Not so long ago, DIRECTV debuted its GenieGo. It allowed TV show fans the ability to take their recorded programming with them, on-the-go and on-demand. Granting wishes of busy binge-watchers everywhere, it would not just download desired programs from your DVR, but also reduce them to a size that was accessible for viewing remotely via mobile devices. It worked faster and had more features than any of its predecessors. Then, as fast as it made its entrance, it was quickly discontinued in 2016. However, DIRECTV GenieGo technology stuck around and became a staple in some of the latest and greatest products and services available now via the DIRECTV App.
What devices does DIRECTV app support?
DIRECTV customers can download the free DIRECTV app to watch TV on a smartphone, tablet, connected devices like Roku or Chromecast and various Smart TVs. The list continues to grow and far exceeds what the DIRECTV GenieGo could originally offer, so consider reaching out if your device-in-question isn’t yet listed above.
Can I watch shows without Internet?
One of the most noteworthy things about DIRECTV app is that you don’t need an Internet connection to watch your prized programs. Simply download your recorded shows to your mobile device while you are connected to the same Wi-Fi network at home, then take your shows wherever your feet take you. DIRECTV App allows you to continue to view your DVR recordings, download DVR recordings, and stream live TV from your receiver to your mobile device. Tons of live TV, as well as, on-demand programs are available for viewing. In addition to the above, DIRECTV app users can also stream over 120 channels live.
What else can the DIRECTV mobile app do?
With a lifestyle that’s always on the go, you may not be around when your can’t-miss show is airing and needs to be recorded. Fortunately, you don’t have to compromise on entertainment while away. In fact, 65% of TV watchers prefer to watch TV live, up from 53% last year. This is much easier to accomplish when you can have your shows with you, despite being away from your television set. If you spaced on setting your DVR to record a new program, use your DIRECTV mobile app to set your DVR remotely using your mobile device. No longer is distance a deterrent.
Can the DIRECTV mobile app also work with my TV like a remote?
You bet! In fact, you can use your DIRECTV app in place of a remote for various functions. Aside from changing channels and volume, your DIRECTV mobile App can offer additional entertainment like:
Managing your Pandora radio stations on your television.
Monitoring your local weather.
Staying social and sharing what you’re watching via connection to popular social media apps like Facebook and similar.
How many devices can use the DIRECTV app at a time?
You can register up to five devices, and stream one show at a time. Essentially, just about every family member can stay up-to-date with their programs and on their preferred gadgets.
How much does equipment for DIRECTV app cost?
Enjoy DIRECTV, including your live and recorded shows, anywhere with the free-to-download app. No additional equipment needed, and at no extra cost. The download is as simple as visiting the App Store for iPhones, Google Play for Androids or even Amazon’s Kindle Fire.
So, if you’re feeling a little less than amused that DIRECTV GenieGo lost its magic, find your solution with the DIRECTV App. Not only does it offer more in quantity and quality, it’s just easier! Contact us at Channel Choice for more information on how to get the best rates in your respective area!