• Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 4.9.603
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: DIRECTV, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
80,882 Ratings
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It’s your TV. Take it with you. Download the DIRECTV app, a companion to your DIRECTV service, and enjoy a world of entertainment. Watch Live TV and recorded shows, catch up on the latest movies and shows with On Demand, and schedule recordings on your DVR—no additional equipment needed, at no extra cost. Plus now stream DIRECTV data-free on AT&T. **WATCH** • Watch thousands of your favorite movies and shows, Live or On Demand • Data Free TV lets you stream DIRECTV on your devices, anywhere—without using your data (Requires eligible DIRECTV & AT&T data services. Excl. & restr. apply. Content varies and must be streamed through the DIRECTV App. Use subject to wireless service terms including those related to data speed. Streaming may not work at reduced speeds.) • Stream or download your home DVR recordings to your devices! • Enjoy the latest releases from premium channels! • Switch screens! Watch your favorite show on one device then tap a button to send it to the big screen! **RECORD** • 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. **CONTROL** • See what’s playing on your TV, control playback, set your DVR, and more with the DIRECTV remote widget* • Have an Apple Watch? Use it to control your TV! **IMPORTANT TIP** Before using your iOS Widget or Apple Watch, make sure your receiver is set up properly. Go to your receiver’s MENU, 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. **REQUIREMENTS** • 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 • DVR streaming and downloading requires Internet-connected Genie HD DVR model HR44 or higher and compatible mobile device. To download, must be in-home on same Wi-Fi network connected to DVR • Data Free TV requires residential DIRECTV service and active AT&T postpaid data service on eligible device. App download, advertisements and non-streaming app activity may incur data usage • 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. For complete details on technical requirements, please visit: For more information on the DIRECTV App, please visit: This DIRECTV App features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which allows you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see the Nielsen Digital Measurement Privacy Policy at for more information. Use of the DIRECTV App by DIRECTV customers is subject to the DIRECTV Apps End User License Agreement and DIRECTV App Privacy Policy, both of which can be found at

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  • Why Bother 1/5

    By 5StarFauxPas
    I have DirecTV to record when I am away, and then this app, I would download with latest playlist. We do not always have good WiFi connectivity on the road. If I can no longer transfer my saved playlist - then Why bother having the app, and for that matter, why bother having DirecTV, I should save the money and cut the cord.
  • Poor app 1/5

    By Nick0484
    Used once to view tv lineup, but cannot watch tv or anything within the app. Only thing that comes up is the DIRECTV logo. Something needs fixed, since I have a 6s with updated software and an updated app.
  • Doesn't even work 1/5

    By SchmopClop
    I've tried everything written on the forums to try and fix the problem but all I get is the logo when I open this terrible app. Fix it
  • Sign in error 1/5

    By itstheDRE
    can't even sign in to this app. my credentials are correct because i can sign in to the website no problem.
  • Simply amazed at how bad this version is! 1/5

    By Mix-n-Muddle
    The new version of the app is absolutely terrible. Any attempt at clicking on a channel to load is met with a perpetual spinning-in-an-attempt-to-load-action. When a channel *finally* does load, the app immediately blows up and I find myself back on the main screen of my iPhone. 100% of the time without fail and no exceptions. I travel frequently and I'm at the point where I'm ready to discontinue my service. Shame on the tech dept for not catching these bugs!
  • Jaime Hernández 5/5

    By Jaime Adán
    Muy buena señal de televisión
  • No Stars Deserved 1/5

    By K_Buuggs
    I am previously a Oceanic Time Warner Cable Customer for the past 3 years. I switched to DirecTV recently because of their monthly prices being reasonable. I am not happy with the iPad app. On Demand plays Advertisements and the volume becomes 10x's louder. Last time I remember, On Demand does not play commercials or advertisements. Being on the DirecTV app also kicks you off while watching. I have to keep logging in the app and it will still kick me off.
  • Most stuff is dumb and useless 1/5

    By Weatherman626
    This app has so much stuff that needs to be fixed. First it wants your AT&T Id. I don't work at AT&T. It wants your account number and if you're not an AT&T customer you get a useless package. Second the guest thing is dumb and useless. You can't watch shows without a package. That is just so dumb. I wanted to watch my favorite shows but it is asking me for your AT&T id. I don't have one! This app doesn't deserve 5 stars. Would rate 0 stars if I could.
  • DIRECTV Mobile App 5/5

