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Watch live or recorded TV with the DIRECTV App

It’s easy to view live TV and on demand shows in your home or on the go. Choose from hundreds of TV channels and over 50,000 movies and shows.

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ArticleINSTRUCTIONS & INFO

From your mobile device

Watch TV or stream shows

  1. Be sure that your show has finished recording and you're connected to a Wi-Fi® network.
  2. Open the DIRECTV App and tap Watch Your DVR.
  3. Choose On DVR and pick any fully recorded show or movie from your DVR playlist.
  4. Select the down arrow to start downloading the show or movie to your device.
  5. Tap My downloads and choose the show you want to watch.

Quick tip: Want to speed up your download time for an entire series? Open the series and check Download Series. All new episodes recorded to your DVR will be ready for quicker downloads.

Watch offline

  1. Open the DIRECTV App and tap menu Menu icon.
  2. Choose or select Browse for TV and make sure your receiver is listed in the menu. If it’s not, you’ll need to connect your receiver to your home internet or another HD receiver.
  3. To start watching TV on your device, tap your device type at the top, choose Watch Live TV or Watch Your DVR, and then select a program to watch.

Heads up
  • Be sure to connect your device to the same Wi-Fi as your DVR receiver.
  • Can’t connect your device to your home DVR? Not a problem! You can instantly watch most live TV, movies, and shows from your programming networks.
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Find out how to watch TV from anywhere

From your home

You’ll need:

From outside your home

You’ll need:
  • An AT&T Access ID
  • An HD-capable receiver, an HD receiver, or an HD DVR on your account
  • A smartphone, tablet, or laptop connected to a Wi-Fi network

From these device types

Smartphone, tablet, or e-reader
Manufacturer Version
Apple
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • iPod touch
iOS 11 and later
Android
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets 
OS 5.0 and later
Amazon
  • Kindle Fire HD
  • Kindle Fire HDX
4th generation e-reader and above
Apple Watch N/A
Samsung Gear watch N/A

 

Laptop or desktop computer
ManufacturerWeb browser (at least 1) Adobe Flash Player 
Apple
  • Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard)
  • Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.8.x (Mountain Lion)
  • Chrome latest version
  • Firefox latest version
  • Safari latest version
Microsoft
  • Windows XP SP3
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8.1
  • Chrome latest version
  • Firefox latest version
  • Internet Explorer 9, 10, or 11 (32-bit only)

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