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Using Your DIRECTV Genie Remote


When you have DIRECTV Genie, you’ll also get the versatile Genie remote, which comes with a variety of options to customize your viewing experience. Using the DIRECTV Genie remote control is easy once you know what each button does. Here are some of the Genie remote's most-used buttons and their function:

  • MENU: Brings you to the DIRECTV home screen where you can browse programs, get recommendations, manage your recordings, access extra features, review system settings, and more.
  • GUIDE: Allows you to see the channel guide.
  • SELECT: Lets you choose a program or option.
  • DASH: Brings you to more guide options.
  • BACK: Returns you to the previous screen.
  • R: Allows you to record a program. If you press it twice, it will record an entire series.
  • LIST: Displays all of your scheduled programs.

To learn more about using your Genie remote to control your DIRECTV Genie HD DVR and Genie Minis, watch the video or view our Interactive Remote Guide.

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