The easiest way to browse On Demand movies and shows is online. Once you have found a title you would like to watch, select it to go to its details page. You can order it online and enjoy it on your TV whenever you’re ready.
Some networks have their own VOD (Video on Demand) channels, which you can access by tuning in to Ch. 1000 using your remote control. Easy trick: try your favorite channels + 1000 to see if they have any VOD programming. Say you're looking for Discovery on Demand: Discovery Channel is on 278, so Discovery Channel on Demand is on 1278.
Programs marked "VOD" are available to watch any time, on Demand. You must have an HD DVR connected to the Internet to access these titles. Learn more about connecting your HD DVR to the Internet.
To find free VOD titles:
Go to directv.com and sign in. (If you don't have an online account, it takes just seconds to create one)