Smiffleblurf's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 8:09 AM
No live shows or recordings work on the new iPhone.
A1 "Like the Sauce"'s Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 7:44 AM
A few things I feel that would make the app better. When using DIRECTV NOW on my Apple TV I’ve noticed that even when I set my channel guide to favorites. Once I swipe over on the Apple remote it seems to go through every channel. I would prefer that when I set my guide to favorites. So when I swipe the remote it would just cycle through my favorite channels, not everything in my package. Another thing that would be nice to have added would be a list of all the shows that I have started a series recording for. At the moment for me to keep track I’ve had to book mark each show. This way I know personally for myself that I have added it to a series recording. It would be nice just to have it in a list form once I’ve added it to my series recording, without having to book market myself. Finally please keep working on getting more of our local channels like “CW” to more areas. As of now you do not offer it in the Kansas area, which would be great to have and I imagine a lot of people would love to have it.
Disappoinled's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 7:32 PM
Should get a refund. The hdmi streaming to my tv in the RV was acceptable so I purchased a wireless hdmi system for $300. It is now useless since they blocked hdmi. I am cancelling. I was a manager for ATT and am very disappointed
MeliMel_PR82's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 6:37 AM
Please bring back dark theme.
Garrettmcain's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 6:14 PM
Says I’m not connected to the internet when I try to watch live. But it uploads the previews so clearly it’s connected. Leave it to att/direct tv to make another terrible service.
timglove's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 5:58 PM
I’m extremely happy with DirecTV Now. I hear many of the complaints loud and clear and I share some of the same frustrating experiences. With that said, the channel lineup is almost perfect for me, I like having the DVR and I can’t beat the price. I’m very happy.
Blsmith2121's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 5:37 PM
Price is great. It’s not perfect when streaming, do not ever expect streaming to be flawless but over a 90% success rate. Biggest complaint is the user interface. It’s can be much improved, Sling has a a far better interface and I wish they would create a “last channel button” you cant imagine how annoying it is to watch something on USA Network and want to turn back to ABC
mschocker7's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 5:08 PM
-TV screen randomly goes black. -Would like to see a back channel button to jump back to the previous channel you were on. PSview does this. -Needs a better DVR experience.
Push a button's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 4:49 AM
Does not work on new phones says invalid characters when log in
Universal Language's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 4:40 AM
It says that I’m offline when my phone is connected to the internet. Also I would really like to see a night mode with darker backgrounds.
lannette14's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 4:31 AM
The recording feature is great, but after 10 minutes into a recorded it started over 4 times, I just gave up
gopdbfbr's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 4:16 AM
Every single time I go to watch a movie or a show something happens where it freezes, screen goes black, or even if I pause it, it will start it over from the beginning. It doesn’t pick up where you left off, nor can you fast forward to where you left off. You are stuck having to watch the part you already watched all over again. Though I have done this because I was really into this movie only for it to happen again. I wasn’t up for watching it a 3rd time either.
TomInSanDiego's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 3:59 PM
I really want this to work but no way you can enjoy a big football game with out freezing, especially if you try to bounce between two games on different channels. My theory, the more people watching (the bigger the game) the more it freezes. BTW, I have AT&T fiber to the home with an Ethernet cable to AppleTV. It’s not my internet connection.
mike from mitchell's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 3:40 PM
I get a 10001-009 error message Ben though I’m connected to the internet. Restarting doesn’t help using mobile data doesn’t help. Uninstalling and reinstalling fails. iOS 12 on IPhone X’s max on ATT
•~ Omar ~•'s Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 3:07 AM
It’s a piece of sh.... It has been 4 days since I can’t watch my favorite show definitely I’ll cancel it
Riamonster's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 2:57 AM
So annoyed I actually pay for this service because I can never stream a full show without a black or blue screen covering up my on demand show I was trying to watch... it seems to try to bring up the Live tv show that I wasn’t watching to go over my on demand show... then I have to close the app and reopen. Right now I’ve been trying to watch a show and it’s all messed up... same issue... and trying to get customer service is an even bigger joke.
oRoBoTo's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 2:43 PM
This app is pure trash with a cable experience to match. The app is clunky and finding anything is a complete hassle. Its just directv trying to make you miss your corded cable experience. This app is more frustrating than click bating browser hijacks.
stukhere's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 1:44 AM
I signed up for the 85 channel, $55.00/month with LIVE, LOCAL channels. I spent 4 of the 7 (no day 5, I deleted the app!) days of free trial, on the only support DirecTvNow currently has for this application, a Chat Line at some world call center! I spent 4 days being passed around in their Foreign Call Center. Of course the “techs” will not say where they are at but, the way the words are structured in the sentences, it’s like they type in their language and it appears in English ALL MIXED UP. LOL. BUT, Back to review of app. In 4 days of trying to get the Live, Local channels, I ‘chatted’ with 23 agents/techs, 3 supervisors, spent most of the time ‘chat’ is available on the chat line and yet I still cannot get live tv. Only thing available on the live, local channels (ABC, CBS, NBC. FOX) is the Old, Recorded Series shows and these are not up to date! Last available showing for the only one show I might even care to watch was recorded in 2016! During this time, each and every person assured me that they could fix the problem and I wouldn’t have to talk to anyone else. Each and every one, asked the same questions even though I would tell them, up front, what had been done, what I had been asked, what devices I was trying the application on. Not only the same questions asked but, the excuses were the same. My ROKU must be outdated, I returned the 1 week old ROKU and bought a more expensive model and it STILL didn’t work! they blamed it on the brand new, still in box until I tried the app, Amazon Fire stick, blamed it on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A, my IPad Pro, my IPhone 10. They blamed my TV, because it isn’t a “Smart TV” (thought that’s with the ROKU and Fire Stick were for?), the zip code on my IP was wrong (AT&T checked and everything was correct), my ISP had wrong info, I needed to have my ISP change me from dynamic to static, I need my ISP to change from Static to dynamic. The last 2 changes were never made so why one agent said dynamic and the agent this one transferred me to said Static,I have no idea! Especially since I had not contacted my ISP and no changes had been made. When the agent started to argue with me about dynamic and static, he said “just contact your ISP to correct it!” I very calmly. asked him why, since he’s a tech, why he couldn’t correct it? “Well, I don’t work for your ISP and it would be illegal.” Oh, don’t you work for AT&T? Agent “yes, I’m 1 of their managers here at the call center.” Then you work for my ISP! The back peddling! Oh well, let me go back and check. After 12 minutes of waiting, this “manager” disconnected the chat without saying anything to me! Still no live, local channels! The only channels I watch that cannot be streamed live, channel 2 CBS, and even that is just for the LIVE NEWS BROADCASTS! Well, found out for $5.99/month, I can stream ANYTHING CBS and affiliates broadcast! Downloaded the CBS ALL ACCESS app, worked from the beginning! No FOREIGN CALL/CHAT SUPPORT! Save yourself the time, the headaches and don’t listen to the FOREIGN CALL/CHAT agents lie to you. Many, many other, better, LESS EXPENSIVE, streaming channels out there! PASS ON THIS ONE!
Captain Custerdome's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 1:27 AM
Note: this is a review for the DirecTV Now Apple TV app: Updated review - 9/21/18 Although the latest update for the iOS app claims to have “fixed interrupted viewing”, the Apple TV app keeps having this issue. Almost daily, a program will suddenly go to black-screen/silent. Pressing the Menu button returns to the program guide where the channel can be selected and then the program resumes. They need more thorough testing procedures - obviously. Updated review - 8/17/18 Earlier issues resolved in exchange for a new one: intermittent program dropouts - screen going silent and black in the middle of a broadcast. No loss of internet connection, as issue is resolved by clicking “menu” and re-selecting a program. This happens almost daily now. Previous review - 6/17/18 How do you take a flawed app and make it even worse? 1. Require a login every time you re-open the app. 2. Release an update that randomly crashes on the Apple TV. See my earlier review for all of the other issues DirecTV failed to fix in the latest update... ____________________ Earlier review: I’ve been enjoying the service, but the new app has introduced some cumbersome navigation issues: 1) when the app is restarted, it defaults to “All Channels” rather than the last displayed user preference - I.e. “Favorites”. 2) opening the channel guide now requires multiple clicks on the remote, depending on the last navigation state. Typically, you now need to open the ‘featured’ page, then navigate to the ‘Guide’ button. This previously only required pressing ‘up’ on the remote. Plus navigating on the featured page and exiting to a program is cumbersome. 3) exiting to the main Apple TV menu previously required only a couple of presses of the “Menu” button on the remote. It now requires at least four or five presses, which navigate back and forth to the guide, then finally exiting the app. Very surprised DirecTV did not catch these issues.
blackb16a's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 1:26 PM
It’s been well over a year and we are still not able to take advantage of Single Sign-On. Instead, Directv Now wants us to have to login to every Now app and every ESPN, CBS, HBO, etc. app on every Apple device we own. I guess Directv Now customers aren’t as important as the real Directv satellite customers, who have had this feature since the beginning. This feature is possible as other streaming services already provide it.
