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October 13, 2023

How to Watch a TV Show That You Missed

Sometimes work, social obligations, or just plain forgetfulness can catch us off guard and cause us to miss a tv show that we are really looking forward to watching. While it can be disappointing to miss a television episode, there are a few things you can do to get caught up on your favorite shows that have been missed.

1. Check the Video-On-Demand Feature

Most major networks keep virtually every show that has aired in the last three days available for you to watch on demand. You can access this by pressing GUIDE and arrowing up to the channel number of the show you missed. This will open the On Demand menu where you can browse all of the shows that are currently airing or that have already aired. If you find the show you want to watch, just press PLAY and you will be able to start watching it immediately.

2. Look for Repeat Airings

Most popular shows tend to replay at least once a week on their respective channels. If you check the Guide and see that a specific episode that you missed is scheduled to air again, you can simply record it when it comes on so you won’t ever miss an episode.

3. Try Network Apps

Many TV networks have their own apps that allow you to stream episodes of their shows for free. You can download the app, log in with your DIRECTV credentials and browse the available content. If you are unable to find the episode you are looking for, you can always contact DIRECTV’s customer support and they will be able to guide you through alternative options.