Can High Speed Internet Be Used Through DirecTV?

by Patrick Nelson

Satellite television broadcaster DirecTV has partnered with Internet providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Quest to provide bundled satellite television and phone-line-based high-speed Internet packages at a discount. In addition, connecting DirecTV's high definition digital video recorder to the Internet allows you to receive programming on-demand via the Internet. The DVR allows you to view DirecTV Cinema, an Internet video-on-demand service that includes new releases and existing shows and movies. The DVR also allows you to watch programming on your computer.


Contact DirecTV to order satellite television and high-speed Internet service. Voice phone service can also be included in the package. High-speed Internet and phone service will be supplied by AT&T, Qwest, Verizon, CenturyLink, Cincinnati Bell, TDS Telecom, Windstream or WildBlue. Television service will be provided by DirecTV.


Order the DirecTV Plus HD DVR and install it by connecting it to your home network router using an included Ethernet cable. Order the CINEMA Connection Kit Self-Installation if you need a wireless adapter. If you already have Whole-Home DVR service, order the Professional Installation service.


Download the DirecTV2PC application, which will allow you to watch programs that you've recorded with the HD DVR on a PC. Both devices need to be connected to the home network. Some computers can't view HD programming, so follow the prompts to initially download a playback adviser program that will confirm hardware compatibility.


  • check Where phone-line-based Internet service called DSL isn't available, DirecTV can provide satellite-based service with a WildBlue satellite Internet partnership.
  • check The DirecTV order phone number for new customers is 1-866-319-9838. For existing customers, the phone number is 1-800-531-5000

About the Author

Patrick Nelson has been a professional writer since 1992. He was editor and publisher of the music industry trade publication "Producer Report" and has written for a number of technology blogs. Nelson studied design at Hornsey Art School.

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