YeagerAce's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 12:24 PM
Would be much more usable with a previous channel option. Also the guide with the "favorite channel" icon right next to the station causes many accidental clicks (inadvertently adding or removing favorites). Guide is clunky. Need ability to jump directly to a channel (like selecting a channel) so that you don’t always have to go through the guide. Keep releasing new features. You CNA make this a great app/service!
jmaeser's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 12:21 PM
I've had DirectvNOW since day 1. It was terrible and glitchy then, but most of the errors have been worked out. I only have one minor issue now. Every so often, the screen will go black and I have to go to the menu and click on the channel I am watching again, and the video streams fine again for a while. It doesn't appear to be my connection. I have a solid mesh wifi network and hard wired GB LAN. all other streaming services work as expected. It would also be nice if each Apple TV remembered the last channel they were on instead of jumping around to last streamed show, its annoying to scroll through a ton of channels to get back where you want (I know there is a search option too). Overall for the price I pay, still worth it. I also get every local channel in my area.
Jim901's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 12:13 PM
Have deleted and reinstalled,continues to say I’m not connected to the internet. Other streaming apps work fine
Smith69711's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 12:08 PM
I would like to see the Cast function be in use in the future for cast TV’s
RadMc04's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 11:18 AM
I like the app and yes there are performance issues which I hope will be fixed as time goes on but The one thing that really bothers me at this point is the added channels in the guide which I don’t have access... I would either like them removed or should be discolored like highlighted in red to let me know that I don’t have access.
tcyomama's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/22/18 10:26 AM
Whether or not it’s the iPhone app or the Apple TV app, using this is just painful. There’s not a time, especially on Apple TV, where the stream freezes and I wind up having to restart the app at least 5 or 6 times in the course of an hour. I do not have this problem with other video streaming apps. Come on AT&T!! PLEASE FIX IT!
csponge's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/21/18 8:38 PM
Worse app and service! Guide doesn’t work along with every other feature in app. You cannot even find any channel or show to watch. It’s all blank and never loads. Garbage. Avoid this app and service like the plague. I’ll be canceling trial and never look back. 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
asimha's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/21/18 5:59 PM
Piece of crap app
846252849572's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/21/18 4:52 AM
I would say I have issues that make the app unusable at least 50% of the time.
Michael Nashed's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/21/18 3:51 AM
Already reached to customer service multiple times to add NESN in New England to watch Red Sox and Bruins games. Time to switch to YouTube TV.
LWJ1's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/21/18 2:26 PM
I will keep it simple, there are enough specifics in other reviews. Just STAY AWAY!!!!
Clubhowze's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/21/18 12:20 AM
I can't seem to log into app on my iPad any longer. I can log in using account name and password through safari. App blows. Won't let me login.
JeepBeepBeep's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/21/18 10:57 AM
You raise the price, and then you deliver this app that freezes all the time and runs super slow like crap rolling downhill. FIX IT ALREADY OR IM OUTTA HERE!
CasanovaCraig12's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/21/18 10:13 AM
Terrible app of the day and month. I’ve had this app for months now and there are so many needed updates for the app to function properly. Most tv shows aren’t available for viewing although it just aired a week or days ago. App constantly freezes in the middle of viewing a live show, then crashes and won’t reboot. It’s as if the app isn’t connected to live current moments of tv land. So many customers pay a premium for this service only for it to not work even harder month after month. AT&T or Direct TV or whomever is in charge nowadays need a highly motivated tech team on the inconsistencies and short comings of this app.
GAPEgrape's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/20/18 7:16 PM
This is definitely the most unintuitive, frustrating, and glitchy media app I have ever used. Total revamp is necessary. I’m no developer, but my advice would be to just start from scratch. Don’t you want good reviews?
another frustrated customer.'s Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/20/18 6:53 PM
After being told, and now searching for 20 minutes, that the Longmire series is on A&E and is all packages, I am disappointed in my apparent loss! Probably I won’t continue in this anymore. T
joyann6748's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/20/18 2:34 AM
The issues we had before with the screen going blank during a program is even worse after this mandatory update. Last night while watching a show, the screen went blank twice during an hour show. The sound keeps going but the picture goes blank. Just started watching taped show and a still shot of some other show pops up on my screen! Horrible! Please fix
Kamkolby's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/20/18 2:19 PM
This has to be the worst streaming tv app ever I’m going back to sling tv..
Wolfbrian2's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/20/18 2:12 AM
Good app and service. But please add single sign on already.
Swarley99's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/20/18 12:22 AM
Nothing works right, either it won’t load picture or the sound is off. Most of the shows on the On Demand won’t play. Best advice I can give is go with NetFlix, Hulu, Amazon, etc ....anything but this waste of space
Mhcorapi's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/20/18 11:01 PM
Why do I waste my money every month for their app to freeze every time I try to watch tv ?? I keep giving them more and more chances to fix their apps but clearly they don’t know what they’re doing. It’s too many small things to be paying this much money for I’d expect this from a free service.
Regulator1988's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/20/18 10:41 AM
My shows will get a huge square in the center all of a sudden. At the bottom it will say news or some other show, I’ll have to reload the show and rewatch 5-10 min of what I’ve already seen. In a hour show this will happen 2-3 times
Trish-letts's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/19/18 9:30 PM
I’ve been trying to open and watch a show....but as soon as I pull it up, the app closes. I’ve tried opening it up 5 times now, but it just keeps shutting down. ☹️. Very frustrating!! Please help! It’s fine if I want to watch live tv though.
Boneman786's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/19/18 8:26 PM
Video freezing, constant buffering, app is hardly ever updated to fix the problems.
nskshvvrbs's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/19/18 8:02 PM
Do not get tricked into ‘upgrading’ to this streaming service. The service itself is clunky and not easy to use at all. AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SUPPORT FOR DIRECTV FROM EITHER AT&T OR DIRECTV...THEY DONT EVEN KNOW IT EXISITS!!! It is impossible to get an answer about anything to do with DirecTV now. DO NOT GET DIRECTV NOW!!!!!!!!!!!
Kafka009's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/19/18 6:47 PM
Can’t rewind pause or fast forward media. Movies and media don’t pick up where left off if the app crashes or when later coming back to it. Lag, lag, lag. Apparently the new business model for corporations is to have us (consumers) pay to be beta testers. There should be some illegality to this fraudulent malpractice. Will be cancelling my free week and will not return until Directv Now is a refined and user friendly experience. I’ll pay for this when they come out with an app for Xbox One X. Otherwise why bother. Not gonna shell out for a Samsung Smart TV, nor an Apple TV when I don’t need them. Xbox is my preferred hub for all media viewing, and has the most mainline experience. Why bother watching TV and media on my smartphone? Pay to watch on a tiny screen? No thanks. And finally, I refuse to watch any media on any browser. Browser experience regardless of provider (HBO/DIRECTV/NETFLIX, ETC) all have the WORST experience on browsers, regardless of browser. Streaming media on browsers is a total waste because of a poor experience.
subsribernomore's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/19/18 6:27 PM
The app constantly suffers from glitches when trying to stream live TV or other on-demand content. Every 15 to 30 minutes the screen freezes on a different image while audio continues. The only way to continue watching the program you intended is to exit the app altogether and start over. The only reason we are using DIRECTV NOW because we canceled our satellite subscription and they offered it for free.
f14wheels's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/19/18 3:28 AM
Did anyone actually test this app before releasing it? I signed up for DirecTV Now and this app is a pain to use (even on my Apple TV). The app asks me for a sign in every day or two. WHY???? The DVR glitches (doesn’t record, issues with rewind or fast forward) and the video occasionally just.. drops... away. Seriously guys, is this amateur hour?
Lastname Quick's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/19/18 1:33 PM
Love the notion of having direct tv w/o the satellite!! No contract!! Visually appealing! However, there needs to be a way to stop the on demand because I think it’s running and the background and causing the app to run slow. On demand episodes constantly changing availability.. Buffering is very annoying but so far logging out/logging in helps for a bit .. Inconvenient as it is.. Keep improving and I’ll stick around!
Atombyte's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 9/19/18 11:24 PM
So I got an Apple TV when I signed up. The Apple TV works more seamlessly with my TV/Audio system than my Roku so I have that on my main TV. However, I’m almost convinced the developers for this app for Apple TV just aren’t even trying. It continuously clocks when trying to switch channels. It freezes up quite often. The channel guide doesn’t scroll back to the beginning when you reach the end. The Roku version has none of these issues. If this were as reliable as the Roku version, I’d go at least 3 and maybe 4 stars. So the service is decent at least on a Roku, but the Apple TV app needs a lot of help.
Pooh bear reviews's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/2/18 9:07 AM
Ok this was perfectly fine, I could find the movies I wanted to watch, the shows I wanted to watch, anything. Now I can’t do any of that, I used to be able to play something without having to hopefully find it streaming. To many adds I have to say, Netflix is better I’m out.
stmck's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/2/18 5:39 PM
Oh, the problems and issues that should be fixed.After latest update I have to keep signing in every couple days. Every time I open the app, either on iPhone or Apple TV, it’s on DIY Network (even those frequent times when I get logged out and have to log back in). The “Watch Now” suggestions don’t update. So I have to use the guide to find something else to watch. The guide should continuously scroll. If I scroll to the bottom I should be able to continue and it rolls to the top. After the Weather Channel should be AMC. The Directv satellite guide used to do this, so did Dish and cable. Some channels take forever to load and frequently error out. Recordings on the DVR cut off the last 5 minutes of shows. Several recording have errors and will quit playing midway thru program. Many of these were brought up during beta testing. What were you doing during beta testing. All you had to do was take the old Directv Now app and bolt on DVR, don’t understand why you had to try to revamp everything as well.
Irishman101's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/2/18 5:39 PM
1- After my promotional pricing was over my plan was supposed to be $39.95 a month. There is no detailed bill to look at. There is a total lack of customer service. 2-The cloud dvr is in beta and playback can be extremely choppy and you are limited to 20 hours....
