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We’ve packed a world of entertainment in one little app. Watch live TV, catch up on the latest movies On Demand, or enjoy the shows you recorded to your DVR Playlist. With the DIRECTV app, your favorite entertainment always goes where you go. Read on for more info.

We’ve made tons of awesome changes recently. Here are some crowd favorites:

• Watch thousands of your favorite movies and shows, live or on Demand
• Enjoy the latest releases on DIRECTV CINEMA and buzz-worthy entertainment from top premium channels like HBO®, Cinemax®, STARZ®, ENCORE®, and SHOWTIME®
• With GenieGO, you can enjoy your recorded shows anytime, anywhere. You can also download your recordings to your device and watch them when you’re off the grid
• Start watching an On Demand program on one device, pause, then continue watching on any other device
• Binge watch with ease. When you finish watching an episode of a show, the next episode will start playing automatically
• Start watching a show on your device, then tap to send it to your big screen. And vice versa—send it from your TV to your mobile device

• Get quick access to your favorite entertainment right from your app homescreen. Customize it to only show what you like, for example “Live TV Streaming” or “Popular in Your Area”
• Make wise decisions with detailed program descriptions, cast & crew info, photos, recommendations, and parental ratings
• Tap the new “Free” filter to browse the movies and shows that don’t require extra payment

• Set your DVR to record movies and shows from anywhere. You can record a single episode of a show or an entire series with just one tap
• Add more time to the start or end of your recording request so you won’t miss a second of the action—even if your program runs overtime

• Use your mobile device to pause, play, and rewind the program that’s playing on your TV
• Set parental controls and enjoy peace of mind over what your kids are watching

- iPad® 2, iPad® Mini and iPad® Air running iOS 8 or later
- DIRECTV customers must have a residential home account registered on DIRECTV’s website to access the DIRECTV for Tablets.
- 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 4.3.009

Bug fixes and stability enhancements.

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Customer Reviews

Don't bother downloading. Horrible app! Live streaming issues with all Mac computers and devises!

Zero Stars!! Just say no to Forced One Star Ratings!! They have a major issue with steaming "Live" content at home on your own wifi network for all Mac devises (iMac, MacBook, iPads and iPhones). I have and have tried all of the above. I had a tech out because they couldn't believe that the only live channels that will steam on these devices are the ones with the "+", but nothing without the "+" which are the majority of the live streaming channels. There is a message keeps saying you need to be connected to the same wifi network as your receiver! They are!! So, the tech calls his shop and finds out they have 8 devices for testing (iPads ect...) and they all have the same issue!! They were not aware that this has been going on for weeks and still going on!! Even before when this complete fail the live streaming was hit or miss. Well, it was put into high priority status to work on a fix. Yeah, ok... Thanks for coming out and wasting 2 hours of my time! This was weeks ago and no resolve. A real crappy app that shouldn't be offered to their customers till it functions properly. Thanks AT&T! As the tech also said there are many issues that have to be resolved from this merger.

GenieGo is Good UI Design; Undependable Technology

GenieGo usually works at home, but out of home access is sporadic, despite exceptional bandwidth at both locations. The app takes a long time to configure and activate for each use. Downloaded programs do not always work. A chronic bug prevents downloaded programs to not play when an internet connection is slow (the whole reason for downloading a program) — must deactivate WiFi to play downloaded programs (this solution does not always work).
Services and benefits are not justified by DirectTV's high rates at this time — pretty interfaces and polite customer representatives don't compensate for expensive services that are undependable.

It might work, it might not

An extremely unreliable app. Some days it works well and will download multiple shows for watching offline and other days it will do nothing. Streaming will work very well sometimes, even over the Internet. Other days you will be unable to see your playlists much less stream or download. If you get it working consistently be sure you do not install an update, that usually kills the app until the next update. If you have directv and want to load a tablet for offline watching you are stuck with buying Genie and using this app. If you do not have directv you should consider how useless this function is before you commit to directv.

DIRECTV App for iPad
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  • Category: Entertainment
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  • Version: 4.3.009
  • Size: 145 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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