Why choose DirecTV?

There are many reasons to compare the two television giants, DirecTV vs Dish Network. Both of these service providers have a subscriber base of more than 10 billion and have their presence not only in television broadcasting, but also in other related fields like mass communication. Keeping these things in mind, it will be very perplexing for a new user to choose between the two.

Comparing Dish Vs DirecTV

Addition of new products to the services will leave consumers confused on choosing which service provider that is better than the other. Choosing a service provider can be even more confusing if the customer has not tried any satellite TV subscription before, as all the offers can seem to be attractive.

It is good to put the service providers on test to know which of them is better. The DirecTV Vs Dish comparison of offers shared below will help you decide the prefect service provider for your needs.

DirecTV

Exclusivity is the main selling point for DirecTV. They offer a general entertainment network called ‘Audience Network’ exclusively for their subscribers. DirecTV subscription also offers exclusive access to sports packages like the NASCAR HotPass and NFL Sunday Ticket. In addition, DirecTV offers more HD channels than any other service provider does.

DirecTV offers more packages to choose from for the average user than other providers do. Key features offered by DirecTV include:

  • Streaming services
  • Live TV on mobile
  • Smart apps
  • DVR with 1 TB storage

Dish Network

DirecTV Packages
NFL Sunday Ticket

The highlight of Dish Network is the crisp and clear picture quality that they offer. They offer most of the local and international channels in their packages, which are very much affordable. Additionally, the startup Dish Network packages are also cheaper than those offered by DirecTV, and they also offer deals like free installation to new customers.

Apparently, Dish is the cheapest one of the two options. Other than that, some important features offered are:

  • Affordable packages
  • DVR that has a capacity of 2 TB
  • Remote locator
  • International channels

These are some of the important offerings from Dish Network and DirecTV services. Pick the one that suits your needs the best.

The customer base of satellite television services are on the rise lately. Among the numerous service providers, DirecTV is one of the leading names. One of the several advantages with DirecTV is that it offers triple play services. Every year, hundreds and thousands of people switch from their existing television services to modern alternative options, and DirecTV has made the most out of this trend.

As a customer, you may have a lot of concerns while moving away from your current provider to a new provider. As such, it is very important that you have a very clear idea about the different options you have in store. For instance, if you have got any questions about DirecTV services, it is better to clarify them before the move.

Is Upgrading To DirecTV Too Expensive?



When making a choice about a satellite eservice, you may come across numerous brands. One of the reasons for you to choose DirecTV over other services could be the affordability of the services it offers. When you go for DirecTV, you don’t have to think about buying any additional equipment. You will get everything when you choose the package for a period of 12 months or more. Another convincing factor with DirecTV is the lineup of channels along with the exclusive NFL coverage.

DirecTV Installation Is Easy

When you order DirecTV, you don’t have to worry about its installation. A professional installer will do all the work. If you have got any technical questions regarding the installation, you can ask them and they will explain everything to you in plain language. DirecTV also offers you the option to have standard installation of television up to four rooms without any additional charges.

Coverage

DirecTV has got better coverage than all other satellite television service providers out there. Even if you live in a rural area, you can be assured of DirecTV coverage without any interruptions.

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AT&T is the last member to take part in the war of unlimited data plans that recently stirred up mobile service providers in the US. AT&T is following the competitors T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint, in letting the users sign up for unlimited data plans. Experts say that this is not the first unlimited plan from AT&T. They previously offered the customers of either Direct TV or DirecTV U-Verse with the option to sign up for unlimited data plans. However, this is now effectively waived for all the subscribers of AT&T and DirecTV packages. Yet experts believe that the offer will not be an appealing one for the mobile users, as there are many new options available for them already. The
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Sling TV Offering Best Packages To View The 89th Academy Awards

The 89th Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 26 to honor the best talents in all areas of the film industry. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the awards will be conferred upon the year’s top nominated films like La La Land, Arrival, and Moonlight. Many popular names from Hollywood’s lineup of actors like Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Meryl Streep, and Natalie Portman are nominated for their outstanding performances in the films released last year. Many other categories like screenplay, music, cinematography, editing, costume design, etc., will also be presented awards at the event. This year’s Academy Awards will feature intense competition from the nominated films, as each one of them is truly outstanding in one or the other aspect.
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Comcast Rolling Out Xfinity Stream App For Customers

Comcast Corp. has finally announced that they will launch the new Xfinity Stream app on February 28. The app is a direct successor to the previously released Xfinity TV App and is expected to offer a unified content experience for the users. It provides a host of other features with the MSO’s X1 video service on set-top boxes. The free app is available for both iOS and Android devices, as well as on web. It will enable Comcast pay TV subscriber’s full access to the in-home TV services and provides out-of-home access to more than 200 live channels. It also offers the users the ability for accessing and programming DVR and the VOD library content. Comcast declared that the apps
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The OTT service offering from Dish Network, Sling TV will be expanding access of their cloud DVR beta trial to Android TV devices, Amazon Fire TV sticks and boxes, smartphones and tablets that are powered by the Android operating system, and follow with support for the Apple TV boxes. Sling TV recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of their national service launch and they announced their plans to expand the testing in the event. They had already started the cloud DVR beta trial in December 2016 on the Roku platform. The cloud DVR service of Sling TV will reach the rest of the Sling TV device ecosystem “within a few months,” said Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch in a presentation and
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Comcast Releases Xfinity TV App For Roku Devices