AppRevG's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/2/18 4:05 AM
The recorded shows don’t playback. Only the live streaming seems to be working. I switched over YouTube TV and completely gave up on this app after trying every single trick I could think of.
funnyaj6's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/2/18 3:41 PM
It’s okay overall but ATT could do better. CW is only included in certain areas, they should put that in the channel lists. Not all tv apps have DirecTV Now on their list of tv providers and customers aren’t able to access all of the additional content that could be available. Then there’s the fact it doesn’t support the mirror function, I use an HDMI converter for my iPhone to stream directly from my phone to my tv. I have to actually buy a streaming device just to watch DirectTV Now app on my tv.
PistolStar13's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/2/18 3:26 AM
Did not work for me at all.
BobbyJ007's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/2/18 3:10 AM
Latest update on appletv has been asking for the password way too much. Fix this
getrdun123456's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/2/18 11:47 AM
The latest update needs updating. The app keeps shutting down about every 10 minuets and have to reopen the app on ROKU. It might be worth it to switch to someone else. And now you are raising the price by $5 a month. You should fix what you have before adding more crap making it worse and end up losing subscribers.
Golferrom's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/1/18 5:46 AM
This app is TERRIBLE! Can’t stream. 20 hours of DVR capacity. Can’t fast forward through certain recorded shows. Don’t sign up for DirecTV NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
daHumoon's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/1/18 5:10 AM
On iPad never can watch in the app nor on the web page...like all of att is a waste of money and they should pay one to use this garbage!!!
press7's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/1/18 4:47 PM
Sad that we must give it a star at all.. 0 stars would be more like it. If I could not do better than this I would just wait.
danlamhoo's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/1/18 3:31 AM
I’ve been a avid user since the beginning with the new updates from beta tests I can no longer mirror my screen from my iPad or iPhone to my Apple TV. Nor can I use the hdmi adapter to watch the streaming with the devices. It was very useful for me when I travel to a city to not have to watch from such a small screen. Whatever you locked out please open it back up.
Fire Escape's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/1/18 2:18 AM
It keeps telling me I’m Trying to sign on with my Direct TV information and to try again. Duh!!!! Worthless!!!
Bonami55's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/1/18 1:15 PM
I downloaded the Directvnow to start a subscription with them. My tablet app works fine, it is the so called chromecast and airplay that does not work. It starts out trying to connect then drops it and the only thing I see on my screen is Directvnow ready to cast. If it ready to cast why wont it connect? Same thing goes with airplay. It wont connect. I connected them thru chat a few times and they said they sent the issue to the high tier which is the advanced team to fix it. That was a few days ago. Last night when contacting them again to see what the update was on it they said it was fixed and to try it in 60 minutes but when I did it still didn't work. I am disappointed because I thought directv was the best at being there for their customers.
Honor First's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/1/18 1:13 PM
Latest version is garbage...fix it or I’m going back to Spectrum whom I can’t stand.
My & Lis's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/1/18 10:28 AM
I really enjoyed the Directv Now app but I now can't because of the recent update that you now have to have iOS 10 or later. My iPad is running on the iOS 9.
Luv2plie's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 7/1/18 10:22 AM
Direct Tv now was working fine until the last update- it now has buffering problems using the DVDR feature- please fix it!
notfamous's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 9:31 PM
Endless buffering. A confusing and slow interface. DVR is a cruel joke as all recordings are either mysteriously unplayable, or clogs your measly 20hr lo-res allotment with recordings only to be informed on playback the “owner of the content does not allow streaming.” But open it on another device and it does. It’s maddening. It’s like the whole thing is a cruel, sick joke. Considering this is the largest media and now content owner in the world, it’s pretty sad. And scary. Because try to do something about it. Try calling to customer service and hear about how they take your concerns “very seriously” and then do NOTHING to mitigate. And the thing is, I can go right from DTVN to Prime video and Prime just works. In HD. And Amazon has not been a media and communications specialist for the last CENTURY. It’s just appallingly pathetic and sad.
Pinks3734's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 8:05 PM
Not sure what happened. Was working just fine before the last update. Now it doesn’t play my recordings or anything on demand. It just freezes as the time continues to tick down. I left sling to go to this and now I feel like I’m wasting my money. Fix this now!
Sklzdatklz's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 8:03 PM
Buffering.... endless buffering. Nuff said. It's garbage. Hopefully they fix...and actually add real customer support.
odogmalad12's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 7:09 PM
Every time I try to connect with my Chromecast to stream it on my TV it says there’s an error message every time would be a great service if they could fix that glitch.
10756292659206562920685625's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 5:10 PM
I really like DirectTv NOW when I first got it but now I can’t even stream from my phone to my tv. Once I contacted them they told me it would be fixed within 72 hours and that there was a lot of people with the same problem. I was able to stream from one day and now unable to again!! This has no use for me if I am unable to stream!!!!!!
David Denbow's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 4:49 AM
This app on my phone never loads quickly even when on WiFi
Island Life's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 4:32 PM
This app loses two stars for its poor stability and lack of a dark mode — the white color scheme is unpleasant. I’ve recorded World Cup matches only to see that playback is unavailable when I want to watch them in the evening. 🙁 I’m also hoping that DIRECTV NOW offers the English language version of BeIn Sports. Having only BeIn Sports in Espanol available is disappointing. Please, please, please, add English language BeIn Sports or let us connect to BeIn Sports Connect as part of our subscription. 🙏
lauragrace2017's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 3:20 AM
App constantly crashes and brings me back to my home screen on Apple TV. That’s when it’s not freezing and glitching. And I have the highest speed Internet from AT&T and the only other device on my WiFi is my phone and the app on my Apple TV can’t stream shows without just saying “unavailable” what’s even the point of having direct tv now if the app won’t work worth sh**
Sampsonpka's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 2:31 PM
Not worth the time or trouble
Lcortezl's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 1:15 PM
Buffering issues since app update. Not worth paying each month. Very frustrating when you turn on TV go into (APP) bam it gets buffering every 10-15 mins. All customer service tells you is to log out or reinstall app which is done daily. Why should any pay $35.00 a month for something that someone created that doesn’t work.
PoshRaquelie's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 1:05 PM
DirectTV is so slow, at&t Internet is also very slow, they told us 50mps, I used an app to tell the speed, it said 15mps 👎
Dad_Paul's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 12:10 AM
The app needs some serious love on the UI side of things. A random show shouldnt be live when opening the app and it should show your shows first not a random list. It also needs color and contrast work with the menus. Button location is a little off too.
Day🌙's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 10:55 PM
My boyfriend and I took a chance and tried out this service. We absolutely love it! The only complaint I have is when watching on Apple TV the commercials are so incredibly loud compared to the volume of the show. Hoping this will be fixed in a future update.
Alice is my wonderland's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 10:50 PM
Sdunnig's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/30/18 10:03 PM
Works very well with Chromecast 2nd generation. Would consistently freeze with first gen. Channel selection and value is excellent.
QueenMelula's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 9:44 AM
I give about 30-40 minutes every few days and am sent in circles. I just want to watch my show well nobody’s home! Waaaa
lkvahgoihang's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 9:07 PM
My app keeps losing the ability to fast forward fifteen seconds when i push to the sides of the touch remote. Resetting the Apple TV fixed it temporarily but the issue returned within days. I have three Apple TVs and it's the same story with all of them. Please fix. Update: the TV app keeps signing me out and keeps showing me the same ridiculous tutorial over and over. Please fix. Another update: the service is completely down this morning. Are you kidding me? AT&T owns this, right? C'mon.... Update: first world problems, logged me out again. Ridiculous.
CrAzY_77's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 9:05 AM
This app is pretty good and I’m still paying a lot less than cable. Directv Now app has DVR, but just not like what you expected. You can’t rewind 15 or 30 seconds live TV like you can with other DVR services. You can however watch the show from the beginning, but if you just want to rewind back a few seconds this could be a draw back for you. My other issue is that when my nephews come over to watch Cartoon Network, the channel seems to be defective in which the screen isn’t centered or sometimes the color scheme is off. Once in a while it gets fixed, but only to get messed up again. This seems like a Directv problem, as my sister has dish network and the channel seems fine there. Update: I have to keep logging onto the iPad version. I should be able to jump right in the video, but it keeps logging me out every time I exit the app.
Nokkan's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 8:35 PM
I used this app to watch the HBO included in my AT&T Unlimited plan. Terrible buffering and connection issues were rampant. Sound quality via Lightning to HDMI adapter was awful, too. I downloaded HBO Go and used my DirecTV Now credentials to login. Much better experience with no buffering. I would not pay a subscription for this service.
Webascob's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 8:22 PM
After two follow up updates, still no Lightning AV adapter compatibility.
chasmid's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 8:04 PM
Version 2.1.0, Build 813 - Requires a user ID and password every time I use it. The ‘helpful’ shaded menu guide layer is incredibly intrusive and there isn’t a way to turn it off. Screen goes to black once or twice an hour. You have to restart the app to get the picture back. You can use the DVR but the sound drops out frequently on playback. Not worth the monthly charge.
rkw6086's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 5:51 PM
I’ve been with DIRECTV NOW since the start. Love the progress they’ve made! Take time and be patient. This product doesn’t act exactly like the other services out there. They have their own unique spin on it, and it does take some time to grasp if you’re new to it, or coming from another service. I’m looking forward to the bright future AT&T has in store for DIRECTV NOW!
jenheyjen!'s Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 5:22 AM
I hate the new update ! I can’t even see the guide so I have to search up for the shows/movies myself
Guardians Creed's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 4:58 AM
Other than that I like it
CRTV Viewer's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 4:53 PM
The programs stall and often completely fail. DVR does not record requested shows, records shows I didn't ask for. DVR is limited to 6 hours vs 20 even after following tech support advise. Continue to get to many devices streaming even when only one device is in use. Programs fail half way through with comment that content not authorized. I keep asking WHY am I paying for this terrible service.
