A fast Internet connection enables you to watch streaming video from a number of content providers, including DIRECTV. If you have a DIRECTV account, you have access to hours of streaming content directly in your computer's Web browser, either live or on-demand.
Download and install the DIRECTV Player on your computer (link in Resources). The installation process involves checking your Flash player and making sure it's up to date. If it's not, download the latest Flash player as well. Close and relaunch your Web browser when the installation process is complete.
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Visit the DIRECTV Player website (link in Resources) and click the type of content you want to watch. Click "Movies" or "TV Shows" to watch on-demand content. Click "Guide" to watch live TV. If you don't see these options listed, select "Watch DIRECTV" to load the Entertainment menu.
Click the "Watch Online" box to display content available for streaming on your PC. Browse through the available programming until you locate the content you want to watch. Click the "Search" box at the top of your screen to search by keyword.
Hover your mouse over the main image for the selected content and click "Watch."
Click "Watch on Computer" or "Watch Live" and sign in to your DIRECTV online account, if prompted. If a price is displayed, proceed through the payment process to pay for the content.