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Sat, Feb 22, 2020 2:06 PM

No Christian Channels available on any DIRECTV STREAM package.

I was interested in switching from DirecTV to DIRECTV STREAM. I get all the Christian channels on DirecTV but DIRECTV STREAM doesn't offer any Christian channels at all on any of their DIRECTV STREAM packages. This seems to me very discriminating to Christians and Christian channels. I contacted DIRECTV STREAM and they suggested that I download the Christian channels I want to watch which I thought was total nonsense, why don't they suggest that I just download every channel app on their channel list and not have to sign up or pay them at all for their DIRECTV STREAM service, that's so ridiculous to suggest that. It's obvious to me that DIRECTV STREAM is discriminating against Christians and Christian channels and being racist by singling out all the Christians channels and not inluding not even one Christians channel on any of their DIRECTV STREAM pacakges. Another lame excuse they used was because it's a new service and they couldn't include all the channels but it's funny how all the other channels I currently get on my DirecTV are also listed on the DIRECTV STREAM channel list except for ALL the Christian channels, what a coincidence? Btw DIRECTV STREAM is owned by the same parent company  which makes no sense to me why all the Christians channels are offer in one service or platform and not on the the DIRECTV STREAM service. It's very frustrating that my favorite channels and out of all the channels I currently get on DirecTV only the Christian channels were NOT available or were excluded from the DIRECTV STREAM channel list. I will not be switching to DIRECTV STREAM until they include the Christian channels in at least one of their DIRECTV STREAM packages.

lou_do

ACE - New Member

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52 Messages

2 y ago

I am sure you will see more of the channels you want, as the service ages. I feel the same way about the RSN Sports package that they have on DirecTV. I would like to see it available on DIRECTV STREAM also, and I am sure after time it will be there. Most of the Sports Networks, in the DirecTV package, are slowly coming on line and available to local viewers. I am hoping you and I will see the channels we are looking for soon, along with all of the DirecTV shopping channels and PPV On Demand movies.

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2 Messages

1 y ago

DIRECTV STREAM needs to get Christian channels. I didn't realize when I signed up for DIRECTV STREAM that they had 00 Christian networks. I never thought to check because I assumed that would be on every network. If I had known I would never have signed up now I'm stuck in it contract. Warning to all christians, do not buy DIRECTV STREAM

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2 Messages

1 y ago

I would not have signed up If I had known they had no Christian channels whatsoever. I can't imagine any Network not having that choice. If you are a Christian you don't want it.

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its about licensing each carrier is licensed for different channels

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Jrandomuser

ACE - Expert

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@Mysonskrc - The also don't carry any Muslin, Hindu, or Satanic channels - so they must be against religion! But they also don't carry any atheist channels - so they must be against anti-religion! Or maybe they just decided to not get into that whole argument, and left them all out.

And the "I never thought to check because I assumed" and the "If I had known" - you seriously mean you signed up for the service without even checking the content list to see if they carried what you apparently consider absolutely critical content? A content list that is very readily available, by the way. And now you are complaining about it? That's all on you, not on them. You chose to assume things, and failed to investigate at all before you signed a contract - you get to live with that.

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lou_do

ACE - New Member

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I don't think any of the major streaming services off many Christian channels. There a few lesser know services that cater to Christian and family programing. Also if you have a Roku box or stick, there are a lot of Christian Apps on it.

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9 m ago

I have been searching for a TV provider that does not force me pay me for religious programming or contribute to religious beliefs.  Is it true that DIRECTV STREAM offers such a plan? If people want to support religious beliefs, most providers support them dozens of Christian channels.  I'm not sure about other religions. I prefer not to support any of them.

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Jrandomuser

ACE - Expert

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255 Messages

9 m ago

DIRECTV STREAM doesn't offer an explicit "no religions" plan, but as far as I know none of the existing plans offer any overtly religious channels.  (This isn't true of U-Verse and may not be true of DirecTV.) 

However, they add channels (to some extent) based on customer demand. so they could add such channels in the future.  My guess is that even if they did, you wouldn't be paying for them, as I'd think they don't charge the carriers.  In general, every user is going to find some channels they don't like or even actively want gone (this is particularly the case with the news or pseudo-news channels).  People need to accept that there are other subscribers who very much like channels they don't, and cope with just skipping over the channels they don't want.

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1 Message

2 m ago

I was frustrated by this also. However, I looked in the app section and there are christian apps (TBN, FaithNow, Daystar, RedeemTV and a few more) that can be downloaded. Some require a subscription but several are free. 

Ludwick577

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167 Messages

2 m ago

That's why I like Directv Stream. No religious (Edited per community guidelines). Not having to pay to be indoctrinated with something that is fiction is great. 

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