T Dish18's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 4:32 AM
New update doesn’t support my Vizio Smartcast tv..
TylerNilson's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 4:09 AM
Terribly inconsistent. Shows skip all the time. Audio drops out constantly. Very hard to navigate or find what you’re looking for. Not worth a dime.
Bragaman9's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 3:45 AM
Love this app. Our family doesnt need 2000 channels and a $200 tv bill. This gets me news , hockey, GREAT World Cup coverage, etc. Add HBO for $5.. cmon man. This app is perfect for us. If you need more tv than this than you need to get outside with your kids more often.
jlallen1021's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 3:41 PM
I loved this application until the latest update. For example when I set to record something it records but skips around in the recording so I miss a lot of my episode. It is not one station either I have episodes on MTV, ABC, The CW, and more and they all do the same thing. Please fix the glitches that everyone has voiced.
Jacqueline928's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 3:18 PM
Straight GARBAGE. Do not download or give them your credit card info!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Mac Maniac's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 3:15 AM
I like having DVR functionality, but the new design is horrible. Super slow on Apple TV to a point where it's unusable. On iOS navigation is a little better, but still super confusing, and the new white colored backgrounds is blinding when you're trying to watch TV.
Orange Kitty's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 3:12 PM
Worked great for the first 4 months or so and then the last update all but killed the service for me. Using in rural setting and every time we try to watch a show it says the internet is having problems yet I can go to the network apps directly or Apple TV and stream a movie with no problem. Needs to be fixed or I’ll need to look at alternatives
Silktadpole's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 2:51 PM
Worked good before updated to v2. Now I have lost the ability to hook iPhone to tv via hdmi and stream. I live in the sticks with no internet options (satellite only, and it’s awful!). So I stayed with ATT, having only a single bar of LTE sometimes, to use directv to cut down on monthly cost. Every other streaming app allows us to use hdmi..amazon, Netflix, etc. I’m waiting another billing cycle for update back to hdmi usage then I’m canceling. I am too vision impaired to watch tv on my phone And I’m not paying for a service I cannot use. Better get this fixed guys..I see ALOT of reviews stating the same thing I am
anmiller91's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 1:55 PM
Ever since I did the update this morning, when I try to watch things on the “DVR” all I get is “still losing, please wait,” and then it eventually tells me to try again later or watch something else. Very frustrating. Please fix!
aaaaeerr's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 12:41 AM
I liked it until it stopped working with my Vcast
mayor-'s Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 11:38 PM
Yay!!! finally the update is working with the Apple HDMI connector. If you look for the airplay icon on your phone and then make sure it’s checked marked to the apple dock connector and not the Apple TV or your iPhone it now works correctly like the old app, it streams to the TV. I hope this helps other people find this because I didn’t like the update till it fixed the dock connector. Now all I need to do is try the DVR feature and if that works then it would rate it a five stars.
MobileAppReviews's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/29/18 11:06 AM
So I use to like the app, I was even part of the beta program. But now, I have to log in every day and the video drops all the time. My favorite new show is “Opps something went wrong.”
MNMischievious's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 8:24 AM
So far so good. Works flawlessly on my iPhone X. I’m mirroring to my old Apple TV 3rd gen till my 4K arrives. Must say for WiFi from router to phone to Apple TV the video is still top notch! Love the cloud recording and the on demand. I’m hooked!
I'm a fuzzy puppy...'s Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 6:43 AM
Black screens, loading issues, constant stopping, skipping and buffering and an endless assortment of error messages abound in this latest version of Crap 2.0 and of course the error message that leads the pack will say that it’s your network that’s having a problem (NOT!) The second leading error messages reads: “This content has an issue and can’t play. Give it another try or select something else to watch.” So you pay to watch something and they tell you to select something else t o watch (brilliant) Then there’s the fallback error message: “The content is not authorized.’ Not to mention the DirecTV Now viewer stupidity test message: “Still loading... thank for your patience.” (Don’t fall for it - It doesn’t load) And now AT&T merged with TimeWarner... Excellent! Now AT&T will have even more time to create even more error messages which is a lot easier to do instead of fixing the endless numerous problems since the day they gave birth to DirecTV Now. Oh and the Cloud DVR service... I just love it when it fails to load during the last four minutes of a movie... It encourages you to use your imagination. DirecTV Now... I will send you $1,000,000 dollars if you - - - SORRY, THIS MESSAGE HAS AN ISSUE AND CAN’T LOAD. GIVE IT ANOTHER TRY OR SELECT SOMETHING ELSE TO READ.
Mr. Godeaux's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 6:26 AM
When this service, and app first debuted I would have rated it way high. However, the new “updates” are absolutely bogus. It doesn’t ever work properly, and ATT/DirecTV doesn’t seem to care to improve it either. Idk why they had to change the app it worked fine. Fix yalls screw up, please!
Kaylamackey89's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 6:11 PM
When I first got this app last June ( 2016 ) I was able to plug in my HDMI adapter to my iPhone 7plus and stream on my TV. Since the most recent update that feature no longer works. Every time I click on a show to watch I get an error that says there is no internet connection. This has happened on my iPhone and my iPad. I live out in the country where I can not get WiFi to use other wireless streaming devices and since it streams data free with my ATT service I assumed it would be perfect! Well it used to be but now, not so much. Now I am highly considering canceling my subscription for this service because what is the point of having it if I can only watch it from my phone or iPad screen and not on the tv like I used to be able too. If y’all could consider changing this back, It would be greatly appreciated!
tcap81's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 6:07 PM
Please fix it so I can connect to my tv from my iPad via a wired connection. I pay for the service, I should be able to hook it up.
Progress aint always forward's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 5:58 AM
If you are new to Directv Now you might not realize that this app suffered a serious downgrade when it was updated a few weeks back. They have made a few tweaks in the meantime, but the difference between the previous version and now is still a steep nosedive. Some issues I have noticed: 1. The app loads slower on my Roku player. The latest tweak adds a “please be patient” message to the splash screen. Admittedly, slow loading would be okay if the app was great. It is not. 2. Channel surfing now stinks. It used to be fairly effortless. Now it can take from 1 to 4 button presses to change a channel. It is easier if you change channels using the guide, but it’s still irritating that something which used to work now doesn’t. 3. The on demand interface has become slow and clunky. In some cases as you move down screen through choices the whole screen blacks out momentarily. I’ve never seen any other app on Roku behave so poorly. 4. Preferences do not save. Particularly, I turn auto play off and when I leave and come back it is set to on. This may lead to the next issue: 5. Continue Watching is screwy. If I choose not to keep watching the next episode, I get stuck on a black screen. Pressing back will eventually get me out, but then my queue either has the same episode, same place, or the next episode (I did say no, didn’t I?). Oh, and these changes in my Continue Watching queue sometimes show up the next day, not immediately. 6. Streaming took a big performance hit. The latest tweak may possibly have helped, but it never should have gotten worse. 7. On the login screen, the login button is highlighted even when my user i.d. and password are blank. Why is it ready to log in if there is no user i.d. or password entered? Start on the user line. 8. The Help Center function simply tells you the website to go to. Don’t even call it a help center then. 9. Beta DVR? Why bother? 10. No parental controls. My t.v., and I suspect many others, can’t control ratings except with over-the-air broadcast. My cable box has controls built in to accommodate. This app doesn’t. Don’t just park your kiddies in front of DirecTV Now unsupervised. As for content, only slightly better basic package than cable (still 90% garbage I don’t want), no local channels or regional sports where I live, to get even one non-premium channel extra means buying an entire package loaded with channels I don’t want, just the same as cable. Only real win is price. I almost suspect they released this app half-baked on purpose. They are currently pushing for new subscribers. Are they willing to alienate their current base in exchange for a new following that accepts low functionality as the standard, and who are delighted at upgrades that slowly regain what old-timers know was lost? Wish I could say no.
at&tscammed's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 4:52 AM
This app not only fails regularly, it will also screw up Roku device requiring removal and reinstall. Half assed attempt by AT&T to lure customers with "free HBO" if you are willing to put up with this app continuously crashing, or you can upgrade to Direct TV. Nice try at&T. You almost have the Monopoly now with the time Warner approval. I was. Wondering when the screwing would start. Save yourself the hassle. DirecTV now does not work and there is no support available... What a joke.
Gforce757575's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 4:26 AM
ok when i got this service , i hooked my phone to the TV with my HD adapter i started watching some channels for a few hours the first day . and it seemed ok but the next day it would only show on my phone and not on the TV , not matter what i tried it kept giving me a message on the TV screen that my TV didnt have internet .. lol thats so lame , the day before it was working perfectly , and Im very knowledgeable with ipads iphones iwatches and anything electronic. so i knew what i was doing , i tried many times and it didnt work same dark screen with a message, it would only play on my phone , and just to make sure i would try same adapter with another app and it would right away show on the tv , so it was the worthless directtv now app it only worked for 3 hours then never again, and im not about to watch cable on a little phone , I DONT RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYBODY SAVE YOUR MONEY AND TIME
Wonderboy243gv's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 3:14 PM
In early May 2018, an app worked fine when I performed screen mirroring by connecting my iPhone to TV. A few days ago I upgraded the app version to 2.1.0 and got an error message stating, “Your video can’t play because you are offline. Please ensure your have an internet connection and try again.” It was occurred when I connected my iPhone to tv for screen mirroring. I tested both cellular data and WiFi. Unfortunately, neither worked at all. I still can watch tv shows on my iPhone without screen mirroring. Looking forward to a new version soon.
