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FAQs: Bundling DIRECTV

DIRECTV offers bundles with a number of different Internet service providers, depending on location and availability. A DIRECTV + Internet bundle allows you to pair your selected channel package with Internet service from one of the nation’s leading providers. Based on where you live, you can select from several different Internet speeds to find the one that meets your needs.

A DIRECTV Triple Play Bundle lets you bundle satellite TV, high-speed Internet, and home phone service to fully connect your home. To learn more about bundling options in your area, browse our list of FAQs below.

Can I get DIRECTV and Internet Service without Phone Service?
Can I have DIRECTV and Time Warner Internet?

Can I get DIRECTV and Internet Service without Phone Service?

Yes, DIRECTV offers a variety of bundles so customers can choose the services they need. You can pair DIRECTV + Internet service in a Double Play Bundle without adding home phone service. DIRECTV offers bundles with leading Internet providers to bring you top services at a great price. Get the channels you want with Internet speeds that let you do more online.

When you bundle with DIRECTV, you can save time by getting both a satellite TV channel package and high-speed Internet service at the same time. Add home phone service as well for a Triple Play Bundle. Bundling prices, Internet speed and providers vary by location and availability. Call today to find out which Internet providers are available to bundle with DIRECTV in your area.

Can I have DIRECTV and Time Warner Internet?

Yes, you can bundle DIRECTV services alongside Time Warner Internet service. DIRECTV offers service bundles with a variety of industry leaders in high-speed Internet; your options will depend on your location. Call now to find the right DIRECTV channel package for you and to see which Internet speeds are available where you live. You can also check our comparison on DIRECTV vs. Time Warner to learn more.

What are the Benefits of a DIRECTV Bundle?

Bundling with DIRECTV not only saves you time by connecting you to multiple services with just one phone call, it also gives you access to the most advanced DIRECTV features. When you bundle DIRECTV + Internet, you’ll have access to thousands of On Demand titles in addition to the channels included with your package.1 A high-speed Internet connection lets you use stream live TV, including sports, movies, shows and more from your favorite channels on your mobile devices from anywhere in your home Wi-Fi network.2 You can also get more out of your entertainment with the Genie, DIRECTV’s most advanced HD DVR, with a high-speed Internet connection.

Call now to choose a package with your favorite channels and to select the right Internet speed and provider for your DIRECTV bundle!

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FAQs: DIRECTV Features and Technology

DIRECTV offers a variety of special features and technologies including DIRECTV On Demand, DIRECTV DVR and DIRECTV HD. To learn more about these features and more, browse our list of FAQs below.

What is DIRECTV On Demand?
What can I watch in 3D with DIRECTV?
What is the DIRECTV Cinema Connection Kit?
Are DIRECTV CINEMA movies available in HD?
What is DIRECTV’s HD and 3D resolution?
What equipment does the DIRECTV PROTECTION PLAN cover?

What is DIRECTV On Demand?

DIRECTV On Demand offers you instant access to thousands of titles that you can watch whenever you want. Choose from hot new shows and movies, including the latest blockbusters on DIRECTV CINEMA™. You can browse titles by category, search for them directly or check out specific On Demand channels (1000-1890).

In order to use DIRECTV On Demand, you will need to connect your HD DVR to your home’s broadband Internet.

What Can I Watch in 3D with DIRECTV

For customers with 3D TVs, DIRECTV offers 3net, a channel with 24/7 3D programming that the whole family will love. DIRECTV CINEMA™ also includes select titles available to order in 3D.

What equipment do I need to watch 3D programming?

To watch DIRECTV’s 3D programming, customers need a 3D TV and 3D glasses. The 3D TV must be connected to the HD receiver via an HDMI cable.

Models of Panasonic, Mitsubishi, Sony, Samsung, LG, Sharp and VIZIO 3D televisions are recommended.

Does it cost extra to watch 3D content?

There is no extra charge to watch DIRECTV’s 3D channels. Customers will only need to subscribe to HD service to access the 3D content.

DIRECTV CINEMA™ movies in 3D will cost extra – typically $1 more than the HD version.

