As of 2014, DIRECTV offers DIRECTV On Demand. Requirements to use the service include a valid DIRECTV programming subscription, a compatible high-definition receiver and high-speed Internet access.
The programming available on DIRECTV On Demand emphasizes movies and shows from popular premium networks such as HBO and Cinemax. Even without a subscription to any premium channel, the service includes access to a regularly updated selection of feature films. These movies are streamed at a quality level comparable to that of a Blu-ray disc and are offered under a pay-per-view pricing model. DIRECTV also has DIRECTV Cinema service, which does not require Internet access. Purchase movies by using the remote to browse through relevant menus on the DIRECTV receiver.