DISH Satellite TV Price & Packages 2024

DISH Network offers 4 English-language satellite TV packages in every state. Packages include 190–330+ channels. Fees and channel package costs will vary by region. DISH TV plans require a 2-year contract. But not their Flex Pack.
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America’s Top 120

$ 79
  • Best for popular channels
  • 190 channels
  • Free installation

America’s Top 200

$ 99
  • Best for sports channels
  • 240+ channels
  • Free installation

America’s Top 250

$ 109
  • Best for movie channels
  • 290+ channels
  • Free installation

America’s Everything Pack

$ 137
  • Best for every channel
  • 330+ channels
  • Free installation

As someone who used to live in a rural area, I relied on satellite TV services. To help you determine whether DISH Network is a worthy provider, I’ll cover all the products they offer.

You’ll find the following throughout this guide:

Let’s get to it.

DISH Satellite TV Pros & Cons

Wins and losses for DISH TV are as follows:


  • Free installation
  • 3-year price guarantee
  • Massive amounts of channel packages
  • Freebies for seniors, military, first responders, healthcare workers, & teachers
  • 99% signal reliability money-back guarantee


  • The price guarantee requires a 2-year contract

DISH TV Plans, Pricing, & Features

DISH Network offers the following satellite TV packages:

PackageStarting PriceNumber of ChannelsBest For
America’s Top 120$79.99/mo.190Popular channels
America’s Top 200$99.99/mo.240+Sports channels
America’s Top 250$109.99/mo.290+Movie channels
America’s Everything Pack$137.99/mo.330+Every channel
DISHLATINO Clasico$64.99/mo.180Spanish-language channels
DISHLATINO Plus$66.99/mo.190Spanish-language channels
DISHLATINO Dos$91.99/mo.225Spanish-language channels
DISHLATINO Max$106.99/mo.270Spanish-language channels
DISH satellite TV packages compared.

* Does not include taxes and other fees. These will vary by individual and billing region.

All the DISH English-language packages include the following:

  • Local & cable channels
  • Over 28,000 on-demand titles

Here’s what you should know about DISH Latino packages:

  • DISH Movie Pack & SHOWTIME channel packages free for 3 months
  • DISH protection plan free for 6 months

ALL DISH Network plans come with the following:

  • 3-year price lock: no price changes for 3 years
  • Free installation
  • Free DISH Anywhere app: stream channels anywhere
  • 99% Signal reliability guarantee
  • Record up to 2,000 hours of content on your DVR
  • Available in every state

Let’s clarify the money-back signal reliability guarantee.

Encounter weather- or technical-related issues, and you’ll get an account credit reimbursed to your account [1]. You must contact their customer support within 72 hours of the outage to receive this credit.

They also offer a million (not literally) channel packages. More than other providers. I’ll compare these later in this guide.

DISH Satellite TV for RV

DISH allows truckers, RV owners, and those who love tailgating 2 options to watch TV on the go. Before covering these options, you must pay $379 (starting price) for the portable satellite dish and Wally HD Receiver.

From there, choose whether you want a prepaid package (Flex Pack) for $57.99 a month [2]. Or to pay $5.00 extra monthly to add it to your existing DISH Network plan.

The Flex Pack includes more than 50 channels like USA, MLB Extra Innings, and E!. It doesn’t have many sports channels. DISH makes it so you must get a separate sports channel package.

I’ll cover channel lineups in a bit.

Add DISH Outdoors (the RV package) to your current DISH package, and you’ll retain your current channel lineup.

Wally is a TV box that includes an infrared remote (IR). The remote’s signal will reach your TV regardless of whether walls are blocking it. A great way to flick off the TV if someone interrupts your sleep in your RV’s entertainment room.

Other than TV livestreaming services (e.g., YouTube TV), DISH Outdoors is the only viable way to watch TV while you’re mobile.

DISH Network Equipment

DISH TV plans will come with the following set top boxes based on your TV quality [3]:

TV Box ModelTV Quality SupportedOther Features
Wally720p HDExplain later
Duo VIP 222k720p HDSupports 2 TVs
Solo VIP 211k720p HDSupports 1 TV
Duo 322k480p SDSupports 2 TVs
Solo 311480p SDSupports 1 TV
DISH Network non-DVR TV box models compared.

