Things aren’t always black and white when it comes to understanding the lingo companies use. This includes figuring out the difference between a TV guide and channel lineup. They sound like the same thing but are used to refer to two totally different things.
The TV Guide
The channel guide is where an existing customer would go to find out what’s on TV tonight, or at any given point in time, sort of like a TV schedule.
You can access all of the TV guide listings from your remote, online or on the DIRECTV app to determine what time your favorite shows are playing. The guide is also where you would go to select the shows you want to record if you have a DVR receiver.
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The DIRECTV tv guide shows you all the channels offered, even the ones you aren’t subscribed to. By customizing your guide, you have the ability to only view the channels you are subscribed to and eliminate any you aren’t subscribed to.
With the My Favorite Channels feature with DIRECTV you have the ability to ability to have all of your favorite channels in one location. With this set up, you won’t have to sift through all of the channels on your TV guide just to get to your favorites. If you like getting to your favorite channels fast, setting up your favorite TV channels is the best way to do so.
With the DIRECTV app you have the ability to set your DVR from anywhere you can access the app.
You’re on the go a lot, we get it. Catching up on your favorite shows can be had. With the DIRECTV app you can stream your favorite TV shows anywhere you can access the app.
The Channel Lineup
The channel lineup is a list of the channels that come with DIRECTV packages. This is a tool new customers would use to decide if they want to order DIRECTV service based on what comes with the packages.
How to tell the difference between a TV guide and channel lineup
The best way to tell the difference is by remember the lineup is a list of the actual channels offered and the tv guide is where the actual shows are displayed.
While the two may seem similar, hopefully now you’re able to tell the difference between a TV guide and channel lineup.
This article was written by Tiffani Anderson, a TechBuzz contributor. The statements in this article are her own and don’t necessarily represent the positions, strategies, or opinions of AT&T.