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If you are looking for a live streaming service that exemplifies the essence of the modern TV experience, DIRECTV STREAM is right at the top of the list. Equipped with the best in live TV and on-demand content, it is the perfect pick for homes looking to cut the cord on traditional pay tv. Not only does DIRECTV STREAM allow you the flexibility and convenience that is a hallmark of video streaming, but takes your entertainment experience up a notch.

Without a doubt one of the biggest advantages of the DIRECTV STREAM service is not having to get entangled in satellite dishes or set-top boxes and installations?the service is designed to be compatible with a range of popular streaming devices. If you’ve got one already, just sign up and start streaming. If not, you’ve got a choice?you can BYOD or enhance your experience with the exclusive DIRECTV STREAM device.

In this article, we discuss not only all the compatible devices you can enjoy the service on, but the key features and perks you get to benefit from. The complete picture will help you gauge better if DIRECTV STREAM is indeed a worthy replacement of pay-tv entertainment for your family.

DIRECTV STREAM: Features & Perks

DIRECTV STREAM is designed to meet consumer preferences?and so it presents a perfect replacement for pay-tv (Cable or Satellite). You get to enjoy the best of both worlds?access to live TV channels and On Demand video?all via hassle-free streaming!

Here is a listing of features and perks this unique streaming service has to offer:

  • All you need to get started is a high-speed internet connection?8 Mbps is the minimum recommended speed per stream over a wired connection or home WiFi.
  • A variety of 4 different plans?channel count ranges from 75+ to 150+ and the lineup includes America’s favorite live networks
  • More regional sports networks than offered by competing live streaming services
  • On Demand titles from all popular genres?the count ranges from a massive 40,000+ to 65,000 depending on the plan you subscribe to
  • Limited time subscription to premium networks such as HBO®, SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, Cinemax®, and EPIX® is included in the price with qualifying plans
  • À la carte add-ons?choose from premium and international programming to customize your lineup
  • All plans include 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage
  • Unlimited simultaneous streams when connected to the home network & 3 concurrent DIRECTV STREAMS when out-of-home
  • No annual contracts & no hidden fees
  • Bring your own device?choose any from the variety of DIRECTV STREAM compatible devices or add on the exclusive DIRECTV STREAM device

DIRECTV STREAM Compatible Devices

As we said, one of the biggest advantages you get to enjoy with DIRECTV STREAM is the flexibility to bring your own device. While the service offers an exclusive device that enhances the experience quite a bit?it is not a prerequisite. In fact, since all the service needs is an app, there is a whole range of DIRECTV STREAM compatible devices?that can transform any screen into a ready DIRECTV STREAM.

Take a look at the most popular streaming devices that are compatible with DIRECTV STREAM:

Manufacturer or Operating System Device or Browser
Amazon
  • Amazon Fire TV (2nd Gen & higher)
  • Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen & higher)
  • Amazon Fire TV Edition Smart TV (2nd Gen & higher)
  • Amazon Fire TV Cube
Apple & iOS
  • Apple TV (4th Gen & higher)
  • Apple TV 4K
  • Safari browser (Recommended version 13+)
  • iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch running on iOS 11+ (at least)?iOS 12+ is recommended
Android
  • Phones, tablets running on 7.1+ (at least)?OS 8+ is recommended
Google
  • Chrome Browser (version 68+)
  • Chromecast (2nd Gen & higher)
  • Chromecast Built-in TV (select models)
Microsoft
  • Edge Browser (the latest version available with Windows 10?versions 1803 & 1809
Roku
  • Roku Streaming Stick® (3500X, 3600X, 3800X) & Streaming Stick+ (3810X, 3811X)
  • Roku Express (3700X, 3900X, 3930X) & Express+ (3710X, 3910X, 3931X)
  • Roku Premiere (3920X, 4620X) & Premiere+ (3921X, 4630X)
  • Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660X, 4661X, 4670X) & Roku LT (2700X)
  • Roku 1 SE (2710X)
  • Roku 2 (2720X, 4210X)
  • Roku 3 (4200X, 4230X)
  • Roku 4 (4400X)
  • Non-4K Roku TV (5000X, 8000X)
  • 4K Roku TV (6000X, 7000X, A000X, C000X, C000GB)
  • Roku Smart Soundbar (9100X)
Samsung Smart TV
  • Select models from 2017-2020 plus newer models

