How do I set my DVR from my phone or tablet with the DIRECTV App?

Follow these easy steps to set your DVR remotely using the DIRECTV app:

  1. Launch the DIRECTV app on your smartphone or tablet. If you don’t have the DIRECTV app installed, download it here.
  2. Select Browse for TV.
  3. From the main menu, select Movies, TV Shows, Networks, or Guide and choose a program. If you know what you want to record, you can search for it by name.
  4. On the next screen, select Record. If you selected a series, you will have the option to either record a single episode or record the entire series.
  5. Select the DVR you want to record to and select Record to confirm.

Note: Remote DVR scheduling requires a compatible computer or mobile device and one of the following receiver models: R15 or later; HR20 or later; and the TiVo series 2 receivers with 6.4a software. Remote DVR scheduling does not require the DIRECTV app to be on the same network as the receiver.