Get started with the DIRECTV Genie remote

Learn what each button on your DIRECTV Genie remote control does, where to find the user guide, and how to program your remote.

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Genie remote control button overview

  • MENU brings you to the DIRECTV home screen, where you can browse programs, get recommendations, manage your recordings, access extra features, review system settings, and more.
  • GUIDE displays the channel guide. Use the fast-forward or rewind buttons, located next to play, to jump ahead or go back as far as 12 hours.
  • Dash (-) takes you into the search experience along with more guide options. Here, you can sort programs by category, jump to a date and time, change your favorites list, and access Pay Per View.
  • R makes it easy to record a program. Press it twice to record an entire series.
  • LIST displays your recorded programs. Press the red circle button to delete a program.
  • INFO brings up the program description. Select INFO while watching live TV, scroll right, and select PIP to turn on Picture in Picture.
  • ENTER shows you a mini-guide while viewing your program. Press and hold ENTER for three seconds to cycle through the equipment connected to your TV.

Heads up:
Menu navigation on Genie HR34 receivers varies slightly.

Set up your remote

Want to program your remote? Go to Program your DIRECTV remote control - Genie to learn how.
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