• Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.1.002
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: DIRECTV, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
1,172,837 Ratings
$ 0


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** • iPhone® 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 reviews

  • Error message 1/5

    By Only1jolenie
    App doesn’t work. Has had an error message for over a week!
  • Channels 1/5

    By jimmy jo j
    I can’t even see all the channels that I pay for on the app or access Sunday Ticket
  • Just My opinion! 5/5

    By C L Rasmussen
    When it works that’s great!
  • Today’s update 1/5

    By Unhappy1234
    Not good. I still have to manually input my server information to watch shows on my local Internet. Please fix this problem. I don’t have this problem on my iPhone DirecTV app. Update: Since the beginning of the 2021 NFL season, I am unable to register my iPhone 12 Pro Max to the Genie server due to a recent Directv download. This problem needs to be fixed. Several times I restarted the server, and removed and reinstalled the app, to no avail. Yes, the Directv server and the iPhone are on the same Internet network. Other iOS devices on this same Internet network have registered to the Genie server without any problems. Very frustrating.
  • Good enough 4/5

    By guyreviewingstuff2
    It would be nice to get dvr stuff and maybe local channels. Good otherwise
  • Atrocious - Plagued with error 1/5

    By Iphonerocks00
    Error 100 after recent update and can no longer download shows. I’ve reset uninstalled and everything - no change. Infuriating that they can’t deliver on a service which should be straightforward!
  • Almost but not quite 3/5

    By Wxjunkies
    This could be a great app. The app requires me to be home to look at what is on my DVR and download any shows. That is ridiculous. 5+ years ago the ATT Uverse app would allow this so why not Directtv? When traveling, I recorded shows while away but the app will not update nor show what is on my DVR. So I cannot watch those shows while I am away. Add this feature to the app to make it more user friendly.
  • Unknown error 1/5

    By Tasha Faith
    This app does not work. Every time I try to log on I get unknown error. I would give it a negative 10 if that weee an option.
  • Error Unknown Error 1/5

    By stevehoz
    Error Unknown Error Error Unknown Error Error Unknown Error Error Unknown Error Error Unknown Error Error Unknown Error Error Unknown Error Error Unknown Error Error Unknown Error Error Unknown Error Error Unknown Error Error Unknown Error
  • Since last update, fails to log in 2/5

    By Jingyong
    Since the last update, always fails to log in the first launch, exit and tried again it will login successfully. Weird!
  • Direct tv APP 5/5

    By Blue Spader
    The app is the best it would be better if channel 364 was on it
  • Won’t connect to phone 1/5

    By tik tok: lollleah
    Will not allow me to register my device since the latest update. I have followed all the suggested steps many times. Error: 212. Please fix
  • Recording via phone needs work. 1/5

    By Jimbonh
    I have tried to record via phone and it’s successful only about 40% of the time. I select “record” and the screen says “recording” but when I get home, nothing is in the list. Am I missing another verification? How can I confirm the selection is actually going to record? The app doesn’t help with this.
  • External system failure 1/5

    By 64al57
    The app keeps crashing
  • Very inconsistent function 2/5

    By Kahlua82315
    Been using for several years now on IPhone 6 and 8. Mostly terrible for live streaming. Network issue problem. Using home wifi. I go to other live stream apps and they work fine. Don’t recommend. Works nice when setting a show to record.
  • Terrible NFL ticket streaming 1/5

    By bobnaba417
    Not at my house and I can’t watch Sunday nfl ticket
  • Worthless 1/5

    By Castelloe
    The only reason I would EVER use this is: on vacation, riding in the car, break time at work…it will work for none of these. Unless you watch basically live tv or an infomercial…as long as it’s not sports….of course. You have to be on the same WiFi as your receiver. NEWSFLASH!! If I’m at home, I’m certainly not watching a show on a palm sized screen. So rather than another app tracking and scheming; I deleted that uselessness. Congrats att/directv monopoly; you have something more ineffective than your customer service. (I’ve been paying for service on a broken watch that I turned off over a year ago).
  • How do I disable Autoplay 1/5

    By V Floridan
    Why does this app always play tv on startup? Don’t want it to just play any garbage that happens to be on whatever channel it picks. Fix this please.
  • 1 star. 1/5

    By dudifdkk
    Every time when I try to watch some thing “unknown error” it’s so dumb.
  • Zero stars 1/5

    By Justjos2008
    App only sometimes works.
  • Terrible app 1/5

    By cyo00000
    App doesn’t even let me open! Keeps saying error. Trash!
  • Can’t download! 1/5

    By hol6140
    What happened we used to be able to download and now we can’t what a piece of crap! We can’t even watch tv unless we are home but I’m a TD I’m not home for weeks at a time and I can’t even watch programming I pay for?! Ridiculous!
  • Dvr not actovated 1/5

    By wMw1164
    Cannot get the DVR activated on my phone. Error 100 and nothing will get it to connect.
  • Not Working Properly With iOS 15 1/5

    By JAJ1957
    Since the iOS 15 update, the app does not connect properly to the DVR. I am unable to stream live TV programs nor play recorded content from the DVR. If I could rate this app zero stars, I would do so. Currently, it’s useless.
  • Awesome! 5/5