The Exclusive DIRECTV STREAM Device

If you are looking for an exceptional streaming TV experience, complete with all the bells and whistles the service has to offer, there is nothing better than the exclusive DIRECTV STREAM device. Some of the features you can enjoy with it include:

  • An all-in-one experience?you can enjoy watching all your favorite TV in one place. No need to change TV inputs. Switch from live TV and streaming apps to On Demand and Cloud DVR quickly and easily.
  • Access to 7,000+ apps on Google Play including the likes of Netflix, Prime Video, and HBO MAXTM
  • Hands-free control of your streaming TV and smart home devices with a voice remote powered by Google Assistant?enjoy instant search results across all available entertainment options, navigate across live TV networks, On Demand, Cloud DVR, and streaming apps
  • An interactive grid-style TV guide and features?such as the service loading straight to the network you last watched?you get to relive the Cable experience in a new way
  • DVR access to a record from any channel, and the ability to watch your favorite TV on-the-go
  • It’s a simple and quick self-set device?the easy-to-follow setup guide gets you started in no time?stream over a wired or non-wired connection, and pair your speakers or headsets via Bluetooth.

The DIRECTV STREAM device lets you enjoy the service at its best and unlocks all the premium features of the app. It is available for an upfront cost of $120, but flexible financing options are available as well if you prefer that arrangement. For qualifying customers, there is a variety of payment options?$5/mo. for 24 mos., $10/mo. for 12 mos., or $30 every two weeks for 8 weeks, at 0% or 10-30%. There is no annual contract for the DIRECTV STREAM service, but if you opt for the device in installments, there is a 12 or 24-month agreement.

DIRECTV STREAM: Plans & Pricing

DIRECTV STREAM plans come in four tiers that you can choose from depending upon your preferences. For instance, the starter package is the perfect choice if you want to keep live TV limited to essentials and spend more time watching the on-demand video. And if you’re a TV buff who must have access to premium entertainment, the top-tier package is a great fit?with unlimited access to sought-after networks like HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, and STARZ.

Here is a quick look at DIRECTV Stream plans and prices?current promos make it a bargain deal with $40 in saving over the first 2 months?do remember the price shown below does not include the DIRECTV STREAM device. You will need to order and buy that separately at the time you subscribe to the service.

DIRECTV STREAM Plan Channel Count Count of On-demand Titles Price
Entertainment 75+ 40,000+
  • $49.99/mo.*
  • plus tax for the first 2 months
  • $69.99/mo.
  • plus tax thereafter
    Choice 105+ 40,000+
  • $69.99/mo.*
  • plus tax for the first 2 months
  • $89.99/mo.
  • plus tax thereafter
    Ultimate 140+ 55,000+
  • $84.99/mo.*
  • plus tax for the first 2 months
  • $104.99/mo.
  • plus tax thereafter
    Premier 150+ 65,000+
  • $129.99/mo.*
  • plus tax for the first 2 months
  • $149.99/mo.
  • plus tax thereafter

    Conclusion

    DIRECTV STREAM is a great service, perfect for those who want access to live TV networks and On Demand, but do not wish to get caught up in contracts, a maze of hidden fees, installation and equipment costs etc.

    With a diverse channel lineup and thousands of on-demand titles offered by the livestreaming service from DIRECTV, you can rest assured there will never be a dull moment. The best part is the service allows you to bring your own equipment, and is compatible with a number of popular devices. Meaning you don’t have to invest in the DIRECTV STREAM device, instead you can just use the service on any compatible device that you already own.

    Learn more about the DIRECTV Streaming App, and how you can make the most of it!

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    Can I use a FireStick for DIRECTV STREAM?

    You may use a Fire Stick for DIRECTV STREAM, however, it should be one of the compatible models?2nd generation or higher.

     

    What streaming device is best for DIRECTV STREAM?

     DIRECTV STREAM is compatible with many popular streaming devices but the best is the exclusive DIRECTV STREAM device. It comes complete with a voice remoted powered by Google Assistant and allows for an integrated viewing experience and more. For details or to order, reach out to DIRECTV Customer Support representatives at 1-855-925-2541.

     

    Can you watch DIRECTV on a smart TV without a box?

     You can watch DIRECTV STREAM on a range of smart TVs such as from Samsung. Select Samsung TV models from 2017-2020 and the newer ones are compatible with the service.