Recording DirecTV Now on a Roku: A Handy Guide

Recording DirecTV Now on a Roku: A Handy Guide

Hey there! So you want to know how to record DirecTV Now on your Roku device, huh? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve got all the information you need to get started. Let’s dive in!

To begin with, let’s talk about why you might want to record DirecTV Now. Maybe you’ve got a favorite show that you don’t want to miss, or perhaps you want to catch a movie but can’t watch it in real-time. Regardless of your reasons, recording DirecTV Now on your Roku device can be a game-changer!

Now, let me guide you through the process step by step. First, grab your Roku remote and press the Home button. This will take you to the Roku home screen, where you’ll find all your favorite channels and apps.

Next, scroll through the available options and locate the DirecTV Now app. Once you’ve found it, select it by pressing the OK button on your remote. This will open up the app and give you access to all the content it has to offer.

Once you’re in the DirecTV Now app, find the show or movie you want to record. Use the arrow keys on your remote to navigate through the available options. When you’ve found what you’re looking for, highlight it and press the OK button to start playing it.

Now, pause the show or movie by pressing the Play/Pause button on your remote. This will bring up a menu with different options. Look for the “Record” option and select it by pressing the OK button.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully recorded the show or movie on DirecTV Now. From now on, you can access your recordings anytime you want by going to the DirecTV Now app on your Roku and selecting the “Recordings” tab.

So there you have it – a simple, straightforward guide to recording DirecTV Now on your Roku device. Now you can enjoy all your favorite shows and movies at your own convenience. Happy recording!

We can all agree that streaming content is absolutely amazing. You can watch all the latest TV shows, movies, and other entertainment on your device whenever you want. But with over 45 channels for the basic DirecTV Now package and even more with the DirecTV Now Max package, there’s no way you can watch everything as it airs. That’s where DirecTV Now DVR comes in. With this Digital Video Recorder, you can record your favorite shows or movies and store them in the cloud for later.

The base package gives you 20 hours of recording and 30 days of storage. If you want more, you can get 100 hours of recording and 90 days of storage for just $10 more per month. So you never have to worry about missing that show, newscast, or sports game again. Let’s take a closer look at the recording options and how to manage your recordings.

Recording Options

1. Record from the Guide, Browsing Carousel, or a Device

Choose the option that’s most convenient for you. It all depends on how you prefer to pick what you want to watch. I’ll show you how to do it using your Roku device.

2. Schedule an Upcoming Recording

You can actually schedule a recording for a show that will air at a different time. Just browse through your guide and find the content you want to record. Keep in mind that it will only appear on your playlist when it’s done recording.

3. Watch the Recording on any Device

Even if you scheduled a recording on your Roku device, you can still watch it on another device. If you have multiple devices, this is an amazing feature you’ll find incredibly useful.

4. Record Multiple Shows at the Same Time

You can record as many shows as you want at the same time. Just remember that your storage is limited based on your package, so don’t go overboard.

How to Record Content

You can not only record content that’s airing now but also content that will air later. The steps are pretty simple.

Recording Titles Airing Now

  1. Go to DirecTV and press OK to open the Video Player.
  2. Use the right arrow to select REC.
  3. Press OK and follow the prompts.

Recording Titles Airing Later

  1. Go to DirecTV and select Guide.
  2. Find the show you want to record.
  3. Select REC to add the title or series to your DVR recordings.
  4. Choose either All Episodes or New Episodes, if applicable.

Note: Use the overflow button on your remote to record from the guide.

Manage Recordings

Now that we know how to make recordings, let’s see how to actually use them, like watching and deleting them. This is especially important if you have the base package, which can only store 30 hours of titles. It can fill up pretty fast if you like to binge-watch a lot of shows.

1. Watch Recordings

  1. Go to DirecTV and select My Library.
  2. Pick a title from your list to watch. Or select Upcoming Recordings to see what’s scheduled.

Tip: Upcoming Recordings will show programs two days before they air. To confirm a series recording, search for the title and select info. You should see the Cancel Series option if it’s set correctly.

2. Delete Recordings

If you want to keep your playlist clean, it’s recommended to remove titles you’ve watched. This will make it easier to find the shows you haven’t watched yet. You can remove a recording during video playback or delete it from My Library on your Roku device. Here’s how:

  1. Go to DirecTV.
  2. Select My Library.
  3. Browse your recordings list to find the title you want to remove, and delete it.

Many Benefits and Very Intuitive

With multiple recording options and the ability to record as many shows as you want at the same time, along with scheduled recording, saving content for later has never been easier. Managing your library is also simple and comfortable. So sit back, relax, and binge-watch your favorite shows and movies at the press of a button.

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