Ukiandy's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 2:51 PM
I have no guide. It just show a blank screen with light gray where the channels are supposed to be. I tried reinstalling - same thing. New interface is awful. Nothing but problems. I will be unsubscribing.
Komocode's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 1:03 AM
After one day of using the Apple TV, DIRECTV NOW forgets my login credentials and I have to relogin every other day. On the days it happens to remember me, the in app tutorials (swiping left or right switches channels for example) keeps playing.
QuivverWV's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 1:00 PM
No longer supports HDMI to stream to TV using my iPhone. Chat support two times in one day. I was assured the problem would be corrected if I reinstall the APP. NOTHING!! STILL doesn’t work. This APP is junk!!
ESP-LV's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 12:35 AM
If you have an issue then good luck. How can a phone company not offer a phone number for customer service. They do offer chat, but you quickly find out it’s a virtual assistant not a real person on the other end. makes me think if I should move to a different provider that offers real people to talk to.
Ldbc54's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 12:34 AM
Constant issues on IPad. Decent App on Roku.
Joeyjake714's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/28/18 11:51 PM
No longer works with hdmi cable from phone to tv. Thinking about switching.
Mrs.Magee's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 9:49 PM
I feel this app is a SCAM !!!! I’ve never in my life have left a review but here I am ! Do not download , do not sign up with them !!! I don’t even know how to end services they keep taking my money !!!! I haven’t even been able to watch anything!!!!!
Mr D.Hawkins's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 9:49 AM
Would love to have locals k falls, Oregon 97601 also if Smithsonian channel added and logins for discovery networks as well as support for smart invert or a dark mode please
Themellonator's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 9:12 PM
Not sure what the heck happened with this last update on iOS but it went from nothing to so many commercials it’s barely watchable... shame on you AT&T.....
Flatcat1's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 9:02 PM
I really am impressed with the video quality, sharp and no buffering problems.
slheffern's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 8:56 AM
Still getting the message about not having an internet connection when plugging in my lightning port HDMI adapter. The old version worked flawlessly. This is a deal breaker for me and it needs to get fixed ASAP or I’m pulling my direct now accpunt!
YGTBKM's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 8:38 PM
The streaming is ok, but watching a movie is impossible, even if it’s been recorded. Every movie I’ve tried shows 7 minutes of movie and then 5 minutes of commercials. If the movie has been recorded you can only advance through the commercials on 15 second increments and they each take 5 to 7 seconds to advance forward, so you still end up with over 2 minutes of commercial time. If you try to advance more quickly the system freezes. Totally a waste.
Mr. Al!'s Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 7:23 PM
I am a blind user that uses an iPhone 8 which is currently updating to iOS 11.4, and I use voiceover on the phone. Unfortunately, there are many features in this app that do not work very well with voiceover. It will not tell me a list of the networks, whether they are premium or regular networks, Norwood tell me any of the movies or TV shows that I can watch. When I search for a particular channel, I must know what that channel is already called in this app. Even then, when I brings up the options of what is available, it is not all that clear where to tap to select what I want to watch. It literally is a game of hit and miss. Also, it is not possible to speak to a live person to ask any questions about using this app. If I am chatting with someone, that person might be trying to be helpful, but it is not the same when you must go back-and-forth to do whatever you were trying to do and then to go back and check with that person. I wish AT&T would take some of their money from their profits and invested DIRECTV NOW to truly make it a viable alternative to Cable.
434533fhfyfdyy's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 7:13 PM
Yet again, a release that doesn’t fix the Apple hdmi adapter issue. No video while using the adapter!
a.k. & u. R's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 5:33 PM
Latest update June 27 Still not able to use HDMI cable. Not Good! 😡 Wish I had read the reviews before ordering. I was assured we could use an HDMI adapter streaming from my iPhone to our tv. Not Anymore!! Many many people have purchased this service because they don’t have access to WiFi or landline cable for varying reasons. Who can watch shows only on a phone? Not couples or families who want to watch together. We got this so we could enjoy watching tv. NOT to strain our eyes and get headaches from looking at phones too much. Please correct this bad idea ASAP. Don’t you think you’ll loose many customers? Oh! I’ll just mention they fibbed about my monthly cost too. Higher cost for something we can’t watch together ... like most people I don’t have $$ to waste.
caseofmind's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 5:31 PM
I love the content, app features, and pricing for premium channels: But the live streaming is absolutely terrible. It sometimes buffers for over twenty minutes and we have fiber optic internet service.
QueenB224's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 4:28 AM
Ever sense the update I can’t use my hdmi adapter with the app. What’s the point in paying for an app that can’t even use😤
Azmurph's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 3:24 AM
Why can’t their be a section of last Channels? I get the remote functions are limited with Apple, Roku, etc but having a section of recently view channels would be cool. Also, I wish the picture would go into a small box on right while I browse the guide. Having it play dimmed in background doesn’t add anything. I wish the dvr was better. Better organization, etc. let me add minutes to recording for sports like 30 minutes extra, etc.
AliciaD1's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 2:16 AM
Don’t do it! I tried to subscribe to the service and when I went to submit my PayPal payment it said there was an error on their part (Directv) and to try again. It charged me anyway. I was told the service would work within 24 hours, the next day I was told I would get a refund, and now I am being told that I wasn’t charged and it is just a hold. It isn’t a hold, I know the difference. Don’t subscribe. The customer service has no idea what they are talking about. I also enter my email address for a chat transcript every time and conveniently I never get an email.
Kaya Weso's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 2:02 AM
Ever since I updated the app from 1.1 to the one before this one NOTHING works My vizio SmartCast tv will no longer ever work from my iPhone only from my pc. No phone support only chat support
db-jr's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 1:52 AM
This has to be one of the worse service. I current getting 25 credit for next 3 months but I’m not sure I’m going 2 make it. I’m so ready to cancel subscription bc of the channels going in out while watching live tv to trying watch recorded shows that constantly skips parts of the show. On demand always missing episodes. The entire service seems to be getting worse every week.
TinTin858585's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 1:39 AM
It won’t let you watch anything unless you give them access to your location! Very shady! I never have my location on, so I can't use the service I’m paying for? I will cancel after trial. It’s also happening on Apple tvOS version now.
Kasver987's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 1:32 PM
Do not install this version of this App. It will break your connection to the major networks or your local channels!!!!
getrdun123456's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 1:26 AM
The latest update needs updating. The app keeps shutting down about every 10 minuets and have to reopen the app on ROKU. It might be worth it to switch to someone else
Farris0917's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 12:59 AM
Can’t use chrome cast at all after recent update. No longer shows my chrome cast connected tv, just says “nearby devices” and when it tries to find one it just crashes. Very hard to use after the recent update.
Your Holiness's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 12:57 AM
Great value. It gets better every month. Was troublesome at first.
Great when it worked's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 12:55 PM
After this update the app will no longer cast for chromecast. It states application not available. I have restarted the devices and also logged out of DIrectv now app and still same error. Thanks in advance.
bapuga's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 12:36 PM
Terribly unfortunate that this app is so terrible.. again. When this app first came out, it was full of bugs- to the point that it was practically unusable. Over the years it improved, and is became my preferred method for watching TV. Now, they redesigned the app, added new features like DVR recording, and it's almost as buggy as the first versions. [On AppleTV] The screen will randomly go black, playback errors will pop up (always at the best part of a program,) and the guide refuses to load (frequently.) Lots of closing the app and restarting. If you're just now looking to sign up.. wait a months. Now is not the time- you'll just be paying for aggravation. Once they've fixed the app, it's a great thing to have.
Pnagator's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 10:04 AM
I spend more time watching commercials than anything else. The commercials just repeat over and over, even after they should be ‘done’. Shows are not updated frequently so what am I paying for again??
Webbycs's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/27/18 10:00 PM
Have yo tried typing a password on a remote with one button? Well this app on my Apple TV requires me to log in every time I open the app. It may sound trivial, but this is a pain and takes my time. Strongly considering going back to PS Vue.
MacMasterE's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 9:46 AM
I can’t figure how to SIMPLY pay my bill through the app, this should be a simple process but is not! Fix that ASAP, thanks
jrain82's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 7:38 AM
Despite the freezing, this app works fine while watching live TV. HOWEVER, if watching a show or movie on demand, the streaming fails periodically. When I refresh the show or movie, it goes back to the beginning! With most shows or movie I can manually fast forward to where I was, but some selections disable the fast forward feature. This makes using this app a nightmare. Save my progress or enable the fast forward feature for all selections!
Ms.ButterflyCEO's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 7:18 AM
I literally hated this app and service when it first came out, the price was ridiculous and, so not friendly to Apple TV, it NOW has changed sooooo much with service for multiple devices, much cheaper prices on add ons & etc... now with beta DVR & On Demand. Still have a few more things to add...reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5, you all need to integrate with Apple TV like Sling and PlayStation vue on their TV app, and some of the major TV networks app you all are not on as a cable service, like you are with others. But soooo going to cancel my PlayStation Vue Subscription soon, because you have more channels!
