Changes to the DIRECTV App

What is changing on the App?

Some channels are no longer be available to stream out of home on the DIRECTV App.  Additionally, streaming recorded shows from your DVR out of home is no longer available.


Why is this happening?

We are focusing our development on our more used features in order to provide customers with the best experience.  To learn more about the many popular features that will remain after this update, see below.  We remain committed to bringing you the best experience on our app.


Will I still be able to watch live TV?

Yes!  The number of channels available to stream live out of home varies by your package and location and may change from time to time.


How do I know which channels are available to stream live?

The DIRECTV app will automatically display only those channels that are available in your package and available for streaming based on whether you are in home or out of home.


Can I still watch what is on my DVR when I’m not at home?

You can still download your favorite recorded shows from your DVR to your DIRECTV App while at home just as you have done before and watch it wherever you go*.  Because they’re downloaded to your device, you can watch them anywhere, even when you’re on an airplane and don’t have a cellular or Wi-Fi connection.


Can I still set my shows to record from my mobile/tablet device?

You can still use the DIRECTV App to schedule recordings on your DVR when you’re away from home.


Can I still stream on demand shows and movies out of home, on the go?

You can access over 50,000 shows and movies on demand to watch virtually anytime, anywhere on your favorite devices**.

For more information, please visit


*DIRECTV App & Mobile DVR: Available only in the US. (excl Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I.). Req’s compatible device. Live streaming channels based on your TV pkg & location.  Not all channels available to stream out of home. To watch recorded shows on the go, must download to mobile device using Genie HD DVR model HR 44 or higher connected to home WiFi network. Rewind and fast-forward may not work. Limits: Mature, music, pay-per-view and some On Demand content is not available for downloading. Five shows on 5 devices at once. All functions and programming subject to change at any time.

**Requires subscription to DIRECTV’s top-tier PREMIER programming package. Other packages will have fewer shows and movies. Features available on select channels/programs. Internet-connected HD DVR (model HR20 or later) required.