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Change the location name of your DIRECTV receiver

Learn how to change the location name of your DIRECTV receiver online or with your remote.


Update a receiver's location name

Name your receiver using your remote or go online

Naming each receiver location makes managing settings easier in your Whole-Home network.

Update using your remote
  1. Go to your HD DVR and press MENU on your remote control.
  2. Select Settings > Whole-Home > Name Location.
  3. Go to each receiver in your network and repeat steps 1-2.

Sign in and update the receiver’s name online
Follow these steps to find the access card number for your receiver and then sign in to change the name.
  1. Press the MENU button on your remote control.
  2. Select Settings > Info & Test.   
  3. Write down the number for the access card and the location of the receiver.
  4. Sign in to your Account Overview.
  5. Select My DIRECTV > Manage Package.
  6. Scroll to the Manage receivers area and select Name receivers.
  7. Select the receiver to update and follow the steps to change the location name.

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