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Can I watch On Demand movies and shows on my computer?

With DIRECTV, you can watch hit movies and shows on your computer, anytime, anywhere you have an Internet connection. Choose from hundreds of the latest DIRECTV CINEMA™ movies, the hottest shows and movies from premium networks (HBO®, SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, Cinemax®, and Encore®), and more.

ImageFirst, install DIRECTV Player, if you haven't already done so. Installation is quick and easy.
Once installation is complete, relaunch your web browser and proceed with the steps below:

Step 1

Click Movies or TV Shows in the main navigation bar (If you don't see Movies or TV Shows, click Watch DIRECTV to reveal the entertainment menu).


Step 2

You can filter your entertainment by how you want to watch. Select Watch Online to see the movies or TV shows available to watch online.


Step 3

Once you’ve found the title you want to watch, just place your mouse over the poster and then click Watch. if you selected a TV series, click Watch Episodes. Pick the episode you want to watch, then click Watch.


Step 4

Click Watch on Computer. You’ll be prompted to sign in with your directv.com online account if you haven’t already done so.

If the Watch on Computer button includes a price, that means your selected movie requires a purchase. Just complete the order on the following screen to start watching.


If you see an Activate Now or Upgrade button instead of Watch on Computer, that means the movie or show your selected is from a network you're not subscribed to. Just click the button to activate the network. Activation takes just a few minutes. Once activation is complete, your movie or show will be available for viewing. The network will now also be available on your TV, and its movies and shows will be available on all your devices, including your computer, tablet, and cell phone.


Looking for a specific movie or show? Try the Search field at the top of the page.

Note: Not all titles are available for online viewing, so you may not always see the Watch Now button or the Watch Online link.


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