DIRECTV Local Channel Connector

With the DIRECTV Local Channel Connector you can enjoy your local channels — including news, weather, live sports and more.

Need More Info?

  • Download a copy of the DIRECTV Local Channel Connector Quick Start Guide here.
  • For a map of over-the-air signal strength available at your location, please visit
  • If you are experiencing issues with the signal from your Local Channel Connector, please visit for more information.
  • To troubleshoot your DIRECTV Local Channel Connector, click here.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Local Channel Connector?
It’s a device that links an over-the-air antenna to your DIRECTV equipment, so you can get local channels. You can view local channels as you do other DIRECTV channels.

What do I get with the Local Channel Connector kit?

The kit comes with 4 items:

  • An indoor antenna to get over-the-air local broadcast stations
  • A Local Channel Connector device to connect the antenna to Genie models HR44 and HR54
  • A power supply unit to connect the Local Channel Connector to an electric outlet
  • A user guide with setup instructions


How do I set up the Local Channel Connector?
Plug the Local Channel Connector into the back of your Genie box with a USB cable and then to the indoor antenna with a coax cable. Get detailed setup instructions.


What can I do and not do with my Local Channel Connector?
With our over-the-air antenna service, you can:

  • Watch up to 2 channels at a time or watch 1 and record 1.
  • Pause, fast-forward, rewind, and record.
  • Use parental controls to monitor local channels.
  • Stream local channel signals to your Genie Mini.


You won’t be able to:

  • Watch On Demand content.
  • Record local channels using Mobile DVR on the DIRECTV App.
  • Watch local channels on, online, or on local channel apps.


Which local channels can I get with the Local Channel Connector?
Local channel coverage varies. Find out which local channels are in your area.


What do I do if the Local Channel Connector doesn’t work in my home?

  • Keep in mind that local channel signals can be very inconsistent or weak.
  • Be sure to place the antenna near a window in your house.
  • Signal strength and availability aren’t guaranteed and are affected by many factors, like the weather.
  • The antenna may not work for everyone.
  • If you don’t get a signal, check out your other options. (The antenna’s yours to keep.)
  • Contact us to see if you can get satellite-delivered local channels.