What is SAP and how does it work?

Your DIRECTV service includes SAP (Secondary Audio Programming), which allows you to enjoy English-language programming in several different languages. The language you select on-screen will become the default language for  your programming and activates automatically when SAP is available.


If you have an HD receiver or HD DVR:

1.     Press MENU on your DIRECTV remote control.
2.     Select SETTINGS.
3.     Select AUDIO.
4.     Choose LANGUAGE and select your preferred language.


If you have a Standard receiver or DVR:

1.     Press MENU on your DIRECTV remote control.
2.     Select PARENTAL, FAV’S & SETUP.
3.     Select SYSTEM SET-UP.
4.     Select AUDIO.
5.     Choose LANGUAGE and select your language of choice.

Many of the movies on DIRECTV CINEMA™ and premium channels have SAP functionality. Other channels offer SAP on a show-by-show basis. If a particular program is SAP enabled, it will be indicated in the program description that appears on the channel guide.

Premium Movie channels with SAP:

HBO East
HBO 2 East
HBO Signature
HBO West
HBO 2 West
HBO Family East
HBO Family West
Cinemax East
Cinemax West
More MAX
Starz East
Starz West
Starz Edge
Starz in Black
Encore East
Encore West
Encore WAM
Showtime East
Showtime West
Showtime Showcase
Showtime Extreme