SAToolz for DIRECTV 4+

Line of Sight Tool

Michael Berg

    • $4.99

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The SAToolz for DIRECTV Satellite Finder makes it easy to determine the best location to setup your DIRECTV satellite dish or DIRECTV mobile satellite dish. This application will quickly allow you to determine if you have line of sight at your current location.

This app allows you to see if there are any obstructions in the way prior to placing your dish such as trees or buildings.

Use this app when camping, RV'ing, tailgating or at home. Use it anytime you need to know if those tree's, buildings or any type of obstacle might be in the way.

The following DIRECTV satellites are supported: 95°w, 99°w, 101°w, 103°w, 110°w and 119°w.

This is accomplished by using the iPhones built in video camera with an overlay of all the DIRECTV residential satellites as dots in the sky.

To use, simply point your iPhone towards the southern sky and see on the live video screen. The DIRECTV satellites will show up as red dots as you move the video camera around, allowing you to quickly and easily determine if there are any obstructions in the way, like trees or buildings.

- See the satellites move on the screen with live video, everything is realtime.
- Use it anywhere!!! Doesn't require cell service or Internet connectivity.
- Simple and fast, requires no technical knowledge or configuration to use.
- Change the sight color by swiping left or right.

This software allows you to see if satellite reception is plausible at your current location and is not intended to help align your dish.

When using this application the iPhones internal compass is used to help locate satellites in the sky. It is extremely important that this software is used outdoors away from objects that can cause interference to the compass. Any compass interference will cause the satellites to move sporadically. Please avoid using this software by any object that can cause magnetic interference.

For questions or feature requests please contact

What’s New

Version 2.60

We've worked hard to make this the best release yet!
- Added support for the latest IOS
- More accurate than ever!

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

Stanbro ,

Good, could be even better

I am using this app a lot as I am on an 8 month RV trip and moving around a lot. I have used other, similar apps that are no longer supported in the new iOS so I switched to this app out of necessity.

The only thing that keeps me from giving this app five stars is the lack of a guide arrow to help you locate the area of the sky where to look for the satellites. You have to know the compass directions of your location before you start such that you have a general idea where to look.

As it is, I first open the compass app to find South and then open this app to search for the satellite locations.

Yeah, it’s a minor thing but other apps I have used had a guide arrow and I found that useful.

Mitch5252 ,


I love sat toolz for DIRECTV. However, it will not work on my new 7th Generation iPad.

Error message is THIS APP REQUIRES SPECIFIC FEATURES NOT AVAILABLE ON THIS DEVICE. I would have contacted support, but link does not work.

RV Dolph ,

Required Tool for the RV Life

We live full time in an RV. When pulling in to a new site, moving the RV a few feet in any direction can make the difference between setting a signal or not because of trees or other satellite blockers. You just need to know generally where South is to start.

App Privacy

The developer, Michael Berg, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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