• Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 6.1.002
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: DIRECTV, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
  • Links: Google Play Store
1,193,214 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

  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By Stone Cold 12
    Was working and then one day, it just stopped and kept sending to the App Store. Oh well. Deleted!
  • Trash 1/5

    By 15KC15
    This app is garbage. Clunky, full of bugs, and difficult to use. Extremely limited. Hilariously bad.
  • directv 4/5

    By Brandon.brower
    the only bad thing is that u can only watch certain shows on ur phone
  • Playback error 1/5

    By Kicway
    I can’t play anything in my phone. I keep getting a Planck error
  • Repeat repeat repeat!!!!! 2/5

    By reidkarla
    Same stuff every night? Why can’t we make our own mix and match programs and be charged a flat fee??????
  • Never right 1/5

    By Brian1929
    This app has NEVER worked as advertised. It’s buggy and unreliable. They don’t appear to be trying to make it any better.
  • Directv JC 5/5

    By JDCCL
    In times that I can’t be in front of the tv, I find this app to be a source of information when it comes to news, sports or tv shows.
  • Great but I have one complaint.. 4/5

    By 96GT4.6L
    I don’t understand why you can create a DirecTV stream app for Apple TV but not a DirecTV app where one can access their shows, only reason I can think of is because you want the customer to have to pay for more boxes for those rooms in the house. Funny thing is there’s a work around all I have to do is screen mirror the app and it casts it to my Apple TV or Roku. Or I can just use my laptop sign in and hook up to HDMI and watch TV that way. That completely eliminates me having to purchase another box or boxes. So I think it’s time you just create a DirecTV app for the Apple TV like many other providers have done.
  • “Watch at home issue” 3/5

    By Screen expansion
    I use the app on my phone. After watching a show it moves it to the watch at home box at the bottom of the screen. I then cannot watch it on my phone, without deleting the app. How do I fix this?? Please help
  • Overseas 1/5

    By moonblower
    Cannot get it to work overseas!
  • Tha 1/5

    By this nick name is tsken
    Most of the time the app doesn’t work!!!!
  • Excelente streaming 5/5

    By tigre caminante
    Me gusta porque fuera de casa puedo ver mis programas favoritos.
  • Meh 3/5

    By therapyneeded
    It’s ok. It does take a long time to Load but I figure there is a lot of channels. My main gripe is having CNN load first. I loathe CNN. Please put it back to what was being watched last.
  • Directv wants you to be a liberal democrat 1/5

    By oomelendez
    Directv is canceling One America News in a continuation of its pro Democratic Party political agenda. I will not continue using Directv or AT&T - Directv’s parent company. Go radical liberal - go broke.
  • New update <<<< old version 1/5

    By zh2oson
    Freezes during loading; interface once in program is cluttered and difficult to navigate. Hate to sound like an old codger, but it was better before!
  • Everything I Need in One App 5/5

    By Rustyreubz
    Love the service and how fast new shows show up
  • Garbage company 1/5

    By youngatty
    Glad i got rid of it. Also helped my mother get rid of it. Junk customer service. Poor equipment. Poor user interface.
  • Correct use ID & password, but doesn’t log me in. 1/5

    By EAA7991
    I have the correct user ID & password, but it keeps telling me that either is incorrect despite working on other devices. Please fix ASAP.
  • Worst app ever in my opinion 1/5

    By Dopey Dwarf 1
    This is the worst app in my opinion because it will not allow me to watch a channel that is available in my plan. I get the message that says that it’s not available in home. I was trying to watch a movie in a room with no television so I was going to watch it on my iPhone 7 Plus which has the latest updates. Phone is set up for auto updates for all apps. Since it updated the directv app I get an not available in home error message. I do know that it worked before the last update of the directv app but not anymore. I have been a DirecTV subscriber since it started so for over 20 plus years not very happy now.
  • unknown error 1/5

    By Maximuz9
    havent been able to open the app. keeps closing and eventually says unknown error, ive closed the app, restarted my phone, and reinstalled the app. Had an lg wing now switched to the iphone 13 and just doesnt work on either phone.
  • Direct tv streaming 2/5

    By jlrcj
    Why is the app not available on Sony tvs?
  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By hehejjenenebenbebejejenb
    App does not allow me to sign in just redirects me
  • Love it!! On the go 5/5

    By heymoei
    I love it, waiting anywhere and knowing I can watch my shows from my car to an office visit!!
  • Can never log in after update 1/5

    By Missy_Bunny
    The app did its automated update. I got signed out. No big deal. But now every time I try to log into the app it tells me that I’m using the wrong password or username. I have contacted directv about this issue and they just tell me to reset my password. Still doesn’t work. Worst update ever
  • The app won’t let me log in 1/5

    By elleboy78
    Please send and update to your app because it’s been over a week and it’s not allowing me to log in smh.
  • Reset password thru app, app won’t recognize password. 1/5

    By squeaklovesmittens
    App won’t recognize password. Reset password using the app. App still won’t recognize new password. I’d say I was in the twilight zone except I can’t watch DTV to confirm if this is indeed like the twilight zone.
  • R U kidding me? 1/5

    By Fb jail and created pages
    33 seconds left in the basketball game, which is tied, and you CUT OFF the game because it was running a few seconds over. Unacceptable for this girl!!!
  • great job 5/5

