Watch the Smithsonian Channel on DIRECTV

Watch the Smithsonian Channel on DIRECTV

The Smithsonian Channel is where you’ll have the chance to watch thought-provoking documentaries, learn about inspiring stories, and view one of the widest range of entertainment options available to stream or watch from the comfort of your very own home.

A few of the most popular shows you can stream or watch on the Smithsonian Channel include:

 View Full List of Smithsonian Shows

Note: be sure to check your local Smithsonian Channel schedule for live listings and show times for your area.  

The Smithsonian Channel is a partnership between Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institutes. The channel produces some of the best award-winning programming on modern television today, including recently being awarded its second Emmy Award for the popular show titled Hindenburg: The Untold Story in the ‘Outstanding Individual Achievement In A Craft: Lighting Direction & Scenic Design category.’ 

What channel is the Smithsonian Channel on DIRECTV? 

You can watch all of your favorite shows on the Smithsonian Channel HD on channel 570. Check your local DIRECTV programming guide for any programming or channel information changes.  

Is the Smithsonian TV channel free? 

While select Smithsonian TV channels are available online on the Smithsonian’s website, you’ll need to subscribe to DIRECTV STREAM or DIRECTV to access the entire library of shows that the channel broadcasts.

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