Connect your DIRECTV to the Internet

Here’s a quick video explaining how to unlock your entertainment experience by connecting your set-top-box to your existing home internet.


Only DIRECTV brings you SignalSaver™*

Connect DIRECTV to your existing home internet and unlock additional features like SignalSaver™, our exclusive tech that allows uninterrupted viewing during bad weather.
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*Available on 160+ most-watched channels (based on DIRECTV viewership) for DIRECTV satellite service only. Requires HD DVR (model HR44 or later) connected to high-speed internet.

It’s easy to connect

Just follow these 4 simple steps to enjoy all the benefits of having your DIRECTV Receiver connected to the Internet.
Step 1
Press Menu on your remote. Select Settings > Internet Setup > Connect Now. If you’re reconnecting, select Reconnect Now.
Step 2
Choose your wireless network and enter your password on the next screen. Select Continue.
Step 3
Wait for Set Up Complete screen. You are now ready to enjoy the benefits of being connected!

Get the most out of your DIRECTV

Connect your DIRECTV Satellite HD DVR (model HR44 or later) to your existing Internet service for additional features.

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Stay connected with SignalSaverTM*
In the event you lose your satellite signal, SignalSaverTM will find you an alternate signal for over 160 channels^
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On Demand movies & shows
Watch 70,000 shows and movies any time*
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72-Hour Rewind and Program Restart
Immediately access shows that aired in the last 3 days

^Available on 160+ most-watched channels (based on viewership). Requires HD DVR connected to high-speed internet. *Requires subscription to top-tier PREMIER programming. Other packages will have fewer shows and movies. Features available on select channels/programs. Internet-connected HD DVR (model HR44 and later) required.
Frequently asked questions

Press the Menu button on your remote
Select Settings
Select Internet Setup
Select Connect Now
Choose your wireless network and enter your password
Select Continue
Wait for the Set Up Complete screen

If you're reconnecting to the internet, you can select Reconnect Now. If your box was previously connected to the network but has since lost connection, you can click on "Restore Defaults".

You can also connect your HD DVR to the internet by connecting one end of an ethernet cable to the port on the back of the receiver, and the other end to the ethernet port on the back of the wireless router. Once connected to your network, you'll see the Internet Setup Successful screen.

The DIRECTV App is available for both IOS and Android devices as well as with your web browser. After downloading the DIRECTV App onto your compatible device, you will be prompted to create a username and password. If you have already completed this step, simply log in with your user credentials.

DIRECTV SignalSaver is a feature that enables DIRECTV satellite customers to continue watching their TV programming in the event of a weak or lost satellite signal using the customer's internet-connected DIRECTV receiver. Available on 160+ most-watched channels (based on DIRECTV viewership). Requires HD DVR (model HR44 or later) connected to high-speed internet.

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