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Get the DIRECTV App to watch TV anywhere

Use the DIRECTV App on your mobile device to stream TV, movies, or shows on your DVR playlist.

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Stream TV on your mobile device

Download the DIRECTV App

Enjoy thousands of movies and shows with the DIRECTV App, including new releases on DIRECTV CINEMA® and premium channels like HBO®, Cinemax®, SHOWTIME®, and more. Get the app free from the App Store or Google Play to get started.

Register your mobile device to your receiver

If you have a Genie HD DVR (HR44 or later), you can register your mobile device to your receiver(s) to stream live channels and access your DVR playlist. To register, make sure your mobile device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your receiver and:
  1. Open the DIRECTV App on your device.
  2. Select Watch on phone/tablet (or applicable device).
  3. Select Watch Your DVR.
  4. Choose the My Downloads tab.
  5. On the registration page, select Get Started and follow the prompts.
Tip: If you have trouble registering your device, confirm access to external devices on your receiver. Go to Settings > Whole-Home > External Device > External Access > Allow.

Don’t have a Genie HR44? No worries! Learn more about Genie DVR options.

What you need to run the DIRECTV App

Smartphones, tablets & connected devices  
ManufacturerVersion
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 WatchN/A
Samsung Gear WatchN/A

Note: Data charges may apply.

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