• Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 5.5.004
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: DIRECTV, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
197,244 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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DIRECTV app reviews

  • Hasn’t worked Recently 1/5

    By Emm7198435
    Spent an hour downloading a show on my phone and as soon as I leave my house, it says there’s an error... won’t let me play my downloads outside of my home which makes this app useless to me.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By Dxbarnes
    Directv should be ashamed. The app is abysmal. 3/4 of the “live” tv that it says I can stream in my own gown will not stream. And half of the shows I have on my dvr I cannot stream to my mobile devices...IN MY OWN HOME. Am dumping directv in favor of directv now service. Will cut my monthly bill in half and stream options are superior to this heaping pile that directv calls an app.
  • Doesn't Work in the Slightest 1/5

    By ExcitableAntMarching
    Refuses to advance past a blank screen. Useless app. The 100,000+ 4.5 star rating is malarkey. iOS 10.2 iPhone 6: nothing iOS11 iPhone SE: nothing Get it together, DirecTV. Midcontinent's app works...
  • Bugs bugs bugs! 1/5

    By GGFTexas
    Why can’t they make a Direct TV app that works? My AT&T Uverse app worked great.

    By repright
    Really?! This is the best you can give is for a WiFi Remote Control to operate the system?!!! Come on DirectTV, build a simple screen that mirrors the buttons on the Genius remote. It’s not a complicated or costly request. In fact, likely cheaper than the multiple screens, submenus, etc., that you provided us. Please spend the week it will take to redo the user interface layout.
  • Very handy and useful 5/5

    By Addicting game 2017-2018
    This app is so handy and very useful to have. I would recommend it to anyone that had Directv.
  • Not able to watch channel 1/5

    By Chentuan
    I attempted to watch a soccer game. It told me that I was not able to watch a game because of the content. How violent came the Man united Vs City game be.
  • Latest update is TRASH 1/5

    By Asdrewxcvg
    I have to sign-in EVERY TIME I want to use the app now because of the most recent update. Never had to do this before - only signed in once when I first downloaded over a year ago and now having the is pointless.
  • Are you kidding me? 1/5

    By ThisIsGettingWeird
    Every single time I use this app I am disappointed. There are so many shows on there that I try to watch and when I tap on it they say “show not available”. Okay, then why in the heck do you have it shown on the app? And yes, it has a check mark on the phone icon which to me meant it should work on my phone but no. You have a lot of bugs and I’m sick and tired of this. It needs to all be fixed or I’m done with directv all together.
  • Good app. 3/5

    By RTwinstonco
    Still needs some bugs worked out of it, but overall a good app.
  • Needs a lot of work 3/5

    By ThisApp777
    - Receiver never stays connected for the app. Clanky navigation. - Has some really good features. But it looks like they keep adding and it probably is time to start from scratch and make it more user friendly and work for things like the remote. - Been a member for many years, the NFL Sunday ticket app is the sane way. It’s nice they have all the features, but that’s why we’re at best 3 stars.
  • Doesn't work 1/5

    By Jenferish
    Iv contacted customer service 5 times and no one seams to be able to get this app to work for me. It keeps telling me my user name and password doesn't match. I have no problems logging on from the website. Iv reset my password 3 times had customer service change it once for me and it still won't work. Then when they can't help me I get hung up on when getting transferred to technical support.
  • Better than nothing 3/5

    By Kingyames
    Maybe it’s cell service but not very reliable. Also makes me watch CNN(fake news) when I open the live streaming.
  • Local channels don’t work on cellular data 2/5

    By regulat938
    Unable to watch local channels within home viewing area while using cellular data. It works well connected to home Wi-Fi.
  • Great but has some issues 1/5

    By Baddestbarbieakk
    Overall I like the app and being able to watch anywhere data free is awesome. The only issue I have is that not all episodes are available to watch and at one point no matter how much times I closed the app and reopened it, none of the episodes on any tv show is available to watch. Also another thing is if I say pause the show and my phone locks on its own the episode will start from the beginning and not where I left off, which is frustrating ecspecially when you can’t fast forward . Other than that great app and almost forgot it makes no sense when they list movies you have to rent or purchase under free movies.
  • Not yet reliable. 1/5

