All DIRECTV systems come with a free onscreen guide which is available by pressing the Guide button on the remote. The guide is also available on the DIRECTV website.
To access the channel guide, press the Guide button on the remote control. Scroll up or down to view programming available on other channels. To see programs airing at a later time, use the remote keys to move to the right. DIRECTV also offers the guide online for free. A zip code is needed to show current programming.
The channel guide defaults to showing all channels, even if the user doesn't subscribe to those channels. The guide can be customized to show only currently subscribed channels.