Articles in Category: Tips & Tricks

Connect your HD DVR to the Internet

on Friday, 06 April 2012. Posted in Tips & Tricks, DIRECTV Technology, Receivers

Discover the benefits of connecting your HD DVR to the Internet.connecting your HD DVR to the Internet

Expand your entertainment options exponentially. With an HD DVR connected to the Internet, you unlock the door to over 7,000 On Demand shows and movies at no extra charge. Plus: YouTube on your TV, live TV on your iPad®, and much more.

DIRECTV and Pandora Radio

on Friday, 06 April 2012. Posted in Tips & Tricks, DIRECTV Technology

Great news for music fans! Enjoy Pandora on your TV

With DIRECTV, you can now enjoy Pandora internet radio right through your TV. It’s FREE and available to anyone with an HD DVR connected to the Internet. If you love music and haven’t experienced Pandora, you’re in for a treat. Pandora lets you create your own personalized radio stations that play music you love. Just enter a favorite artist, track, or genre, and Pandora will create a station that plays their music and more like it, helping you to discover new music based on your entry. You can create up to 100 personalized radio stations to suit whatever you’re in the mood for.

DVR Scheduler

on Friday, 06 April 2012. Posted in Tips & Tricks

Set your home DVR with any cell phone or computer.

With DIRECTV, you don't even have to be at home to set your DVR. You can do that from any PC or mobile phone. It's as easy as 1-2-3!

Increase Your Recording Capacity

on Friday, 06 April 2012. Posted in Tips & Tricks

Increase Recording Capacity on Your DVR or HD DVR

Want to record even more hours of your favorite shows, movies and sports? You can increase the recording capacity of your DVR or HD DVR simply by connecting an external hard drive with greater storage than the receiver's internal hard drive.

Quick Tune

on Friday, 06 April 2012. Posted in Tips & Tricks

Get quick access to your favorite channels.

  • Tune to a favorite channel and press the UP arrow on your remote. You'll see a grid of nine squares, which you can fill with any channels you want.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the first square you want to fill, and then press the GREEN button on your remote

The square you selected is now filled with the channel number you're on. Tune to eight other favorite channels and repeat. You now have your very own channel guide with your favorite channels! Just press the UP arrow whenever you want to bring up QuickTune. Use the arrow keys to highlight the channel you want and press SELECT to tune to that channel. QuckTune is available with a DIRECTV Plus® DVR or a DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR.


on Friday, 06 April 2012. Posted in Tips & Tricks

Know the score.

If you're a sports fan, you've experienced this: You're watching one game and can't take your eyes off of it, but you're dying to know what the score is in that other big game. DIRECTV's ScoreGuide is for you.

The Smart Search Feature

on Friday, 06 April 2012. Posted in Tips & Tricks

Smart Search

With DIRECTV's new Smart Search, finding exactly what you're looking for on TV is faster and easier than ever. You can search by almost any word you can think of that's related to the show you're looking for — title, person, category, channel. Your search results start appearing as soon as you enter the first letter. But there's so much more!

YouTube on Your TV

on Monday, 09 April 2012. Posted in Tips & Tricks, DIRECTV Technology

Access the world of YouTube with your remote.

YouTube on Your TV

If you have a DVR receiver, press the MENU button on your remote, then select Smart Search. If you have an HD receiver or an HD DVR, press MENU, select Search & Browse, then select Smart Search. Just click MENU on your remote, select Smart Search, and type your search term. Along with the TV programs that match your search, you’ll also see a listing for YouTube. Select the YouTube entry and you’ll get a list of relevant YouTube videos. Select any of them and enjoy.