DIRECTV App for iPad

DIRECTV App for iPad

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.3.004
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: DIRECTV, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
414,459 Ratings
$ 0

DIRECTV App for iPad App

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. **WATCH** • Watch thousands of your favorite movies and shows, Live or On Demand • Stream or download your home DVR recordings to your devices. • 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! **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** • Use your mobile device to pause, play, and rewind the program that’s playing on your TV • When you want to find a show, just speak up. Voice search can help you find exactly what you're looking for. You can even set it to display results on your TV • Set parental controls and enjoy peace of mind over what your kids are watching **REQUIREMENTS** • iPad ® running iOS 13 or later • DIRECTV customers must have a Residential Home account registered on DIRECTV's website to access the DIRECTV app for tablets • Watching On Demand or select Live TV Streaming channels outside the home requires an active Wi-Fi or 3G/4G Internet 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 • 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 will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see the Nielsen Digital Measurement Privacy Policy at for more information about this Nielsen measurement feature. 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 for iPad app reviews

  • Pixelization Sad Very very sad 4/5

    By kevinnnnnnnnnnzzzzz
  • Needs an important missing feature 3/5

    By No, Not Yet
    Thank you for removing OAN from the free tv lineup, that one move will keep me as a customer. I still think there’s much to desired from their app (like being bake to minimize the screen into the corner while it’s still playing a show so you can multitask on another app at the same time), but at least I know my kids won’t accidentally flip to an extremist news channel accidentally.
  • Too Many Problems 1/5

    By Ed.Perez
    Constant reboot of the Apps Heck while typing this it doesn’t show
  • Horrible 1/5

    By wdpri
    Read reviews……this is the worst streaming app……freezes up….wont let you download… out of sync with video……the developer will fix the issues then next update same old thing
  • Direct TV APP 4/5

    By Robert Travel
    I been Direct TV customer for 10 years or more. I was a customer before AT&T bought out Direct TV. I gave a four star rating when in reality it should be a two. When I’m away from my home or a confines of my house I cannot even get into this app to watch anything. Yes I do hook it up to Wi-Fi. And I have an iPad Pro 12, so I don’t wanna hear that it see my device. There’s still some work that needs to be done so customers can be in tune with what’s going on in the world today and had Jesus that you got your entertainment with you. As of right now the site is thought customer friendly in my opinion.
  • Direct Tv 2/5

    By endracism1
    Your app is totally unreliable,even while writing this review I’m having difficulties, your customer service is the only thing that’s right, you can do better
  • The. Worst. Streaming. App. On. The. Planet. 1/5

    By SPAMF16
    What can I say that 400,000 haven’t already said. And still it has been terrible for years.
  • DVR access unreliable 2/5

    By oldbayseasoning
    Agree with Jrf0195 that I’ve had DVR access issues for years. First I thought it was because It wasn’t configured for my iPad and was ecstatic about this app but just spent 20 minutes trying to watch live TV with no luck. 0 of 2.
  • Won’t work…. 3/5

    By jetjro
    Trying to get on but can’t. Not to happy about that.
  • Not as happy as I was!!!! 2/5

    By Bid Edd
    I had an appointment for 12/30/21 between 12:00-4:00. We had to take dish down hung on wooden fence and then rehung per Direct instructions and they would come to adjust if needed. At around 10:00 am received a text from DircTV saying they had to cancel and I would get a phone from you within seven business days. Later in afternoon I called Direct, after being on hold for close to thirty minutes I talked to two ladies. The first lady I could barely understand. She passed me to another lady that spoke perfect English, but the best she could do was seven days. This is one of the biggest weekend in sports in the whole year. I’m really disappointed with that appointment. I’ve been a Direct customer for a total of more than twenty years and the best you can do is seven days. In closing, I never thought I would even consider your competitors, but I’m really looking at them. Edd Martin (931808-5411
  • Great app 5/5

    By 4dingos
    This app is easy to setup and use thankyou
  • Very Disappointing App 2/5

