The Original iPhone™ Remote for DirecTV™

DirectVR 5.0 — Made for iPhone X

Direct Virtual Remote is a full function remote control for your home-networked DirecTV system. With over 1 million downloads it is the #1 DirecTV remote available for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch.

The current version now features auto-discovery of receivers, a new full screen remote, bookmarks, program guide information, social networking, program sharing and community show list integrated directly in the app.

DirectVR comes in two versions:

A try before you buy "Lite" version
FREE

A full-featured "Touch" version
Only 99¢

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What are your DirectVR friends watching right now?

Eastern

Nowhere to Run
Channel 568

Central

Bucks @ Raptors
Channel 245

Mountain

Guy's Grocery Games
Channel 231

Pacific

Turning Point
Channel 2

DirectVR Support

DirectVR Support

Yes it does... BUT you must have a compatible setup at your home. This consists of network-ready DirecTV receiver(s), a wireless base station and DirecTV's "Home Networking" package.
If the app isn't working for you then you do not have a compatible DirecTV system. Make sure your setup at home meets or exceeds the specified requirements.
  • An Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 10.3 or later.
  • DirecTV high-definition set-top box(es) models H21, HR20, Genie and newer.
  • DirecTV's "Home Networking" service connected to your wireless router.
Setup is simple and takes only two steps. First "Enable" your receiver(s) so they will work with external devices. Then open the DirectVR App. The App will scan for receivers, if none are found you can pull down on the screen to refresh and search again.
Some receiver's have a "Setup" menu option, and others are called "Parental, Fav's & Setup" the actual naming will depend on your receiver, but it will have the word "Setup" in the title.
Before you can use DirectVR you must enable your receiver to allow for external devices to access it. Just visit the "External Devices" menu on your receiver and set all of the options to "Allow". If you are still getting an error message, you may have to restart your DirecTV receiver for it to acknowledge the changes.
Make sure your iPhone is connected to the same WiFi network as your DirecTV system. Go to the "Receivers" tab in the App and pull down to search for nearby receivers. Also make sure your DirecTV receivers are powered on.
Volume control is not available in the DirectVR apps and it is impossible to add it. Keep in mind that the volume is actually controlled by your television set. It is not controlled by DirecTV or the DirecTV receiver. Television remotes use an infra-red light beam to send commands to the television set. The iPhone/iPad/iPod does not have an infra-red transmitter so it's impossible to send commands to the television itself.