Handy Shortcuts

August 19, 2014

The little symbols in the on-screen guide. The buttons on your remote. The features in the DIRECTV app. What do…

August 11, 2011

If you’ve ever used the Search feature to find a movie, actor or favorite team, did you know that you can find recently performed searches with just a few clicks of your remote?

August 11, 2011

Get fast access to your most-watched channels by creating a Favorites list. It just takes a few clicks, and once you’re done, you’ll be able to get to your favorite channels in a jiff.

August 11, 2011

Ever wonder what that blue button on your remote is for? It’s your key to the one-line channel guide. It takes only a fraction of the screen so it doesn’t get in the way of the picture.

August 10, 2011

When you want to clear out your DVR playlist so you can start anew, there’s no need to delete your programs one at a time. Here’s a handy tip for clearing them all at once.

August 10, 2011

There’s a button on your DIRECTV remote labeled “ACTIVE.” Just press it and you’ll get your local weather, horoscope, the latest DIRECTV promotions, lottery numbers and more.

August 5, 2011

Take control over what you’re watching. By pressing the appropriate button on your remote, you can skip ahead in 30-second intervals and get a high-speed look at what you’re watching.

August 3, 2011

Your DIRECTV DVR lets you record hours and hours of your favorite shows, but eventually it may near its capacity. DIRECTV’s Disk Space Warning will alert you when this happens.