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How can I use the online guide to look for shows?


The online guide lets you search for shows on all the channels up to 14 days in advance. But you don’t have to look through the entire listing of DIRECTV channels to find something to watch. You can customize your guide to speed up your search.

First, sign in to your directv.com online account if you're not already signed in. Then select "Guide" from the "Watch DIRECTV" menu. Now you can:

Create a list of your favorite channels

  • Click the Heart icon next to the channel you like to add it to your Favorites. To view your favorite channels, click or tap Show Filters, then select My Favorites.

Sort the guide alphabetically or by channel number.

  • Click or tap "SORT BY." Select "Ch #" to sort the channels by channel number (default). Select "A-Z" to sort them alphabetically.

Highlight the type of entertainment you want to watch.

  • If you are interested in watching a movie, you can highlight all the movies in the guide to make them easier to see. The same goes for TV Shows, Sports, and Adult programs. Click or tap Show Filters, then select Movies, TV Shows, Sports, or Adult in the Highlight section.

See what channels are available to stream live on your computer or tablet

  • Tap Watch Online to only show the channels available for live streaming. Then tap any show that’s currently on to start watching. Note: An Internet-connected HD DVR is required. Learn more

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