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How to Activate New or Replacement DIRECTV Equipment Online

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You can quickly and easily activate your new or replacement equipment online using your computer, tablet, or phone.

Please note: Only replacement Genie Minis can be activated online at this time. If you would like to activate a new Genie Mini or Wireless Genie Mini, please call us at 1-800-531-5000.


Step 1

Before you can activate your new or replacement receiver, please make sure your receiver or Genie Mini is set up and functioning.

Step 3

On the My Account page, click the Activate Receiver link the Quick Links section.

Step 4

Make sure you read the instructions. Then enter the required receiver information and click Continue.

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