    By Five Finger Surfer
    A lot of time wasted staying connected. I always miss part of the show I try to stream.
  • Great, yet still needs improvement 😐 3/5

    By WaliBee
    I travel all over the US for work and my service is normally great. With this app I can watch live tv and on demand shows anywhere with the tap of my finger. However a lot of live sports games (basketball usually) can be extremely spotty. That’s really my only discretion with this app, everything else is great. The functionality and interface are great. I can pretty much watch everything on all my devices: TV, Phone, iPad, Mac.
  • Not as good as Tivo 3/5

    By MartyCullen
    I just assumed that DirecTV had as good a remote app as my Tivo. NOPE! I had access to everything in the main interface. And boy do I miss the green button to skip commercials. One more year til my contract is up...
  • Piece of crap app 1/5

    By Jerangel
    I have deleted and downloaded it again numerous time and I always get a message that there is a problem reaching the server. Tech support can’t help. Worthless.
  • Update 2/5

    By MRSK9SP
    App won’t allow me to open billing after iPhone updated
  • Started strong, but fizzled 1/5

    By Coldsensei
    One week, I was watching shows from my DVR while away from home. The next week- no go.
  • UPDATED: Even worse than before! Horrible. Dish Network app works. This doesn't. 1/5

    By qsi baby
    SIMPLY THE WORST INTERFACE IN THE HISTORY OF IOS. ANY 5 star rating is either a shill for ATT / DirecTV or someone who never experienced the joy of using the Dish Network iOS apps. Worst interface ever. Nothing is simple. Often loses connection to receiver. Downloads are quirky, if it works at all. Can't delete downloads stored on device when traveling. Interface on iPhone is different from iPad (how dumb is that?) If I wasn't married to Att wireless I'd switch back to Dish Network immediately. Developers need to start over from scratch.
  • Glitchy 4/5

    By Muff- ster
    Love the ability to watch anywhere, however the app can be quite glitchy. It often closes out right after it is opened up, making you wait even longer to watch. Programs from the dvr will freeze up during playback. All in all the concept is awesome and I think will only get better with time. Thanks direct/att for giving us tv on the go without hitting us with extra “convenience fees” for the service.
  • Awful 1/5

    By Perez Sodi
    Worst app ever. The constant updates don’t fix the issues. I have yet to watch a downloaded show from my eve on the go. Sad to say that a wireless company that owns directv can’t seem to make an app that works on a wireless network.
  • Horrible 1/5

    By Lizmac22
    The past two updates have only messed up the app more than it was already. I have had so many issues and now it won’t connect at all to my DVR. It shows all my recordings but will not allow me to play them. I’m tired of this app not working. I use it while I work out and it’s worthless unless I want to stream on demand crap with commercials. They have also made it where I can stream anything to a larger monitor while I’m at the gym. It’s so frustrating because I have been using this for over two years to stream my shows and now I can’t. Give us what we pay for!!
  • Downloaded shows are inconsistent 3/5

    By Transcam21
    This newest version will not let you watch downloaded content unless you are in the wifi that your dvr is on. If I was on the same network as my dvr, I wouldn’t be watching it in my phone! Great concept is great, the execution is poor. Live streaming and watching on demand options appear to work ok
  • Bug fix? 1/5

    By Cmckay2
    Apparently bug and stability fixes means something different to me than it does the 10 year olds that write Directv’s app. Creating a new build to add new advertisement but ignoring the fact that your forums are filled with people who can’t play downloaded recordings away from home is not a bug and stability fix. You people can’t even bother to update change logs.
  • Streaming fail 1/5

    By jherman03
    Does not allow streaming most channels, under same network as receiver or out of home, complete disappointment .
  • Soldier Fan 4/5

    By JimChain
    I travel a lot and being able to watch DIRECTV anywhere is so convenient.
  • More channels please! 3/5

