Best Answer Bill Broderick , 23 September 2013 - 07:44 AM
The iPad DirecTV app will not show your receivers on the main screen, nor will it show anything in Currently watching. If you want to set a recording from the iPad app when you are outside of your network, press the menu icon at the top left of the screen. There will be a lot of options. For the sake of discussion, lets say you should select "search". Then enter the show that you want to watch in the search box. As you type, a list of shows should appear in a drop down. Select the show that you want to record. You will then see a list of all upcoming episodes of that show. Select the one that you want to record. Info for that showing will appear. If that episode is available for streaming on the app, you will see buttons for Watch and Record. If it's not available for streaming, the Watch button will be blacked out. IF you select Record, you will see a popup which will ask you for the recording options: Record episode or Record Series, Receiver, Keep Until, Priority, Start, Stop. Select the options that you want and press "Record Episode".
A request will be sent to DirecTV who will then send those instructions to the appropriate DVR via satellite.Go to the full post