Are DIRECTV CINEMA movies available in HD?

Yes.  DIRECTV CINEMA™ movies  are available in impressive 1080P HD, the same high quality 1080p HD as Blu-ray™. Many DIRECTV Pay Per View events are also available to watch in HD. To see if a program is available in HD, simply look for “HD” by the title in your guide.

To watch DIRECTV programming in HD, you need an HD-ready TV, an HD receiver from DIRECTV and Advanced Receiver Service.

What is the DIRECTV Cinema Connection Kit

The DIRECTV Cinema Connection Kit is an adapter for the HD DVR. It lets you stream thousands of movies to the HD DVR via DIRECTV On Demand and DIRECTV Cinema. If you are a huge movie buff then DIRECTV Cinema is a great movie service to consider. DIRECTV Cinema includes a library of hundreds of the newest releases for you to order and watch any time.Aside from the Connection Kit, you need an HD DVR and access to DIRECTV Cinema programming. You can learn more about this by calling today.

What is DIRECTV’s HD and 3D resolution?

Most programming is typically in 1080p. Some programming may be available at a different resolution.

What equipment does the DIRECTV PROTECTION PLAN cover?

DIRECTV’s PROTECTION PLAN includes coverage over all DIRECTV equipment, including receivers, remotes, switches, satellite dishes, and antenna alignment. With the PROTECTION PLAN, customers can also receive upgrades every two years to the latest equipment. Technical support is available 24/7, as well as on-site repairs and replacements of defective equipment. DIRECTV devices and receivers will be replaced or repaired if covered by the PROTECTION PLAN.

FAQs: DIRECTV on Mobile Devices

DIRECTV offers the ability to watch a variety of shows, sports and news from your mobile and tablet devices. To discover more and find the answer to your particular question, browse the questions below


How do I watch DIRECTV on a mobile device?
What is the DIRECTV Tablet App?
Can I watch NFL Sunday Ticket on my mobile device?
Can I stream DIRECTV on my mobile device?

How do I watch DIRECTV on a mobile device?

If you are always busy and on-the-go, you might appreciate the ability to watch DIRECTV on a mobile device, so that you can keep up with the Kardashians (and any other entertainment you enjoy), no matter where you roam. With mobile television, you can enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows from almost anywhere – whether you are waiting at the doctor’s office or lounging by the pool.1

What do I need to watch DIRECTV on a mobile device?

In order to watch DIRECTV on a mobile device, you will first have to download one of the DIRECTV Apps on your smart phone or tablet. With the DIRECTV mobile app, you can instantly watch your favorite shows and movies on your smartphone.2 And if you forget to record the new episode of The Bachelor or the season finale of Survivor, there is no need to fret: simply set your DVR with a few taps on your mobile device, and your show will be recorded to enjoy later.3

Can I watch NFL SUNDAY TICKET on my mobile device?

You can also use the NFL SUNDAY TICKET App to watch your favorite football teams and easily track your football fantasy league.4 With the NFL SUNDAY TICKET App, you can get every game and never worry about missing a play.5

What is the DIRECTV Tablet App?

The DIRECTV Tablet App is available to download on your tablet. Different features are available based on your current Wi-Fi connection.

When you’re at home and your tablet is connected to your home Internet network, you can:

  • Stream select TV channels LIVE
  • Stream On Demand content
  • Search programming schedules
  • Use your tablet as an enhanced TV remote with your HD DVR
  • Set programs to record with your HD DVR
  • Customize your app home screen with your favorite channels

When you’re away from home but your tablet is connected to Wi-Fi, you can:

  • Stream select TV channels LIVE
  • Stream On Demand content
  • Search programming schedules
  • Customize your app home screen with your favorite channels

Can I watch NFL Sunday Ticket on my mobile device?

With the upgraded NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX package, yes! You can take the NFL SUNDAY TICKET games on the go and watch wherever you may be. Just download the free NFL SUNDAY TICKET App to your device. Just make sure you upgrade to NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX.

What mobile devices can I use with NFL SUNDAY TICKET?