    By Mo Summers
    I don’t know what happened to the quality Directv used to have but it definitely has been inconsistent since AT&T took over the company. The Directv app has become one of the most frustrating apps to use especially when you can’t properly play or access the programs you pay for every month on your iPad or iPhone. Some programs may play while others programs can’t be accessed due to incorrect errors stating that programs are streaming on another device when that is not true. I see a lot of complaints outlining these issues to AT&T, however the same problems just continue. I guess a company gets so big and makes so much money that it can afford to dismiss complaints from its customers. The wireless service AT&T provides is very good and because of that I’ve been an AT&T wireless customer for years. But unfortunately I’m now conducting market research for a new tv streaming service that has apps that work properly since Directv cannot seem to provide all the services that it bills you for every month.
  • Stop playing after first set of commercials. 2/5

    By Lt Afd.
    Every time you go to watch a show right after the first set of commercials get done playing it just stop playing the show. This has happened on multiple shows.
  • Keeps Crashing after downloading shows to iPad, won’t remain open. 2/5

    By Manju's
    Update… was downloading some episodes from a series to my iPad and after only a few downloaded, app crashed. Shut down and restarted iPad but the DirecTv app will open but then crash. Every time I uninstall the app & reload I lose my local channels on my guide and can takes days to get them back, so hate uninstalling app. . . . . Missing On Demand Channels (Channels 1000~1999) … 1) Evening of Dec. 1, 2021 video was working … Evening of Dec. 2, 2021 Downloaded video no longer works, audio only. Don’t know if APP Update caused this. iOS came out with iPad OS 15.1 update so I installed this to see if it would solve the problem … nope, still no picture when watching APP Downloads, audio only.… 2) When watching DirecTV “downloaded” shows, cannot find closed caption option; iPad system settings for closed caption is on but no closed caption shows. No problem with turning on/off cc on other apps.… 3) Watching DVR, when utilizing the fast forward 30-second button, it takes 10-15 seconds for each fast forward to take effect.
  • WiFi 5/5

    By corvettesteve
    Be nice if you can watch recorded shows like other providers do outside of the home WiFi network.
  • Good Programming 4/5

    By Kody the Bear
    Excellent programming
  • One update fixes something, but screws something else up! 2/5

    They fixed a DVR issue but now the video plays for 5 min (approx) then shuts off and acts like it played a taped session. The video starts, then jumps back a couple minutes, replays through and beyond for a couple of minutes, then shuts down the video and goes to the description screen of the show details. Does the development team even use this app to test the bugs? Do they read the comments? Please fix this. I wonder what will get screwed up on the fix for this?
  • Love but can’t watch my dvr 4/5

    By gfhfulktz
    This is so nice but trying to figure out if I can watch my recorded shows.
  • Will not play 5/5

    By 1947pam
    Will not play channels. 218. Golf 359. Fox business 360. Fox News
  • Really like directv 5/5

    By pleased in chelsea
    Been a subscriber for over 25years and never had a problem. Everytime I have a question or an issue they resolve it .
  • Terrible 1/5

    By RichfromNJ
    By far the worst app I’ve ever had. While literally every other app on my iPad works perfectly fine, Directv app tells me there is no network connection better than 70% of the time I try and use it. I can only assume they write their own positive reviews because there’s no way it should have any more than a 2 star rating. And I’m being generous.
  • Worst app ever 1/5

    By Baseball doc
    Constantly tells me that the program I want to watch is streaming on another device, even with all other devices off. Come on. Fix this worthless app.
  • App 4/5

    By tllaw61
    Works sometimes on the iPad for a few days and then error code 102… fix it directv!
  • Free on DEMAND movies 3/5

    By Turtle Poppy
    My understanding when I changed to direct was that there were hundreds of free movies on demand. I have found very few and I am really disappointed. With dish I did have a lot of free movies on Demand
  • Very buggy 1/5

    By barndejo
    Horrible app. Very buggy. Can't download shows. Thumbs down.

