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How do I record On Demand movies and shows to my home DVR from my computer, tablet, or cell phone?

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DIRECTV offers thousands of On Demand movies and shows to watch on your TV, many available at no extra charge and some available as Pay Per View. Here’s how to find and record them to your home DVR from anywhere using your computer, tablet, or cellphone. Please note: to access On Demand movies and shows, you need an HD DVR connected to the Internet. Learn more

Using your computer or tablet:

Step 1

Go to directv.com and sign in. (If you don't have an online account, it takes just seconds to create one.)

Step 2

Use the search field at the top of the site to find a specific title, or browse by clicking "Top Movies On Demand (on TV)" under "Movies" in the navigation bar or "Top TV Shows On Demand (on TV)" under "TV Shows" in the navigation bar. (If you don’t see Movies or TV Shows, click Watch DIRECTV in the navigation to reveal the entertainment menu.)

Step 3

Once you’ve found the On Demand title you want to record, just click the "Record" button.

Step 4

If you selected a Pay Per View movie, you’ll see an "Order" button instead of a Record button. Click the Order button, and on the next screen, click "Record to DVR". You are NOT charged for the movie when you click the Record button.

Step 5

In a few minutes, the title will appear on your DVR playlist. Click the LIST button on your remote control to see your DVR playlist.

Step 6

To start watching your On Demand movie or show, select the title from your DVR playlist. If it’s a Pay Per View movie, you’ll see an on-screen message asking you confirm your purchase. Select "Yes, Confirm" and you’re ready to start watching.

Using your cell phone:

Step 1

Go to directv.com on your browser and sign in.

Step 2

Tap "Watch DIRECTV". Use the search field to find a specific title or browse by tapping "Movies On Demand" or "TV Shows On Demand".

Step 3

Once you’ve found the On Demand movie or show you want to record, just tap the Record button.

Step 4

If you selected a Pay Per View movie, you’ll see an "Order" button instead of a Record button. "Tap the Order button", and on the next screen, tap "Record to DVR". You are NOT charged for the movie when you click the Record button.

Step 5

In a few minutes, the title will appear on your DVR playlist. Click the "LIST" button on your remote control to see your DVR playlist.

Step 6

To start watching your On Demand movie or show, select the title from your DVR playlist. If it’s a Pay Per View movie, you’ll see an on-screen message asking you confirm your purchase. Select OK and you’re ready to start watching.

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