New to DIRECTV? Start watching live TV BEFORE the install

DIRECTV does it again. They’ve made it even easier to watch all that great content… and you don’t even have to wait for installation. You can be watching on your PC or mobile device the day you sign the paperwork… and be ready to go on the day the installer comes.

It’s easy. When you sign up with your friends at Signal Connect (call 888-233-7563) be sure to get your account number. From there, go to and sign up for an account. Once you have one, you can use that login and password to watch LIVE content on your phone, tablet or computer. There are about 125 channels of live TV that are available, not to mention all the sports packages that stream… it’s a whole world of entertainment at your fingertips.

Installation usually comes after a few days when a certified technician will bring all your equipment to you, install it, and show you how to use it. But in the meantime there’s nothing stopping you from downloading the free DIRECTV app from your app store or play store and trying it out with the login you’ve already created.

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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.