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DIRECTV STREAM Rezension

DIRECTV STREAM is a live TV streaming service, which is essentially the streaming version of the DIRECTV service. The service is the new name of AT&T TV is available without a contract or extra fees.

All plans include local channels and at least 34 of the Top 35 Cable Channels from AMC, A+E, Discovery (Food Network, HGTV, TLC, Discovery, etc.), Disney (ESPN, Disney Channel, etc), NBCU (Bravo, MSNBC, NBCSN, etc.), WarnerMedia (TNT, TBS, CNN, etc.), ViacomCBS (MTV, Comedy Central, etc.), and Hallmark.

They recently introduced new no-contract plans starting at $69.99 a month for their Entertainment Plan. You can upgrade to their Choice Plan, which begins at $89.99, that includes your local RSN and HBO Max for one-year. They also have have an Ultimate ($104.99 for 130 channels) and Premier ($149.99 for 140 channels). In addition to not having a contract, there are no extra RSN Fee or Broadcast TV fee.

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Pläne

The Entertainment ($69.99) plan includes local channels and 34 of the top 35 cable channels. DIRECTV STREAM Choice ($89.99) plan adds your local RSN, OWN, Travel Channel, and College Sports Networks like BTN and SEC Network.

The more expensive DIRECTV STREAM Ultimate plan adds Fox Sports 2, NBA TV, NHL Network, Golf Channel, Lifetime Movie Channel, and additional Discovery Networks, and a few Spanish-Language networks like ESPN Deportes.

All four plans include ability to stream across a wide variety of devices like Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and your Computer.

With all plans, you get an Unlimited DVR, which keeps recordings for 90 Days. You can use your own device or rent an DIRECTV STREAM Android TV box for $5 a month (or $120 to buy it outright).


Rezension

We tested DIRECTV STREAM and other live TV streaming services for more than 100 hours. DIRECTV STREAM is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV und VIZIO Smart TV.


Features

Unlimited Cloud DVR

Your DVR storage depends on your plan. New subscribers will get Unlimited Cloud DVR storage. Those on legacy plans get access to 20 Hours of DVR storage, or can upgrade to Unlimited for $10 a month.

In both cases, any recordings on your DVR will expire after 9 months. In a series recording, max 30 episodes stored (oldest deleted first which may be in less than 9 months).

Up to 20 Devices

You can use DIRECTV STREAM on up to 20 simultaneous devices on the same home network, or up to three devices while traveling outside your home.

On Demand

There is a variety of on demand content to stream within the DIRECTV STREAM app.

Parental Controls

DIRECTV STREAM has some parental controls to help restrict content.

Hulu Live TV und Sling TV also have parental control features.

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$69.99 – $149.99 directv.com/stream
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Kompatible Geräte

DIRECTV STREAM ist mit diesen Geräten kompatibel:

DIRECTV STREAM ist nicht kompatibel mit DIRECTV STREAM Geräten.

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android Phone/Tablet
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • LG Smart TV
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Sony Smart TV
  • VIZIO Smart TV

  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • Nintendo
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$69.99 – $149.99 directv.com/stream
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Kanäle

Local Channels

All DIRECTV STREAM plans offer the same set of local channels, including CBS, NBC, FOX, ABC, and Telemundo. They also offer a national Univision feed.

Live local channels are available only in certain markets. However, on demand content is available in all areas the following day. You can use our Channel Finder tool to see what local are available in your area.

Local Channel Restrictions

You can only access your home local channels when you are in your home market. For example, if you live in San Francisco and travel to New York, you will not be able to stream your local San Francisco channels. Instead, you will receive the local channels of the market you are traveling to (New York).

You can access your local RSNs no matter whether you are home or away from your local market.


Top Cable Channels

The top 35 cable channels are listed below. For a list of channels in each tier, look at DIRECTV STREAM’s full channel lineup. The service essentially lets DirecTV Stream on your TV.


Sports Channels

National Sports Channels

Across all tiers DIRECTV STREAM includes national sports channels like ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 (Fox Sports 1), Fox Sports 2, TBS, TNT und USA Network.

Regional Sports Networks (RSNs)

You will need to upgrade to at least the DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” ($89.99) plan to get access to regional sports networks (RSNs), which include Fox Sports RSNs, NBC Sports RSNs, AT&T SportsNet, MSG, NESN, Spectrum SportsNet, and Altitude.

RSNs in Other Markets

Pro Sports

Unlike DIRECTV’s satellite service, the DIRECTV STREAM streaming service does not offer NFL Network or NFL RedZone. MLB Network und NBA TV are available on the DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” ($89.99) plan.

College Sports

ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPNU und SEC Network are available on the DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” ($89.99) plan. The service does not offer Pac-12 Network.

Other Sports Channels

ESPNEWS, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel und Tennis Channel are available on the DIRECTV STREAM “Ultimate” ($104.99) plan.


Premium Channels

You can add HBO ($15), Cinemax ($11), Showtime ($11), STARZ ($11), and Epix ($6) to any of the plans. The Premier plan includes HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, and STARZ. New subscribers to DIRECTV STREAM Choice or above will get HBO Max included for a year.


Add-Ons

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Technische Daten

4K
1080p
720p

720p HD
(Bis zu 1080p HD)

Die meisten Videostreams sind in 720p HD. Einige Videostreams sind in 1080p HD verfügbar.

30 FPS
60 FPS

60 FPS

Die meisten Video-Streams in 60 FPS.

Stereo-Sound
Etwas Surround

Stereo-/Surround-Sound

Die meisten Inhalte haben Stereo-Audio, einige Inhalte sind in Surround-Sound verfügbar.

Zuverlässigkeit von Live-Streaming
3
 
 

On-Demand-Zuverlässligkeit
2
 
 
 

Zuverlässigkeit

DIRECTV STREAM hat eine unzuverlässige On-Demand-Leistung.

20 sec
Live Delay

Live Delay

Live content is about 20 seconds behind cable TV.

2.5 sec
Channel Switching

Channel Switching

It takes about 3 seconds seconds to switch between channels.

DIRECTV STREAM
$69.99 – $149.99 directv.com/stream
5-Tage kostenloser Test

Häufig gestellte Fragen (FAQs)

Does DIRECTV STREAM offer 4K streaming?

DIRECTV STREAM does not include 4K content as part of the service.

DIRECTV STREAM Cashback

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $50 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Sling TV Cashback

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $25 Uber Eats Gift Card when you sign up for Sling TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Hulu Live TV Cashback

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $35 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for Hulu Live TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.