What Channel is STARZ on DIRECTV [Updated]

Are you searching for the STARZ channel on your DIRECTV package? Then, you want to keep reading!

Starz on DirectTV

In this post, I’ll show you how to access the STARZ channel on your DIRECTV. You’ll also know where the channel is located on the package. But first, here’s a quick answer to your question:

STARZ channels are located on channels 525-542 on DIRECTV. You should note that STARZ is only pre-programmed into DIRECTV Premier packages. If you want to view STARZ on cheaper DIRECTV plans, you’ll have to ask the DIRECTV Support team to add the channel to your package.

I’ll discuss this in detail below.                              

What are STARZ Channels?

STARZ channels are a group of entertainment channels owned by Lionsgate. These channels offer blockbuster movies, timeless classics and premium TV shows to their viewers. For instance, the STARZ Cinema channel features famous movies like Scarface and Rocky Balboa.

Although STARZ has become popular for showing ready-made content to its viewers, the service is also excellent at creating original TV shows.

One of the most remarkable TV series created by STARZ is Power. Even if you’ve never used STARZ, you’ve probably heard about the show. Power follows Tommy Egan, a drug dealer who’s trying to leave the criminal world and build a legitimate nightclub business.

The STARZ subscription service groups its channels based on the category of content they create. For instance, the STARZ Cinema channel only shows movies, while the Starz Kids and Family Channel focuses on delivering PG-rated content.

Starz also has two sister networks: Encore and Movie Plex; both of which boast a collection of channels.

Here are all the STARZ channels available on DIRECTV:

  • STARZ (East)
  • STARZ (West)
  • STARZ Edge
  • STARZ Comedy
  • STARZ Kids and Family
  • STARZ Cinema
  • STARZ in Black


All DIRECTV users can get STARZ on their package. But while the STARZ channels appear automatically on DIRECTV PREMIER packages, customers on lower-tiered plans have to add the channels manually.

If you are on the DIRECTV ENTERTAINMENT, CHOICE, or ULTIMATE plan, you can add STARZ to your package from your DIRECTV portal. Another way to add the STARZ channel is to call the DIRECTV Support team on 1.866.930.280.

If you prefer to add the channel instantly, navigate to channel 525 on your DIRECTV package and follow the on-screen prompts.

Please note that DIRECTV will charge you for adding the STARZ channel to your package. Luckily, subscribing to STARZ is affordable. The monthly STARZ plan only costs $8.99/month for users across all cable networks.

What Channel is STARZ on DIRECTV?

Here are the channel numbers for all STARZ channels on DIRECTV:

STARZ ChannelChannel Number
STARZ East525
STARZ West526
STARZ Edge529
STARZ Comedy528
STARZ Kids and Family527
STARZ Cinema531
STARZ in Black530

Most Popular Movies on STARZ


Colombiana tells the story of Cataleya, a nine-year-old girl who watched a drug cartel murder her parents in Colombia. After her parents’ death, she is raised by her criminal uncle into a professional assassin and starts hunting down the men who killed her parents. Her true intention is to gain the attention of Don Luis, the drug baron who ordered the execution.

The System

After getting arrested in a drug bust, a former marine is recruited by the government to go undercover in a dangerous prison in order to investigate the suspicious activities in the jail. There, he finds an underground fighting ring where he discovers stories that disillusion him about the government.

The Holiday

The Holiday is a romantic comedy about a British woman and an American woman who are struggling to find true love. When a holiday comes up, the women swap homes and fall in love with men in each other’s countries.

Alice, Darling

Alice, Darling is not a romantic movie, unlike what its name suggests. Instead, it is the story of a woman who takes a break from her emotionally abusive boyfriend. He reacts by unleashing a vengeance upon her that ruins her strongest friendships.


After narrowly surviving death at the hands of a rival, a drug lord decides to quit his shady cocaine business. But before leaving the world of crime, he must complete one last job.


Aurora is another love story that has won a special space in the hearts of STARZ viewers. This suspense-filled drama features a bride who goes missing the night before her destination wedding. Her disappearance prompts the revelation of dark secrets among her wedding guests.

Spiderman: No Way Home (Extended Version)

This list won’t be complete without the famous blockbuster that has graced every big screen across the US. This movie begins after Peter Parker has been exposed as Spiderman. He reaches out to Doctor Strange to help him. But when a spell goes wrong, and Peter is forced to truly embrace his superhero identity.

The Last Sentinel

The Last Sentinel is a sci-fi movie that follows a group of cyber-enhanced soldiers originally tasked with protecting humans. However, these soldiers become the enemy of mankind when the drone police turn against them. In the ensuing struggle, one of the soldiers rescues a rebel beauty and teaches her how to fight and think like his mates.

Don’t be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood

This long title is for a comedy about a teenager with a deadbeat father who asks his cousin to train him in banditry. It would seem like another bland gangster movie until you learn that his cousin’s-colored sneakers always match the shade of his weapons.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage

In this Venom sequel, Eddie Brock attempts to revive his failing journalism career by conducting an interview with Cletus, a serial killer on death row. From this interview, Venom infers the location where Cletus has hidden his victims, and this earns Eddie a promotion.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much is STARZ?

It costs $8.99/ month or $74.99/year to subscribe to STARZ.

How Many Countries is STARZ in?

The STARZ channel has spread its wings to 63 countries across Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

What Network has STARZ?

You can find STARZ on the following networks:

  • YouTube TV
  • FuboTV
  • Philo
  • Hulu Plus Live TV
  • Sling TV.

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Wrapping Up

Add STARZ to your DIRECTV package and enjoy access to the channel’s lineup of outstanding movies and TV shows. If you can’t find the channel after paying for your STARZ package, contact the DIRECTV Support team for help.

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