    By Aus Slimer
    It's a great app. My only complaint is the way that the Clients are labeled in the app itself. I know first world problems, but I have 8 TV's at my house and four of them are Clients connected to a genie. When I attempt to use the remote control function in the app I am only able to see the name of the Genie that each client is connected to. It makes for a process of elimination every time I cannot find the Remote and use my iPhone or iPad instead. All other functions work great, I am sure that they will figure out how to label individual clients eventually. The Larger HD DVR's and Receivers work great and show up with the correct label in the app. Thinking about it now there probably is a way and I am just not doing it right. One of the most reliable and responsive app's out there. Nice Job AT&T/DIRECTV.
  • Not even worth 1 star 1/5

    By Bilbo8888
    Simple expectations. Do what the software is designed to do. But this one does not. Most of the time will not play off of DVR even though that is a clear feature available. Confusing interface but that would be forgiven and still be at least four star if it actually did what it says it will do. Good luck trying to watch anything off of your DVR. Good luck trying to download a show even though that is a feature.
  • Love it 5/5

    By Juanjr1022
    Love it alot
  • Direct TV 5/5

    By Eddie lo bo
    Glad I got it, but fades out screen when it Rains! Like Sunday Football, I just got Direct tv! Still Good!
  • "Watch Directv everywhere!" Not really! 1/5

    By PerryKing
    Update May 22, 2017. The app Just does not work when or where you really want it to like when traveling in a foreign country. Netflix works, Amazon prime works, PLEX works, with same wifi connection. But Direct TV doesn't work with same connection. What more is there to say about this useless and frustrating Directv app ?? Part of the problem is that when your outside the USA ( including Puerto Rico) DIRECTV blocks the streaming from the app. Do they tell us this anywhere ? Do they tell you when the program fails to start after loading. No ! Just a cryptic error msg without telling you what the real problem is or tells you to try again later, or that your DVR receiver is in use. All not the actual reason for the problem! AT&T just leaves you hanging not knowing why it will not stream your live TV, causing a lot of confusion and frustration. THE SOLUTION: When outside the USA : run a VPN app SUCH AS THE FREE App "WhaleVPN" in back ground on you iPhone, then start Directv. If nothing else is wrong, then the live TV programs will stream through! To your phone in a foreign country. Why does AT&T need to play this game with paid subscribers to their service? Why do they not disclose it very clearly ?? Update: 1 August 2016. The new app plays back more channels and replaces Genie Go. But tonight I tried watching two live tv shows. And right in the middle of both shows it just stopped and locked up. Left me hanging with no way to see the rest of the shows. Who needs this? Why would I want to try again and have the same thing keep happening. Why would you? AT&T Get it fixed please. ---------------- review from a few years ago: The phrase " Watch Directv everywhere" in the app is misleading and should say: watch Directv everywhere in your home only when your connected to the same local network that your Directv receivers (HD-24 and higher only) are connected to also. As it currently reads in the app and on descriptions of the app user probably will take the claim literally and try to watch a channel "out of home". Well I've never been able to do that with this app While I'm "out of home" I.e. While NOT connected to my home LAN network. Am I missing something ? Please clarify the language used so it's clear what this app can actually do, so as not to frustrate the user with different expectations than it can actually do.
  • Used to work now black screen 1/5

    By Jjuhygtfr
    It used to work perfectly. Now every time I login, instead of seeing a beautiful selection of channels to watch I instead see the logo in front of a black screen and it stays like that.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By Robert Kidwill
    This is the most unstable app I have on my Apple devices. At times it would let me access shows from my home DVR, but that quit working weeks ago. Live TV works at times but the app always crashes. Netflix works great though!
  • Awesome 5/5

    By Rudmartin
    Best one so far
  • Amazing app 5/5

    By DaKingofGames1030
    You can watch all your favorite movies and shows you can see your recordings and you can record series and the graphics are spectacular and everyone with direct tv should download the app for an outstanding experience
  • Ridiculous 1/5

    By goingwcomcast
    The most convoluted, frustrating app ever. Not sure if it is the app or simply AT&T. Even the guy at the AT&T store told us not to bundle DirectTV and AT&T because the sign-in process is overly complicated. We did not bundle but are still having problems. Funny how when you go to the "contact us" page the first thing they want to help you with is how to pay your bill.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By Tomdlp
    If I could rate less than one star I sure would have. This use to be a great app and I used the heck out of it. I'm not sure if there was an update but I can't get it to launch anymore. I have deleted and reload but still doesn't work.
  • Crap 1/5

    By Zman2448
    App is always crashing and locking up. Makes watching tv in my phone extremely difficult
  • Dtv app 5/5

    By Ab&2016
    Super easy to work with and in my opinion is way better than watching it on the tv it works awesome
  • App doesn't function 1/5

