What's New

Bug fixes and performance enhancements.

App Description

We’ve packed a world of entertainment in one little app. Watch live TV or catch up on the latest movies and shows On Demand. With the DIRECTV app, your favorite entertainment always goes where you go. And now, you can control your HD DVR from your Apple Watch, too.

• Watch thousands of your favorite movies and shows, live or on Demand
• Enjoy the latest releases on DIRECTV CINEMA and buzz-worthy entertainment from top premium channels like HBO®, Cinemax®, STARZ®, ENCORE®, and SHOWTIME®
• Start watching an On Demand program on one device, pause, then continue watching on any other device
• Binge watch with ease. When you finish watching an episode of a show, the next episode will start playing automatically
• Start watching a show on your device, then tap to send it to your big screen. And vice versa—send it from your TV to your mobile device

• Make wise decisions with detailed program descriptions, cast & crew info, photos, recommendations and parental ratings
• Tap the new “In my subscription” filter to browse the movies and shows that don’t require extra payment

• Set your DVR to record movies and shows from anywhere. You can record a single episode of a show or an entire series with just one tap
• Add more time to the start or end of your recording request so you won’t miss a second of the action—even if your program runs overtime

• Control your TV from your Apple Watch.* Find new movies and shows, view their details, and set them to record to your DVR, and more from your wrist
• Add the new DIRECTV remote widget to your iOS Today screen to quickly see what’s currently playing on your TV, control playback, set your DVR, and more—all without unlocking your phone or opening the DIRECTV app*
• 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

*IMPORTANT TIP: Before using your iOS Widget or Apple Watch, make sure your receiver is set up properly. Go to your receiver’s MENU, then 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.

- 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 the DIRECTV for iPhone
- 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
- 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

For complete details on technical requirements, please visit: https://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3426

For Tips, Tricks and Customer Support, please visit: http://forums.directv.com

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
http://www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information about this Nielsen measurement feature

Use of the DIRECTV App by DIRECTV customers is subject to DIRECTV's Customer Agreement and Privacy Policy available at http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/legal/mobile_eula

iPhone Screenshots

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Apple Watch Screenshots

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App Changes

  • June 25, 2011 New version 2.0.2
  • August 13, 2011 New version 2.0.3
  • August 25, 2011 New version 2.0.4
  • October 01, 2011 New version 2.1
  • November 10, 2011 New version 2.1.1
  • September 19, 2012 New version 2.2.0
  • October 23, 2012 New version 2.3.0
  • November 10, 2012 New version 2.3.1
  • December 20, 2012 New version 2.4.0
  • January 14, 2013 New version 2.4.1
  • March 13, 2013 New version 2.4.3
  • April 05, 2013 New version 2.4.4
  • May 16, 2013 New version 2.5.0
  • May 22, 2013 New version 2.5.1
  • July 03, 2013 New version 2.5.2
  • August 23, 2013 New version 3.0.0
  • October 23, 2013 New version 3.1.006
  • October 30, 2013 New version 3.1.007
  • November 22, 2013 New version 3.2.005
  • December 20, 2013 New version 3.3.003
  • March 26, 2014 New version 3.3.009
  • April 18, 2014 New version 3.3.010
  • August 07, 2014 New version 3.5.008
  • September 11, 2014 New version 3.6.007
  • October 24, 2014 New version 3.7.006
  • December 21, 2014 New version 3.8.008
  • March 12, 2015 New version 4.0.009
  • May 08, 2015 New version 4.0.106
  • May 11, 2015 New version 4.0.107
  • July 09, 2015 New version 4.1.015
  • August 09, 2015 New version 4.2.023
  • September 03, 2015 New version 4.2.103
  • September 14, 2015 New version 4.2.202
  • November 15, 2015 New version 4.3.010
  • January 20, 2016 New version 4.3.011
  • March 25, 2016 New version 4.4.012
  • July 11, 2016 New version 4.5.101
  • July 20, 2016 New version 4.6.009
  • July 28, 2016 New version 4.6.012

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