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Download the DIRECTV app, a companion to your DIRECTV service, and enjoy a world of entertainment. Watch Live TV, catch up on the latest movies and shows with On Demand, and schedule recordings on your DVR! Your favorite content goes where you go!

• Watch thousands of your favorite movies and shows, Live or On Demand
• Enjoy the latest releases from premium channels you subscribe to like HBO®, Cinemax®, STARZ®, ENCORE®, and SHOWTIME®
• Switch screens! Watch your favorite show on one device then tap a button to send it to the big screen. And vice versa—send a show from your TV to your device and take your content with you!
• Binge watch with ease! When one episode ends, the next episode begins automatically!

• Record your favorite movies and shows from anywhere!
• Content running long? Add extra time to your recording and don’t miss a second of your favorite content

• See what’s playing on your TV, control playback, set your DVR, and more with the new DIRECTV remote widget*
• Have an Apple Watch? Use it to control your TV! Find new movies and shows, view their details, and set them to record to your DVR, and more from your wrist
• Use Voice Search to help you find exactly what you're looking for

Before using your iOS Widget or 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” are set to Allow and “Recently Watched” is set to Share.

• iPhone® 4S or later, iPod touch® 5th generation running iOS 9+
• DIRECTV customers must have a residential home account registered on DIRECTV’s website to access DIRECTV for iPhone
•Core app functionality requires use of your location data and Public IP address• 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

In rare instances, scheduled recording(s) may not be recognized. Only available on certain receivers.

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What's New in Version 4.7.015

Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

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Customer Reviews

Seems like an afterthought

This app is not very well though out or executed. Everything is super slow and it has a hard time seeing that my receiver is connected to the internet. The widget has never worked for me. Just says no connected receiver even when the app actually sees it. Navigating the guide is probably the slowest part. The live TV feature actually works pretty well. My biggest problem with this app however is not being able to easily manage recorded shows. In fact, there is no way to see your scheduled recordings which makes no sense to me at all. Everything just seems more clunky than it needs to be. The only thing I miss about UVerse is that the app was way better.

still needs work!!

in order to earn a positive review from me, they need to fix the following.
they need to fix the guide on the app so that it works like it does on the TV screen allowing you to have access up to two weeks I had of time. They alsoneed to allow you to view the shows you have scheduled to record so you can cancel anything that might not fit on your disc. everything else seems to work reasonably well, however the things I mentioned are important enough to fix in order to earn above a three star rating.

App is good but needs more function

The APP itself works pretty good. Few things that could be improved (unless i haven't found):

1. When watching show from the playlist on a mobile device, there should be either a commercial skip button or Fast Forward button.
2. need the ability to delete shows from playlist using mobile device.
3. need the ability to record series using mobile device. I only found a way to record a show, not record the series.

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Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.7.015
  • Size: 153 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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