    By crabbyjacks
    I only get the logo screen. Being on the same wifi network is not helpful nor is calling ATT/DirecTV. I just pretend the app does not exist.
  • Using Data / Not Data Free 1/5

    By Oldnetflix
    As far as I can tell it is using my AT&T data. I watched part of a show and IOS says it used 138mb. No it was not a program update and if commercial used that much it really isn't a data free app then is it? Do not trust this app to not use all your data from your plan.
  • Love it, enjoy the convenience of the app 5/5

    By Daddffdfdfff
    Its amazing i can use my phone and tap lightly and look at my show
  • Cindy 5/5

    By Cindy610
    Have DIRECTV and AT&T mobile love it
  • Error 2100 1/5

    By Brandiquilts1
    When my shows will load up it's great. But at least once a week I get the error 2100 message and must delete and reinstall the app on my iPad. Yes this is a little problem in the scheme of life, it's just very annoying. Please ATT DirectTV fix this already
  • Download over and over 2/5

    By Arch1900
    Just as the title says. DVR play list will not keep up. Does not show full list. AT&T has been going down hill for years. I'm surprised the app is free, due to all there interest in is $$ and not the customer.
  • Terrible 2/5

    By Artcvandelay
    This app is so incredibly frustrating. Not dependable! Dish app was so much better. It is nice to have the data free with ATT service but app is so inconsistent it's not really worth it. DVR rarely works and getting local channels is difficult. Hopefully they will get the kinks worked out!
  • Great!!!!!!!!!!! 5/5

    By Love this app😍😍😍💎
    I love this app bc you can watch anything you want you can anything you like that is on your tv
  • Doesn't work half the time 1/5

    By Juicy1112
    Every time I try to stream or watch something from my phone, it never works!!!! So annoying that you pay for a service you can't even use...I may be cancelling soon if this isn't corrected bc I'm on the go a lot and need this feature!
  • Love it 5/5

    By Ford 23
    😊 love the new app An that u can watch live tv on your phone.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By Mr.Caffrey
    Needs to be fixed. In the middle of a show it stops and goes back to the beginning of the show. It makes no sense. Please get it fix.
  • Could be better 2/5

    By ach194
    Fantastic at freezing at the end of live sporting events.
  • This iPhone App Leaves Much To Be Desired 1/5

    By SkyeShepard
    DirectTV has a long way to go on their iPhone live TV streaming. Most of the the show won't start and it shows an error code. Their rates are way too high for what you get. WAY too high. And they SHOULD be the trailblazer and offer a la carte packages, but they never will. They need to make big money off their customers and offer little in return.
  • Directv 3/5

    By cecantu70
    Works ok still needs work because if your not at home using the same Wi-Fi you won't be able to watch your programs.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By sawman13
    After installing then launching the app it gets stuck on initializing and never goes any further. Uninstalled because direct tv told me to uninstall the app because all of my dvr recordings will not show up on the recordings list. Now the app wont even setup after reinstalling.
  • Great App! 5/5

    By KT22607
    I haven't had the problems that others have had. I mostly use it to set recordings when I'm away. It has helped me connect to pay my bill. You have download the shows on the DVR but once you do that it's not so bad.
  • Excellent app 5/5

    By Engfxr
    Works very well for us.
  • Direct tv 5/5

    By neza182
    Great app
  • Great App 5/5

    By Carolmae
    Really enjoy this app. Thank you DirecTV
  • Best f*****g app 5/5

    By eddiepsp_07
    Best F*****g app ever. I love it
  • Great 3/5

    By Bud.L
    Love the convenance
  • Great app! 5/5

    By Jspade1973
    I love the app. I use it a lot since I work out of town. Love the "Data Free" feature. Keep up the great work. Thanks DIRECTV.
  • Love my DTV! 5/5

    By LVwatcher17
    I love the ease!
  • Satellite 3/5

    By King$2511
    The service works great most of the time. Have trouble with service freezing up sometimes but for the most part it works very well.
  • Liz Dlc 3/5

    By Lizdlc90@gmail
    Love that I can watch soccer games on the road!, but definitely needs fixing as it most of the times has poor connection!
  • Terrible 1/5

    By Merryxc
    Wish they could take notes from their parent company ATT and use the Uverse app. The interface is hard to use and disconnects frequently.
  • Was never easy; now it's worse 1/5

    By no time to review
    Non intuitive. Screens load relatively fast but by the time you find the program you're looking for (if you ever do) it is likely to be over!!
  • Great 5/5

    By Lik just
    Awesome no data usage
  • Can't download anything 2/5

    By Supercalafrajalistic
    I used to be able to download from my DVR now there is no option. What gives?!

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