How to Get Satellite TV for an RV

There is nothing more enjoyable than travel, and travel by RV is more comfortable than most other forms.  From seeing the best of Canada to venturing into the US, there is so much to love about RV’ing. RV life makes it easy to stay on the move while also feeling at home. So, just like at home you’ll want some entertainment during downtime. Satellite TV is the most convenient way to enjoy your favourite TV shows, sports and news programming while on the go.

In this article, we will give you all you need to know about getting satellite TV for your RV. From picking the right service provider to tips on what type of satellite dish you’ll need, we’re here to help. If you already know what you need, don’t forget to check out our RV satellite TV packages and let us help you stay entertained while on the go.

What You Will Need

When getting satellite TV for your RV, there are a few things you will need to consider. First, you’ll need to have a good understanding of your needs. Below are the different satellite dish options available to you and what you’ll need to view programs on your TV.

  1. Satellite Dish – All RVs will require some form of a satellite dish for you to receive a satellite signal. If your RV is mostly for vacation or part-time travel, you’ll likely not need to have a mounted satellite dish. Instead, you’ll probably be ok with a portable satellite dish that you can take out as you need.

    Portable satellite dishes are an excellent option for seasonal travellers or those who don’t mind the extra work of putting up and taking down the satellite dish. They are easy to store and convenient for someone who won’t need TV service to their RV all year long. You might also be able to get a better signal with your portable satellite dish as you have more control over where you can place it. If your RV is the place you call home 365 days of the year, you’ll likely want something a little more permanent. This way, you won’t have to put up and take down your satellite dish regularly. In this case, choosing a mounted Satellite TV dish is likely your best bet.



    Mounted satellite dishes are convenient as they stay put, and you won’t have to do any additional setup when you are ready to get watching. But, there are some drawbacks to having a mounted dish. First, mounted satellite dishes are often more expensive. You will need to have it installed on your RV, and this might come with additional costs too. Though a mounted satellite dish is programmed to pick up a signal automatically, it may cause you to have fewer parking options. You will need to park so that you have a direct signal path to the satellite.

  2. Receiver – In addition to a satellite dish, you will also need a receiver for your TV. In our previous article, “Can I Connect My Satellite Dish Directly to My TV?” we addressed why you won’t be able to connect your TV to your satellite dish. Thankfully receivers aren’t challenging to come by. The easiest way to obtain a satellite receiver is to rent or purchase one through your satellite TV service provider.

What To Look For In a Satellite TV Provider

With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know which satellite TV provider is the right one for you. Below are some things to consider when choosing the right satellite TV provider for your RV.

  • Flexibility – if you are a seasonal RV’er, you might not want to be tied down with a contract that requires year-round usage. Instead, look for a provider that is more flexible with their commitment requirements. Be realistic about how much and how often you’ll use your satellite TV service and base your choice around a provider who meets these needs.
  • Selection – look for a satellite TV provider that offers everything you need, from a choice of specialty programming or having both Canadian and US networks. Find a provider that gives you what you need and doesn’t make you sacrifice what you want.
  • Price – the price point is likely your first concern when choosing a satellite TV provider. Do your research, and make sure to consider extra added fees. A free receiver rental and free installation can help a lot with keeping your monthly costs down.

Why Choose POYNT360?

At POYNT360, we cover all your satellite TV needs while also delivering you great value. Our packages are competitive and flexible, allowing you to get what you want at a price you feel good about. We don’t lock you into long term contracts and always provide free installation. Your HDPVR is on us too, don’t worry about costly monthly rental fees.

See our RV satellite TV packages and let us help you find the perfect fit for your RV viewing needs. From all over Canada to the US, we’ve got your satellite TV needs covered.