They’re excuse is “it’s free though” 1/5
This update broke the app on my iPad 1/5
Update: It turns out they killed our DirecTV passwords and we must use our AT&T account passwords. Why? I don’t know. Doesn’t really make sense. I prefer separate passwords.
This updated app keeps telling me my password is wrong. The password still works on my Windows machines and my Android phones but not on my iPad.
It’s clear that AT&T has successfully messed up AT&T. The new App has some nice features but it’s terrible the guide is difficult to read, doesn’t allow you to start in favorites.
Not working with cable for HDMI devices
Don’t download new App 1/5
Don’t download new app. It then thinks you have open streams which I don’t and makes watching tv in usable!
App will not let you airplay or hdmi to TV 1/5
I’ve had multiple issues with direct tv now now allowing me to view the channel lineup I’m paying for. Customer service is limited on troubleshooting resolution. Being that I have only my phone and tv, I would like to use the iPhone hdmi to watch on tv but I receive an error code saying I have no internet connection which in fact I do. Again, customer service has no fix for this. If you have any other option to steam live tv, I recommend not using direct tv now.
Used to work great 1/5
Tech support is a waste, this app used to work great until about 2 weeks ago with the stupid new update, now you only get the hbo skinny package which is 3channels, I’m paying for 60+!
When it comes to recording shows works great but the sound is crap hopefully they will fix the sound quality
App works well for me! 5/5
By Busy non-mom
I’m not sure why others have had problems, the stream works perfectly well for me on the iPad. I have had buffering issues with DirecTV Now on my Roku, but the iPad and iPhone have both worked very well. It seems pretty easy for me to scroll through the channels on the guide to select what I want to watch. I am VERY happy with the channel selection. With only the Live A Little package, I have Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, Nat Geo, History, HBO, and OAN. I also have the major networks, but check your area to see if they are available there yet.
May update keeps crashing app on Apple TV and iOS! 1/5
App keeps crashing on any iOS device and Apple TV I have! Your support does nothing to help. This is terrible.
Att ruined it 1/5
I have direct tv now because I travel for work . This new update now doesn’t allow me to watch my TV in areas , I’ll be canceling due to this
Casting Issues 3/5
Casting to Chromecast isn’t working properly please fix
Run from the upgrade 1/5
IT DOESN’T WORK. If you want to useDirectNow DO NOT UPGRADE.
My eyes are burning 4/5
Functionality in the new version is fine. For the love of all things optic, please add back in a dark theme. Please.
The small things matter most 2/5
Good effort on the update but you changed gestures on Apple TV which doesn’t make much sense. When I use the app it no longer defaults to my last selections (my favorite channels). Now there are extra clicks to select channels both on Apple TV and on iPhone. Room for improvement.
Trying to watch the nba finals on espnHD.. 1/5
And all I see is pixels.. my internet speed says 100 down and 10 up so can’t be the internet... nothing but problems with this app.
Will not let me stream to my tv? Not a very good update!!!!
Lost all the local channels since the new update
Work in progress 1/5
I used the app every day, ever since the update I can no longer Chromecast DIRECTV NOW. I will no longer be using the app since it is not functional.
Enjoy the lineup but doesn’t work majority of the time. Now, the app no longer works with Chromecast:(
Needs to save the settings 4/5
New update and DVR feature working well, but the guide won’t stay on my favorites and closed captioning is always on when you open the app.
THE UPDATE IS AMAZING 5/5
I love all the new changes. Cloud DVR is amazing!! Whole feel of the app on both iPhone and my amazon fire sticK completely sleeker/ nicer. THANK YOU
Direct tv now 5/5
The app is awesome I have zero issues
Would rate 5 but... 3/5
Ever since the app updated I cannot chromecast Direct TV Now. It just gives me a black screen. Other than that. No buffering issues and works great on my iPhone and Apple TV. Will give 5 stars once they fix the chromecasting...
Not user friendly at all. When searching for sports, it listed games days away ahead of games being played currently. Would randomly turn off the sound.
Just don’t...go use something else, PLEASE 1/5
Ive had the service for a while now worked okay i guess, regularly lost the connection to the servers and would just randomly tell me the channel was unavailable. BUT I don’t even care about that mess, since this new “update” they released the app isn’t even functional. I cant log in, only way to get customer service is to log in to the app through some stupid only chat option because the at&t customer service is unaware of anything with the app. Then you have direct tv customer service who just tells you to use the chat service but remember you cant because you cant log in. Honestly it’s CRAP. I did get ahold of someone and they told me it would be back up in 24hrs....its been 4 days and I haven’t heard a word. Oh also they wont give me even the slightest bit of a break in cost on monthly bill for me not having service for the past 4 days.