    By warpig114
    Really wish that ALL channels would be available! But it is still nice to be able to watch what I can anywhere.
  • Phone can’t find receiver 3/5

    By SaltyNinja83
    I’ve refreshed my receiver, uninstalled and reinstalled my app, and made sure that my phone and receiver are on the same network but the direct Tv widget constantly says no connected receiver. 5 stars when I can use the widget
  • “Your DVR is already streaming to another device...” 1/5

    By T40T
    This app has so much potential, but doesn’t work at all. Every time I want to watch something live, no access. Every time I want to watch something recorded, “your DVR is already streaming to another device...”. NO IT IS NOT!!! Good grief DirectTV/ATT how many bad reviews do you need before you fix the problem?
  • Worst App Award 🏆 1/5

    By sequoyahpink
    This apps stinks. Freezes constantly. Buffers all the time. Sound goes in and out. Boo!
  • Guide Busted 1/5

    By cc192000
    As an app developer myself, I hate to report app problems in reviews but DirecTV ignores their feedback email (they just send an automated email with a FAQ that is only vaguely related to the problem being reported). If a show overruns its normal timeslot by a minute, the guide displays that show in the next half-hour time slot, even though that show only occupies 1 minute of the 30 minutes. For example, tonight (12/15/2016), there are two consecutive episodes of "The Big Bang Theory" on CBS. The first one runs from 8:00 to 8:31. Since the second episode doesn't start until 8:31, the first episode is displayed in the guide for the 8:30 timeslot. There is no way to view the second episode in the guide since it ends at 9:00 (the 9:00 show is displayed in the 9:00 timeslot in the guide). I have written to their feedback email (the link in the app) several times, but like I said, they ignore these emails. 07/14/2017: I just noticed another annoyance with the guide. I don't know if it was introduced with the latest update or if it's been there all along. Say it's 4 o'clock in the afternoon and I want to check out what's on at 8 PM tonight. I bring up the guide and select to view 8 PM. That works, but if I select to view the details of any show, the guide whips back to 4 PM after the details window is dismissed. It's VERY annoying to have to select the time again EVERY time the details of a show are viewed!!! 08/23/2017: I don't have the crashing problems experienced by other users (maybe because I was already logged in and didn't have to log in again) but all the problems I described above remain. Speaking as an app developer myself, their developers are amateurs. 09/26/2017: No progress fixing the problems with the guide described above. It still snaps back to the current time when you view the description of a program in the future, and shows that overlap the next hour by one minute obliterate the listing for the show occupying that time slot. 10/13/2017: Still no progress fixing the glaring bugs in the app described above. It's obvious they don't listen to their customers. 12/06/2016: None of the above problems have been fixed. If a half-hour show is scheduled to start one minute late, it will not be visible in the guide. The previous show is displayed in that time slot, just because it bled over into that time slot by one minute. And after viewing program details in the future, the guide still snaps back to the current time. Very poor user interface.
  • No longer able to log in 1/5

    By This ap is a disaster
    This used to be a great app. AT&T has screwed it up. While my login works online it no longer works for this app. This app has absolutely 0 functionality as I am locked out of it.
  • BUG BUG BUG 1/5

    By Arick
    Great for quick look at something live best when used form downloads but even those take a long time. Crashes so often can’t make it more then 20 Minutes with out the show freezes and I have to restart the app.
  • App doesn’t work constantly failing 1/5

    By daniel9599k
    This app for steaming is horrible. One minute it’s working and then the next it says you could not connect to you DVR. Trying to watch live tv is near impossible.
  • Turn off screen recording??!! 3/5

    By wxtool
    You gotta be kidding me that we now can’t adapt to tv and still can’t mirror to Apple TV? Why is it that I have be able to mirror the app from my iPad 3 but not from an iPhone 8? Just be a pal and add the cast icon to this app like the DirecTV now service has. We’re already paying for the satellite service. Just a thought
  • Local channels 1/5

