Is DIRECTV STREAM a good choice for RVs?

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Wintertime means one of two things for RV owners. For some, it’s time to park that RV and leave it alone for the next four or five months. If that sounds like you, I hope you’ll bookmark this page and look at it in the spring. This article is for the rest of you, the ones who RV over the holidays and throughout the winter months. Roads down south are perfectly safe for large vehicles and it’s a fun and exciting way to see the country.

A little entertainment for the longer drives

Here’s the dirty little secret of the RV life. Yes, there are tons of places in this country where beautiful vistas open up to you as you drive by. Passengers will be amazed by the scenery as you pass some of our most picturesque points. But, there’s an equal number of places where it’s mostly McDonalds and gas stations. When you’re in a less interesting spot, the passengers are going to want to do something besides look out the window.

And of course, because it’s the ’20s, we don’t play board games or read books. We turn to our phones to help us pass the time. There’s an endless amount of entertainment there, for sure, but sometimes it really does feel like you’ve reached the end of the internet.

That’s where live streaming TV comes in. With live TV, you have a hundred channels of entertainment you never even thought you would want. News, sports, local stuff, everything. And it can be on your phone or on a shared screen. It’s up to you.

There are several choices for live streaming, and the best, in my opinion, is DIRECTV Stream. It’s essentially the same experience you’ll get from DIRECTV satellite, except you can take it with you. Run the app on your phone or a streaming box and you have the entertainment you crave no matter where you are.

DIRECTV Stream for RVs

With an RV, you’ll have passengers with their phones, and you’ll probably have at least one TV that everyone can use. DIRECTV Stream will give you the best results no matter what. The DIRECTV Stream app is available for virtually any phone that doesn’t flip open. It’s also available for popular streaming boxes, but in an RV you’ll probably want to cast from one of those phones. See, the streaming boxes do require internet so you’re either tethering to the phone or you don’t have a connection.

Either way it’s a big win for everyone. Even better, it’s an easy way to add entertainment just when you need it. You can choose a month-t0-month plan that gives you cloud DVR and unlimited viewing for everyone for one price.

Something else to consider

There are two more pieces to this puzzle that you’ll want to consider. The first is that you really should have everyone in the house on an unlimited cell plan. Metered plans are … so “2010s” … and today you can get the whole family on an unlimited plan for less than you might think. With that sort of plan you’ll never have to worry about data overages, and AT&T’s unlimited plans come with 5G included for the fastest and best experience.

The other is a cell booster for your RV. The highways and byways of this land generally have good cell service, but the same can’t always be said about RV campgrounds. For one fixed price you can improve the cell coverage in your RV no matter where you are. Typical cell boosters cost less than one mid-priced phone, serve everyone in the RV, and last as long as the next 2 or 3 phones you’ll have.

Get it all at one place

Don’t get frustrated signing up for different things at different places. Now, there’s one phone call you can make. The folks at Signal Connect, the activations arm of Solid Signal, can get you signed up for DIRECTV Stream, get you the right AT&T cell plan, and even recommend the right cell phone signal booster all at once! It’s one call that does it all. The number is 888-233-7563 and we’re here for you during East Coast business hours. If it’s after hours, fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you, usually within one business day!


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Stuart Sweet
Stuart Sweet is the editor-in-chief of The Solid Signal Blog and a "master plumber" at Signal Group, LLC. He is the author of over 8,000 articles and longform tutorials including many posted here. Reach him by clicking on "Contact the Editor" at the bottom of this page.