DirectTV Satellite Internet Review

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*Prices and availability vary by location. Installation fees, monthly equipment lease fees, and taxes may apply. After 100 GB of High-Speed Data usage, you still have unlimited access to Standard Data, which may result in slower speed. **w/Autopay and qualifying mobile plan.

Kristin Cooke
Jan 24, 2024
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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.

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$99.99/mo.Up to 150 MbpsSatellite
$40.00–$60.00/mo.25–50 MbpsWireless
$40.00—$50.00/mo.**35–115 MbpsWireless
$35.00–$65.00/mo.Up to 50 MbpsWireless

*Prices and availability vary by location. Installation fees, monthly equipment lease fees, and taxes may apply. After 850 GB of High-Speed Data usage, you still have unlimited access to Standard Data, which may result in slower speed. **w/Autopay and qualifying mobile plan.

We've gathered our favorite internet services to pair with DIRECTV, starting with fellow satellite provider Viasat 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 Viasat internet particularly plays nice with DIRECTV's satellite TV service all the same. 

DIRECTV satellite internet recommendations

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.

Viasat internet

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.

Hughesnet internet

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.

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

DIRECTV satellite TV

Enjoy endless entertainment with DIRECTV satellite television.

For all the knocks traditional TV sometimes gets, it's still a bit more reliable than streaming TV. 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 offers more channels than DISH overall. 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 packages bundled 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 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.