How Can I Add or Remove Local Channels from DIRECTV in Your Area?

Residential customers with individual service can now add or remove local channels from DIRECTV in the Account Overview. Removing local channels can cut your monthly bill by $12 for an annual savings of about $140. Those same channels can be added back at your discretion. This lets you tailor your package to fit your lifestyle and budget. 

Save Big Without Local Channels

One of the standout features of this update is the ability to easily compare costs between packages with and without local channels. With just a simple slide of a switch on our website, you can see how much you'll save by opting out of local channels. This option is perfect for those who primarily watch national networks or streaming services and can lead to significant savings—approximately $140 per year or $12 a month. 

Flexibility to Suit Your Schedule

We understand that your viewing needs may change with the seasons. That's why we've made it incredibly flexible for you to manage your package preferences. During quieter viewing periods, like summer, you might choose to opt out of local stations. When your favorite shows return in the fall, simply reactivate your local channels with ease. This can be done anytime online by logging into your Account Overview at, or by calling Customer Care at 1-800-531-5000

Immediate Activation and Updates

Choosing to activate or deactivate local channels is hassle-free and can be done at any moment, with no restrictions. Keep in mind that guide updates may take up to 24 hours, but rest assured that accessing your preferred viewing options is always just a few clicks away.

 Who Can Benefit?

Both new and existing Satellite customers are eligible to take advantage of removing local channels from their base packages. This flexibility caters to a variety of lifestyles and viewing preferences, ensuring that you only pay for what you truly watch.

 Feature Details

Eligible DIRECTV via Satellite Base Packages 

SELECT (existing customers only)





For all other packages, including LO MAXIMO, MAS LATINO, MAS ULTRA and OPTIMO MAS, please call Customer Care for details about adding or subtracting local channels from your service. Call 1-800-531-5000

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