How to Access on Demand With Direct TV

By Steve Gregory

The DirecTV On Demand service allows subscribers to access thousands of programs across many genres. DirecTV does not charge an extra fee for On Demand service, and offers free and pay-per-view content. To access the service, you must have a broadband Internet connection in your home and a DirecTV Plus HD DVR. Your DirecTV DVR can connect to wired and wireless networks. Connect the DVR to your router to access the Internet.

Step 1

Insert one end of the Ethernet cable into an open Ethernet port on the router and insert the other end into the Ethernet port on the back of your DirecTV DVR. If you are connecting to a wireless router, select "Set Up Now" when it appears on your TV screen. Use the "Arrow" buttons and the "Select" button to navigate the menu on the DirecTV system.

Step 2

Select your wireless network and then select "Continue." Follow the rest of the instructions to complete the connection to the wireless network. For example, if prompted, enter the network's password.

Step 3

Press "Menu" on the DirecTV remote control.

Step 4

Select "Parental, FAV'S & Setup" and then select "System Setup."

Step 5

Select "Connect Now" to verify the Internet connection. Select "Continue" and then "Done."

Step 6

Press the "Menu" button on the remote control again and select "On Demand." Use the arrow buttons to browse the On Demand programs and press the "Select" button to choose a program. Select "Add to Queue." The program downloads to the DVR.