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A Quick Tip by TeamAWAC

  • Mar 1, 2011
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DirecTV exceeded all expectations with their new iPad app. Browse the guide, schedule recordings, manage your playlists -- this is the beginning of the evolution of the remote control. I love that you can view current sports scores, and then tap the score to go directly to that game. If DirecTV could integrate a way to turn on the tv and control the volume from this app, I'd buy an iPad as a dedicated remote!
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March 01, 2011
Thanks for the Quick Tip. The app is slow to load but very cool. The only thing I can't do with my iPad now is control the volume and switch from DirecTV to AppleTV.
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Not at home? No problem. With DIRECTV you can easily set your home DVR from your iPhone or iPod touch. Browse shows and movies using the simple and easy technology of Apple. An entire universe of DIRECTV Entertainment is now just a tap away. Download and start exploring today!

It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s free. Compliments of DIRECTV!


- Search for any television show up to 14 days in advance.
- Browse programs by channel or date & time.
- Access program information instantly, including description, length and rating.
- Record shows by a single episode or entire series.
- Program DIRECTV Cinema movies to be recorded and ready to watch any time. Order movies and events without your receiver connected to a phone line.
- Record to any DIRECTV DVR in your home.
- Manually record a channel for a specific amount of time.
- Browse all the movies on DIRECTV based on categories.
- View expanded parental info provided by Common Sense Media.

-Browsing functionality is available to everyone.
- Recording functionality is available to DIRECTV customers only.
- DIRECTV customers must have a residential home account registered on directv.com to access recording functionality.
- Requires a Wi-Fi, Edge or 3G network connection to run. Remote connections may vary.
- In rare instances, scheduled recording(s) may not be recognized.
- Available for customers in the USA only
- Requires DIRECTV PLUS DVR (models R15, ...
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