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Nowadays, people like watching content that is illuminating and enlightening. Not everyone wants to sit around and watch meaningless programs filled with random drama and pointless shenanigans.

If you are looking to learn something new while you relax in front of the TV, head on to Discovery Channel on DIRECTV because that is where you will get fact-filled TV shows and movies, along with sufficient proof to back those facts up!

Talking about Discovery Channel…

Discovery Channel comes under the larger Discovery Inc. umbrella—a publicly-traded company operated by CEO David Zaslav. Launched in 1985, the channel has ruled the realm of natural history programming and usually comes out as entertaining television that is also educational, informative, and amusing.

Some of the network’s popular sister channels include Animal Planet, Destination America, Discovery Family, Cooking Channel, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, TLC, DIY Network, Oprah Winfrey Network,

The channel is available to approximately 88 million American pay television households and takes pride in being the 3rd most widely distributed subscription channel in the U.S., after TBS and The Weather Channel.

Watch Discovery Channel on DIRECTV!

DIRECTV is the top-ranking for entertainment on many fronts; the TV service boasts the highest number of subscribers at just under 13 million, offers an extensive channel line-up, and has been rated higher than cable TV in terms of customer satisfaction for approximately two decades. As for Discovery channel, it is included with all the DIRECTV plan, so you always have access to it at your fingertips.

And, that is not all. There is a range of service perks that come along—each with the capability to transform your televisual experience into an ultra-modern one. For example: The DIRECTV app allows you to watch TV on-the-go without any additional charges as you can almost always catch DIRECTV satellite signal. Genie HD DVR brings at your disposal high-end equipment from DIRECTV to adjust your TV regime with your personal routine. Not too long ago, DIRECTV also split its service into two types to appeal to a larger audience than ever before. You can now access DIRECTV Via Internet and DIRECTV Via Satellite, which allows you to enjoy the premium programming offered by the provider even if you just have a high-speed internet connection.

Of course, you still get to enjoy the full spectrum of DIRECTV quality entertainment with both service types including 24/7 4K Ultra HD channel, and DIRECTV On Demand — bound to make subscribing to Discovery channel via DIRECTV all the more worth it! So, let’s have a look at the channel numbers for Discovery on DIRECTV, along with some of its sister channels.

Total No. of Channels 160 185 250 330
Availability of Discovery 278 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Availability of HGTV 229 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Availability of DIY Network 230 No No Yes Yes
Availability of Food Network 231 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Availability of Cooking Channel 232 No Yes Yes Yes
Availability of Travel Channel 277 No Yes Yes Yes
Availability of Oprah Winfrey Network 279 No Yes Yes Yes
Availability of TLC 280 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Availability of Motor Trend 281 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Availability of Animal Planet 282 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Availability of Destination America 286 No No Yes Yes
Availability of Discovery Family 294 No No Yes Yes

Check out DIRECTV channel lineup complete with channel numbers, and for regional or local networks, click here to determine channel availability in your area.

What to Watch on Discovery Channel?

The channel has been around for quite a while now and offers viewers a variety of well-praised programs, including Dirty Jobs, MythBusters, Deadliest Catch, and iconic Shark Week slate of programming.

Here is a sneak-peak into some of the fascinating and captivating programs from the Discovery Channel on DIRECTV that are timeless and all-time favorites:

Current Programming Future Programming
  • BattleBots
  • MythBusters
  • Exliedition Unknown
  • Deadliest Catch
  • Gold Rush
  • Cash Cab
  • Outrageous Acts of Science
  • Diesel Brothers
  • Shark Week
  • Vegas Rat Rods
  • Naked and Afraid
  • Fast N’ Loud
  • Street Outlaws
  • Alaska: The Last Frontier
  • Bering Sea Gold
  • Moonshiners
  • Dual Survival
  • Dirty Jobs: Rowe’d Trili
  • Rocket Around the Xmas Tree
  • Deeli lilanet
  • Galliin Auto Sliorts (tentative title)
  • Revenge of the Nerd
  • Hard To Kill (tentative title)
  • Mysterious lilanet (tentative title)
  • lierfect lilanet (tentative title)
  • Taken By The Tiger (tentative title)
  • Wildlife Warriors (tentative title)


Bottom Line

With DIRECTV packages, you don’t have to go anywhere else to sate your entertainment needs. From Entertainment to Premier, each package offers a comprehensive channel lineup and the channel assortment is more than enough to keep your entire family well entertained.

For more information about DIRECTV plans and pricing, we would recommend you reach out to DIRECTV Customer Service at 1-855-925-2541.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Does DirecTV have Discovery channel?

DIRECTV provides an extensive channel lineup with all its packages. All TV tiers include the Discovery channel.

How much is Discovery channel on DirecTV?

If you are subscribed to any of DIRECTV packages—ENTERTAINMENT, CHOICE™, ULTIMATE, PREMIER™—Discovery channel comes in your channel lineup at no extra cost.

How do I watch Discovery channel?

Most satellite and cable TV service providers include Discovery in their channel lineups. You can also watch it on fuboTV, Philo, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and Hulu Live TV.

How long is Discovery channel free on DirecTV?

If you are subscribed to any of the DIRECTV packages, Discovery comes in your channel lineup at no additional charges.

Is Discovery channel free on DirecTV?

When you subscribe to the ENTERTAINMENT, CHOICE™, ULTIMATE, or PREMIER™ package, Discovery comes included in your DIRECTV channel lineup.

How do you add a channel on DirecTV?

You can use your internet-enabled device to add a channel to your DIRECTV lineup.

  • Find Change Your TV Service
  • Navigate to Change Plan tab and Select the Channel add-ons
  • Skim through Sports, Movie, Premium, or International options.
  • Select the channel or package you want, click Add, and then press Continue.
  • Review your selection and place the order.

You can also use your phone number connected to your DIRECTV account to send a text message to 223322. You can enter the following codes in the body of the message you send.

  • For HBO® or HBO MaxTM enter HBO or HBO Max
  • For STARZ® enter STARZ
  • For SHOWTIME® Unlimited enter SHOWTIME
  • For Cinemax® enter CINEMAX
  • For SPORTS PACK enter SPORTS PACK. You can check out the entire SPORTS PACK and, also use the lookup tool to find sports networks available in your region.
  • Once the request is sent, follow the prompts you receive to confirm activation.