DIRECTV for Tablets

DIRECTV for Tablets


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500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

  • Manage DVR
  • Watch premium shows
  • Streaming very buggy
  • Limited channels available
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Expert's Review

"Manage Your Direct TV Account"

Reviewed by / Apr 10, 2015

Set up your DVR and watch DirecTV from your phone.


The DirecTV app lets you manage your DVR from anywhere you have internet or data. You can set to record or extend finish time so if the game runs over, you don't miss the last quarter. It also allows you to watch *some* of your favorite shows and recordings, although this feature is very glitchy. While it has a very limited amount of channels available to watch on the go, it does give you access to most of the premium favorites.


The app lets you manage your DVR from anywhere so you never miss your favorite show. You can modify record times and watch a limited amount of channels from your phone.


The app does not give you access to the majority of what you record or the channels you can watch at home. Even if it did, the streaming feature is buggy at best.

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Developer's original description available here
The DIRECTV App for Android tablet takes your mobile entertainment experience to a whole new level. You can stream Live TV and On Demand content anywhere. Plus browse the guide, get sports scores, control your TV and set your DVR from anywhere.

Limited programming available. Additional charges may apply. Available for customers in the USA only.


- Watch thousands of your favorite movies and shows On Demand at home or on the go with HBO®, Cinemax®, Starz®, Encore®, Showtime®, Nickelodeon, HGTV, Comedy Central and more.

- Watch top TV channels live in any room of your home and more than 30 TV channels outside your home.


- Personalize your DIRECTV experience by customizing your home screen, add, remove and reorder as many modules as you like.

- Tap to tune to any show on your TV.

- Use the built-in remote to really control your TV experience from your tablet.

- View & delete playlist recordings and tap to play them on TV.

- Set your DVR to record your favorite shows from anywhere.


- Browse and discover shows, movies and sports. Plus get program descriptions, cast & crew info, and parental ratings without interrupting what you are watching on TV.

- Browse the Guide up to 14 days in advance, view only your favorite channels or filter by channels you can watch on your tablet.

- Track your favorite teams, view current sports matchups and scores by league, with the option to watch or record.


- 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, CoPilot and remote control requires a Wi-Fi connection to your home network and a DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR (models R22, Genie and HR20 or higher) connected to the same network. Remote control is also available with HD receivers (models C31, H21 and higher).

- All functions and programming are subject to change at any time. Blackout rules and other conditions apply to sports programming.

- Scheduling a recording requires a Wi-Fi, or 3G/4G Internet connection and a DIRECTV PlusÆ DVR or HD DVR. Receivers do not require phone or Internet connection to schedule a recording.

For complete details on technical requirements, please visit:

For Tips, Tricks and Customer Support, 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 for Android Application by DIRECTV customers is subject to DIRECTV's Customer Agreement and Privacy Policy (available at

Recently changed in this version

New Live Streaming Channels Added! Enjoy 15 new HBO® and Cinemax® channels live on your device. Tap Edit in the Live TV Streaming module to add them to your home screen. Plus additional performance enhancements and bug fixes.

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    by Markell Tinson on 29/03/2015

    they added cartonnetwork on it

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    by Richard Rowley on 28/03/2015

    Nice app

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    by Steve S on 26/03/2015

    Terrible design. Too many bells and whistles.

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    by Shane Foster on 25/03/2015

    Useful but cumbersome

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