How to Activate a DirecTV Receiver Online

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With DirecTV, you can activate your new dish online.

When you sign up for DirecTV service, the equipment is typically installed by a company serviceman. But you can also have the equipment sent to you to set up. You can activate the service by contacting DirecTV or going online.


Step 1

Go to

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Step 2

Click on “Activate Receiver.”

Step 3

Input your personal information.

Step 4

Input the information on the bottom of the receiver, then click “Activate.”