How to watch movies and shows on your computer
With DIRECTV, you can watch hit movies and shows on your computer, anytime, anywhere you have an Internet connection. Choose from hundreds of the latest DIRECTV CINEMA™ movies, the hottest shows and movies from premium networks (HBO®, SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, Cinemax®, and Encore®), and more.
First, install DIRECTV Player
, if you haven't already done so. Installation is quick and easy.
Once installation is complete, relaunch your web browser and proceed with the steps below:
Click Movies or TV Shows in the main navigation (If you don't see Movies or TV Shows, click Watch DIRECTV in the navigation to reveal the entertainment menu).
You can filter your entertainment by Ways to Watch. Select Watch Online to see the movies or TV shows available to watch online.
On the next screen, click Watch Now to start watching. You’ll be prompted to sign in with your directv.com online account if you haven’t already done so.
If the Watch Now button includes a price, that means your selected movie requires a purchase. Just complete the order on the following screen to start watching.
If you see an Activate Now button instead of Watch Now, that means the movie or show your selected is from a network you're not subscribed to. Just click the button to activate the network. Activation takes just a few minutes. Once activation is complete, your movie or show will be available for viewing. The network will now also be available on your TV, and its movies and shows will be available on all your devices, including your computer, tablet, and cell phone.
Looking for a specific movie or show? Try the Search field at the top of the page. If your movie or show appears in the search results but you do not see a Watch Now button, look for the Watch Online link below Other Ways to Watch.
Note: Not all titles are available for online viewing, so you may not always see the Watch Now button or the Watch Online link.