How to use DIRECTV 72 Hour Rewind

Forgot to set your HD DVR to record a show? 72 Hour Rewind is an HD DVR feature that lets you immediately watch shows that aired in the past 72 hours. Now you’ll never have to worry about missing a show again. All you need is an Internet-connected receiver.*

Networks with the 72 Hour Rewind functionality are marked with a plus sign (+) in the On-Screen Guide.

Currently, 72 Hour Rewind is available on these channels.

A&E
ABC
AUDIENCE™ Network
AXS TV
BET
Bravo
Cartoon Network
CBS
CMT
CNBC
CNN
Comedy Central
Cooking Channel
DIY
E!
Food Network
Fox
FYI
Galavision
Golf
Hallmark
H2
HDNet Movies
HGTV
History
HLN
Lifetime
MSNBC
MTV
MTV2
MundoFox
NBC
NBC Sports Network
Nickelodeon
Ovation
OWN
Palladia
Spike
Sprout
Syfy
TBS
TCM
TNT
Travel Channel
truTV
TV Land
UniMas
Univision
UP
USA
VH1

Ready to give it a try? Follow these steps:

Step 1

Press the GUIDE button on your remote control.

Step 2

Use the LEFT ARROW key on your remote to highlight the channel name with a plus sign (+), then press SEL to select it.

Step 3

On the network’s On Demand screen, you’ll find all the shows from the last 7 days, including the 72 Hour Rewind content. Select Missed it? Watch Now!.

Step 4

Select the show you want to watch and enjoy.

To learn more about DIRECTV’s On Demand features, watch the video below.