How to use the Restart feature

Tuned in late? Restart is a great HD DVR feature that lets you restart shows that are already in progress with just a simple click. Your HD DVR (model HR24 or Genie HR34 models and above) must be connected to the Internet to use Restart.

Note: Restart becomes available after two minutes into a program. Restarted shows cannot be fast forwarded or recorded.

Currently, Restart is available on these channels:

5 Star Max
A&E
Action Max East
AXS TV
AUDIENCE™ Network
BET
Big Ten Network
Bloomberg
Bravo
Cartoon Network East
Cinemax
CMT
CNBC
CNN
Comedy Central
Cooking Channel
Crime & Investigation
Disney Channel East
Disney Jr.
Disney XD
DIY
E!
Encore East
ESPN
ESPN2
ESPNU
Food Network
Fox Deportes
Fox Sports 1
Fox Sports 2
FreeForm
FX
FXX
FYI
Galavision
Golf
H2
Hallmark
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries
HBO Comedy East
HBO East
HBO Family East
HBO Latino
HBO Signature East
HBO West
HBO Zone
HBO2 East
HBO2 West
HD Net Movies
HGTV
History
HLN
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie Network
Max West
More Max
Movie Max
MSNBC
MTV
MTV Live
MTV2
Nat Geo Wild
Nat Geographic
NBC Sports Network
Nickelodeon East
Nick Jr.
Ovation
OWN
Palladia
QVC
ShortsTV
Starz Comedy
Starz Edge
Starz In Black
Starz West
Shorts HD
Showtime East
Smithsonian Channel
Sony Movie Channel
Spike
Starz East
Starz Kids & Family
Syfy
TBS
TCM
The Movie Channel East
Thriller Max
TNT
Travel Channel
truTV
TV Land
TWC Deportes
TWC SportsNet
UniMas
Univision East
USA
VH1
Viceland

 

Ready to give it a try? Please follow these steps:

1. Press GUIDE on your remote control, and select any show with a curved arrow.

 

2. You’ll be prompted to REWIND to start the show at the beginning. Press it, and enjoy!

 

Learn about DIRECTV’s 72 Hour Rewind feature.