Best Satellite TV Provider of 2018

Best Overall
$59.99/mo for 2 years
Integrate with Amazon Alexa for hands-free operation
vs
#2
$50/mo for 12 months
$88/mo for next 12 months
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Who we recommend

DISH offers more features and has a straightforward pricing structure. The ability to skip commercials, along with a price lock for the entirety of the 2-year contract make DISH the best value to us.

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Trying to choose between television providers can be a hassle, so we've compiled a look at how they stack up, feature by feature. Among Satellite TV providers, there are two options that most users choose, mainly for their reliability and long list of features.

DISH FEATURES

DISH provides all of the modern-day amenities most customers look for in a television provider, but goes the extra mile to include features that make their product top-notch. Providing HD for life, DVR and a massive amount of channels, DISH is priced very competitively. Another thing we loved about DISH is the ability to integrate with Amazon Alexa for hands-free operation!

DIRECTV FEATURES

DIRECTV also has many happy customers, but they don't have any features that push them ahead of the competition. Pricing is competitive for the first 12 months, but after that it increases as the promotional discount expires and you are locked in for another 12 months. Beyond that, the monthly price for DIRECTV is significantly higher than DISH after the 2-year mark.

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Pricing$59.99/mo for 2 years$50/mo for 12 months
$88/mo for next 12 months
Channel190145
InstallationFree installation
(for up to 6 rooms)
Free installation
(for up to 4 rooms)
Contract termsRequires 2-year agreementRequires 2-year agreement
DVR recording hours2000 SD / 500 HD1000 SD / 200 HD
DVR StorageYesYes

OUR PICK

Although both providers offer excellent products, DISH edges out the competition by packing in more features and having a straightforward pricing structure. The ability to skip commercials, along with a price lock for the entirety of the 2-year contract make DISH the best value to us.

Our Satellite TV Review: Summed Up

Satellite TV
DISH Satellite TVBest for their integrations and HD for life
DIRECTV Satellite TVGreat for competitive pricing and high customer satisfaction
Roku Satellite TVBest for streaming over 500,000 movies and TV episodes across free and paid channels