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What do I need to watch movies and shows online on my laptop, tablet or phone?


You will need the following:

A PC running Windows XP SP3, Windows 7, or Windows 8.1 with any of the web browsers below:
Firefox 13 or above
Internet Explorer 9 or
10 (32-bit) or 11
Please note: DIRECTV video streaming does not work on any 64-bit version of Internet Explorer.
Chrome 21 or above
Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.6.x (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7.x (Lion), or Mac OS X 10.8.x (Mountain Lion) with any of the web browsers below:
Firefox 13 or above
Safari 5 or above
Chrome 21 or above


You will also need the following FREE software.


iPad® and iPad® 2 (iOS 6.1 or higher required, first generation iPad not supported)

  • You’ll need the FREE DIRECTV iPad® App. This app lets you stream videos anywhere, watch live TV in your home (with an HD DVR connected to the Internet), record to your DVR from anywhere, and use your iPad® as a remote control for your DIRECTV receiver. Learn how to order and watch movies and shows on your iPad®.

Android tablets (device and firmware):

  • Acer Iconia A210 (7.0) 4.1.1
  • Acer Iconia A200 (10) 4.0.3
  • Acer Iconia A700 (10) 4.0.4 -4.1.1
  • Acer Iconia Tab A110 (7.0) 4.1.1
  • Acer Iconia Tab A210 (10) 4.1.1
  • Asus Transformer TF101 3.2-4.0.3
  • Asus Transformer TF700T 4.0.3-4.2.1
  • Galaxy Note (8.0) 4.1.2
  • Galaxy Tab 3 (8.) 4.2.2
  • Lenovo Idea Pad A210 (7.0) 4.0.4
  • Motorola Xoom 3.2-4.0.4
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) 4.1.2
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (7.0) 4.1.2
  • Samsung Galaxy 1 (10) 3.2-4.0.4
  • Samsung Galaxy 2 (10) 4.0.4-4.1.1
  • Samsung Nexus 10.1 4.2.1-4.3
  • Samsung Nexus (7.0) 4.2.1-4.3
  • Samsung Note (10.1) 4.0.4-4.1.2
  • Sony Xperia Tab S 4.0.3-4.1.1
  • Toshiba AT100 3.2.1-4.0.4

Cell phones:

  • iPhone®, iPod touch® running iOS 4.2+ and later (iOS5 or higher is recommended for best results)
Android devices:
  • Google Nexus 5[Dropping Motorola Milestone X2(Droid X2)
  • HTC Droid Incredible HD/ThunderBolt
  • HTC Evo 4G Family (Non LTE version)
  • HTC One* - [Dropping HTC Evo 4G LTE]
  • Motorola Droid Bionic
  • Motorola Droid RAZR/Droid HD (DROID RAZR)
  • Motorola Droid Razr HD (XT926)
  • Motorola Droid Razr M/Scorpion Mini (XT907)
  • Motorola DroidX
  • Motorolla Moto X* - [Dropping HTC Droid Incredible 2 ADR6350]
  • Samsung Galaxy Note III
  • Samsung Galaxy S-4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note family
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  • Samsung Galaxy S II family
  • Samsung Note 2 Family
  • Samsung S3 Family


You’ll need the FREE DIRECTV App. This app also allows you to stream videos anywhere, browse what’s on DIRECTV, and set your home DVR from anywhere.

Learn how to watch movies and shows on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.


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