FAQs

What is QuickTune?

Although most cable and satellite packages come with hundreds of different channels, the average television viewer has a handful of favorites that he or she turns to over and over again. It can be difficult to try to memorize these channel numbers, and it can be cumbersome to scroll through a long channel listing guide to find the channel of one’s choice. Luckily, certain television providers have thought about this and have created services like QuickTune to help. Those who have DIRECTV might want to learn more about this essential service to get the most out of their television experiences.

How does it work?

QuickTune is a service that is offered to DIRECTV subscribers who have certain digital video recorders. This service makes it easy for viewers to store their favorite channels so that they can be easily accessed without having to scroll through the channel listing. The list can accommodate up to nine channels, and it can easily be pulled up via the DIRECTV remote control. Once the list is brought up on the screen, users can quickly and easily select the channel of their choice.

How do you use QuickTune?

This service is very easy to use. After turning to a favorite channel, users can simply press the “Up” button on their remote controls. Then, they can use the arrow keys to choose which of nine squares they would like for the channel to be listed under. Finally, they can press the green button on their remotes to go back to their regular programming. Although it takes only a minute to activate, this service makes it a breeze for viewers to quickly and easily flip between channels or to pull up a favorite network after settling down in front of the TV.

Does QuickTune come with the Genie?

QuickTune is available with a DIRECTV PlusĀ® DVR (model R22 or above) or a DIRECTV PlusĀ® HD DVR. When shopping for DVRs, it’s important to remember that hardware and models may vary based on location and availability. If you are serious about getting a DVR and you want the added bonus of QuickTune, you should consult DIRECTV.com or call regarding service in your area. A representative can answer your questions and provide you with the information you need in order to make an informed decision on what DVR is right for you.

Is there an easy way to remove channels from QuickTune?

We all have our favorite, go-to channels but, sometimes, they change and they no longer appeal to us or carry the programming we crave. When that happens, it’s time to find a new favorite. The most efficient way to accomplish this is to simply replace an existing QuickTune channel with a new favorite. Just follow the instructions outlined earlier and overwrite your former favorite with a current winner.

Does QuickTune make recommendations?

No. QuickTune is strictly a sticky, if you will, that lists off all your designated, go-to channels. If you have the Genie Whole-Home HD DVR, then you can access Genie Recommends for viewing suggestions. (Opt-in to Genie Recommends Required)

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