DIRECTV'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


    It’s your TV. Take it with you. 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. Plus now stream DIRECTV data-free on AT&T.

    • Watch thousands of your favorite movies and shows, Live or On Demand
    • New! Data Free TV lets you stream DIRECTV on your devices, anywhere—without using your data
    (Requires eligible DIRECTV & AT&T data services. Excl. & restr. apply. Content varies and must be streamed through the DIRECTV App. Use subject to wireless service terms including those related to data speed. Streaming may not work at reduced speeds.)
    • New! Stream or download your home DVR recordings to your devices. Watch anywhere—no internet connection required
    • 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 and take your content with you!

    • 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

    • 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

    • Android phone 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, 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
    • Data Free TV requires residential DIRECTV service and active AT&T postpaid data service on eligible device. 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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    by Prinston Rose

    Jan 13, 2018  |  "Awesome"

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