Record DIRECTV content

Program your DIRECTV Genie or HD DVR to record any movie or show that's included in your TV package. It’s easy to do at home or on the go.

Set recordings using your remote, computer, or device

Don't miss your favorite programs! You can set your DVR to record any movie or show in the guide, that’s included in your subscription package.

Heads up: To program your DVR with your computer or the app, a Genie® or HD DVR (model R15 or later; model HR20 or later; or a TiVo Series 2 receiver with 6.4a software) is required.

Using your DIRECTV remote

When you find a title to record, press the R on your remote to schedule it.

Note: Live broadcasts and sporting events may not end at the scheduled time. You have the option to extend the recording time by up to 3 hours.

Watch your DVR recordings

  1. Press LISTon your remote to access your playlist.
  2. Choose your recording and press SELECTto watch it.

Manage DVR recordings

  1. Press LISTon your remote.
  2. Scroll up to select Recording Manager.
  • Upcoming Recordingsmanages scheduled recordings.
  • Series Managerprioritizes your recordings to avoid conflicts.
  • Recording Historytracks all recordings on the DVR.
  • Purchase Historytracks all purchases on the DVR.
  • Manual Recording Setup allows you to schedule a manual recording for a specific date and time.
  • Typical Recording Preferencessets preferences (First Run, Repeats) for one-touch recording.
  • Playlist Share Settingsshares or hides recordings from other DVRs in your home.

Schedule recordings at

  1. Go to DIRECTV Entertainment and sign in with your user ID and password.
  2. Select Watch on TV.
  3. Use the Program Guideor search to find the show you want to record.
  4. Select Record Series. If applicable, you can record a single episode or an entire series.

Schedule recordings with a smartphone or tablet

You can access your DVR Playlist using the DIRECTV App.

Review compatible devices and download info

  1. Open the DIRECTV App on your mobile device.
  2. Search for a title and tap REC to record. If you selected a series, you'll have the option to record a single episode or the entire series.
  3. Go to My Library to access your DVR Playlist.


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