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Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 11:58 PM

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TV guide for DirectTV?

Does DirectTV offer a monthly magazine showing all movies and schedules for the month? DISH offers the ON Magazine, basically a monthly TV Guide.

ACE - Expert

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20.7K Messages

3 years ago

DirecTV does not as would be a waste. Programming is subject to change. A physical TV guide is only current as of when it is printed which could be outdated within minutes. The On Screen TV guide, or through the website, would be the most up to date (though not perfect if the channel hasn't submitted an update to a last minute change before the time slot).

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3 years ago

Thanks for responding. Yes, I understand those limitations, but I like the convenience of being able to look weeks ahead and see the listings and schedule. The OnDish magazine from Dish Network also gives a capsule summary of every movie on that month with their dates and times of showing. It lists sports and specials, too. This helps me plan what I want to watch. While there are some changes each month, it is quite accurate. Think of it as the TV grid that appears in most newspapers daily, but much more comprehensive. I am considering change from Dish to DirectTV and this is a factor to consider.

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3 years ago

Hi, we'll be happy to welcome you to our DIRECTV family. Please meet us in a DM, so we can take a look at your options together. 

ACE - Expert

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3 years ago

I understand the concept of a physical TV guide as those were around growing up. But, DirecTV does not have one. Their guide information is digital only as mentioned. You normally can look up to 2 weeks out.

Also a note, there is only a single T in the brand. So it is DirecTV. Just a caution so you don't get hooked by any scam sites, emails, or the like.

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3 years ago

I appreciate the heads-up on the spelling! Thanks.

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3 years ago

Hi @Psmjr , thanks for contacting DIRECTV.

We appreciate the fast and accurate replay from @Juniper, now you can review the DIRECTV guide in order to know about your favorite programming and their schedules.

In case you need further assistance, do not hesitate to reach back.

Manuela, DIRECTV Community Specialist

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3 years ago

Since you are an employee, I’ll ask you directly. Does DirecTV offer a printed, hold-in-your-hands magazine-style TV guide? The one I get with Dish is published monthly, as I noted in earlier post.

ACE - Expert

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3 years ago

No. And Juniper is not an employee. This is a customer-to-customer forum.

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3 years ago

Hey @Psmjr , here to help.

Let us share that the best option available is the DIRECTV Guide . There you can check the current programming and also the channels included in your package.

Manuela, DIRECTV community Specialist

ACE - Sage

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3 years ago

You can subscribe to Satellite Direct ..... https://www.directmagazine.com/

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3 years ago

Thank you, litzdog911…that is exactly what I am talking about and am looking for! Getting this answer has been harder than I thought it would be. I will look into that magazine. I appreciate your help.

ACE - Teacher

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3 years ago

@Psmjr   If you are willing to pay for the subscription, it is right up your alley.  Sounds like DISH was free.   It would be a nice suggestion for Directv do the same for FREE.  

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3 years ago

Thank you, Teetertotter, but no, the OnDish magazine is not free. It is 5.99/month, billed directly by Dish on my monthly statement. It is specific to Dish programming and channel lineups. It is very helpful in seeing a comprehensive list of all movies showing that month, plus the daily “grid” view of all that day’s programming. To me, it is sooooo much easier than scrolling aimlessly through an onscreen guide to see what is on each channel.

2 months ago

Direct needs to have an online TV guide that lets us know what movies will be airing each month. 

It's too tedious to have to type in the actors names each month, and then have only two weeks of menu to scroll through to the right. That is so absurd! DIRECT TV, needs to start listening to it's long, paying customers or lose them all.

DIRECT TV s movies in bchange every month so they're never the same. It's so obnoxious to have people pay for a few measley channels and not have a monthly TV guide to refer to. The one they have isn't good enough.

Technology today is far more improved than this. We should be able to see which movies will be on next month by at least having something to view the month before via

a website, the US Mail, a text or an  email.

I'm sure DIRECT TV can afford to hire someone to type up a monthly movie guide on an advanced monthly basis. If not, hire me, I'll be more than happy to do it; because, their present method just isn't working! It just isn't good enough.

Enough already, we've had it this way for too long and DIRECT TV, Needs to be accommodating us all by now. For Pete's sake!

It just isn't good enough DIRECT TV! It just isn't.

Please change this.

ACE - Expert

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2 months ago

DTV like most TV providers buy the guide data from a third party company.

https://www.directmagazine.com/


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