DISH Network doesn’t appear to charge a fee for non-DVR TV boxes.

The Wally includes additional features like:

  • Built-in apps: Weather Channel, Pandora, & more
  • Remote locator
  • Dolby Digital audio support
  • Parental controls

Every DISH package includes a Voice Remote Control. They integrated the remote with Google Assistant. Meaning the remote acts as a medium to manage your home’s smart devices.

Otherwise, DISH Network’s remote is a regular remote with no unique features.

Want to record content? You must pay extra. Learn how much in the next section.

DISH Network DVR

DISH TV offers the following DVR devices and plans:

DVR FeePrice
Hopper 3$15/mo.
Super Joey$10/mo.

DISH Network DVR costs compared.

The Hopper 3 DVRs have the following features:

  • Share DVR recordings throughout your home
  • See states for sports without changing the channel
  • Parental controls
  • Thousands of apps: including Netflix, YouTube, & Amazon Prime Video
  • Remote finder
  • Record 16 shows simultaneously (requires Super Joey)
  • Store up to 2,000 hours of content
  • View Google Nest video doorbell on your TV
  • AutoHop: automatically skips ads when recording

These act as the primary receivers for your home.

DISH has an excellent image showcasing how their DVR system works [4]:

how DISH DVR system works

The Joeys are separate DVR receivers. They’re suitable for multi-room DVR. Say you start watching football in one room. To watch it on your bathroom TV, pause the main television. Resume watching it while you’re doing your business.

There’s also the 4K Joey and the Wireless Joey. The former’s best for anyone with 4K UHD TVs. The latter’s better for reaching rooms you don’t want to run wires to.

The Super Joey enhances the Hopper. It allows your DVR to record up to 16 channels simultaneously.

Here’s another way to raise your DVR’s power level.

DISH TV Anywhere App

All TV packages include the DISH Anywhere app free. Stream it through your PC and the following app marketplaces:

  • Apple App Store (iOS)
  • Google Play Store (Android)
  • Amazon app store (Fire TV Stick & Kindle Fire)

Watch all channels included in your DISH Network plan anywhere. It’s a great way to catch an episode of something if you’re traveling or bored at work. But be careful if you use mobile data. I’ll emphasize it in a second.

5 devices can stream content through this app simultaneously. I can’t find information specifying whether this includes devices at home or while traveling. Using the app on each device requires 500 Kbps (480p SD) or 500 Kbps (720p HD) download speeds [5].

Say you have a Hopper. Set up your hopper’s recordings and watch them anywhere. It doesn’t matter whether you’re online.

And I recommend downloading your content. Because streaming media will chew through cellular networks’ soft data caps quickly. Soft data caps are the amount of data you’ll use before encountering lower data speeds.

Let’s use Spectrum Mobile as an example. Upon exceeding their Unlimited plan’s 20 GB soft data cap, your internet speeds will lower to 1.0 Mbps (download) and 512 Kbps (upload). Counter these caps by downloading On Demand or recorded content.

Or use public Wi-Fi when accessible. Use protection, though. In my experience, using DNS resolver tools (e.g., Cloudflare, a VPN, and a portable router offered the most privacy and digital security.

DISH Network Channel Lineup

DISH Network’s English packages include the following channels [6]:

America’s Top 120America’s Top 200America’s Top 250
40 y 20
ACC Network
Alma Vision Hispanic Network
Real America’s Voice
American Heroes Channel
American Movie Classics
Amores Verdaderos
Animal Planet
Aquí y Ahora
Baby First
BBC America
beIN Sport
beIN Sports Connect 4
beIN Sports Connect 5
beIN Sports Connect 6
beIN Sports Connect 7
beIN Sports Connect 8
beIN Sports Connect 3
beIN Sports en Espanol
Big Ten Network Alternate
Black Entertainment Television
Bloomberg Television
Buy TV
BYU Television
Cartoon Network
CBS Sports Network
Christian Television Network
Cine Club
Cine Retro
Clase 406
Comedy Central
Como Dice el Dicho
Country Music Television
Cuidado con el Angel
Destination America
Discovery Family Channel
DISH Studio
Disney Channel
Disney Jr.
Disney XD
EPIX Drive-in
ESPN Alternate
Estrella TV
Family Movie Classics
Food Network
FOX Business Network
FOX Movie Channel
FOX News
FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 2
Free Speech TV
Gabriel Sata
Gallery by DISH
Game Show Network
Golf Channel
Gem Shopping network
Grandes Parejas
Great American Family
Great American Living
Hallmark Channel
Hallmark Drama
Hallmark Movies and Mysteries
Headline News
Heroes & Icons
Home and Garden Television
Home Shopping Network
Home Shopping Network 2
Impact Network
In Country Television
Independent Film Channel
Investigation Discovery
Jewelry Television
Justice Central
La Familia P. Luche
La Rosa de Guadalupe
La Seleccion
Law & Crime
Lifetime Movie Network
Link Television
Lo mejor de Liga MX
Longhorn Network
Los Héroes del Norte
Magnolia Network
Mercury Television
MLB Network HD
MLB Network Alternate
MTV Classic
MTV Live
Muchachitas Como Tu
Music Television
Music Television 2
N+ Media
Nat Geo Wild
National Geographic
NFL Network
NHL Network 
NHL Network Alternate
Nick Jr.
Noticias 24 x 7
Novelas con Ritmo
Novelas de Oro
Novelas en Familia
Oprah Winfrey Network
Outdoor Channel
PAC-12 Network
PAC-12 Network Alternate
Paramount Network
Pongalo Novela Club
Risas de Oro
SEC Alternate
Shepherd’s Chapel Network
Smithsonian Channel
Sonlife Broadcasting Network
Sports Alternate
Start TV
Starz Encore
Starz Encore Action
Starz Encore Black
Starz Encore Classic
Starz Encore Espanol
Starz Encore Family
Starz Encore Suspense
Starz Encore Westerns
Superior Livestock Auction
Syfy Channel
TBN Inspire
Telemundo Oeste
Tennis Channel
The Cowboy Channel
The Movie Channel
The Movie Channel Xtra
Three Angels Broadcasting network
Travel Channel
Trinity Broadcasting Network
Triunfo del Amor
TUDNxtra 1–11
Turner Classic Movies
Turner Network Television
TV Land
Univision Este
Univision Oeste
USA Network
Villanos de Novela
Weather Channel
Women’s Entertainment
Zona Futbol

DISH Network English plan channel lineups.

Channel availability will vary by region. Visit, enter your address, and find local channels.

Before moving on, I want to talk about DISH Scapes. They’re animated wallpapers for your TV. Here are some examples:

DISH animated wallpapers for your TV.

It’s a fun thing to keep on in the background in your TV room if everyone’s just chatting.

DISH TV Channel Add-ons

Various channel package add-ons DISH TV offers include [7]:

Channel Add-onPriceNumber of ChannelsDescription
AMC+$7.99/mo.NADramas & more
discovery+$4.99/mo.NAHGTV, Discovery Channel, & other channels
Noggin$7.99/mo.NAKid channels
Hallmark Movies Now$5.99/mo.NAHallmark channels
UP Faith & Family$4.99/mo.NAChristian channels
Dove Channel$4.99/mo.NAChristian channels
Kartoon Channel!$3.99/mo.NAAd-free kids channels
Hopster$4.99/mo.NAAd-free learning channels for kids
Shudder$5.99/mo.NAHorror movies, series, & originals
Monsters & Nightmares$2.99/mo.NAHorror films
Warriors & Gangsters$2.99/mo.NAGangster films
Acorn TV$6.99/mo.NASeries from Britain
Sundance NOW$6.99/mo.NADrama, true crime, & more
IFC Films Unlimited$5.99/mo.NAThrillers, documentaries, & more
CineFest$4.99/mo.NACult classics
Magnolia Selects$4.99/mo.NAIndependent films & more
Carnegie Hall+$7.99/mo.NAStage performances
Docurama$4.99/mo.NADocumentary films
DOX$2.99/mo.NANon-fiction storytelling
Cinemoi$2.99/mo.NAInternational film festivals
BET+$9.99/mo.NABlack content
Gallery$5.00/mo.NANature- and art- scape scenes
Here TV$7.99/mo.NALGBTQ+ films, series, & shorts
Grokker$6.99/mo.NAYoga, medication, & healthy cooking classes
ALLBLK$5.99/mo.NABlack TV & film
Comedy Dynamics Network$4.99/mo.NAComedy content
Outside TV Features$1.99/mo.NAOn Demand adventure sports content
VIX+$6.99/mo.NASpanish-language channels
Cocina On$2.99/mo.NASpanish-language channels
Stars & Stripes$10/mo.8Westerns
Locals Pack$12/mo.8National news
Heartland Pack$6.00/mo.12Family programming
Variety Pack$6.00/mo.6Various genres
News Pack$10/mo.7News channels
Kids Pack$10/mo.9Kids channels
Gallery$5.00/mo.100 scape scenesAnimated wallpapers
DOGTV$4.99/mo.NAChannels for dogs
DISH Network channel packages compared.