Sound problems on Apple TV 3/5
It seems like only certain channels and everything that's On Demand... The sound is noticeably compromised. Compared for example to the quality on the HBO go app for which I don't have to raise the volume nearly as much.
Additionally I'm getting a lot of choppy cutting out on live TV. Fix these and it's a 5 star for me. Happy to help with additional info if you need. Thank you.
Garbage. Youtube tv is light years ahead of this crap 1/5
Works good until you play “can I cast this” roulette. Constantly crashing even after the update to make it look cool. And the fact they don’t an support Xbox app is even more outrageous forcing you to buy another piece of hardware that you will only watch this wonderful app on and hope it doesn’t crash too. You’re about to lose a customer because now I know why it’s cheaper than the rest with my discount.
New version freezes continually 2/5
Since the update the picture is continually freezing while the audio keeps going. Doesn’t recover.
Booooo! Impossible to watch a whole movie! 1/5
The last version I used of both the Direct TV Now apps for iPhone and the Apple TV were frustrating because it was difficult to find what I wanted to watch. With the new version, I can find what I want to watch easily, so I was very excited ... until I actually tried to watch a movie. I had no problems until I was about an hour and a half into a two hour movie and laid my phone down only to pick it up and have the movie start back from the very beginning. And with both movies I have tried to watch, fast forwarding is blocked even for parts already watched, so I can’t go back to where I was. I really wanted to finish it, so I watched a good part of the way back through and tried to rewind at one point. Big mistake! I was “kindly” reminded that you can’t fast forward this show (as if I were trying to) and graciously taken ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE BEGINNING ... AGAIN! At other points when forgot I was not allowed to fast forward, I was sent back to the beginning yet again ... as punishment, I supposed. I did finally finish the first movie out of pure stubbornness (after having watched the beginning so many times I could quote it). For the second movie, I changed from iPhone to Apple TV hoping it would be better. I even practiced with the new controls to make sure I knew what to do to not get sent back (which I did accidentally while trying to figure out how to turn on captions) and by just not touching the remote except to adjust the volume, I managed to get all the way to one hour and 45 minutes in to another 2 hour movie at which point I got brave and tried to rewind an important part I missed ... to be sent all the way back to the start with NO WAY to get back to where I was. Are you kidding me?!? Ridiculous!!!
New update flaw 2/5
Most recent update has a better design to it, however it has a major flaw. Anytime I hook up my phone to the hdmi dock connector, it gives an error code (10001-009) that there isn’t internet. After unplugging, it will then work on my phone without showing the error code. I can watch other video streaming apps with the hdmi dock connector but as soon as switch to this app it says no internet.
Prorated for update causing problems 2/5
I just recently switched to DirectTV Now because of a deal with my AT&T services and one week into streaming on Chromecast, they update and now it’s an unusable service that I’ve paid for with no messages apologizing or letting us know what the status is. Pretty terrible services all around if you ask me.
I get charged $35 every month when I was promised $10 per month. Total scam
Needs work and bug removal! 1/5
The app is buggy overall. It often cites internet connection issues and will not work, while all other apps and websites function normally. IF the app actually loads, sound quality is severely lacking. BETA DVR is limited to 20 hours and has a confusing design. The guide is cumbersome loading images while you browse programming.
Horrible when cast to tv 1/5
Constant buffering to chromecast, works ok on iPhone, live tv ok on tablet, on demand freezes every few minutes and even worse when caster to TV. Great idea, but not working well
Getting better all the time!!! 4/5
First some history. I had COMCAST. Cancelled it for Directv Now. I was tired of being angry all the time at COMCAST. I like TMC, COMCAST put it in a package for an additional $10. HBO was extra. 2 yrs back COMCAST and the YES network had a dispute. No Yankees for a yr with No reduction in price. I got a package deal from ATT. My cell phone and Now. Directv Now costs me $25.25 a month with HBO , TMC and YES included. HBO and TMC were $25 alone from COMCAST. COMCAST all in was $130 a month.
Now for the getting better part. I see a lot of complaints about doubling bills for an extra stream. Well a 3rd stream is now $5 more.
They just added cloud DVR support. Love it. Only reason I stayed with COMCAST so long was to keep my TIVO. Haven’t used it since I got Directv Now in November. I’m putting my Bolt on eBay soon. NOT going back.