    By Mechelle Watts
    Love the capability of recording shows when away from home!
  • Worst app ever 1/5

    By DPERCI11
    Won’t even let me open the app anymore without is saying unknown error and redirecting me to the App Store. Unbelievable Directv! With the amount you charge for services you’d think you could get an app right, apparently not!
  • Bad 1/5

    By hunkanna
    Absolute worst app
  • Horrible App! 1/5

    By annoyed4790
    This app is horrible! It never syncs to the receiver to be able to use your phone as a remote for starters! This day and age…should have a better app for Direct Tv.
  • Make it better for iOS 15 5/5

    By dj555(
    Has some lag and more tv Chanel’s live tv and add recommendations for shows and movies fix soon
  • Direct TV 5/5

    By Final payment took two times
    Enjoy watching on IPhone.
  • Doesn’t work unless you are connected to the same WiFi your direct box is connected to 1/5

    By trumpetgod15
    Doesn’t work unless you are connected to the same WiFi your direct box is connected to, so it can’t be used anywhere else. FIX IT!
  • Always turns on to the news. 3/5

    By MDeter67
    Is there a way that I can change what channel it turns on to? For the past month every time I’ve signed in it always tuned to CNN which is the most frustrating thing on the planet especially when you’re trying to avoid it. Please fix this issue. The app rest works great and is fantastic I just what I could change the default channel.
  • Simply the best on the planet . 5/5

    By Dappdan
    The Best Ya Diggit
  • App won’t even let me sign in 1/5

    By marduhbirduh
    Will not let me sign in since new update so annoying.
  • Never works 1/5

    By jaymo1115
    Always kicks me out. Never can log back in. Always have to change my PW and sit on the phone with direct tv. Horrible app
  • Won’t let me sign in 1/5

    By kloiselle
    I went to watch a show on my work break and it logged me out. So i try to log back in and it says user id and password are wrong. i can’t sign in on any device but on the website i can. smh fix these problems
  • Uga vs Arkansas 5/5

    By jailhouse rock
    Enjoy the games!!!
  • Lousy 1/5

    By Steelerfaninerie
    Always crashes. Takes forever to start. Now it won’t connect to my DVR. I call DirecTv and I’m on the phone with someone for 1/2 an hour and she has no idea what the problem is. But I can watch the news whenever I want to. That comes on every time. I pay a lot of money every month for DirecTv. This app should work.
  • DVR download broken 1/5

    By FunAZGal
    I have used this app for years, I travel often so I download my DVR recorded shows to my phone or iPad and take them with me to watch. About a month ago the app stopped recognizing my DVRs and tries to force me to “Register your device”. I tried to do that but continually get an error (100) that the app can’t register my device. I have called tech support three times in a 10 day period, each time they say they created an escalation ticket to the engineering team and I will hear from someone in 24-48 hours but no one ever calls. The third supervisor I spoke with sent a technician to my house, but of course the issue wasn’t resolved. Basically I believe it is a software issue but they won’t admit it. After a lot of frustration and troubleshooting I learned that a friend is having the exact same issue and they told her it’s a software issue! No planned timeframe to address and no plan in place, plus poor communication about the issue. I’m just about ready to cancel my service after 16 years.
  • DirecTV bad app 1/5

    By Catzaw
    This app is terrible! It always crashes at the end of a SUPER long stretch of commercials. You then have to start over with the same commercials to continue.
  • Worst It’s ever been 1/5

    By rludeman44
    This app has literally not worked for the last three months. Every time I enter username and password it tells me invalid or incorrect and then I recover username set a new password and it still doesn’t work. Hands-down the worst version of this app in my 12 years of using DIRECTV
  • App Stopped Working- Horrible User Experience 1/5

    By sssNla
    This week the app just stopped working. No longer recognizes me and I'm stuck in a never-ending loop with no option to try to re-enter my credentials. App support takes me to a page that no longer exists. What a joke. Been a DirecTV customer for 21 years and it just gets worse every year. This will probably be the last straw for me I'm afraid.
  • love the adult swim channel to watch 5/5

    By laurainlove
    i love watching adult swim to watch dragon ball super on and to watch zak bagans on it to
  • Can’t watch away from home 1/5

    By Jawknee805
    No longer able to watch away from home. I was able to watch local sports channels while on my lunch hour on work days (or at my kid’s game) and now the recent update does not allow me to as it says that I must be connected to the same network as my receiver? Pay too much to not be able to watch what I want, whenever I want, wherever I want. Cancelling service this week.
  • Love it 5/5

    By tpatt1077
    Love the New app
  • Bummer 1/5

    By aem1980
    Downloaded the app, tried to sign in and it says I don’t exist. Tried getting help, just got tossed around. What a joke. Clicked on app support, says page can’t be found. Is this real life? Am I in the twilight zone?
  • App Ajustment 4/5

    By Set222
    The app needs to be more friendly with the user search. Every time you you use the search option I should be able to use the same time search mutipule times instead of the app always going back to the current times and day. Let me look around and do multiple searches at the search I entered and I will hit a button to go back to the current time and date.
  • Better upgrade your app not user friendly 1/5

    By skillztherapy
    Having difficulty in finding my receiver everything is not working including remote function
  • Can’t get app to accept password 1/5

    By Barnes Zee
    App not working on iphone