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DIRECTV DVRs & HD DVRs: DIRECTV App for Smartphones and Tablet


If you're not at home, but you want to record a show on your DIRECTV HD DVR, you can use the DIRECTV mobile app on your phone or tablet. It’s free! To download the DIRECTV app, visit your phone’s app store or go to www.directv.com.

The DIRECTV app allows you to:

  • Search for specific titles.
  • Browse programs by channel, time, or category.
  • Get ratings information.
  • Set your DVR to record programs.

Once you’ve found the program you’re looking for in the DIRECTV mobile app, you can record it by simply tapping the Record button.

To learn more about using your DIRECTV phone app, watch the video below.

To learn more about using your DIRECTV tablet app, watch the video below.

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