Don’t get me wrong it’s not the same as cable and a TIVO. But it’s not that far off, and it’s a $100s CHEAPER!!!!!!!! A month
Works Great 5/5
The newest update is working great for me on my iPhone and Apple TV 4K. The app runs more smoothly and reliably than previous versions. So far, so good.
Love it till they updated the app 2/5
I've had the service for about a month now and for the most part I enjoyed it. I loved the easy interface, how you can pick what you want to watch and most importantly how I can easily cast to my cromecast. But today I discovered that the app was updated supposedly with DVR (I say supposedly because I haven't tried it) and it takes me at least 5-6 tries for it to cast. That's me closing and reopening the app, rebooting my chromecast, until it finally works. Then after that it has lagged badly. To the point that it crashed and had to go thru the whole casting episode again. Do you guys test these updates before releasing it to the public? Its extremely annoying to have to go thru so much to cast but then it won't play consistently? Not cool! And before you ask about my Internet I'm at about 125mgs with a 200mgs plan. So I doubt its my Internet!
DVR fails to! First it didn't record a show I set to record, then when one did record it won't let me cast it to my TV! Pointless!
Doesn’t work with Chromecast 2/5
Used to work with chromecast, but the recent update caused it to stop working
Best Online Tv streaming app 5/5
This is hands down the best app in the market. I have basic and have all the Channels I need for a great price even got an Apple TV when I first got my service. The best thing about this subscript unlike regular cable, there is no cancellation fees,no contracts,and no credit check. The cloud storage for recording your favorite show or game is also a handy feature that I love. I highly recommend everyone to try it out!
Actual review 5/5
The channel lineup is very skimmed down. No more two in the morning infomercials trying to sell you fake silver. Some cool features involving rewind, now including DVR and up to three streams. Regarding many of the buffering issues I’ve seen in these reviews, my personal experience has shown the Roku device happens to be incapable (per their specs) of receiving the required bandwidth to run the DTV Now flawlessly. The Apple TV and FireTV do not suffer nearly so badly from these issues. Beware however the FireTV EATS bandwidth. Up to 20mbps. Hope this helps!
Chrome cast doesn’t work 1/5
It just freezes, so the app is useless for me I can only watch on Apple TV now so stuck to a single tv until chrome cast is fixed
What did you people do to this app?! 1/5
This app used to work fine two weeks ago but now, mysteriously right after a redesign, I can’t stream anything without it pausing every 15-30 seconds to load. Fantastic.
Worked ok until the recent update 1/5
Since the recent update about a week ago when I plug my iPad or iPhone up to the HDMI cord i get an error message about there being no connection. When I remove the hdmi cord then the app works just fine. Fix this because I’m ready to cancel now
I decided to update my review after the update and sorry to disappoint but it’s still virtually unusable due to their terrible streaming network. Watching live TV, DVR and especially On Demand shows is nearly impossible without constant buffering and now after it buffers the sound continues but the picture gets stuck. I think the interface is much better and I like the DVR feature but it is still unusable. The most obnoxious part of this is a little note that pops up telling me my network is unstable when shows buffer. I have gigabit internet with multiple users streaming 4K Netflix without issue and my directv device is hard wired so no DirecTV it’s your terrible network that is an unacceptable problem. If you are having this issue as well you can download individual network applications and stream through them, that seems to be the only solution until AT&T figures out the problem is on their end as everyone is telling them. Some apps don’t work such as TBS which is super annoying. I would say this is still a few years away from being usable knowing how slowly att moves.
Unable to stream 1/5
My tv does not appear in the drop down box when I try to stream. I can stream Netflix and other apps like ABC, TNT but not Direct TV now. I have tried deleting the Direct TV app from my phone.
I wasn’t aware it was no longer working on leeco TVs ! I just subscribed what am I supposed to do now?
So far the tv is good but the app stinks 1/5
TV comes in crisp and clear so no problem there. The app however leaves much to be desired. The record option is hit or miss, mostly miss. I’ve looked for shows that I saw on HBO on Comcast and they’re not showing on this app. I can’t even record shows on HBO or Showtime. Local channels don’t even show up unless I type the network in on my search. NBC doesn’t even show up as a local option. Why is that?
Honestly this app has a long way to go before I give it more than one star.
Poor performance annoying interface 1/5
Half the time I want to watch something live it doesn’t work. Some error about being unable to connect or constant buffering.
On top of that, whenever you open up the app and start watching it always covers up the screen with annoying “help” screens of how to use the app.
Also needs a way to go back to the previous channel without having to go searching through the guide.
Horrible at updating. Since new update the on demand is now gone.