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Mon, Sep 26, 2022 3:59 AM

Want to both use Directv sattelite service and Directv stream

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have had the DirecTV satellite service for 30 years and I am generally very happy.   I am now retired and travel quite a bit and would like to be also able to Stream my local stations and regional sports channels.  This is not possible using the DirecTV website.  It appears that many stations can’t be watched online from my satellite account. I would like to have the stream service as well, but it cost $69.99/month.  That is too expensive on top of my satellite service.  It would be nice to have a streaming capability for my local channels as well at a reduced price for the steaming.  In this case I am willing to spend more money with DirecTV just not another $69.99.  Is there any way around this.

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litzdog911

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43.7K Messages

2 months ago

No way around it. DirecTV Satellite and DirecTV Stream are two separate services. While it's possible to have both, there's no discount or cheaper packages. If you do decide to sign up for DirecTV Stream be sure to use a different email address than your DirecTV Satellite account to avoid confusing their systems. 

lou_do

ACE - New Member

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348 Messages

2 months ago

Also, as far as your local channels, with most devices, using streaming, the local channels change to the ones for the area you are currently in. 

Ludwick577

ACE - New Member

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2.3K Messages

2 months ago

Google play store/Android phone and apple/iphone have an app people can use for both Directv Sat and Stream. The two apps combined into one for both subscribers. Amazon kindle also has a satellite app. And you can cast it to a tv. 

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janice805

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139 Messages

2 months ago

I have both DTV Stream and DTV Satellite.  I've been with DTV Satellite about 25 years, so I downgraded my satellite programming to FAMILY @ $30 x month (plus a few other charges) and added DTV Stream for $69.99.  That gives me everything I need plus some.

Since I've been a loyal customer for so long DTV Satellite gave me an add'l $15 x month off the Family Pkg so my total cost for both is about $110 x month.  That way I get all my local networks on both services, and I won't ever get rid of my satellite service because the picture quality is superior to the Stream service.  Another plus on satellite is channel 200 which gives me 6 news/weather screens.

janice805

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139 Messages

2 months ago

Ludwick.  Are you saying that app can have two sign-ons (one for satellite and one for stream) and collate all programming on that one app?  Or do you mean you can sign into either service but one at a time?


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