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Get DIRECTV On Demand and Pay Per View

Enjoy instant access to popular shows and movies, including the latest Hollywood releases on DIRECTV CINEMA.


ArticleINSTRUCTIONS & INFO

Watch DIRECTV On Demand

With DIRECTV On Demand, you have instant access to thousands of the hottest shows and movies from the networks included in your package. Go to Ch. 1000, Ch. 1100 or press MENU on your remote to access On Demand.
 
When you find a title to watch, choose your playback option:
  • Watch now – title will begin download to watch
  • Record – title will begin download and appear in your playlist
  • Add to queue – title may not be available, but will download to your playlist when available

Many networks offer On Demand programming. Add a 1 in front of a channel number to check. For example, Discovery Channel (Ch. 278) offers on demand content on Ch. 1278.


Good to know: Download time is dependent on internet speed and bandwidth.  
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Order Pay Per View events or DIRECTV CINEMA movies

You can order Pay Per View events up to 12 days in advance. Check the guide for details

Or, rent the latest Hollywood releases with DIRECTV CINEMA (find the price for each movie in the info section). Go to Ch. 1100 for more info.


Order with your remote
If your receiver is connected to the internet or a land line, you can order right from your TV screen.

  1. Press MENU on your remote:
    • Pay Per View: Press MENU and then On Demand.
    • Movies: Go to Ch. 1100.
  2. Select the title you want to watch.
  3. Follow the prompts to confirm your purchase.
Heads up: If the movie doesn't start playing immediately, try switching to a different channel and then go back. If it still doesn't work, refresh your service online.


Order from a smartphone, tablet, or computer
  1. Sign in to DIRECTV entertainment with your ID.
  2. Select Sports or Movies.
  3. Choose the event or movie you want to watch.
  4. Select Order Now or Rent.
  5. Follow the prompts to review your order and complete your purchase.

Order by SMS text or phone
  • To order by text message, text EVENT or MOVIE to 223322 and follow the prompts. You can also text a movie title to 223322. Standard text messaging and data rates may apply.
  • To order by phone, call 800.531.5000 and say Order Pay Per View when prompted.
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Troubleshooting

If you experience buffering during playback, or your title was only partially recorded, it’s likely due to a weak or intermittent internet connection. Delete the title from your playlist, search for it (MENU > Search) and attempt to download it again. Or try another title.
To confirm your receiver is connected to internet, press the DASH (-) button on your remote. You may need to press it twice. If internet is not detected, see how to reconnect your receiver to the internet.

Heads up: Once connected or re-connected to the internet, the On Demand library populates within 24 hours.
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