Watch local channels on DIRECTV

Learn how your location and billing ZIP Code affect local channels you can watch with DIRECTV.

Local channel availability is based on your billing ZIP Code and market area. However, if you receive your DIRECTV through your community (such as your building manager, HOA or via your rent) or as a courtesy service (such as a free account for demonstration), your local channel availability is based on the building’s service address.

To learn more about local channels, including regional sports networks, visit the Channel Lookup Tool.

Missing your favorite channels? Learn about alternative ways to watch your local channels or sports.

Going to another city? No problem – you can still watch local channels. Make sure you enable location services on your mobile device so you can stream.

Channel troubleshooting
If your Guide isn’t showing the right channels:

  1. Press Home on your remote.
  2. Open Settings > General > System Summary.
  3. Make sure your ZIP Code is correct.
  4. Go to Location > Location Status and toggle OFF.
  5. Press the red button on the side of your device to restart it.
  6. Toggle your Location Status ON after you restart.

Update your Billing address

  1. Log in to your DIRECTV online account.
  2. Go to Billing & Payments.
  3. Scroll down to My Payment Info.
  4. Select Change to update your Billing address.
  5. Click Save.

Access to local networks depends on licensing agreements between DIRECTV, and local market carriers – wherever you happen to be. Local, regional, and national providers hold the broadcast rights to these channels. Remember to enable location services on your mobile device so you can stream.


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