EleniSS's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 5:32 AM
Episodes on watchlist/bookmark just disappear. Episodes before and after are there.
Yaya1050's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 5:28 AM
every time I plug in my HDMI cord. Direct tv says can’t play because I’m offline. But if the HDMI cord is not plugged in it plays fine. That’s the only reason why I am not going to continue my subscription.
danhairston1986's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 2:54 AM
The app has so many advertisement . It buffers the worst app for you to pay $60.00 a month for about to cancel.
pg6paul's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 1:52 PM
I have to give 1 star but there’s a technical issue unable to use app, but I can login on the browser
Girthy Brooks's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 12:59 PM
The only Channel that won’t chromecast is Fox HD. This is awesome considering the World Cup is going on, and the only reason I pay for this is to watch Soccer. Horrible.
Deivett's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 12:32 AM
Not available in Puerto Rico...cable companies and satellite providers are way too expensive...give 5 stars when available on the island!
ren ZOO's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 12:16 PM
Months ago I was using my cousins account. It was time to get my own to watch the World Cup. Now with this new app I can’t even cast to my tv. So frustrating that I already prepaid for 3 months. And can’t use it for the main thing I wanted it
Dotie__'s Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 12:15 AM
I really enjoy the app. I’ve just been having trouble lately casting from iPad/iPhone to the tv. Everything is currently up-to-date including my tv and my WiFi connection is strong and secure. Is anyone else having problems?
ThaGwap's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 12:12 AM
This new update is trash!
Toedman's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/16/18 11:32 AM
This is a terrible app .doesn’t work . There is no support. Wed site has no answer. No phone number to call.
fucthismac's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 9:58 PM
The last update took what was an ok working app and destroyed it. Everything that was good is now gone. Nice work👍. Back to spectrum.
8986765P's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 9:36 PM
How long till this becomes available. All other streaming apps have it & are less expensive!!!!!
Brian Birman's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 9:08 PM
Useful app if you LIVE on your phone and have tossed all your televisions in the dumpster (or recycling because we love the planet). Once you plug the iPhone into a television (Lightning to HDMI) the app is programmed to tell you “No Internet Connection” which is a blatant lie. As soon as you unplug the cable, INTERNET LIKE A MIRACLE! Ain’t that something?! Maybe, the message should read, “YOU CAN NOT STREAM OR TETHER THIS APP BECAUSE WE ARE CHEAP”. I’m not a lawyer, but I have seen them on TV not using this app. Enjoy!
okesene's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 8:42 PM
1. The app continually freezes. 2. The app constantly crashes. 3. New Feature: the app will play audio but no video. Save your subscription money, and go with SLING or HULU!
4BellaBaby's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 8:26 PM
Tried watching recordings while out of town and it drove me so nuts with it freezing constantly that I went back to Netflix! Also don’t like that I can’t delete recording on the dvr from the app
Gregyav's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 8:18 PM
Really bad app. Needs massive update, not user friendly at all
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!'s Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 8:09 PM
Update: Just downloaded the latest update hoping it would solve some of my issues. Now when I try to cast dvr shows it now says sorry we can’t do that yet working on it, so fine, tried to watch from device and that no longer works! Loads forever then just says there’s an error and cannot play. Also, sound is very low. I have to turn up my tv very loud just to hear it. Awesome step backward for an already disappointing app. Takes forever to cast to my chromecast and won’t cast anything from dvr. At first it would just say there’s been an error or continue to load for an eternity never actually running the show. Now if I try to cast something from the dvr it just crashes the app. Will allow me to watch dvr shows directly from my phone, but that’s not exactly the watching experience I was looking for.
Scotty88C's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 8:03 AM
It is slow, jittery, and unpredictable. It crashes often, is difficult to navigate, and is probably the reason my doctor recently prescribed me blood pressure medication. Finally, there are several — no, check that — scores of commercials during a single show. This alone wouldn’t be unbearable, but the transition between each of these commercials is as painful as stumping one’s big toe. Unsatisfactory for paid service.
AB hood's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 7:52 PM
DO NOT! install this (new and improved) update! It has trashed everything! Before the update things were great, very great, but now not so. Movies don’t upload, constant app crashes and so much more! ((PLZ)).... FIX THE APP SO US PPL CAN USE THE APPLE HDMI ADAPTOR LIKE BEFORE THE UPDATE! when this is fixed i will retort this review and with 5 stars! Its not worth the $ we pay for the family to set,eat dinner and try to watch a movie on and iPhone6, so plz fix app to use apple hdmi adaptor, bc if this isnt fixed i have no option other than to cancel service!
BryanFury's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 7:30 PM
Error while loading, wont even go past login. Supposed to have 2 streams, I had one playing on Amazon Fire TV in the house and trying the iphone app outside, NOT WORKING!!!
Jumper4000's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 7:18 PM
What’s w all the bad reviews?? I signed up for this service pretty much the first day it was released. It has come a VERY long way since, and it’s constantly improving. It’s still not perfect, but it’s getting close... This is a brand new service and a new concept, so growing pains are understandable. As long as they keep working on improving it and keep prices low, I’m happy. My main complain right now is the occasional buffering (maybe a little more than occasional) Also, support for Android TV would be great. Having channel numbers, so we can quickly go to a different channel would be great too. Other than that, almost every other complain has been addressed.
centex18's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 7:05 PM
Horrible streaming service. Use another option.
bgriffis's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 7:02 PM
Watching recorded programs has frequent audio hiccups. Not sure if it is specific to MSNBC, but that’s where I’m observing it regularly. Super annoying.
Aparajith. S's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 5:38 PM
Frequently hangs, crashes and restarts. Does not save last status
Rip_polaris's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 5:01 AM
Worked ok at first, now since the recent update...absolutely terrible!
Dapage75's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 4:53 PM
AT&T never fails to disappoint This App is basically useless. The main reasons are as follows * you cannot record local channels * it takes forever to load a saved show and is constantly freezing * you cannot pick up a show here you left off * there is no back or previous channel function * it crashes in the middle of a recorded show and tells you “ this content has an issue and can’t play. Give it another try or select something different to watch”.......what???? Try something different for something I am paying for. Just plain awful
skabadelic's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 4:38 PM
It is so difficult to cast to my television. It rarely works. The most frequent issue that I have, is the app crashing. When I reopen the app, it tells me I can’t watch on my phone because it’s streaming on my television—hint, it’s not. It’s an endless circle of this message. Now, after the update, it wants to listen for a code with access to my microphone. How absurd. Just let people cast normally!
REDJARS's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 3:57 PM
I bought a Chromecast-ready tv to watch the World Cup but the app all of a sudden stopped casting. So now I can’t watch the World Cup on my tv. App and tv are both up to date and I’ve restarted both. Nothing works.
AC77789's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 3:13 AM
I have not been able to record any shows with the 20 hours included cloud dvr feature. I have spoken to support and followed troubleshooting and still have been unable to record any shows. Always get an “unable to record, something went wrong error message” through both the app and Apple TV which is very frustrating.
Swaggaliciious's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 3:09 PM
JUST FLAT OUT COMPLETELY HORRIBLE!!! Too many freezes, have to keep touching phone to keep tv on if paused. No resume or backward play. Lag Lag Lag!!! Doesn’t show up, and have to constantly restart my phone to get the app to act correctly just for a few moments. Soon as something better comes up, GONE!!! 👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽
inhappy camper 2's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 2:36 PM
We bought this service to use on vacations and am so disappointed that we can’t use it anywhere Keep getting error message unable to use in this location Going to cancel
hawk697's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 2:23 AM
For the top of the line package it’s 70 dollars . Now if I’m paying that much why do I still have to watch adds on shows on demand?🤔 Not worth 70 dollars 💵
KimHip's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 2:07 PM
I had high hopes for this app, but it’s just keeps disappointing me. The pause doesn’t work on live tv, the fast forward is a joke, the sound doesn’t match up with the mouths, loading time takes forever on Roku and doesn’t always work. I’m super frustrated and sad that this isn’t what I thought it would be.
Rach684's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 1:51 AM
Newest update is annoying af. The beta version of this DVR is terrible. Pushed fast forward it takes me back to the beginning of the show. Get to the part where I was and push play and then it takes me to another part of the show. App takes forever to load on our fire stick. Now have to force a stop or uninstall it every time we want to use it.
bdmurphey's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 1:29 AM
Directv Now has more channels and I was glad to see a Beta DVR. The DVR needs help. Skips around a lot and you can't tell how far to go when fast forwarding thru commercials. The price is right.
Parapants's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 1:15 PM
Old version / updated version.. Fix this already!
William Reading's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 11:44 PM
Much better with the new build. The “here’s how to use it” part is annoying, but this app is finally usable.
Igor 718's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 11:39 PM
Why is the show i dvred stops, then comes back 5 sec back and stops again.
Th3Aw3some's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 11:34 PM
Screen freeze. Recording function doesn’t work most of the time on iPad app
Eviejenny's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 11:25 PM
Those having trouble logging in since last months update 22.214.171.124, especially on Apple devise, goto ur settings and clear ur browser history. Apparently directv now app uses ur att password to log in.. or just try using ur att password to log into the direct tv app. Soooo dumb
Maybe be stopping this service's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 11:20 PM
I used to use this app to watch movies on my tv. This app used to work before the upgrade. I used to plug my iPhone 6 into a lightning digital account adapter and watch hbo. But I tried this app 6-15-18 and got the message: Your video can't play because you're offline. Please ensure that you have an Internet connextion and try again. I don’t know how to put in a complaint for this but maybe this review will get someone attention to fix this issue. In the corner of the screen was the numbers: 10001-009. Please fix before I get rid on this service
Blackrntp's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 10:34 AM
This is a poor quality app. Wasted time and money on this app.
