Use your mobile device as a remote control

Learn how to use a mobile device as a DIRECTV remote on the DIRECTV App.

Use the remote control function on the DIRECTV App

Check receiver compatibility and download the app

DIRECTV subscribers with receiver models HR20 and above can use a smartphone or tablet as a remote control. Your mobile device and receiver(s) need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Before you get started:
How to use it:
  1. Open the DIRECTV App.
  2. Select the remote control icon next to Settings.
  3. Select a receiver from the drop-down list. If receivers are grayed out, they may inactive or not connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your mobile device.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete set up.