The NFL SUNDAY TICKET App is compatible with both Apple and Android devices. The App works with iPhones, iPads, iPods, Android Phones, Kindle Tablets, Android Tablets and more.

Can I stream DIRECTV on my mobile devices?

Yes! With an HD receiver or HD DVR connected to the Internet and a phone or tablet also connected to the Internet, you can stream live TV on your device. Just download the free DIRECTV app!

What do I need to watch live channels live on my mobile devices?

To watch channels live on your phone or tablet, you’ll need a few things.

First, make a DIRECTV online account and download the free DIRECTV mobile app to your device. You’ll also need a wireless home Internet connection and a wireless router with an Ethernet port. Your HD DVR and tablet or phone must both be connected to your home Internet network.

What channels can I stream live on my devices? Can I stream any channels on my devices outside my home?

If you’re at home, with your HD or HD DVR receiver and mobile device both connected to the same Internet network, you can watch as many as 100 channels live on your device of choice.
If you’re away from home, you can stream over 30 channels live on your device.

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FAQs: DIRECTV Channels

DIRECTV offers a wide variety, so the every TV viewer will find their favorites. DIRECTV has movie channels, kids’ channels, sports channels, lifestyle channels and much more! Browse the questions below to find the answers you are looking for.

What premium movie channels does DIRECTV offer?
What is Music Choice?
Does DIRECTV offer the Lifestyle Network?
Does DISH Network have more HD Channels than DIRECTV?
What is included in the HD Extra Pack?
Can I get the Disney Channel with DIRECTV?

What premium movie channels does DIRECTV offer?

Internet television conceptDIRECTV offers premium channels from SHOWTIME, HBO, STARZ and Cinemax, as well as adult entertainment, Dog TV, AUDIENCE and more.
How many channels are available with each premium network?

  • HBO: 10 channels.
  • SHOWTIME: 13 channels.
  • STARZ and ENCORE: 15 channels.
  • Cinemax: 8 channels.

Learn more about premium channels available from DIRECTV.

What is Music Choice?

Music Choice is a lineup of music channels included in DIRECTV packages. Covering all genres and with no interruptions, there’s a Music Choice Music Channel for everyone to listen to. Call or check a full-channel lineup to see which Music Choice channels are included in each package.

Does DIRECTV offer the Lifestyle Network?

Yes. DIRECTV offers Filipino TV Packages that include the latest news and shows from the Philippines. This includes the Lifestyle Network.

What is the Lifestyle Network?

The Lifestyle Network is a Filipino cable television network primarily focusing on programming composed of lifestyle and entertainment shows. It serves as a window into Filipino daily life with programming blocks that deal with home improvement, food, travel and style.

Does DISH Network have more HD channels than DIRECTV?

No. DISH Network claims that they have more HD channels than DIRECTV, but their HD channel count includes part-time HD channels, game-only channels and on demand listings.
DIRECTV’s HD channel count only includes channels that are truly in HD in 24/7. With these requirements, DIRECTV offers the most full-time HD channels at over 195+, more than any other cable or satellite TV provider offers.

What is included in the DIRECTV HD Extra Pack?

DIRECTV’s HD Extra Pack includes a lineup of channels all in HD, all the time. The HD Extra Pack can be added to any DIRECTV package, and you’ll receive HD channels that are not available in any base package.

These extra HD channels include:tv watching

  • Crime and Investigation HD
  • Hallmark Movie Channel HD
  • HDNet Movies
  • MGM HD
  • Palladia HD
  • Sony Movie Channel HD
  • Smithsonian HD
  • Universal HD
  • ShortsHD


With the HD Extra Pack and access to the HDNet Movies Channel, you’ll also get sneak previews of new movies before they even hit theaters.

To view the channels in the HD Extra Pack, you’ll need HD equipment from DIRECTV, such as the Genie HD DVR or an HD receiver.

Can I get the Disney Channel with DIRECTV?

Yes. There are lots of different DIRECTV packages offering a variety of programming including the Disney Channel. The Disney Channel is featured on two channels for East and West time shifts.

Does the Disney Channel come in HD?

DIRECTV offers over 195 full-time HD channels, including Disney Channel and Disney XD.