Street 103rd's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/15/18 10:20 PM
Not bad for $10 monthly it offers a wide variety of channels
chrisbee1993's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 9:36 AM
Very disappointed in the update. I know that a lot of things are still in beta stage. New update is super slow to open, even slower to load the channels. I sat 19 min waiting for the app to open until I gave up. I will not be continuing my service with this company.
Jake4674's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 7:44 PM
Adding DVR was awesome, if it worked. New app for Apple and Roku are so slow and clunky they’re practically unwatchable.
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!'s Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 7:34 PM
Takes forever to cast to my chromecast and won’t cast anything from dvr. At first it would just say there’s been an error or continue to load for an eternity never actually running the show. Now if I try to cast something from the dvr it just crashes the app. Will allow me to watch dvr shows directly from my phone, but that’s not exactly the watching experience I was looking for.
DisappointedinDuluth's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 7:10 PM
The good. Video quality can be really good, channel selection is good. For the bad, this includes comments on both the iPad and Apple TV releases of the 2.0 app. On Apple TV in DVR, fast forward and rewind voice commands don’t work. Some on demand shows like Supergirl Season 3 Episode 18 (and others) won’t play on Apple TV, yielding 30002-027 errors. On demand library has a lot of gaps in it to start with. Closed captioning on Apple TV sporadically fails, skips, and overwrites itself, such as when I watched season 2: episode 22 from the beta DVR feature. Yes it’s beta, but there is no place to report it other than here. I tried to do so last night via chat and dealt with an idiot who told me to reset my equipment. I already had, so she offered a credit. On the iPad (I ha e a Mini 2) when I go to record something, the dialog box offering to do all episodes or just the new ones occasionally is truncated on the top and bottom, giving just a sliver of a line of the box that allows you to complete the command without actually seeing the words Record Series in there. Less money is nice, but a service that works and wants to make itself better by listening to and fixing bugs is better. So far, my experience with Sling has been better. I see little reason to stay with Direct Now. —- Update. I finished out my time with them. Several shows just plain failed to record, or have so many dropouts in the actual recording that 1/3 of a show records, with no more than a few contiguous seconds of content. This is not a streaming or bandwidth issue... this is a failure of an online DVR to record content. That should have been worked out in alpha testing. I’ve only had a few failures to record, and every dropout was on a Fox station, but I’m dropping to an earned 1 star review because there is no dialog about the problems. I could come back when they fix things, but Sling’s DVR was reliable for me.
NotAFanOfMyIph's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 7:05 PM
The absolute worst experience of any Cable,streaming,or provider. Logs you out, spontaneously, won’t let you login without changing password and then ‘says locked you’ve changed password to much’ even though they told me too!! Satan would love them.
Kman6842's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 5:47 PM
I actually did enjoy my Directv Now up until the 2.0 update. As with many you can no longer view on your tv via your Apple lighting to HDMI isadapter. I was a part of the Beta and reported this issue before 2.0 launched. I guess my opinion didn’t mean very much. Please show your customers you care. Our nickels and dimes add up to your Billions
Lbrady1025's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 4:26 PM
Ever since the latest update, I haven’t been able to access my DirecTV Now account. It just asks me to use my “existing app” which in turn prompts me to download the DirecTV app, which I can’t sign into because my login credentials don’t work for DirecTV. I had been able to use the web based version as a workaround, but now the local channels through the package stopped working. There are too many issues with the DirecTV Now service and from what I’ve read online a general apathy from the company about whether it functions properly. I’m canceling my account.
Nasty Delicious's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 4:03 PM
Ever since the new update I've lost all my local channels. It now gives me all the Los Angeles local channels and I live in Arizona. Sad. I'll be switching to Sling.
ingpablom's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 4:03 AM
It does not work at all, please do not waste your money!!
j0monty's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 3:59 AM
With the promise of HBO included with my Unlimited AT&T phone plan, the incomplete HBO offering was frustrating enough to discover, but then the poor usability took center stage. It pretends it’s broadcast TV and is constantly trying to stream what’s ‘On TV now’ when I open the app as if that’s something that exists in modern on-demand streaming world. If I wanted a firehose or crappy real-time programming I’d buy cable, satellite tv, or try and figure out how to tune into broadcast TV again. I don’t want shows to automatically start streaming that I don’t give a s***t about. Navigating within the app is terrible, and oftentimes I’ll click to start a show only to have it not do anything. Great job DirectTV, as if satellite TV wasn’t crappy enough, you found a way to make modern streaming a similar experience. Next time take notes from Netflix, Amazon Video, and HBO Go...and maybe Hulu.
jonmohr's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 3:58 PM
The app is poorly designed with the inability to click through to shows. It is not easy to record a program (albeit the function is currently in beta stage). Channels are missing from the guide lineup. A true mess of a launch.
IFR_Pilot's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 2:46 PM
First of all, this update requires iOS 10 or higher, which eliminates my iPad 3 that I use for remote TV watching. That’s unfortunate but all part of progress I suppose. But the “Download Last Compatible Version” downloads the older version but when you launch it, it won’t play. Pops up a message saying I have to upgrade my software. Talk about a rip off. Guess it’s time to switch providers to someone that supports iOS 9. Grrr.
4:&:!/8&/!:)/'s Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 2:45 AM
Worst streaming service I have ever used. Logins don’t work 90% of the time and when I used their “DVR” I was unable to fast forward my program as their app constantly crashes. Signed up for the 10$ a month promo and it’s not even worth that (as the service or content is inaccessible for what seems to be 90% of the time). Gladly paying the 35$ a month for PSVUE... WHICH ACTUALLY WORKS AS INTENDED.
Breezypaper's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 2:45 AM
Previous versions of the app allowed HDMI mirroring so you could watch content on a bigger screen, which was a major feature. Newest version of the app now just says no internet connection the second you plug in the lightening to HDMI adaptor. Attempted on multiple devices with the same result. Plays fine without the adapter, but HDMI mirroring was a big feature that was killed in the newest version either by accident or intentionally.
Dinosaurs12345678910's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 2:32 PM
This works for me in my situation because there is only me and my daughter in the house. They only allow two screens, so I can see where it may not be ideal for families with multiple children. But it works for us. I’m streaming off my Apple TV most days, but I do use my iPad. It’s been okay. I know there’s still some bugs and lags sometimes (but mine doesn’t as much as other people have mentioned it, maybe it’s because I’m using the Apple TV and not Roku?) I must say it needs a lot of improvement. I see the potential though, and over all I’m okay with it for the price, mainly the channel selection.
Ambrose an's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 2:28 PM
Wow this is the worst app ive ever used. Seriously and its owned by at&t now.. does not stream on cellular most of the times. I checked my internet speed it was 65mbps.. really at&t? And it does not stream on chromecast.
motleycannibal's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 2:17 PM
I’d always use the app at work through the Digital AV Adaptor and now it won’t work, always says I lost my internet connection which isn’t true because I have unlimited data and as soon as I remove my phone from the digital account adaptor it works fine. It use to work fine until the move to the DVR service app. Fix it!
Delilahisgreat's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 1:38 AM
It’s always freezing or loading or a combination of both!! There is only one show i want to watch tonight and that is the ONE channel that’s always frozen!! I originally gave this two stars but that was being generous. I have excellent WiFi and it still happens. The biggest injustice is that my favorite channels will fail to load while others work fine. They improved the channel line up and added dvr and show descriptions which are great. But it’s very inconsistent and if it doesn’t improve by July I’m getting a different app
Cfularz2102's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 1:32 AM
Will not let me login to the app on my phone.
Sue4587's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 1:30 PM
Going to up stars because I see folks are working on bringing chrome cast. I realize chrome cast to live shows is a new step. However, glitch now seems to be that when I try and cast I’m using too many devices and need to upgrade. Lol. Need 2 devices to cast.
user5635's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 1:29 PM
The DVR consistently records shows I have never once requested to be recorded and doesn’t record shows that I have set up to record. The app crash often and error messages about playing live and recorded videos occur very often, as in daily, multiple times throughout the day.
mmoha's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 1:28 AM
Ever since the latest update for the DirecTV Now app on my AT&T iPHONE I am no longer able to connect my phone to my tv and watch from my tv. I get the error 10001-009 stating that I’m offline and check my internet connection. I’ve tried using using with just my cellular data still get the same error when it’s connected to my tv. The app works fine without it being connected to the tv. I even tried deleting and reinstalling the app but same problem. Is there anyone else having the same issue? Please need help
Skwlgrl's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 1:24 AM
Programs stop or stall midway through or fail to load. Your app chucks out a statement regarding a weak Internet signal. I call BS. All the other streaming apps operate fine! This app needs much work in terms of translating signal to streaming.
MassSolo's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 11:27 AM
Are you all really being serious about this? Recent update looks great, for sure, but does not function at all. So...you’re joking, right?
Jedillwag's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 11:10 PM
Keeps asking me to update the iPad, yet there is NO update for the iPad. Something that worked one day, and then quit. I didn’t update anything, this error just keeps popping up not allowing me to watch anything.
GBripped off's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 10:42 PM
This app is junk. It locks up constantly. It crashes constantly. It is truly, remarkably unstable. I cannot believe Apple let them launch this junk. And, it is even more unstable in Google.
