Find the best movies easily with your DIRECTV remote

The best entertainment is just a few button pushes away with DIRECTV’s latest high-definition receivers and DVRs. The latest movies are here, long before you’ll see them on Netflix or other streaming services and unlike Google Play, AppleTV or other streaming services, your 24-hour rental gives you the ability to watch a movie over and over without redownloading it. This can be a real benefit to people with data caps and kids who like to watch stuff over and over.

If your DVR is internet-connected, it’s so easy to get to the latest movies, you’ll think it’s magic. A lot of the latest content is already on your DVR waiting to be unlocked… no downloading necessary! Thousands more titles are available on demand in full high definition.

Starting with your remote, press {MENU} and scroll down to “Search and Browse.” There you’ll see an icon for movies. It’s your portal to the latest and greatest entertainment and all you need to do is press {SELECT}. When you do, you’ll enter DIRECTV’s Movie Search.

This is DIRECTV’s movies portal where you can look at movies by category and you get nice large posters to help you choose. Press {SELECT} while on a movie and if a trailer is available, you’ll be able to watch it. If you want to search by name, press the red button on your remote.

The best part is that the most popular movies are already waiting for you and you don’t even have to download them. They’re stored on a hidden part of your hard drive that doesn’t affect your recording space. Movies that are already downloaded to your DVR have a green circle with a black triangle in it, like the image above. These movies are ready to start watching NOW.

DIRECTV Cinema is similar in price to other services and the charges appear on your DIRECTV bill.

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Stuart Sweet
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