Are there other channels with Disney programming?

DIRECTV offers two sister channels called Disney Junior and Disney XD. Disney Junior offers programming aimed for children between 3 and 10 years of age. Disney XD, on the other hand, offers shows that are meant to appeal to a male demographic with age groups ranging from 6 to 15 years of age.

FAQs: DIRECTV Availability in Your Home

DIRECTV is widely available across the country and through various different housing arrangements. Browse the DIRECTV availability questions below to find the answer to your question.

Can I get DIRECTV in my RV?
Can I get DIRECTV in a condo?
Can I get DIRECTV in my area?
Can I get DIRECTV in my apartment?
Can I get DIRECTV without a satellite dish?

Can I get DIRECTV in my RV?

Yes, you can get DIRECTV service in RVs and mobile homes.

Why is DIRECTV the best option for RV owners?

The accessibility offered by DIRECTV mobile packages is ideal for RV owners. All you really need is a clear view of the southern sky in order to receive DIRECTV programming while on-the-go.

What are DIRECTV’s on-the-go options?

Whether it’s on land, sea or air, customers can enjoy DIRECTV programming through mobile packages. The DIRECTV CHOICE MOBILE package works for SUVs, RVs and boats. If you are looking for programming options for airliners, the AIRBORNE OFFICE CHOICE package offers over 185 channels.

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Can I get DIRECTV in my condo?

Yes, you can receive DIRECTV programming anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky. This can include your condo. If you are leasing, however, you will need permission from the owner or landlord before setting up an installation appointment.

What if I cannot mount my dish? What are my options?

There could be a number of reasons why you can’t mount the dish – the owner (if you are leasing) is against it, or perhaps they don’t want it mounted. If your owner won’t let you mount the dish, discuss it with them. You can learn more about installation by calling today.

If you are leasing and the owner agrees to the service but does not want the dish mounted, you can ask about a stand for the satellite as an alternative.

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Can I get DIRECTV in my area?

In most cases, yes. Unlike cable, DIRECTV satellite programming relies on the open sky rather than ground lines. Call our number to learn more.

Where is DIRECTV available?

DIRECTV programming is available to 100% of U.S. households with a clear view of the southern sky. As long as a satellite can be mounted with an unobstructed shot at the sky, you can access DIRECTV programming in your home, SUV, RV and boat.

What would prevent me from getting DIRECTV?

If you are living in an apartment and your landlord does not want a dish mounted, this could prevent access to DIRECTV. Living in a region with a lot of trees or even a mountain range could prevent access if the dish is being obstructed.

Can you get DIRECTV signal through trees?

Living in a densely-forested region could limit the quality of the signal.

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Can I get DIRECTV in my apartment?

Yes, you can get DIRECTV in your apartment. DIRECTV is available to 100% of American households, as long as there is a clear view of the southern sky to receive satellite signals.

Do I need landlord permission?

Yes, you will need to get your landlord’s permission for any standard or custom installation. Be sure and talk it over with your landlord before scheduling an installation. In some areas, you might be able to schedule an installation for the following day, if available.

What if I cannot mount the dish?

Some apartments have restrictions when it comes to mounting dishes. Discuss this with your landlord and see what can be done about this.

My apartment recommends cable, is DIRECTV better?

For the 16th year in a row, DIRECTV rated higher in customer satisfaction than cable – As compared to major subscription cable TV providers: 2001- 2016. 2016 American Customer Satisfaction Index. DIRECTV offers more channels in HD and is more widely available than cable. If you need more, consult our comparison of DIRECTV vs. cable to learn about the offerings of both TV services.

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Can I get DIRECTV without a satellite dish?

No. You will need a satellite dish in order to enjoy everything DIRECTV has to offer in terms of programming.

DIRECTV dishes can come in a variety of sizes from round 18” to 36” x 22” oval. In order to receive DIRECTV programming, your dish will need to be mounted in an area with a clear view of the southern sky.

Aside from a television, the only other equipment you will need a receiver. DIRECTV offers some of the most impressive DVRs on the market including the Genie HD DVR. Consult our site to learn more about the Genie.


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