Lcortezl's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/14/18 10:40 AM
Constantly having buffering issues since app update. Not worth paying each month when all it does is freeze and buffering.
SlappyJ's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 9:30 PM
Enjoyed The service for about six months until the latest update which is not compatible with my iPad3. It's the only video service I cannot watch😕
Bianca118's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 9:28 PM
Now that I’ve updated it I can no longer use my hdmi adapter to view what I’m watching on my full screen tv. The message it gives me is “I’m offline”... this is absurd and it needs to be fixed... until then I don’t recommend.
jenniferLee30's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 8:58 PM
They need to get it together!!!! No shows wanted to play for me today. I go and restart my phone since it was telling me I didn’t have service even though I know I did just to see if it would work... once I go back in the app, I was no longer able to log back in. I feel like I’m paying for something I can’t even use. I used to be able to go on my iPad at least but I can’t do that anymore either. I’m so disappointed!!! So frustrating. Why is it so hard for them to get it together already!!
HitNDome's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 8:20 PM
It works sometimes and other times just get the spinning circle. Very disappointed for $35 a month. All my other stream apps don’t have this issue. They need some big fixes or I won’t continue this service.
orbitbubble's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 8:03 AM
It has bugs it keeps crashing on my iPad. The one before this didn’t crash on me but this version does.
NotSoAnonymousAnymore's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 8:02 AM
Now matter what time of the day, every channel constantly buffers and stops. Nobody in my family will use the app because it gets that annoying. Feels like I’m wasting time and money
MarinePapa's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 7:55 PM
It does work and I use it daily. The new version will not allow me to use a Apple lightening to HDMI Adapter to connect to a TV. When you connect it, it says there is no internet. I contacted support over four weeks ago and still no fix. Because of the lack of response from the creators of this app, I dropped my rating from three stars to two stars. It would be nice if they include a previous channel button so that I do t have to search through the guide to flip between channels.
Billem17's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 7:43 PM
This service is perfect... if you feel like logging in a million times since it constantly logs you out. Wish I could give less than 1 Star.
S3KW's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 6:53 PM
Your app is forcing me to upgrade to a newer version. However, when I try to upgrade, it will not do so because I'm using an older iPad where the maximum iOS version is 9.3.5. The current version of DirecTVNow requires iOS 10.0 or newer. I'm not upgrading a perfectly good iPad just to get your service. I will be moving to YouTube TV or Hulu Live.
Disappointed2012Fan's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 5:50 PM
The app is buggy overall. It often cites internet connection issues and will not work, while all other apps and websites function normally. If the app actually loads, sound quality is severely lacking in the BETA DVR, recordings are limited to 20 hours, and it has a confusing design. The guide is cumbersome loading images while you browse programming. It also does not resume playing after interruptions, such as, other airplay content.
DawnGP143's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 5:39 PM
Update.... Apparently PIP doesn't work only in SOME recordings. Where did PIP on iOS go????? I used to be able to watch TV and scroll through Facebook, but it no longer works.
VeryZenJen's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 5:03 PM
Where did my watch list shows go???
Tiaefnbad's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 4:25 AM
Only tho g I dislike is that you have to communicate with them through the web. However we text all the time anyhow so no problems. Every app has its issues but they fix it pretty quickly. Worth the price as well!
unhappy carnival cruiser's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 3:59 AM
I understand that you get DATA FREE when you stream DTV NOW on AT&T mobile, they should also allow DATA FREE on AT&T Internet when steaming on your TV on your home at&t internet!
princessapplehead's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 3:58 PM
I haven’t had any technical issues with this app yet. I just had a few ideas that would make it easier to navigate through. I would be happier if there were a new episodes tag on the series title as well as the new episode so that I don’t have to open every series to find new episodes. An option to mark as watched would be helpful as well, occasionally it shows you have already streamed an episode or movie but it is not very accurate.
Kikani's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 3:36 AM
It used to work fine but the now when the app is launched, it asks to update to the latest version which only runs OS 10.x. Unfortunately, older iPad cannot do - it's maxed out at 9.3.5. Help is much appreciated. Thanks. Will update rating after the problem is resolved.
dhehdudnejd's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 3:06 AM
The customer service is very bad. Impossible to connect with someone. The new app does not provide a stable experience. I’m close to going back to cable, unfortunately.
Calier2347843's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 2:36 AM
Been using the app for about 2 years to find out today it cannot be used on my device any longer!
Dickdickson789's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 2:32 AM
Streaming suddenly stops at random times. I have to restart my Apple TV to get it back up. None of my other dozen or so streaming apps need this time consuming action to run properly. To add insult to injury Directv even sends out an onscreen notice claiming that the problem is my transmission system. It’s 400 mbs and is delivered directly over Ethernet. I have another two weeks left on my billing month and will then switch back to YouTube TV where I experienced no problems. Thank goodness for competition.
ivanwolf's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 2:27 PM
I praised this service to so many people. But now with the 2.0 update removing HDMI support to send TV to my TV, ultimate FAIL! Why would you restrict that? Forcing people to only watch on iPhone/iPads with small screens is ruthless. I could use my Apple TV but that uses data so no I won’t. Secondly the app crashes and even logs me out of my device and I have to log back in again. That’s a bug that needs to be fixed. However I have had little issue with the Bata DVR that seems to be working ok and is a nice addition. Just to bad the important stuff like watching on a TV is not. FIX IT NOW, and at least respond to people who pay you, I’ve sent five tweets for help, I’ve got nothing. That’s not caring about your customer, just willing to take their money no matter what, BAD DirecTV Now, just BAD!
desssisisiisisisisisis's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 2:14 AM
This app NEVER works. It’s the worst app ever what a waste of money I would never ever pay for this service again nor would I EVER recommend it
CrAzY_77's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 1:56 PM
This app is pretty good and I’m still paying a lot less than cable. Directv Now app has DVR, but just not like what you expected. You can’t rewind 15 or 30 seconds live TV like you can with other DVR services. You can however watch the show from the beginning, but if you just want to rewind back a few seconds this could be a draw back for you. My other issue is that when my nephews come over to watch Cartoon Network, the channel seems to be defective in which the screen isn’t centered or sometimes the color scheme is off. Once in a while it gets fixed, but only to get messed up again. This seems like a Directv problem, as my sister has dish network and the channel seems fine there.
Leopepsiiii's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 1:50 AM
Most of the time, it freezes. Also, it takes FOREVER to load into another channel when you change it. When it DOES work, the audio is delayed and/or the display is blurry. There were a lot of glitches where it would just crash and kick you off. I’m sure you can understand how frustrating this can be when you’re really into a show or watching something live. However, I must admit, that has not happened since the new update. All in all it’s just bad.
Bodedeng's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 1:45 AM
Since the upgrade of the app’s ver2, casting doesn’t work anymore. Need to fix this app ASAP. 6/12/18: This lousy, stupid app has never worked correctly ever since it was upgraded to version 2.0. Your programmers are not worth a penny. This entire service is not worth a buck. Your customer service also makes us wait and know nothing what’s going on, and they chat like they can fool their customers. Ridiculous!!! This entire service is a joke!!! I rate this -10 (minus 10 below zero)!
AlTheSwede's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 1:43 AM
Good UI but the performance is just horrible. I got 100mbit/s fiber but it buffers constantly, so slow changing channels, I have never been able to use their recording function because it simply doesn’t work. I would never pay $35+/month, I pay $10/month to test it out for 3 months. YouTube live tv or Hulu live tv works so much better, try those.
Romy 3737's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 1:43 AM
Update - Come on People! It’s been three weeks since the big update to add DVR. The DVR does not work and if you are using iOS and/or Chromecast enabled TV’s the app is still not casting anything! The live chat link is still not working on iOS so there is NO FORM OF SUPPORT. How could a company as large as this leave customers with no service and no support for this long?💩 Update - Since the big DVR update was run on 5/20 iOS and Chromecast no longer work! It’s been 10 days! To make things worse if you are using iOS the live chat link does not work so you do not have access to any kind of support. Getting ready to cancel and return to Hulu live. App constantly shuts down and sends error messages when try to cast. The only customer support is live chat which has been unavailable for days.
heatherm1234's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 1:29 PM
Edited: The update is horrific! While I was excited to finally have the ability to record shows it now freezes a minimum of 15 times a day. It tells us “the video is having trouble loading” or “check network connection” but we’ve had it checked and checked it ourselves and that’s not the issue, it’s the updated version of this service. It’s horrible. If it isn’t corrected soon we have sadly have to switch. I have loved this service except for the past two days it freezes on my Roku Tv every five minutes, literally. I have to restart the app or it will just come back on in about 60 seconds. It is the most frustrating thing. It is not my internet connection, that has been checked and it streams perfectly fine on my Apple TV! I have deleted the app, reinstalled, logged in and out... EVERYTHING. I’ve tried other streaming services before and did not like them as much as DirectTv Now but if this problem isn’t resolved soon I’ll have to switch.
Footballgirl87's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 11:21 PM
The only thing this is good for is to get the login credentials to login to other cable apps. DVR has not worked one time. Really poor UI.
F. Leghorn's Review of Directv NowReviewed on 6/13/18 10:07 AM
It’s a good app when it works. It can quit unexpectedly, this happens at least once a day. Then there are times when it loses connection which seems to happen a lot during the evening. I’ve determined it is not my internet connection because other streaming apps work just fine. It is difficult to find support to fix these issues. If it was more stable and reliable it would be a great app.