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    Published: 2015-04-10, by .

    Set up your DVR and watch DirecTV from your phone.

    6.8
    • Manage DVR
    • Watch premium shows
    • Streaming very buggy
    • Limited channels available

    "Manage Your Direct TV Account"

    THE VERDICT

    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 PROS

    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 CONS

    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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    Molly

    by Molly

    Apr 10, 2015

    Description

    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**
    • Watch thousands of your favorite movies and shows, Live or On Demand
    • 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.)
    • Stream or download your home DVR recordings to your devices!
    • Enjoy the latest releases from premium channels!
    • Switch screens! Watch your favorite show on one device then tap a button to send it to the big screen!

    **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**
    • See what’s playing on your TV, control playback, set your DVR, and more with the DIRECTV remote widget*
    • Have an Apple Watch? Use it to control 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, 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.

    **REQUIREMENTS**
    • 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 DIRECTV for iPhone
    •Core app functionality requires use of your location data and Public IP address
    • 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
    • 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 DIRECTV & AT&T Mobility postpaid data service or an eligible prepaid monthly plan. 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: https://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3426

    For more information on the DIRECTV App, please visit: http://directv.com/appfaq

    This DIRECTV App features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which allows 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.

    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 http://www.directv.com/DTVAPP/content/support/agreements_policies.

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