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Turn a mobile device or tablet into a DIRECTV remote control

Learn how to transform a mobile device into a DIRECTV remote by downloading the DIRECTV app.


How to use the remote control function on the DIRECTV app

Check receiver compatibility and download the app

  1. Receivers HR20, HR21, R22, HR23, HR24, HR44, H21, H23, H24, and H25 are all compatible with the DIRECTV app. If you do not know the receiver model number, it is easy to check it. Visit the article Find out what DIRECTV receivers you have.
  2. Download the DIRECTV app to the device. For steps on how to download the app review the article Watch TV everywhere with the DIRECTV app
  3. Open the DIRECTV app on a device.
  4. Tap Browse for TV and the remote control icon appears in the top-right corner.
    Remote Control icon 
  5. Tap the remote control icon.
  6. To access DVR controls select the mini remote option.

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