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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.




From your mobile device

Stream live or recorded shows while at home or on-the-go with the DIRECTV App. Sign in with your or myAT&T user ID and password to watch live TV, access thousands of on demand titles, watch your DVR playlist and download your DVR shows to a mobile device.

If the App crashes or you experience issues, check for recent updates and restart your device.

Watch TV or stream shows

  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, select the tab to watch on your device.
  4. 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.

Access your DVR Recordings

  1. Be sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi® network and make sure your show has finished recording.
  2. Open the DIRECTV App and tap Watch Your DVR.
  3. Choose On DVR and play 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.

Find out how to watch TV from anywhere

From your home

You’ll need:
  • A or myAT&T user ID
  • A Genie HD DVR (model HR44 or higher) connected to internet.
  • A smartphone, tablet, e-reader, laptop, or desktop computer connected to the same home internet as your HD DVR

From outside your home

You’ll need:
  • A or myAT&T user ID
  • An HD receiver or HD DVR
  • A smartphone, tablet, or laptop connected to Wi-Fi

From these device types

Smartphone, tablet, or e-reader
Manufacturer Version
  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • iPod touch
iOS 13 and later
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets 
OS 7.0 and later
  • Kindle Fire HD
  • Kindle Fire HDX
6th generation e-reader and above
Apple Watch N/A
Samsung Gear watch N/A

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