The following sections will cover specific channel add-ons. I’ll cover the package, number of channels included, and the pricing.

DISH TV Premium Channel Add-ons

Premium channels DISH offers separately include:

Channel Add-onPriceNumber of Channels
HBO Max$15/mo.6
MLB Extra Innings$140 (extra)NA
STARZ Encore$6.00/mo.9
DISH Movie Pack$10/mo.14
DISH Network premium channel packages compared.

DISH Network Sports Packages

Sports channel packages DISH TV offers include [8]:

Channel Add-onPriceNumber of Channels
Multi-Sport Pack$13/mo.15
Outdoor pack$4.00/mo.4
National action pack$12/mo.11
Regional Action Pack$12/mo.8
FOX Soccer Plus$15/mo.NA
Racetrack TV$50/mo.30+
DISH TV sports channels compared.

DISH TV Spanish-language Channel Add-ons

Spanish-language package add-ons DISH offers include:

Channel Add-onPriceNumber of Channels
Latino Bonus Pack$10/mo.30+
Cine y Entretenimiento$5.00/mo.NA
México y Más$5.00/mo.NA
República Dominicana$5.00/mo.NA
Sudamérica y Más$5.00/mo.NA
Columbian Pack$2.00/mo.NA
DISH Network Spanish-language TV packs compared.

DISH Network International Channel Add-ons

International channel packages DISH offers include:

Channel Add-onPrice
International Basic$15/mo.
DISH TV international channel packages compared.

Every international channel package comes with 1 or more packages. You’ll get more channels for the higher-tier plans.

Then there are international channel pack add-ons. These include additional channels designed for specific sub cultures for each language.

DISH offers by far the most options for international channels among television providers.

DISH Network Hidden Fees

Additional fees you’ll find when using DISH TV include [9]:

Add-on or FeePrice
Local Channels Fee$12/mo.
DISH Protect$10.99/mo.
Installation Fee$199
Enable External Hard Drive$40
Late Payment$10
Payment Extension$15
Returned Check$20
Technician Visit (without DISH Protect)$95
Custom Technician Work$50
Delayed Tech Installation$49.99
Full Tech. Installation$99
DISH Network additional fees.

None of the fees I have listed included taxes and other regulatory fees. These will vary by location.

DISH doesn’t charge a broadcast TV fee. But they charge a local channel surcharge. It’s the same thing. There aren’t any ways around this fee.

At the time of writing, DISH has no installation fee [10].

The following sections will cover fees for various categories.

DISH Network Equipment Fees

Rental fees for DISH’s equipment are as follows:

Add-on or FeePrice
Super Joey$10/mo.
dishNET Wireline Modem Rental$10/mo.
Alaska/Hawaii DISH500$5.00/mo.
DISH Network equipment fees compared.

DISH Network Unreturned Equipment Fees

Return your DISH equipment within 30 days or you’ll incur one of the following unreturned equipment fees:

Add-on or FeePrice
Wireless Joey$25
Wired Joey$50
4K Joey$50
Hopper Duo$250
Hopper w/ Sling$300
Hopper 3$350
DISH TV unreturned equipment fees.

