How to record DIRECTV content using your smartphone or computer

How to record DIRECTV content using your smartphone or computer

Take your TV with you anywhere you go!

DIRECTV app allows you to watch all your live and recorded shows totally free and no additional equipment required. You are in control of your TV now, you can watch the same channel guide and on-demand titles you watch at home from your smartphone device, download your recorded shows to your smartphone to access them anywhere without using your data plan, and much more that only DIRECTV offers.

Download DIRECTV app for your Android and iPhone device by clicking here.

How to record DIRECTV content using your smartphone or computer?

Record your Genie or HD DVR from your computer

  1. Sign in to DIRECTV Entertainment on your computer.
  2. Select Watch on TV.
  3. Use the Program Guide or search to find the show you want to record.
  4. Select Record to TV.

Record your Genie or HD DVR from your smartphone or tablet

  1. Open the DIRECTV app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap Browse for TV.
  3. Tap Record to TV. If you selected a series, you will have the option to record a single episode or the entire series.
  4. Select the DVR you want to record to and tap Record.

Note: To program your DVR remotely, you’ll need a Genie or HD DVR (model R15 or later; model HR20 or later; or a TiVo Series 2 receiver with 6.4a software). You can find out what receiver model you have by pressing and holding INFO on your remote. 


1 Must have Internet-connected Genie HD DVR model HR44 or higher and compatible mobile device. Rewind and fast forward functionalities may be disabled. App uses location info. Not all channels available. Channels available for live streaming correspond to your package selection and may vary by location. Limits: Live streaming from set top box or streaming of recorded content limited to one device at a time. Download: To download, must be in-home on same Wi-Fi network connected to DVR. Certain programming, including On Demand and most PPV, cannot be downloaded. Data usage charges may apply to download over in-home Wi-Fi. All functions and programming subject to change at any time. 2Access to available DIRECTV On Demand programming is based on package selection. Actual number of titles will vary. Additional fees apply for new releases. DIRECTV On Demand requires a broadband-connected HD DVR (HR20 or later) and a DIRECTV CINEMA Connection Kit. Netflix is a registered trademark of Netflix, Inc. 3 Mobile device must be on the same home Wi-Fi network as the HD DVR. 4 In rare instances, scheduled recording(s) may not be recognized. Only available on certain receivers.


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