How do I reconnect my DIRECTV HD DVR to the Internet?

Watch this video to learn about the benefits of reconnecting your Genie HD DVR model to the Internet. Follow the simple steps to reconnect your HD DVR to the Internet.


A minimum connection speed of 750Kbps (DSL or cable modem) is required. 2Mbps or higher is recommended.
By connecting your HD DVR to the Internet, you open the door to a world of entertainment:

  • INSTANT ACCESS to thousands of titles On Demand at no extra charge (additional fees may apply for new releases)
  • CREATE YOUR OWN PANDORA RADIO STATIONS
  • TURN YOUR TABLET INTO A PORTABLE TV with live streaming
  • FREE ON-SCREEN TV APPS, such as SCOREGUIDE, Weather, What’s Hot and Social TV

Learn more about the benefits of an Internet-connected HD DVR.

STEP 1: It’s easy to reconnect your HD DVR to the Internet. To point you in the right direction, first, we’ll need to know what receiver have. Press and hold the INFO button on your remote until the Info & Test screen appears on your TV. You’ll find your model number in the “Receiver” line.

STEP 2: What receiver model do you have?

HR20, HR21, HR22, HR23, HR24, R22 or HR34
H44, HR44, HR54, HS17, HS27