What Channel Is Lifetime On DirecTV?

by Allison Cruz | Updated 1/1/24

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You can watch the Lifetime Channel on Channel 252 on DIRECTV.  If you’re trying to watch something on Lifetime Movies, the channel you’ll need to go to is Channel 253.

Channel 252 and Channel 253 are the right channels for Lifetime and Lifetime Movies for all Directv customers.

It’s much easier to find the right channels on a satellite provider vs a cable provider.

In our guide, we’ll walk you through the programs and channels that you can watch on Lifetime if you’re with Directv.

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Lifetime on Directv

Directv has made it easy to watch Lifetime and Lifetime Movies. Just go to Channel 252 and Channel 253.

Directv Lifetime Channels

San Diego252New Orleans252
Los Angeles252Baltimore252
San Francisco252Detroit252
Washington DC252St. Louis252
Atlanta252Las Vegas252
Honolulu252New York252
Kansas City252Oklahoma City252
El Paso252Memphis252
Houston252San Antonio252

Options For Directv Customers To Watch Lifetime

DirecTV customers have a couple of ways to watch the Lifetime Channel.

The easiest way is to just go to Channel 252 on your TV and watch what’s playing now on your TV.

Lifetime also has the option to watch their latest shows online.  Just go to https://www.mylifetime.com/ and find the show and episode that you want to watch.

It’s interesting that you don’t need to log into Directv to watch any shows.  You can actually watch your favorite shows on Lifetime without having to have TV service.

One thing to note is that you won’t be able to watch if you have an adblocker installed.  There will also be one minute plus ads that you’ll need to sit through to watch the shows that you like.

New episodes of lifetime shows come out the day after they air on TV.  If you can’t watch the episode live, make sure to record the episode on your DVR so you don’t get spoiled by your friends or at work.

Lifetime Channel Guide

Lifetime and Lifetime Movies are different channels on DirecTV and while they have similar content, they’ll have different shows and movies playing when you watch.

These channels are right next to each other on your Directv tv guide.  Those channels are 252 for Lifetime and 253 for Lifetime Movies.

One thing that we noticed is that Directv doesn’t have the 3rd Lifetime channel Lifetime Real Women.

This was a programming decision on their part but it’s a shame that you don’t have access to some of the best Lifetime shows.

Some of our favorite shows on Lifetime are Married at First Sight and Dance Moms.

New episodes of Married at First Sight are still coming out!  The show airs on Wednesdays at 8/7 Central.

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Shows On Lifetime

The Lifetime Channel has a unique way in how they fill out their schedule for Directv and other TV providers.

There’s not always new content when you dial into Lifetime.  Most of the time it’ll be the following syndicated shows: Castle, Rizzoli & Isles, and The Closer.

Lifetime’s original content comes out during primetime Wednesday to Friday.  Currently, what’s airing and what’s new is Married at First Sight, the UK Version and Married at First Sight Couples Couch.

Those start at 6 PM and continue the whole night.

Starting every Friday, lifetimes’ programming movies solely to movies.

You can watch great hits like Stalked at 17 and Pride: A Seven Deadly Sins Story.

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Lifetime is one of those few channels that appeal to people who are interested in relationships and passion.

We’re glad that they’re trying to adapt to the new world by making their shows available online.

If you’re trying to watch Lifetime and you have Directv – the place to go is Channel 252.

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About the author

Allison Cruz is the Head of Operations at BillSmart. She manages the bill negotiation team and doesn't stop until her clients get the biggest discount on their bills. In her free time, she enjoys watching cooking shows and drinking white wine.