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DirecTV Releases Tablet App for Android

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An official DirecTV app for tablets has finally landed on the Google Play store, bringing with it what appears to be a hell of a feature set. While taking advantage of the added screen real estate of a tablet, you’ll find all sorts of panelled views showing favorites, what you are currently watching, a channel guide, sports scores, news, and more. You can set your DVR, filter sports by matchups and leagues, discover new shows, see what’s hot this moment, and find the best goodies for your kids.

I’m not a DirecTV subscriber, but this app certainly looks impressive. A reader has already called it “amazing.” Got get it. 

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Cheers Dustin!

  • very cool device

  • how amazing ! i like it

  • TomasHunter

    Thanks for the news, Kellex. It sounds like the DirecTV app has some neat features, but they still limit the number of channels that can be streamed outside the home; don’t they? I travel a lot for my job at DISH, so I use my tablet for most of my entertainment needs. I have my DISH Anywhere app on, and that streams all of my live TV channels as well as DVR recordings. It’s awesome because I get caught in layovers, and flight delays a lot; there isn’t a better way to pass that time than by watching a movie or my favorite TV show.

  • This app is amazing!. If you have tried the phone app and hate it, try this one; You will be pleasantly surprised. Everything works/ channel changes are instant, it works as fast as my IR remote but I have my favorite channels set to quicktune. This app is a must-have for any DirecTV subscriber!

  • Can other N7 peeps successfully register their receivers?

  • Stewie

    Now if those thuds at TiVo would get their heads out of their butts and release their 4.2 compatible app …

  • DemoManMLS

    If you know how to side load apps… here ya go! http://d-h.st/WQI


  • sporty

    I’ve got Dish and their app is fantastic, no limitations. I’ve had it for a few months, too. Directv is slow and playing catch up. Dragging their feet on what their customers want, same with Comcrap.

  • bravsfn1

    Love you Kellen but how can you not have directv being a big sports fan?

    • Diablo81588

      Because its the most expensive television provider and offers nothing to merit that price. A few extra sports packages aren’t worth double the price of dish. The DVR boxes are garbage compared to dish as well.

      • bravsfn1

        I agree with price issue but that’s where it ends for me. Can’t stand that dish menu and I love my Sunday ticket.

        • Diablo81588

          I’m willing to bet you’ve never used the dish hopper DVR. Its worlds better than those laggy directv guides.

          • bravsfn1

            Yeah you are right I just made up stuff I have no idea about.

  • pd240

    No nexus 7 support…Epic fail

  • Jared

    So the app is called “DirecTV for Tablets” but its incompatible with the Nexus 7… wow.

  • The one thing the Android app doesn’t do that the iPad app does is show on-demand video (on or off the home network). You can watch some live TV, but not access the DirecTV on-demand library. Hoping they add that soon…

  • Havoc70

    No N7 support, geez LAME

  • I’m guessing this is 10-inch only since it doesn’t come up as available for the N7 but does appear available for my TF201.

  • DanWazz

    I WAS excited, until i saw the Nexus 7 is incompatible. Epic fail Direct TV. For Shame!

  • Walter Janowski

    Head over to xda-developers for the apk. Runs fine on my Nexus 7.

  • Jose Lopez

    I have been using it for almost a year on my Ipad, its hella sweet. I wish I could get it on my DNA and it would control the Volume of the TV.

  • Scott H

    Just requested install to my [original] Transformer! Unfortunately, the tablet and DTV are at home, and I am not. 🙂

  • Droid_Junky

    Looks great on the Nexus 10. This is the one app I have been waiting on for such a long time! Looks and runs just as good as the Ipad app.

  • First time I’ve ever felt like Bad Luck Brian

  • Austin Warren

    I like how there is a Wall Street 2 picture when it says “Decoder”.

  • Nihilist

    yes not compatible with my nexus 7? and if they were smart they would offer non subscribers ala carte channel choices via the tablet… i dont want nor need cable or satellite anymore. mobile is the future. the cables bundle are dinosaurs…

  • Can you watch live tv, like w/ the iPad app?

    • Droid_Junky

      Took a few minutes to figure it out. The only way I see to watch live shows is to add another column and it has an option that list all channels that you can watch from the Tablet.

  • Huh, I have the Nexus 7, and it says my devices are not compatible. If it isn’t compatible what is?

    • will bartlett

      my TF700 is

  • It’s about time!

  • Not compatible with my Nexus 7? Sad day 🙁

    • Seriously? That’s really lame.

      • DaveTea

        If you sideload it the application seems to work fine, at least the features I played with last night.

        • Paul Koplow

          Where is apk?

    • Just when you think DirecTV is starting to get it, they drop the ball. Classic DirecTV.

    • sam

      The apk file is on XDA. Do a quick search in the Nexus 7 forum.

      • Bob Raichle

        Excellent suggestion. Thank you.

    • Silly Phablet.

    • Hope they can also make it compatible with Nexus 7. 🙁

    • socalrailroader

      I just found that out, what’s up with that?