DIRECTV Activate

DIRECTV is mainly recognized as one of the commercial device but it is unable to get activated either online process or through DIRECTV customer support department. The DIRECTV looks similar to that of a satellite TV receiver that you may possess at your home or office.

How to do DIRECTV Activate:

While signing up for DIRECTV services, the device needs to be installed generally by the rep of the company. You can even possess the device that is sent to you to Set up.

The are two methods through which you can perform the process on Activate DIRECTV receiver: Through Online mode and by contacting the DIRECTV support team.

Let us look into the methods in detail.

How to activate DIRECTV via the online website at

  • Firstly, visit on the preferred browsing site.
  • Hit on the ‘Activate recipient’ tab.
  • Next, provide the personal information and details that are required.
  • Then, fill in the information which is located below the displayed recipient.
  • Lastly, click on the ‘Activate’ button.

How to activate a DIRECTV receiver without paying i.e for free:

Here are the steps that you need to follow:

Set Up Receiver:

Before performing the receiver service, you need to set up the provided receiver and satellite dish.

Place the dish of satellite on the roof at a place which gets an apparent view of Southern Sky.

The Setup of the receiver differs a bit depending upon the type of model you use.

  • Yet, it normally connects an RG-6 coaxial cable with the Satellite In jacked on the posterior (back) part of the box.
  • Attach the cable of the telephone to the socket of the Tel Line.
  • Next, you must connect your TV cables to their related sockets.
  • For instance: if there is a single cable of S-video on the TV, then you must connect that particular cable to its S-Video jack only.
  • Now, you have to enter the provided access code.
  • Lastly, slide the card on access in the slot provided in front of the receiver so as to complete the process to set up.

DIRECTV Activate Online:

Once the receiver setup process is completed, then you can further proceed to the process on activating the receiver Online with the DIRECTV.

The steps to follow are:

Step1: Go to www.directvactivate:
Open your preferred browser and then visit the website of DIRECTV.

Step2: Click on ‘My Account’ section:
Next, click on the section of ‘My Account’ at right top corner.

Step3: Hit on ‘My Equipment’ button:
Then, hit the button on ‘My Equipment’.

Step4: Select the ‘Update’ option:
Now, select the option on ‘Update’ which is next to your name of the recipient. The recipient name is usually as DVR or Standard.

Step5: Type the access code of recipient and the model number:
On next, type the model number and the access code of the recipient.

Step6: Fill ‘Recipient ID’:
Then you must fill the ‘Recipient’s ID’. To get the recipient ID, open the cover of the access card and search for the sticker inside it. You will find the ‘Recipient ID’ on the sticker itself.

How to activate DIRECTV over the Phone:

If you face any problem accessing the Internet or the website of DIRECTV, then the other option that you can choose is to call at DIRECTV Activation phone number. The Customer Service will enable you to activate the receiver over the phone.

  • Dial at the DIRECTV official Customer Support service phone number.
  • The support service on DIRECTV is available for seven days in a week from the timing at 8a.m – 1.00p.m EST. Technical Support is available 24*7 hours.
  • Just make sure to keep ready the required details such as the recipient ID, access card number and model number when you call.

How to Activate used DIRECTV receiver:

DIRECTV also enables you to activate a used DIRECTV receiver under distinct conditions.

  • If the recipient does not possess the recipient ID, then you could not activate it. As without the Recipient ID, it is too old to serve with the advance service of DIRECTV.
  • The recipient needs to be owned but not rented or leased.
  • The receiver must not be on active at some other DIRECTV account.

If it is seen that the receiver’s fulfills the above stated conditions, then you can call  the DIRECTV customer support service team.

You have to order the new access card worth USD 20, in order to activate the used receiver.

Therefore, after the installation of the receiver and achieving a new access card, you can dial again at DIRECTV to activate it and inform the customer team that it is a used DIRECTV receiver.

How to activate 4K on DIRECTV:

To get the 4K channels on DIRECTV, you must have the Direct-TV consistent 4K Ultra HD i.e “RVU” TV in coexistence with

DirecTV Genie Model HS17 or HR54 Set-Top Box.

You also need to subscribe to the DirecTV and perform the activation process by choosing any of the above mentioned methods.

Penning down:

Thus, DIRECTV allows you to activate both new and unused receiver to access the features and services offered by it. You can simply call the DIRECTV customer support team via the helpline number. You can even pay your bills, place order on movies, refresh the receivers or can ask for technical support or any guidance while performing the activation process.