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Record DIRECTV content

You can program your DIRECTV Genie or HD DVR to record any movie or show that's in your programming package, either at home or on the go.

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Program your DIRECTV Genie or HD DVR to record using any device

Follow the steps below to program your DIRECTV Genie or HD DVR to record any movie or show that's in your programming package, at home or on the go.

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.

Program 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.

Program your Genie or HD DVR from your smartphone or tablet

  1. If you haven't already done so, install the free DIRECTV app from iTunes or Google Play
  2. Open the DIRECTV app on your mobile device.
  3. Tap Browse for TV.
  4. Tap Record to TV. If you selected a series, you will have the option to record a single episode or the entire series.
  5. Select the DVR you want to record to and tap Record.
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