What is DirecTV One-Line Guide and how do I use it?

One-Line Guide is a handy feature that lets you browse the on-screen guide while you’re watching TV full screen.

If you have a white universal remote, press the BLUE button. If you have a Genie remote, press ENTER. You’ll see the one-line guide on the bottom of your screen. Use the UP and DOWN ARROW buttons to scroll through the channels one at a time. When you’re done, press the BLUE button (or ENTER if you have a Genie remote) again to close the guide.

Select Your Package to view a current channel guide/schedule:

How do I turn on DIRECTV subtitles?

DIRECTV now makes it easier to read closed captioning. With the new DIRECTV Subtitles feature, you get the same text as standard closed captioning, but it’s now easier to read and more visually appealing. Here’s how it works:

  • While watching a live TV program, press the YELLOW button on your remote.
  • You’ll see an option for DIRECTV Subtitling.
  • Use the arrow button to highlight it, then press Select.
  • DIRECTV Subtitles will appear over the video.

DIRECTV Subtitles are perfect for noisy bars and gyms, where it’s hard to hear the audio. And it’s a great visual improvement for the hearing impaired. It’s available on the following receiver models: H21 and above; HR 21 and above, and R22.

DirecTV Genie Remote Programming Instructions

ON/OFF Turns both DIRECTV® Receiver and TV ON or OFF at the same time. (Remote must be programmed for TV. HD DVR still records when o .) GUIDE Press once for On-Screen GUIDE. Press twice for programming grouped into categories. RECORD RECORD program now playing or highlighted in the On-Screen Guide. Press twice to record the entire series. RED CIRCLE BUTTON Press to delete recorded shows from your playlist. MUTE MUTE the sound. REPLAY REPLAY previous six seconds. REWIND REWIND at increasing speeds— press up to four times. PLAY/PAUSE PLAY current program. Press once while program is playing to PAUSE. DASH Press for Guide Options while viewing On-Screen Guide. Press for playlist options while viewing playlist. Press to display last 6 digits of receiver ID, satellite signal type (SWiM or Multiswitch) and Internet status. LIST Display the LIST of your recorded programs. EXIT EXIT the menu and return to previous channel viewed. SELECT SELECT item highlighted on screen. INFO Display INFORMATION about the program now playing or highlighted in the On-Screen Guide. PREV Return to PREVIOUS channel viewed. ADVANCE ADVANCE 30 seconds. Press and hold to jump ahead to the end of a recorded program. FAST-FORWARD FAST-FORWARD at increasing speeds—press up to four times. ENTER Press for Mini Guide while viewing your program and dismiss with EXIT. ENTER also replaces TV INPUT button: to cycle through the equipment connected to your TV, press and hold for three seconds until LED light at top turns green. Then scroll through inputs by pressing ENTER again.

Program Your GENIE Remote

For use with Genie HD DVR (model HR44 or above), Genie Mini (model C41 or above, C41W or above, C61K or above), Genie Lite® (model H44) and DIRECTV Ready TV.

  2. Select IR/RF SETUP
  3. Press the DOWN ARROW to highlight RF
  4. Press SELECT
  5. Select CONTINUE
  6. Complete by following on-screen prompts