    By Jenna_101
    In the last week, the app has been freezing CNN and MSNBC (tried some local channels and a couple of cable channels..they were fine), but CNN and MSNBC freeze up after less than a minute. I can see the closed captioning but picture completely freezes. I deleted DIRECTV and the news channel apps. And reinstalled. DIRECTV still freezes up.. what the heck! I hope this isn’t a political statement?
  • Accessing clipboard 1/5

    By Jen8237
    The app pastes from clipboard immediately upon loading. Care to explain, Directv?
  • Terrible 1/5

    By SportsDoc1717
    I only gave 1 star because there was no lower rating to give. The worst streaming app by far. Too many issues to even list here. I pay $150 per month for direct tv and have to deal with this trash app. Stay far far away.
  • App is horrible and break cardinal rule of reducing functionality 1/5

    By Jackie1413
    Only app where they have taken away functionality. Cannot stream anything live unless you are connected to the WiFi that TV is hooked up to. Once the NFL ticket leaves direct tv. Buhbye.
  • Directs app 5/5

    By CIPJR
    Need to have the app available on more smart brands
  • Direct tv 5/5

    By Federal st
    Absolutely love it! No problems and great variety.
  • Poor video quality lots of errors in playback 2/5

    By ChiJeffA
    Video quality is very poor Not true HD old app clunky user interface this app needs to be rebuilt. Horrible product from AT&T pls provide means to flip through channels by swipe left swipe right
  • Love it 5/5

    By mariafrojas
    I love DirecTV application because I get to my favorite shows at my own time.
  • Doesn’t Work! 1/5

    By PapaDan64
    The app works fine. It forces you to update and now all it does is give Missing eToken errors and when you get past those, it just crashes. Yes, tried several time to get the app to work. It will run, let you search. Find a program. Select the three dots or play and it crashes.
  • Junk 1/5

    By qh dave
    Doesn’t allow you to watch what I recorded on your dvr.
  • Try again directv 1/5

    By almost a fan of your app
    Can’t download football games with extra time on recording. Most other movies and show prepare and download with no problems
  • DVR disconnect 2/5

    By Messier_96
    How can this app have a 4.7 rating? I travel for work, and so many times when this app updates to a new version, it will disconnect the app from the dvr, and then makes you re-register the app by being on the same wifi network as the dvr. I’m traveling, I can’t be on the same wifi. Beyond irritating and eliminates the whole concept of being able to watch my recorded shows while out of the house. If you can’t code properly to keep this from happening, At least allow the app to use a pop up code from the genie box to activate, as opposed to having to be on the same wifi network.
  • App excellence 5/5

    By 2classics
    This is an amazing app.
  • Me gusta 5/5

    By Rome0871
    Esta aplicación funciona muy bien,buen servicio 5 estrellas DTV
  • Good 5/5

    By cant findone
    It is a good app
  • Only getting local channels 1/5

    By Mistblu67
    I would have given this app 5 starts because it’s kept me entertained while working. However, since this recent update I, am only able to get local channels. I keep getting Network Problems when I try other channels that I usually am able to get. PLEASE FIX YOUR APP! THE LAST UPDATE DIDN’T WORK! I pay a lot of money for DIRECTV and would expect the services to work properly.
  • DirectTV 1/5

    By direct is a joke
    Direct TV is a joke. I cannot load anything on my laptop or iPad because of their incompetent apps. Will be switching to Dish as soon as my contract is up early next year. This is part of my package and is useless to me.
  • Great 5/5

    By john77uu
    Love having it when I travel
  • New (old) Format 5/5

    By 112240
    I’m so glad to see the format return. It is much friendlier and it’s wonderful to have favorite channels back and favorite sports teams available for instant recording! Thank you so much! A happy customer
  • Thank you For this 5/5

    By from campbell doster
    Happy thanksgiving thank you for yourthis
  • Pages 2/5

    By created4jesus
    Constantly changes the pages knocks you out of you are watching. Text you back to the beginning signing in updating
  • Terrible 1/5

    By tuberose95
    Like dial up in 90’s. Switching back to expensive cable. I will do construction for a day to make sure I have tv I pay for.
  • Every update makes it worse 1/5

    By SarahB4513
    In the past month, I’ve been able to use the app to watch my recordings only a handful of days. One update completely kicked me out of the app and now I can’t get my recordings to appear on the app, which means I definitely cannot download anything. When I try to send an error report, inevitably, there is an issue with that and no error report goes through. The website is of no help, sending me in circles for some nebulous solution that doesn’t work, and there is no one to talk to about fixing the app. Each time directv tries to fix these basic issues of usability, the app gets worse and even more useless.
  • Dissatisfied 5/5

    By Ty Tiah Toya
    I have contacted direct several times and they are yet able to get me the help that I need to watch my dvr. This product isn't worth the price.