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The ultimate video experience is just a tap away with the DIRECTV App for iPhone. Watch top TV channels live on your iPhone® or iPod touch® in any room of your home. You can get instant access to hit entertainment on demand from HBO®, Cinemax®, STARZ®, ENCORE®, Showtime®, Nickelodeon, HGTV, and Comedy Central, plus the latest DIRECTV CINEMA movies and more, whenever and wherever you want—at home or on the go.

And now includes support for Apple Watch!

Limited programming available. Additional charges may apply. Available for customers in the USA only

- Watch thousands of your favorite movies and shows On Demand at home or on the go with HBO®, Cinemax®, STARZ®, ENCORE®, Showtime®, Nickelodeon, HGTV, Comedy Central and more.
- Turn your iPhone into a portable TV and watch top TV channels live in any room of your home.
- Set your DVR to record your favorite shows from anywhere.
- Get program descriptions, cast & crew info, photos, recommendations & parental ratings.

- Watch thousands of your favorite shows and movies right on your iPhone.
- “Live TV” displays a list of channels available to watch on your iPhone within the home.
- Set parental controls, and enjoy peace of mind over what your children are watching.

- Browse and discover thousands of On Demand titles.
- Search for DIRECTV CINEMA movies based on categories.
- Search for any television show up to 14 days in advance, view top picks of the week, and sort by programs you can watch on your iPhone.

- Record shows by a single episode or entire series to any DIRECTV DVR in your home.
- Add additional time to the start or end of a recording request or select to manually record a channel for a specific amount of time.
- Set recordings for DIRECTV CINEMA movies to watch on your home TV any time. Order movies and events without your receiver connected to a phone line.

- Share your favorite shows with friends on Facebook and Twitter.
- Browse the top shows and movies people are currently talking about and set your DVR to record.

- Manage your account.
- Instant access to Mobile Answer Center link for FAQs.
- Browsing functionality is available to everyone.
- Recording functionality is available to DIRECTV customers with a DVR only.

- iPhone® 4S or later, iPod touch® 5th generation running iOS 8 or later
- DIRECTV customers must have a residential home account registered on DIRECTV’s website to access the DIRECTV for iPhone.
- Watching select Live TV Streaming channels outside the home requires an active Wi-Fi or mobile network connection. For best performance, connect to a strong Wi-Fi signal.
- Available content is based on your current programming package and premium service. Not all content is available to stream at this time.
- Live TV Streaming in-home only channels and remote control requires a Wi-Fi connection to your home network and a DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR (models R22, and HR20 or higher) connected to a broadband Internet connection. Remote control also works with HD receivers (models H21, H23 or higher) connected to a broadband Internet connection.
- Scheduling a recording requires a Wi-Fi, or mobile network connection and a DIRECTV Plus® DVR or HD DVR.
- Receivers do not require phone or Internet connection to schedule a recording.

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What's New in Version 4.0.107

Now you can control your Internet-connected receiver right from your Apple Watch!

IMPORTANT TIP: Before using your Apple Watch, make sure your receiver is set up properly. Go to your receiver’s MENU, then select Settings & Help > Settings > Whole-Home > External Device. Make sure "External Access", “Current Program” and "Recordings" is set to Allow and "Recently Watched" is set to Share.

Apple Watch Features:
- Play, pause, rewind, and fast forward Live TV, On Demand and Recorded content
- Set DVR recordings
- Navigate and select options from the on-screen guide, playlist and menu displays on your HD-DVR

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Customer Reviews

Watch app doesn't work well

The watch app would be great except on the main screen it can almost never load the currently playing program. (Why do I need even need to see this on the phone... I can see what I'm watching on the TV!)

Why is this a problem? Because the buttons you most need (play, pause, ff, rew) don't work until the program name loads, which it almost never does. This is especially annoying, because if you swipe right, the buttons on that screen (arrows, select, guide, menu, etc) all work fine. So it's just really poor programming that the main screen isn't functional until the name loads. (Isn't it obvious that you would want those buttons to function as quickly as possible even if the program name hadn't loaded yet??)

Also missing is 30-sec-ff and replay which should be on the main screen.

After changing settings it works! But now a new dilemma

So after following another reviewer's advice I was finally able to figure out why the app wouldn't work on my watch, despite working perfectly on my phone and iPad.
In case you can't find his review... On your Directv receiver, you have to go to settings/help > settings > whole home > external devices. Then make sure that 'external access' AND 'current program' BOTH are set to allow. (I only had external access which is why my other devices worked fine, but the watch requires current program as well).

So now it works and I don't need to get up to get a remote. The dilemma now... I bought the watch to help remind me to get up and move more.😏

Apple watch won't connect

The app has been working great inside and outside the home on my iPhone and iPad, but it won't work with the Apple watch. It constantly gives me an error message that the watch can't load the current program. The receiver is connected to my wifi, and the Directv app is updated to the most current version, and I've tried restarting the watch, the receiver, and my phone.

** Update** I changed my receiver's settings, and the Apple watch now works. It's a little slow and can load for over a minute, but it works.

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Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.0.107
  • Size: 66.9 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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