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Tuesday, June 4th, 2024 12:24 AM

Watching stuff saved in my library on my computer/laptop

I am travelling in the coming months and I keep seeing it is possible to watch programs I have recorded on my dvr at home. I am trying to figure out how to do that? I keep coming across a bunch of different posts but they keep confusing me. Can someone please walk me through what I need to do to do this? Thank you

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ACE - Sage

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45.7K Messages

1 month ago

DirecTV Stream and DirecTV Satellite are two separate independent services. You can subscribe to both, but your recordings will not transfer from one service to the other. 

ACE - Sage

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45.7K Messages

1 month ago

Sorry, it's not possible with DirecTV satellite equipment. Only the DirecTV Stream service provides that feature. 

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1 month ago

ok so stuff saved on my dvr which is supposed to be saved to the cloud is not accessible off site even with wi fi?

ACE - Sage

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45.7K Messages

1 month ago

Unless you're a DirecTV Stream subscriber, your recordings are not saved in the "cloud". They're saved on the DVR hard drive. 

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1 month ago

ok so I would have to add the streaming service for use on the road. Can that been cancelled after a short period of time? As I said in my initial post I'm going on the road for a short while. 

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1 month ago

bummer but thanks for the clarification

ACE - Expert

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19.9K Messages

1 month ago

DTV has said they will add streaming from the DVR to the app sometime in the future.

Community Support

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20.5K Messages

1 month ago

Thanks for your insights, @litzdog911. We appreciate your input. Hi, @Godzilla1987. Recordings from your DVR can't be watched on-the-go since it was stored on your DVR Hard Drive, unlike DIRECTV STREAM where you can access your recordings while traveling. Thanks for choosing DIRECTV. John, DIRECTV Community Specialist.

ACE - Expert

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20.7K Messages

1 month ago

DirecTV (satellite): Recordings stored on physical hard drive. No cloud storage. Currently there is no option to watch recordings out-of-home. They have been updating options for the new app, so some new (or returning) functionality may be available in the future but unknown when.

DIRECTV STREAM (streaming-only): Cloud based DVR. Dependent on location services on streaming device on accessing anything region specific (locals and sports).

The two services are not interchangeable as they are separate providers. Also both are licensed for United States only so any streaming options are not permitted out of country.


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