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Watch, search, and record your favorite movies and shows — and turn your device into your remote control — with the DIRECTV app on your phone.

Prenote info

If your device does not have the DIRECTV app preinstalled, see the Download Apps & Games tutorial for further instruction on how to download. You must have an existing DIRECTV account or create one in order to use.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to:
• Watch live television
• Watch your DVR
• Browse and record programs to DVR
• Search for a show or movie
• Use your phone as a remote
• Edit your settings 

Note: Upon first accessing the app, you must read and review the End User Acknowledgement. Select I Agree to continue. You will then receive permission prompts. Select Allow to continue. You will be presented with a tutorial. Select Continue to proceed. If you do not have a DIRECTV account, select Create one to create a new account. 

Watch Live Television

Select Watch on Phone then select Watch Live TV or the desired show.

Watch Your DVR

Swipe left or right from Watch Live TV, then select Watch Your DVR and follow the prompts

Browse & Record Programs to DVR

Select Record to DVR. You can also browse through programs on your phone by Channel or Date/Time by selecting the corresponding options

Search for a Show or Movie

Select the Search bar, then enter the desired show or movie. Select the desired search result.

Use DTV Quick Remote

Select Browse for TV, then select the Remote icon.

Edit Settings

Select the Menu icon, then select Settings & Help. 

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