great DVR included

Thumbs Down Cons

  • Monthly equipment fees
  • Regional sports fees
  • 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.

DIRECTV Packages

Package NameChannelsIntroductory Price

Data effective 08/29/18. Offers are subject to change. *For 12 months with a 2-yr contract, paperless bill, & autopay. Price increases for months 13-24.

No matter your budget, DIRECTV has a package for you. However, you need to read all the details before you commit because the promotional price has some conditions you’ll want to know before you sign

For example, you get the promo price only when you subscribe to autopay and paperless billing. You’ll pay $5.00 more per month until you do. The promo price also requires a two-year contract, but the discount is just for the first year, so you’ll pay more during the second year of your contract. Also, all DIRECTV packages are subject to a regional sports fee that varies by region.


If you’re a football fan, you want DIRECTV. It’s the only place you’ll find NFL SUNDAY TICKET. With NFL SUNDAY TICKET, you can watch every out-of-market NFL game each Sunday. No other TV service can offer you as much NFL football as DIRECTV.

You can add NFL SUNDAY TICKET to any DIRECTV package, but it comes included for the first year on the CHOICE™, XTRA, ULTIMATE, and PREMIER™ packages. If you order NFL SUNDAY TICKET, even as a free promo, your subscription will automatically renew the next year with the full price. So, set a reminder to cancel, or be prepared to pay the full subscription price the second year. That price will vary year to year and can be hundreds of dollars.

DIRECTV TV Channels List

Every DIRECTV package has some of the most popular channels, like Nickelodeon, HGTV, and TBS. You can get premium channels like HBO®, STARZ®, and SHOWTIME with the PREMIER™ package. No matter what channels you’re looking for, DIRECTV has a variety of packages to fit what you want. See the full DIRECTV channel lineup.

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Genie® HD DVR included
Access to thousands of on-demand and pay-per-view titles
Latino programming options through DIRECTV EN ESPAÑOL

Equipment and Features


Watch your entertainment wishes come true with the DIRECTV Genie. You can use the Genie to record up to 200 hours of HD programming that you can watch whenever you want. It records up to five shows at once and allows you to watch recorded TV in up to four rooms.

The Genie can record and play shows broadcast in 4K Ultra HD, but you need a TV capable of displaying that quality to see it. Also, shows recorded in 4K Ultra HD will take up more space on your DVR than shows recorded in standard HD.


With the DIRECTV App, you’ve got your home entertainment in your pocket. You can watch live, recorded, and on-demand content on your mobile devices everywhere you go. You can even set your DVR to record remotely and transfer entertainment to your TV from your phone or tablet. So, if you’re at work and realize you forgot to set the DVR to record the show you want to watch later, you can pull out your phone, set your DVR, and forget about it.

Amazon Alexa Integration

You can use your Amazon Echo devices to control your DIRECTV set-top boxes. Once you enable DIRECTV on your Echo, you can ask Alexa to play, pause, fast-forward, rewind, or record your shows. You can also use voice commands to watch a specific channel or navigate your menu. (This feature is not compatible with HS17 set-top boxes or DIRECTV NOW.)

DIRECTV for Travelers

Watch your favorite show at the lake under the stars. Take over 185 DIRECTV channels on the road with a portable dish, like this one from Winegard, and mount it to your RV or boat. This service works in many remote areas. Plus, in some areas, you’ll even get access to the ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC affiliates from Los Angeles or New York through the DIRECTV Distant Network Services.

Installation Fees and Contracts

When you order DIRECTV, you have to pay a $35.00 activation fee and agree to a two-year service contract. If you cancel early, you’ll have to pay an early termination fee of $20.00 for every month left on your contract.

You can get free standard installation with DIRECTV, but you could be charged extra for any custom installations. Standard installation includes the following:

  • Mounting your dish (must be within 100 feet of your TV and have a clear view of the southern sky)
  • Running cable from your dish to your receivers (125 feet of cable max)
  • Connecting your DIRECTV equipment to your TVs
  • Teaching you to use your DIRECTV equipment (20-minute lesson)
  • Activating your DIRECTV service

If your installation requires anything beyond these steps, you could be charged for custom installation. The charge will vary based on what your custom installation requires.


DIRECTV NOW is an internet-based version of DIRECTV. The packages available through DIRECTV NOW have fewer channels and different pricing.

Package NameChannelsPrice
LIVE A LITTLE65+$40.00/mo.
JUST RIGHT85+$55.00/mo.
GO BIG105+$65.00/mo.
GOTTA HAVE IT125+$75.00/mo.
Spanish PackageChannelsPrice
TODOS Y MÁS90+$45.00/mo.

Choose your DIRECTV plan.

If you’re looking for an affordable TV service to pair with your satellite internet service, DIRECTV has a lot of options for you—especially if you’re a football fan. Just keep in mind that it requires a two-year contract and additional installation.

For those looking for more flexibility, DIRECTV NOW is probably the better option. It doesn’t require a contract or installation, but it does use a lot of internet data.

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