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By AT&T Services, Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


DIRECTV NOW is your NEW standalone streaming service for Live TV and On Demand entertainment. Enjoy news, sports, events, and shows as they air. Your favorite TV series and movies can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

Looking for instant access to TV with no annual contract? You’re one click away from breaking free from old school TV. Simply install the DIRECTV NOW app and join the streaming revolution!

Stream local TV*, sports, news, events and shows you crave on 120+ live channels, including ABC**, NBC†, Discovery Channel, History, Comedy Central, AMC, A&E, Food Network, The Weather Channel, HGTV, and so many more. Watch your favorite shows like Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Blindspot, Chicago Fire, and Law & Order: SVU in real time.

Sit back and chill with up to 20,000+ movies and shows – ready when you are. Catch up on hit shows like Empire, The Voice, and This Is Us or watch a movie like Jack Reacher.

Roll out the red carpet when you add HBO® or Cinemax® at an unbeatable price, or get OBSESSABLE original series & hit movies with Starz. Never miss another episode of Game of Thrones, Westworld, or Black Sails.

DIRECTV NOW streams on your smartphone, tablet, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV. Whether home or on the go, simply download DIRECTV NOW and begin watching Live Television and On Demand Movies.

Take control of your TV viewing – No annual contracts, No credit checks, and No equipment to lease. It’s time to fall in love with TV again.

Start watching Live TV now!

*Live Sports & Local Channels may be limited
**ABC – live streaming available in select markets
†NBC – live streaming available in select markets and on select devices

What's New in Version 1.1.5

Performance enhancements and bug fixes.


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Customer Reviews

Improving But Still Amateurish

App performance has improved significantly since launch. However, this app is still surprisingly amateurish.
1) When you switch to landscape mode on iPhone and then rotate your iPhone 180° and then rotate your iPhone 90° to switch to portrait mode, the picture doesn’t resize correctly.
2) On demand and 72 hour rewind streaming is not consistently stable. Audio still intermittently cuts out, the picture freezes, and on many occasions episodes restart when switching orientation on iPad. It is still an open question whether DirecTV Now has the infrastructure to support on-demand/72-hour Rewind during peak hours.
3) The overly aggressive use of location services is inexcusable. There is no reason why this app can’t simply ping your location just once when you open the app or when you change channels and then pause location services (Apple’s Core Location framework supports this). This would significantly improve battery life.

Needs Work

I’m glad I’m doing the trial rather than canceling my cable and switching over. So far about 5 minutes in the app freezes with Chromecast then it re-starts the show I’m watching from the beginning. Sometimes it buffers two or 3 times. Then it just shuts off immediately. The HBO offers less options than regular HBO, no sports events etc., has less categories than HBO GO. If the app gets better then I’ll pay for the subscription and cancel cable. Right now, I don’t want a freezing app, with lack of HBO options to be my primary source of TV, also HBO doesn’t offer that many on demand options, when I search for certain movies they are only available live, I get the times they will air rather than an on demand option. I’ll check back.

Unable to play video at this time message!

I’m aggravated and fed up to say the least! I’ve continuously attempted to watch my favorite shows via the WETV app and get an error message each time stating “Unable to play video at this time please try again later”. I’m not always at home to view the shows and I understand the sole purpose of the app is to watch your favorites anytime any place. My credentials are correct (I am sure of it!) plus for some reason a video plays in the background but doesn’t display on my device. Please help!!

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1.5
  • Size: 79.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Apple TV: Yes

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