Use Picture-in-Picture (PiP) with Genie DVR

Learn how to turn on Picture-in-Picture (PiP), switch channel views, and move the screens.

Watch two channels at once

Turn on PiP, switch channels, and move the screens

Turn on PiP
  1. Press INFO on your remote control.
  2. Select PiP.
  3. Select On and Side by Side. The current channel you're watching appears on the inset screen. The inset screen is the smaller screen and is on the right side in Side by Side view. The channel you were watching before appears on the full screen. The full screen is the bigger screen and is on the left side in Side by Side view.

Note: If you press INFO and the PiP banner does not appear you may not have the receiver needed for the PiP feature. PiP won’t work on Genie Minis or a DIRECTV Ready TV without a Genie DVR.

Swap the channels
To switch the two channels between the two screens, press the down arrow on your remote. The audio you hear is the channel on the full screen (or left screen if in Side by Side view).

Move the screens
You can choose where to move the inset screen by going to the PiP menu and choosing upper right or upper left.

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