Hi! How can we help you?
Please sign in
for a more personalized experience.


What is Voice search?


Voice search is a feature of the DIRECTV phone app that lets you find whatever you want to watch on TV just by using your voice. It also lets you play or record what it finds for you. All you have to do is talk to the app just as you would to a person.

You can use Voice search anywhere, at home or on the go. When you’re at home, you even have the option of seeing your dialogue and search results on your TV screen, rather than on your phone screen. (Requires an HD DVR model HR24 or higher; your phone and receiver must be joined to the same Wi-Fi network). When you use your TV screen, as an added bonus, you’ll also see program recommendations tailored just for you based on your viewing and search history.

For detailed instructions on using Voice search, click here

Was This Helpful?

We're sorry to hear that. Please contact us.
We appreciate you taking the time to help us improve our support site. Please take a minute to tell us how we can improve this answer to better serve you. Important: Comments are collected and periodically reviewed to help us improve answers in our knowledgebase. Due to the volume of feedback we receive, we are not able to respond to comments submitted here. If you require a response, please refer to our Contact Us page for ways you can contact DirecTV or click "email us" after you close this screen.

Related Questions

  • Basically, it's just a matter of speaking. 1. Open the DIRECTV phone app. 2. On your phone, tap Voice in the bottom menu. 3. Tap the microphone and start speaking—naturally, just as you would ...
  • Voice is primarily designed to make search and discovery effortless. No more keying in search terms or scrolling. Now you can just talk. You can search for content by asking for specific celebriti...
  • DIRECTV receivers are compatible with Voice Over IP (VOIP) technology. However, some stand-alone TiVo and high definition receivers may not be able to make the required daily calls without a land-b...
  • You can use Voice search on all of the phones and operating systems listed below. You must also have Internet access. Apple: • iPhone 3Gs or later, running iOS 5 or later Android OS versions a...
  • It's easy to search DIRECTV for your favorite shows, movies, actors, and more. Just follow these simple steps: Press the MENU button on the remote to access the DIRECTV Search screen. Choose how y...
Still need help? Contact us.