Comcast Corporation has recently released an Xfinity app for Roku devices. This app enabled Xfinity TV subscribers to access all the contents offered by the cable provider on their Roku devices. Comcast stated that the new Xfinity TV beta app allows their subscribers to effectively use the beta Roku channels, while the company is still trying to improve and test its performance. Comcast also revealed their plans to launch a new Xfinity TV app for their Xfinity subscribers later this year. In a recent statement, Comcast said that, “The app will allow Xfinity TV customers to watch live and on demand programming, including local broadcast and Public Educational and Governmental channels, as well as their cloud DVR recordings, delivered over
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Sling TV Adds French Channel Packages

With TV providers like Comcast showing interest in their international programming, Sling TV has recently announced the addition of two French add-on packages. Sling Television is aiming to bring the best of French TV directly to fans of French programming in the United States. Rather than offering a one size fits all French package, Sling has made two options to the customers, so that they can choose the one that best fits their viewing preferences and needs. The two French packs are the French Bouquet and the Français Extra. French Bouquet The French Bouquet pack is designed for those viewers who wish to have a wide variety of French channels that span from news, movies, lifestyle, sports, kids, and general
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AT&T said that they are in advanced discussion with the power companies to start the trials of their latest broadband technology by this fall. It is rumored that the trials will be conducted in at least two locations by fall. This is a part of the project AirGig that was announced by AT&T in September 2016. AirGig is a wireless technology even though it depends on the power lines to work. Antennas are placed on utility poles and these antennas send wireless signals to each other. AT&T said that the power lines “serve as a guide for the signals,” making sure that the signals reaches their destination. AT&T said that these wireless signals could be used to deliver internet services
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The $5 million donation from Comcast Corporation to the University of Colorado was used by the University to launch an innovative academic facility, which is dedicated to technology and media. Philadelphia-based Comcast Corporation is the largest cable service provider in Colorado region, and employs over 8,000 people in this region. Comcast offered the fund to the University to invest in their future workforce. However, this latest academic facility will also help the students to mix skills. The officials at Comcast Corporation believe that students should learn to mix skills, as it will come in handy in the real world. The senior vice president and general manager of Comcast Technology Solutions, Matt McConnell said, “At the core, the value to us
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As part of a plan to let users save energy and manage green homes, Xfinity Home service from Comcast has made a partnership and integration deal with Zen Ecosystems, who is the maker of new connected thermostat. The connected thermostat is a core part in the Xfinity Home ecosystem and it is another big step towards the re-launch of the “EcoSaver” technology/platform, which aims to decrease the home energy usage by optimizing the home cooling and heating making use of real time weather analytics. “At Xfinity Home, we are always looking for new ways to delight our customers and add value to our services,” said Daniel Herscovici, who is the senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home. “We
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Since its launch in 2015, Sling TV has been trying to add more and more channels to their offering to attract subscribers, and now, they have added six channels of SIP International network to their packages. This has been confirmed by the representatives of SIP International. The newly added SIP international channels are FightBox HD, DocuBox HD, Fast&FunBox HD, FashionBox HD, NatureVision TV, and 360TuneBox. Sling TV representatives said that DocuBox, FashionBox, NatureVision, and 360 TuneBox have been added to the English Bonus Pack offering from Sling TV that is for the international users. Fast&FunBox and FightBox are part of the World Sports package from SlingTV, whereas FightBox (with Polish audio) and DocuBox have been added to the Polish Mosaic
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AT&T Joins Unlimited Data Wars

AT&T is the last member to take part in the war of unlimited data plans that recently stirred up mobile service providers in the US. AT&T is following the competitors T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint, in letting the users sign up for unlimited data plans. Experts say that this is not the first unlimited plan from AT&T. They previously offered the customers of either Direct TV or DirecTV U-Verse with the option to sign up for unlimited data plans. However, this is now effectively waived for all the subscribers of AT&T and DirecTV packages. Yet experts believe that the offer will not be an appealing one for the mobile users, as there are many new options available for them already. The
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Sling TV Offering Best Packages To View The 89th Academy Awards

The 89th Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 26 to honor the best talents in all areas of the film industry. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the awards will be conferred upon the year’s top nominated films like La La Land, Arrival, and Moonlight. Many popular names from Hollywood’s lineup of actors like Denzel Washington, Ryan Gosling, Meryl Streep, and Natalie Portman are nominated for their outstanding performances in the films released last year. Many other categories like screenplay, music, cinematography, editing, costume design, etc., will also be presented awards at the event. This year’s Academy Awards will feature intense competition from the nominated films, as each one of them is truly outstanding in one or the other aspect.
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Comcast Rolling Out Xfinity Stream App For Customers

