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Can I watch DIRECTV online before my receivers are installed?


Why wait to be entertained? From the moment you order DIRECTV, you’ll be able to stream live and On Demand content from the channels included in your package. Just register your new account, download the DIRECTV app for your Internet-ready mobile device, and you’re good to go. If you are streaming from your computer, after registering you can go straight to directv.com/startwatching to start watching as fast as you can type.

Your access to streaming content will remain active for 14 days. If your receivers are not installed within that window, your access will be suspended until the DIRECTV® system is set up. Also, you will not be able to record shows or order Pay Per View unless your DIRECTV receiver is already installed.

To review the minimum streaming requirements for tablets, phones, and other devices, please look here.

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