DISH TV Cancellation Fees

DISH Network’s early termination fees are as follows:

Add-on or FeePrice
DISH Protect: within 180 days$30
Adult programming: within 30 days$20
Other channel packages: within 30 days$5.00
DISH’n It Up$480
dishNET Satellite$420
dishNET Wireline$240
New Customer$480
Preferred Customer Offer$240
Credits with Commitment$120 or $240
Cancellation fees for different DISH TV services compared.

DISH will adjust these fees based on the number of months you have remaining in your contract. For each month you keep DISH, they’ll reduce your bill by $20 a month.

Say you have a 12-month contract, and you cancel in month 3. You’ll pay a $180 early termination fee. Don’t let that deter you from DISH, though. Many providers will buy you out of your current television contract.

If you switch later, check if these providers will buy you out of your DISH contract.

DISH TV Availability

DISH Network is available in the following states and unincorporated U.S. territories:

District of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaii
NevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew Mexico
New YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhio
OklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode Island
South CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexas
West VirginiaWisconsinWyomingPuerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands
States and territories where DISH Network is available.

It doesn’t matter what ZIP code you’re in.

Learn how to reach their customer support.

How to Reach DISH TV Customer Service

Reach DISH Network’s sales department by calling 833-970-2481. Existing customers will reach their customer support by calling 800-333-3474.

Their phone customer service is available 8:00 am–12:00 am (Eastern Time). Technical support is accessible 24/7. And international support is available Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–8:00 pm (ET).

Availability will vary by language. Their site doesn’t specify languages, and the time support is available.

Visit this page and log in to your DISH TV account to request a callback.

Or use their chatroom. Online customer support is available every day from 8:00 am–12:00 am (Eastern Time).

Here’s their Facebook page:

Or Tweet them at @dish_answers.

We’re not finished yet. Check out their bundles next.

DISH Network TV & Internet Bundles

DISH doesn’t offer bundles for their own services. But Frontier internet and Viasat allow you to bundle their internet with DISH’s satellite TV plans.

These bundles are as follows:

BundlePriceInternet SpeedChannels
Frontier Fiber 500 + America’s Top 120$119.98/mo.500 Mbps190
Frontier Fiber 1 Gig + America’s Top 120$155.98/mo.1,000 Mbps190
Frontier Fiber 2 Gig + America’s Top 120$229.98/mo.2,000 Mbps190
Frontier Fiber 500 + America’s Top 200$139.98/mo.500 Mbps240+
Frontier Fiber 1 Gig + America’s Top 200$175.98/mo.1,000 Mbps240+
Frontier Fiber 2 Gig + America’s Top 200$249.98/mo.2,000 Mbps240+
Frontier Fiber 500 + America’s Top 250$149.98/mo.500 Mbps290+
Frontier Fiber 1 Gig + America’s Top 250$185.98/mo.1,000 Mbps290+
Frontier Fiber 2 Gig + America’s Top 250$259.98/mo.2,000 Mbps290+
Viasat Unlimited Bronze 12 + America’s Top 120$129.98/mo.12 Mbps190
Viasat Unlimited Bronze 12 + America’s Top 200$149.98/mo.12 Mbps240+
Viasat Unlimited Bronze 12 + America’s Top 250$159.98/mo.12 Mbps290+
DISH Satellite TV, Frontier internet, and Viasat internet bundles compared.

Frontier offers fiber optic internet in 24 states with the following perks:

  • No data caps
  • Contract-free
  • 24/7 technical support
  • 99.9% network reliability (claim)

Viasat is a satellite internet provider that comes with the following disclaimers:

  • 40–300 GB soft data cap: lower internet speeds upon exceeding cap
  • Discounted pricing lasts 3 months: price will increase by $20–$200 afterward
  • No hard data cap
  • 2-year price lock guarantee

Viasat’s 12 Mbps plan would allow you to stream 1080p FHD content on 2 devices simultaneously. But the 40 GB soft data cap would allow your household to stream 15 hours of 720p HD content.