Comcast Corp. has finally announced that they will launch the new Xfinity Stream app on February 28. The app is a direct successor to the previously released Xfinity TV App and is expected to offer a unified content experience for the users. It provides a host of other features with the MSO’s X1 video service on set-top boxes. The free app is available for both iOS and Android devices, as well as on web. It will enable Comcast pay TV subscriber’s full access to the in-home TV services and provides out-of-home access to more than 200 live channels. It also offers the users the ability for accessing and programming DVR and the VOD library content. Comcast declared that the apps
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Sling TV Expands Cloud DVR Testing To More OTT Platforms

The OTT service offering from Dish Network, Sling TV will be expanding access of their cloud DVR beta trial to Android TV devices, Amazon Fire TV sticks and boxes, smartphones and tablets that are powered by the Android operating system, and follow with support for the Apple TV boxes. Sling TV recently celebrated the two-year anniversary of their national service launch and they announced their plans to expand the testing in the event. They had already started the cloud DVR beta trial in December 2016 on the Roku platform. The cloud DVR service of Sling TV will reach the rest of the Sling TV device ecosystem “within a few months,” said Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch in a presentation and
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Comcast Releases Xfinity TV App For Roku Devices

Comcast Corporation has recently released an Xfinity app for Roku devices. This app enabled Xfinity TV subscribers to access all the contents offered by the cable provider on their Roku devices. Comcast stated that the new Xfinity TV beta app allows their subscribers to effectively use the beta Roku channels, while the company is still trying to improve and test its performance. Comcast also revealed their plans to launch a new Xfinity TV app for their Xfinity subscribers later this year. In a recent statement, Comcast said that, “The app will allow Xfinity TV customers to watch live and on demand programming, including local broadcast and Public Educational and Governmental channels, as well as their cloud DVR recordings, delivered over
Posted in Comcast Xfinity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sling TV Adds French Channel Packages

With TV providers like Comcast showing interest in their international programming, Sling TV has recently announced the addition of two French add-on packages. Sling Television is aiming to bring the best of French TV directly to fans of French programming in the United States. Rather than offering a one size fits all French package, Sling has made two options to the customers, so that they can choose the one that best fits their viewing preferences and needs. The two French packs are the French Bouquet and the Français Extra. French Bouquet The French Bouquet pack is designed for those viewers who wish to have a wide variety of French channels that span from news, movies, lifestyle, sports, kids, and general
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AT&T To Trial Multi Gigabit Wireless Over Power Lines In Fall

AT&T said that they are in advanced discussion with the power companies to start the trials of their latest broadband technology by this fall. It is rumored that the trials will be conducted in at least two locations by fall. This is a part of the project AirGig that was announced by AT&T in September 2016. AirGig is a wireless technology even though it depends on the power lines to work. Antennas are placed on utility poles and these antennas send wireless signals to each other. AT&T said that the power lines “serve as a guide for the signals,” making sure that the signals reaches their destination. AT&T said that these wireless signals could be used to deliver internet services
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Comcast Helps CU Denver To Launch A New Academic Facility

The $5 million donation from Comcast Corporation to the University of Colorado was used by the University to launch an innovative academic facility, which is dedicated to technology and media. Philadelphia-based Comcast Corporation is the largest cable service provider in Colorado region, and employs over 8,000 people in this region. Comcast offered the fund to the University to invest in their future workforce. However, this latest academic facility will also help the students to mix skills. The officials at Comcast Corporation believe that students should learn to mix skills, as it will come in handy in the real world. The senior vice president and general manager of Comcast Technology Solutions, Matt McConnell said, “At the core, the value to us
Posted in Comcast Xfinity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Xfinity Home From Comcast Integrates Smart Thermostat From Zen

As part of a plan to let users save energy and manage green homes, Xfinity Home service from Comcast has made a partnership and integration deal with Zen Ecosystems, who is the maker of new connected thermostat. The connected thermostat is a core part in the Xfinity Home ecosystem and it is another big step towards the re-launch of the “EcoSaver” technology/platform, which aims to decrease the home energy usage by optimizing the home cooling and heating making use of real time weather analytics. “At Xfinity Home, we are always looking for new ways to delight our customers and add value to our services,” said Daniel Herscovici, who is the senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home. “We
Posted in Comcast Xfinity | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sling TV Adds More Channels From SPI International

Since its launch in 2015, Sling TV has been trying to add more and more channels to their offering to attract subscribers, and now, they have added six channels of SIP International network to their packages. This has been confirmed by the representatives of SIP International. The newly added SIP international channels are FightBox HD, DocuBox HD, Fast&FunBox HD, FashionBox HD, NatureVision TV, and 360TuneBox. Sling TV representatives said that DocuBox, FashionBox, NatureVision, and 360 TuneBox have been added to the English Bonus Pack offering from Sling TV that is for the international users. Fast&FunBox and FightBox are part of the World Sports package from SlingTV, whereas FightBox (with Polish audio) and DocuBox have been added to the Polish Mosaic
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