    By Ldydsgt
    I travel a lot for work and not being able to watch my local channels on my iPhone which is on the ATT network is truly disappointing. I can watch them on my iPad which is on the Sprint network. What’s the purpose if I cannot have access to my local channels and some other basic channels like WGN. Y’all really need to fix this.
  • Don’t work 1/5

    By Woodland acres
    This app don’t work for it don’t let me log in always has a fail
  • Young viewers BEWARE 1/5

    By Cognita
    Commercials about heroin addiction play often during children’s movies. Must be vigilant if watching with children, I found it too stressful and deleted the app. Completely inappropriate.
  • Unable to sign in 2/5

    By Mommy_2
    I am unable to sign into the app. I can sign in using the safari web but unable to use the app. I have an iPhone 8 Plus and my daughter has the iPhone 6. It works for neither of us.
  • Great overall but.... 4/5

    By James_thename
  • Keep Improving 4/5

    By mikevic
    Not perfect but does the job - keep improving!
  • Thrash 1/5

    By Jmilllz305
    Worst app ever never loads
  • Could be better 2/5

    By Tigzola
    I give this app 2 stars. Yes, it works awesome to control my DVR. But it lacks when it comes to steaming to my AppleTV. If I want to watch something on my AppleTV, it looks like I have to wait until I am allowed to download the content. I wanted to watch the Carol Burnett special on my TV and the download wasn’t available. By the time I can download the show, I am guessing CBS will no longer allow it.
  • App 1/5

    By Bert2003
    It new logs in when I want to watch the games.
  • It has two good features...out of 100 2/5

    By Swede405
    Best feature #1 is that it doesn’t constantly ask you to rate it like many apps these days. I can only assume that’s because the developers know just how bad it is and don’t want to encourage anyone to give it a rating in fear of all the 1 star reviews. Best feature #2 is that it does stream well, at least over AT&T’s network in my area. So that’s the good news...the rest of the app is horribly laid out and crashes constantly. Let’s start with the crashing... Want to pause your show to check another app? That will cost you navigating all the way back to your show from the home screen when you come back to the app...even if it’s only for a second. Watching a show on your phone and get a text, phone call, or alarm goes off? That will usually crash the whole app and you have to start back at the home screen again. Many alerts from other apps will crash it too, so just put your phone on Do Not Disturb if you want to finish anything without interruption. As for the UI, this suffers from a whole lot of “mystery meat navigation” and lots of things that are in places that make no sense. The home screen animation at the top is a good example. Choosing between DVR and Live TV is an animated banner instead of an actual menu. One or the other is hidden at all times. Another favorite is the charcoal grey ‘X’ on a black background to close out a show you’re watching. Unless your brightness is all the way up, you stand a better chance of finding Jimmy Hoffa sitting on the Ark of the Covenant in a field of 4-leaf clovers. And what says “view all episodes” of a show title better than a tiny folder icon straight out of Windows 98 with some text beside it? No button or indication that it’s a link to something. Just a blue folder...on a black background. And I hope you like blue on black and all the contrast that comes with it. It’s like tears on a river or cold on ice. Basically, if you can turn off all notifications and actually navigate through the mess of an app, you’ll get your DirecTV programming streaming reasonably well. I just hope you left some breadcrumbs along the trail to your favorite show so you can find your way back once the app inevitably crashes.
  • Don’t even bother 1/5

    By SubZero.28.13
    This might be the worst, most useless tv app I’ve ever used. It’s pretty much unusable and has been deleted after a couple of weeks of trying it out. I recently switched to from Dish to Direct. And the Dish app kicks Direct apps butt. This app doesn’t allow me to view dvr recordings or most shows unless I’m on my home WiFi system?? Scheduling a recording is spotty. I can’t turn my tv on remotely. Absolute junk and a waste of time. Congrats tho to Direct on saving money on the development of this app.
  • review 3/5

    By Jennlls
    Consistantly doesnt allow certain shows to be streamed says someone else is already logged in when no one is but then switch shows and it lets you play something else

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