DIRECTV On Demand: Your shows when you want them
Order DIRECTV for access to thousands of On Demand titles, always just a click away.1
DIRECTV packages bring you tons of great live entertainment, plus the ability to record and watch shows on your time. With DIRECTV On Demand included with every package, you get even more programming possibilities.
Catch up on missed episodes of your favorite show, binge-watch an entire series, and watch hit movies new and old, all with the power of DIRECTV On Demand. Call 1-844-870-2398 to get DIRECTV and enjoy the convenience of DIRECTV On Demand.
Availability of channels varies based on programming package subscription
How to watch On Demand titles
- Make sure your HD DVR is connected to the Internet, either via Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. Press the DASH (-) button on your DIRECTV remote to check Internet connection status.
- Once your HD DVR is connected to the Internet, press MENU and select “On Demand.” A list of On Demand titles will appear along with a list of genres you can browse.
- Click the title you want to watch. For series with multiple episodes, select the specific episode you want to watch.
- Give the title you’ve selected a minute or so to download, then sit back and enjoy the show!
See the latest blockbusters on DIRECTV CINEMA®
Watch new releases
DIRECTV CINEMA® turns any night into movie night.3 Browse the frequently-updated selection of new releases and order your movie of choice on your TV or with your phone. Many movies are available in HD picture quality that’s so good you’ll feel like you’re in the theater!4
See early movie premieres
DIRECTV CINEMA® gives DIRECTV viewers exclusive access to select films, sometimes weeks before you can see them in theaters.5 Check your DIRECTV CINEMA® schedule often – you won’t want to miss out on the chance to catch exclusive early premieres on DIRECTV!
Your DIRECTV On Demand questions, answered
Is DIRECTV On Demand free?
Many DIRECTV On Demand titles are available at no extra charge. However, select movies and show titles may come with an additional one-time charge.
Can I watch On Demand shows with the DIRECTV App?
The DIRECTV App does not include the ability to download On Demand programming. You can, however, watch live and recorded shows on your laptop, tablet and smartphone!7
Content/channels/functionality varies. Data charges may apply.
What Internet speeds do I need for DIRECTV On Demand?
750 kbps at minimum. DIRECTV bundles are ideal for getting the TV service and Internet speeds required for DIRECTV On Demand. Call 1-844-870-2398 to learn more about DIRECTV bundles.
What if I forgot to record a show and it’s not On Demand yet?
Don’t panic! Genie® HD DVR lets you rewind and restart select shows up to 72 hours after they aired.8
Features available on select channels/programs. Internet-connected HD DVR (model HR20 or later) required
What kinds of programming are included with DIRECTV On Demand?
The entertainment variety you get with DIRECTV On Demand will vary based on your DIRECTV package, but rest assured that there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Having trouble connecting to On Demand?
If you followed the Get Connected instructions, then tried the troubleshooting steps that display on your receiver, but are experiencing problems getting connected, please call Customer Care at 1-800-531-5000 for help.
Order today and enjoy DIRECTV On Demand
The entertainment freedom DIRECTV On Demand brings you is just a phone call away. Call 1-844-870-2398 now to order your DIRECTV package. You’ll get tons of entertainment, including endless hours of shows and movies at your fingertips with DIRECTV On Demand!
1 Access to available DIRECTV On Demand programming based on package selection. Actual number of shows and movies will vary. Additional fees apply for new releases. Some DIRECTV CINEMA and On Demand content requires an HD DVR (HR20 or later) or DVR (R22 or later), DIRECTV CINEMA Connection Kit and broadband Internet service with speeds of 750 kbps or higher and a network router with an available Ethernet port. Downloading On Demand content may count against your data plan allowance. Visit directv.com/movies for details.
3 Access to available DIRECTV On Demand programming is based on package selection. Actual number of TV shows and movies will vary. Some DIRECTV CINEMA® and On Demand content requires an HD DVR (HR20 or later) or DVR (R22 or later), DIRECTV CINEMA® Connection Kit and broadband Internet service with speeds of 750 kbps or higher and a network router with an available Ethernet port are required. Visit directv.com/cinema for details.
4 To view programs in 1080p, the following are required: an HD DVR Receiver (model HR20 or higher), and HDMI cable connecting the receiver and the television, and a high definition 1080p24 television. Not all models are compatible. Advanced Receiver Service fee required. HD channels include Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound when available from programmer. Additional equipment required and sold separately. "Dolby" and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
5 Based on early premiere content when available from programmers. Req’s internet connected HD DVR (HR20 or later).
6 Short Cuts are available from midnight Sunday ET through midnight Wednesday ET via the NFL SUNDAY TICKET App.
7 Must have Internet-connected Genie HD DVR model HR44 or higher and compatible mobile device. Rewind and fast forward functionalities may be disabled. App uses location info. Not all channels available. Channels available for live streaming correspond to your package selection and may vary by location. Limits: Live streaming from set top box or streaming of recorded content limited to one device at a time. Download: To download, must be in-home on same Wi-Fi network connected to DVR. Certain programming, including On Demand and most PPV, cannot be downloaded. Data usage charges may apply to download over in-home Wi-Fi. All functions and programming subject to change at any time.
8 Restart/Rewind features compatible with Genie Minis. For Restart to work, show must be airing for at least 2 minutes. Visit directv.com for details.