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    DIRECTV for Tablets

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    DIRECTV for Tablets's review

    Published: 2015-04-10, by .

    Set up your DVR and watch DirecTV from your phone.

    • Manage DVR
    • Watch premium shows
    • Streaming very buggy
    • Limited channels available

    "Manage Your Direct TV Account"


    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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    by Molly

    Apr 10, 2015


    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.

    We’ve made tons of awesome changes recently. Here are some crowd favorites:

    • 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

    • Get quick access to your favorite entertainment right from your app homescreen. Customize it to only show what you like, for example “Live TV Streaming” or “Popular in Your Area”
    • Make wise decisions with detailed program descriptions, cast & crew info, photos, recommendations and parental ratings
    • Tap the new “Free” 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

    • Use your mobile device to pause, play, and rewind the program that’s playing on your TV.
    • Set parental controls and enjoy peace of mind over what your kids are watching


    - Android tablet running OS 4.2 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, 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
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    Use of the DIRECTV for Android Application by DIRECTV customers is subject to DIRECTV's Customer Agreement and Privacy Policy (available at

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