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What is Genie Lite and how do I get one?

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Genie Lite is an HD receiver that can be converted into a full-fledged Genie HD DVR by adding a DIRECTV-prepared external hard drive called the Genie Lite HD DVR Kit. The DVR kit is sold separately, and can be ordered by calling 1-800-531-5000, or online at directv.com. Once you pair it with your Genie Lite receiver, you’ll be able to pause and rewind live TV, record shows, view the same DVR playlist in every room (this requires a Genie Mini for every additional TV in your home), and more. An additional Advanced Receiver Service (ARS) fee or DVR Service fee is required, depending on when you started your DIRECTV service. Please sign in to your DIRECTV online account for more information on ARS and DVR Service fees.

If you don’t have DIRECTV yet, please go here to select your TV package and equipment. (Once you get to the receiver selection step, click “See more equipment options,” and then select Genie Lite.) If you’re already a DIRECTV customer, you can order a Genie Lite by calling 1-800-531-5000.

Please note: You can easily order the Genie Lite HD DVR Kit later if you want to upgrade your Genie Lite to a DVR. If you would like a full-featured DVR now, please order the Genie HD DVR. You cannot have both a Genie HD DVR and Genie Lite on the same account.

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