    By ChuckTaylor407
    Thank you DIRECTV, you really nailed this app!!!
  • Feels ten years behind 1/5

    By LL1882
    This app is clunky to say the least.
  • Awful 2/5

    By BrooklynDogWalks
    This app couldn’t be much worse if they tried to. Considering the monthly cost of DirecTV service it’s a travesty they provide us with such a buggy/glitchy error message of an app.
  • Dvr problems still 2/5

    By Bullylove
    Still won’t record dvr list. Won’t show a show even though it’s the date and over the time. Usually won’t let you play it for at least 2 days after.
  • Could be better 3/5

    By Taraleesav
    Whenever using the app every so often the screen will just go black for a few seconds skipping vital moments of programming. If I rewind it , it just happens again. Why is this happening? There’s no real way to fast forward through commercials. On demand has way too many ads that you cannot skip. Makes no sense. This is the only service I’ve ever had where you pay for the service and have to watch ads while watching on demand programs. If you record something half way through a program it starts several seconds after hitting record. Not like the former cable optics where if you hit record it starts from the beginning. Not only is that not an option it actual starts seconds after hitting record. I don’t know if I’d refer this product. I think it has a long way to go. I was told the price would never go up, but guess what? It did in under a year.
  • Terrible 1/5

    By k1m6795
    This app reminds me of the internet growing up in the 90’s, when you had to wait minutes for a page to load. Whenever I try to watch a recorded show on my iPad it loads 50% of the time. If you try to skip ahead or rewind a show it takes at least 30 seconds to reload. Not sure how this has so many good ratings.
  • Needs improvements 1/5

    By Tx musicooo
    Hypersensitive when scrolling through the guide and will start playing things as soon as opened. When you find something on the guide you would like to record in the future the record option isn’t present. So basically this is worthless if you want to record something that is coming on later in the day.
  • Great TV 5/5

    By RichB64
    Get to watch what I want with few interruption’s
  • Never works 1/5

    By ttrrmom
    Always get unknown error. Cannot ever get the app to work. I’ve tried uninstalling, restarting my phone… nothing works.
  • 0 stars, only frustration 1/5

    By 771afterastorm
    Was told that I could log in to this to watch direct TV. Can not. Will have to wait 3 days to get it fixed. Depressing.
  • Works well on my phone but not on my fire stick. 3/5

    By Loyal Customer since 2003
    I’ve wasted countless hours of my life on the phone and up late at night trying to log in. I’ve reset the password multiple times, I give up... maybe I’ll try Spectrum.

    By Mamita4
    The most useless app I have ever encountered. I can no longer log in. I’m on an infinite cycle of resetting my password, the app saying they don’t recognize my username/password, taking me back to the App Store to reopen the app, and REPEAT. Haven’t been able to use the app in at least 4 weeks. Spent hours on the phone with their equally useless “customer service”. One time, for so long, that after multiple transfers, I was told, “The department you need to speak to is now closed. You’ll have to call back tomorrow.” In addition, I just received a notice that my monthly cost was increasing. Off to look for other TV & Steaming services. I’m out.
  • Some recordings not available 3/5

    By Capheads
    All of my recordings are not available with the list. Also there is a streaming problem when trying to view what was recorded on the DVR.
  • Garbage 1/5

    By Stangs05
    How does this app have a 4.7 rating?! Such a garbage app! The shoes I want to watch, I can’t! ALWAYS an error message. Seriously terrible! Don’t even waste your time calling customer service because they won’t be able to help either. They’ll tell you to delete and reinstall the app. Guess what?! That DOESN’T work!! I am keeping the service because I can’t find TV anywhere for $13/month for over 200 channels so I have to live with a garbage app.
  • Canales 3/5

    By Jerryboys32
    Deberían poner lo canales en español en la app todo esta en inglés
  • Not gonna hold back. But your app is just awful. 1/5

    By BillyTaylor2023
    The app is just plain trash no easy way to put it. Basically unwatchable.
  • Piece of crap app! 1/5

    By dominator 62
    This the worst app I ever had. It's always crashing no matter what I do to make it work. If this continues I’ll be looking for a new cable n mobile company.
  • Junk 1/5

    By Dirk Tirkington
    I can’t log even log in. It says the password is wrong even after updating.
  • iPhone 12 Mini connection and other issues 2/5

    By CA and NY girl
    I have this DIRECTV app on all my other devices like iPhones, tablets, chrome-books and iPad BUT when I try to sign on to my iPhone 12 mini, it will not accept my password so I cannot use it. No amount of tries or research has helped. Also, I have the Spectrum app whose performance is far more reliable and to compare, that app lets me continue to watch on a small window whenever I check emails or get phone calls but this Directv app just signs you out and you lose your place which is very annoying.
  • Can’t log in 1/5

    By Nene____
    I try to log into the app on my iPhone and it keeps telling me the username or password is incorrect, but the exact same username and password work perfectly on the website and my Samsung tablet. Googled the issue and it has apparently been going on for years now. Fix it!
  • Stupid! 1/5

    By Kind of addicted 😁
    Direct TV are IDIOTS! I’ve been getting FREE showtime for months.
  • Too slow to load and buffer; can’t save shows 1/5

    By Roll-a
    For an app associated with a phone company, it takes way too long to load and work. It also fails to allow saving downloads from my DVR to my phone. I’m highly unimpressed in this poorly programmed phone app.