How to Add Extra Channels to Your Current DIRECTV package

DIRECTV offers an innovative and simple solution for individuals who are sick of skimming through the same dull channels on a daily basis. As a television service, it gives individuals and families access to entertainment packages that could essentially cure their channel-surfing rut. However sometimes, deciding which package is right for you is not as simple as selecting a ready-made bundle. You may find that once you have started using the DIRECTV service, you remember that three’s another channel out there that you might like to have access to – one that exclusively shows your favorite programs. Fortunately, it is possible to add extras to your current service.

DIRECTV Packages

When it comes to package options, DIRECTV has a wide range of potential solutions to your entertainment needs, including:

  • The Entertainment Package, which includes over 140 digital channels, including Spanish options.
  • The Choice Package, which includes over 150 digital channels, including Spanish options.
  • The Xtra Package, which includes over 210 digital channels, including Spanish options, and premiums.
  • The Ultimate Package, which includes over 225 digital channels, including premium channels and Spanish options.
  • The Premier Package, which includes over 285 digital channels, including premiums and Spanish options.

Adding Extra Channels

Adding extra channels to your current service is as simple as finding the programs that you want to see, and adding them to your basket, either online, or directly through your television service. DIRECTV has two “extra” options as standard, each of which are $4.99. The first is the DIRECTV HD extra pack, which includes additional high-definition channels for individuals who like the crystal clear clarity of HD viewing. This pack comes with the Sony Movie Channel HD, MGM HD, Crime & Investigation HD and more. There are also a la carte channels like Dog TV – established as the first network designed specifically for your dog, with the intention of keeping your beloved canine stimulated and entertained, so that you don’t have to worry about him or her while you’re out of the house. Another is EPIX, which is not included in any package and is a standalone addon.

Adding Premium Channels

Unless you’re subscribed to the Premier package, you won’t get any premium packages. You can add HBO, Starz, or Showtime separately if you want. There is a fixed price for a single premium package and the price goes down if you have more than one premium package. Each premium package includes several channels so it’s a great value.

Sports and more sports

DIRECTV is your home for sports. There’s practically nothing you won’t find. If you just want to talk about sports, consider the Sports Pack which adds regional sports networks but often blacks out local games. If you’re a real fan, you’ll want to subscribe to a package like NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass, MLS Direct Kick, or NHL Center Ice. These packages do cost a bit more than other channels but they’re worth it!

Call the experts

If you have selected a package and decide that you would like to switch to something different. For example, you have the Choice Package, but want to experience the variety of over 285 channels with the Premier package, the process is quite straight-forward. The easiest way to do it is to call the friendly people at Solid Signal at 888-233-7563. You’ll be sent through to a DIRECTV specialist who can help you with all your DIRECTV needs, can change your package, and can even check to see if you qualify for an equipment upgrade! It’s a much better experience than trying to go through AT&T’s call centers!