Launch the DIRECTV App on your phone or tablet. If you don't have the DIRECTV app installed, download it here.
Select Browse for TV.
Select Movies, TV Shows, Networks, or Guide from the main menu and tap on a program. If you know what you want to record, just tap Search and type in the name of the program.
On the next screen, tap "Record." If you selected a series, you will have the option to either record a single episode or record the entire series.
Select the DVR you want to record to and tap "Record."
*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.