How to Record on DirecTV Stream [Different Devices]

DirecTV Stream is well-known as a streaming TV platform. Users can access streaming apps, games, and more while viewing live TV. However, many people still want to record series and movies on it. Now, we will show you how to record on DirecTV Stream in this tutorial. Let's dive in!

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Jan 17, 2024

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DirecTV Stream is popular among people since it can play and stream TV series, sporting events, and many more. Sometimes people want to record Live sports games or movies they plan to watch but don't know how. If you are one of them, then you've come to the right place.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to record on DirecTV Stream for your various devices. Cloud DVR and a third-party screen recorder will be introduced as two solutions. Before diving into the detailed tutorial, you may check the comparison between the two solutions.

Methods Effectiveness Difficulty
EaseUS RecExperts High - Record and save the videos without a time limit. Super easy
Cloud DVR Medium - Record DirecTV Stream on desktop and mobile devices. Easy

How to Record on DirecTV Stream App

If you are using the DirecTV Stream app on a computer and want to record content on it, EaseUS RecExperts is a good helper. This Mac and Windows screen recorder is capable of recording every activity going on on your screen with one click.

As we all know, DirecTV Stream stores titles for up to 9 months. This means you can't keep the recordings as long as you want. However, EaseUS RecExperts is capable of exporting the recordings to your local folders, and you can keep them for as long as you like.

What's more, you can choose to record the internal audio and even cameras/mics when recording the DirecTV Stream screen. You can even schedule recordings to start and end the recording automatically.

📝What to prepare
A PC running Windows 10 system
Chrome (version 59.0.3071 or higher) or Microsoft Edge (version 79.0.309 or higher)
A DirecTV account
EaseUS RecExperts downloaded on PC

Download EaseUS RecExperts right now by clicking the button below.

After all preparation, you can now play the content you want to record and follow the steps below to start recording DirecTV Stream.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. There are two modes for screen recording. Choose "Full Screen", this tool will capture the whole screen; choose "Region", you will need to select the recording area manually.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. After that, you can choose to record the webcam, system sound, or microphone as you like. Of course, you can turn them off if you only need to record the silent screen.

Record with Webcam or Audio

Step 3. Then, you can click the red "REC" button to start recording. Now you will see a menu bar on your screen. If you want to pause the recording, click on the white "Pause" button; to end the recording, click on the red "Stop" button.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. After recording, you will be led to the recording list interface. Here you can view or edit your recordings easily.

Recording List Window

Record on DirecTV Stream with Cloud DVR

Since 2022, new customers who sign up online get unlimited cloud DVR storage at no additional charge with every package. It is good because these users are allowed a maximum of 30 episodes per TV series. For those who have 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage, only a maximum of 10 episodes per TV series are allowed. And many people want to record TV shows without a DVR because of these limitations.

It stores titles for up to 9 months. And it will give you an alert 7 days before a recording expires.

In fact, if you don't care about the limitations on storage and the time you can keep the recordings, you can record TV shows using a DVR on different devices. In this part, we will show you how to do so with steps.

📝What to prepare
Cloud DVR
Different devices that can run DirecTV Stream
A DirecTV account

Now, check how to record on DirecTV Stream on different devices.

➡️On DirecTV Stream device:

Step 1. Play the program that you want to record, and press the overflow button (…) on your DirecTV Stream remote.

Step 2. Select OK to record once or choose to Record Series.

Step 3. Once the recording is completed, press LIST to access your recorded shows in the DVR playlist.

Overflow Button

➡️On a mobile device:

Step 1. Go to the DirecTV Stream app on your phone and select the show you want to watch.

Step 2. Press the REC button to start recording. (If you're using an Android device, select the 3 dots first.)

DirecTV Stream on a Mobile Device

➡️On Apple TV or Samsung TV:

Step 1. Go to DirecTV Stream and scroll down to see your options.

Step 2. Swipe right to highlight your choice and select Record.

Step 3. Select All Episodes or New Episodes to start recording.

DirecTV Stream on Apple TV

➡️On Amazon Fire TV or Roku:

Step 1. Go to DirecTV Stream and press OK. This will lead you to the video player.

Step 2. Select REC using the right arrow.

Step 3. Press OK and follow the prompts to record.

DirecTV Stream on Roku

How to Record on DirecTV Stream Q&As

Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers. Read them to get more information about this topic.

1. Can you record live TV on DirecTV Stream?

Yes, you can. Just open the DirecTV app on your device, search for a title, and tap REC to start. But note that Live broadcasts and sporting events may not end at the scheduled time. Therefore, you may extend the recording time for it(up to 3 hours).

2. How does recording work on DirecTV Stream?

To make it work, you need to follow the steps below:

  1. 1. Press the three dots on your DirecTV Stream remote.
  2. 2. Select OK to record once or choose Record Series.
  3. 3. Once the recording finishes, you can press LIST to access your recording.

3. Can you DVR on DirecTV Stream?

Yes. And new customers who sign up online get unlimited cloud DVR storage at no additional charge with every package since 2022. Before that, only 20 hours of DVR storage was offered in the base plan.

4. Do I need a DVR with DirecTV Stream?

Yes, you will need a DVR with DirecTV Stream if you want to record TV series or Live programs. And different packages are offered by DirecTV Stream with the same DVR service.


In a word, you can record on DirecTV Stream in many ways. If you don't care about the storage limitations, then Cloud DVR is a good option.

However, if you want to record TV series or movies without time and storage limitations, you may try the third-party Windows and Mac screen recorder - EaseUS RecExperts.

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