Those of you living in rural areas likely won’t have access to Frontier Fiber internet. Just their DSL plans. These offer 6.0–45 Mbps download speeds.

If you’re in a remote area and require internet, consider Verizon LTE Home internet. It’s cheaper ($50 monthly), doesn’t have soft- or hard data caps, and has higher download and upload speeds.

Truckers and those in RVs will do fine with DISH Outdoors and Verizon Mobile data. I cover this unofficial bundle more in a separate guide.

But you can’t bundle it with DISH. However, bundling DISH Network with Frontier and Viasat won’t save you money.

DISH TV Deals & Freebies

DISH TV plans include free installation, a 3-year price guarantee, and up to 2,000 hours of DVR content for new and existing customers.

They also offer discounts for various groups.

Military personnel and veterans get the Stars & Stripes pack ($10/mo value). This package includes the following channels [11]:

  1. Destination America
  2. American Heroes Channel
  3. Crime & Investigation Network
  4. getTV
  5. Cowboy Channel
  6. REELZ
  7. Smithsonian Channel
  8. STARZ Encore Westerns

This free package would save $240 after 2 years. Military, veterans, and first responders also get 1 free On Demand movie rental monthly. The free rental refers to the first movie you rent each month.

Seniors aged 55 and over also get a free movie rental per month. They’ll receive free DISH Protect Plus for 6 months [12]. Which helps protect your equipment.

When you need a technician to visit your home to replace equipment, this add-on prevents you from having to pay money.

Usually, these technician visits would cost $95.

Healthcare workers and teachers also get free monthly movie rentals. Then they’ll get the Heartland Pack free (worth $6.00/mo.). This package includes the following channels:

Hallmark ChannelHallmark Movies & MysteriesHallmark Drama
Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)UPTVPixL
Game Show NetworkDiscovery FamilyBabyTV
RFD-TVThe Cowboy ChannelGreat American Living
DISH Network Heartland Pack channels.

DISH Network vs. DirecTV

Here’s a comparison between DISH Network and AT&T DirecTV:

Compared FeatureDISHDirecTV
Channels190–330+165–340+ (channel lineup)
Contract RequiredYes (Except Flex Pack)Yes (Except DirecTV Stream)
Offer Live TV Streaming?NoYes
Max. DVR Storage hours2,000 (Hopper 3)500 (Genie)
DISH Network and DirecTV compared.

* Does not include taxes and other fees. These will vary by individual and billing region.

Get DirecTV for bundling and saving money for the first year. DISH TV works better for travelers and longer-term savings. It also has a superior DVR (regarding storage).

DISH charges more for the first year, but comes out ahead in year 2. DirecTV’s prices will increase to $102–$209 a month come year 2. Then you’ll need to pay an $11.99 regional sports fee with their Choice, Ultimate, and Premier packages.

If you feel like you’re not paying enough fees, don’t worry. DISH has a $12 local channels fee.

Neither provider charges an installation fee, though.

Regarding features. DISH offers a solution for RV owners, truckers, boat owners, and other travelers. DirecTV doesn’t.

Since AT&T owns DirecTV, customers can bundle their television and internet services. And you’ll get perks. Here’s an example.

Bundle DirecTV Choice with AT&T Fiber 300 for $124.99 a month (for 12 months), and they’ll give you the following channels free for 3 months:

  • HBO Max
  • EPIX
  • Cinemax

That’ll save you $161.85 and present an opportunity to test whether your household will watch premium channels.

FAQs: DISH Network

Keep reading to find frequently asked questions about DISH Network’s television packages and products.

Does DISH Network Have a Contract?

DISH Network requires a 2-year contract for their television plans.

Is DISH TV a Good Option for Seniors?

DISH TV is a great option for seniors due to the number of available channels and easy installation.

Wrapping Up

DISH TV offers the most flexible satellite television products. Though, it’s your only other choice than DirecTV.

The variety of channel packages, freebies for certain groups (e.g., seniors), and equipment sort of makes up for their 2-year contract requirement. Considering many providers offer contract buyout programs, this doesn’t matter too much.

Does satellite TV not sound appealing? Compare alternative cable and fiber TV providers.

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