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Thu, Feb 23, 2017 3:45 AM

Use your tablet or mobile device as a DIRECTV remote control




Having trouble finding your remote again?  Use your tablet or mobile device to get access to most of the button commands found on your regular DIRECTV remote.





Check below for the easy step by step instructions for turning your device into a remote control.


Use the DIRECTV app


Follow these steps to set up your device
Note: You will need one of the following receiver models to use your device as a remote: HR20, HR21, R22, HR23, HR24, HR44, H21, H23, H24, or H25. Press and hold down INFO on your DIRECTV remote to figure out which receiver model you have.  You can also find the model number on the receiver itself; usually behind the panel on the front right. 


  1. Install the DIRECTV app on your tablet (Android tablet, iPad, or Kindle Fire) or mobile device (Android or Apple).
  2. Open the DIRECTV app on your table or mobile device.
  3. Tap the remote icon in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap Remote.


You can also change the remote mode to a mini remote, which gives you access to primary DVR controls. To use this feature, your device and your receiver must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.


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