• Free Entertainment Apps
  • 2009-03-30
    Release date
  • iOS 9.0 +
  • 5.8.006
  • FREE

The TV is yours. Take it along. Enjoy a world of entertainment by downloading the DIRECTV app, a companion to your DIRECTV service. Watch live TV and recorded programming, catch up on missed episodes with On Demand, and plan recordings on your DVR without needing additional hardware or more money. Also, AT&T now offers data-free DIRECTV streaming.



  • View thousands of your favorite films and television programs online or live.
  • You can stream DIRECTV on your devices from anywhere with Data Free TV without using your data plan.
  • (Requires qualifying AT&T data services and DIRECTV services. Excl. & restrictions apply. The DIRECTV App is required to stream the content, which varies. Use is subject to the rules of the wireless service, including that governing data speed. Streaming might not function at slower rates.)
  • Download or stream recordings from your home DVR to your devices!
  • Take pleasure in the newest offerings from premium channels!
  • Change the displays! Click a button to send your favorite show on the big screen after watching it on one device!



  • From anywhere, record your preferred movies and TV shows!
  • Is the content too long? Don’t miss a minute of your preferred content by adding more time to your recording.



  • With the DIRECTV remote widget, you can view what’s showing on your TV, manage playback, configure your DVR, and more.
  • Do you own an Apple Watch? Utilize it to operate your TV!



Ensure your receiver is configured correctly before using your iOS Widget or Apple Watch

Select Settings & Help > Settings > Whole-Home > External Device from your receiver’s MENU. 

Verify that “Recently Watched” is set to Share and that “External Access,” “Current Program,” and “Recordings” are all set to Allow.



  • 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 the 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 the remote control require 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. The remote control also works with HD receivers (models H21, H23, or higher) connected to a broadband Internet connection
  • DVR streaming and downloading requires an Internet-connected Genie HD DVR model HR44 or higher and a compatible mobile device. To download must be in-home on the same Wi-Fi network connected to a DVR
  • Data Free TV requires DIRECTV & AT&T Mobility postpaid data service or an eligible prepaid monthly plan. App downloads, 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 a phone or Internet connection to schedule a recording.


In rare instances, scheduled recording(s) may not be recognized. Only available on certain receivers.



Raised high above the ground, the DIRECTV satellite dish has always been one of the most prominent symbols of DIRECTV service. With the launch of DIRECTV NOW, you can also enjoy high-quality entertainment from the palm of your hand! What once looked like a static television receiver on a roof is now an all-in-one streaming device that allows you to stream live and recorded content, watch live TV, save your favorite shows for later, and record your favorite shows at any time!

You can also use your DVR to record your favorite shows and movies for the future. Press the red button on your DVR, and your favorite show will be recorded to a USB drive or SD card.

The more you watch, the more your DVR will record. Your recordings are always accessible from your home screen. You can even watch your recordings while you’re watching live TV!

Enjoy a world of entertainment with great channels, great content, and even greater options! With DIRECTV NOW, you have access to various entertainment options. DIRECTV NOW is available nationwide and can be accessed through the DIRECTV app on your Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, or Telbox devices.

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