DIRECTV on the Go for pc and mac

DIRECTV on the Go for Pc

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What is DirecTV? A review

This is nothing short of your cable tv in hand. More than ever, it is possible to move around with your cable tv today if you are unable to sit and watch from the comfort of your home. Direct TV makes this possible through their app. 

Directv is your on the go streaming software for all of your favourite shows, football games, news, movies and whatever you may wish to binge on. If you have a Direct TV cable at home, this may be easier for you to do as all you need to do is connect your current subscription to your phone. But in the case of a complete newbie who's looking for a way to stream premium cable TV, all you need to do is download the app and make sure to have a steady internet connection. 

Next thing to do is have a subscription and this isn't hard to get. Follow the onscreen instructions and you'll find yourself picking the best plan and launching into the better world of digital entertainment.

Direct TV isn't such a difficult software to navigate. You get to enjoy live shows at any time of the day and even watch and record your best shows for rewatch later. All these you can do with access to over 45,000 content. I mean, that's so much more than you could possibly watch in just one day. And that's for the most basic package.


DirecTV app  Features we love.

  • Automatic stream at anytime, anywhere. 
  • Up to 5 people can stream consecutively. 
  • Over 45,000 shows to choose from depending on what you fancy. 
  • Ability to stream NFL games away from home. 
  • Ability to keep and watch your recorded content on the go as you want. This is awesome. 
  • Ability to schedule recordings of your favorite shows on your DVR.


Why stream on DirecTV app?

If you own a Direct TV cable at home, it only makes perfect sense to have the app accessible to you at any time. Especially if you have shows you would rather not miss. Getting the Direct TV cable would be the best bet as you'd be able to catch up with little or no stress at all. Moreso, you can schedule your shows ahead. I mean, how cool is that Right?

Advantages of the DirecTV app


  1. It's a very handy tool as opposed to the idea of carrying your tv set everywhere.

  2. There are varieties of shows to choose from even from the most basic package.

  3. Very limited ads show up to maximise your enjoyment of your shows.

  4. It's fairly easy to navigate

  5. For the price offered for the packages, they have some great content.



  1. It's glitchy sometimes. 

  2. It isn't fully optimised yet for newer phone versions.

Download and install DIRECTV on the Go on your Laptop or Desktop computer

Hurray! Seems an app like directv on the go is available for Windows! Download below:

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Or follow the guide below to use on PC:

Select your PC version:

  1. Windows 7-10
  2. Windows 11

If you want to install and use the DIRECTV on the Go app on your PC or Mac, you will need to download and install a Desktop App emulator for your computer. We have worked diligently to help you understand how to use this app for your computer in 4 simple steps below:

Step 1: Download an Android emulator for PC and Mac

Ok. First things first. If you want to use the application on your computer, first visit the Mac store or Windows AppStore and search for either the Bluestacks app or the Nox App >> . Most of the tutorials on the web recommends the Bluestacks app and I might be tempted to recommend it too, because you are more likely to easily find solutions online if you have trouble using the Bluestacks application on your computer. You can download the Bluestacks Pc or Mac software Here >>

Step 2: Install the emulator on your PC or Mac

Now that you have downloaded the emulator of your choice, go to the Downloads folder on your computer to locate the emulator or Bluestacks application.
Once you have found it, click it to install the application or exe on your PC or Mac computer.
Now click Next to accept the license agreement.
Follow the on screen directives in order to install the application properly.
If you do the above correctly, the Emulator app will be successfully installed.

Step 3: for PC - Windows 7/8 / 8.1 / 10 / 11

Now, open the Emulator application you have installed and look for its search bar. Once you found it, type DIRECTV on the Go in the search bar and press Search. Click on DIRECTV on the Goapplication icon. A window of DIRECTV on the Go on the Play Store or the app store will open and it will display the Store in your emulator application. Now, press the Install button and like on an iPhone or Android device, your application will start downloading. Now we are all done.
You will see an icon called "All Apps".
Click on it and it will take you to a page containing all your installed applications.
You should see the icon. Click on it and start using the application.

Step 4: for Mac OS

Hi. Mac user!
The steps to use DIRECTV on the Go for Mac are exactly like the ones for Windows OS above. All you need to do is install the Nox Application Emulator or Bluestack on your Macintosh. The links are provided in step one

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How to download and install DIRECTV on the Go on Windows 11

To use mobile apps on your Windows 11, you need to install the Amazon Appstore. Once it's set up, you'll be able to browse and install mobile apps from a curated catalogue. If you want to run android apps on your Windows 11, this guide is for you.

Steps to setup your pc and download DIRECTV on the Go app on Windows 11:

  1. Check if your computer is compatible: Here are the minimum requirements:
    • RAM: 8GB (minimum), 16GB (recommended)
    • Storage: SSD
    • Processor:
      • Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum or above)
      • AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum or above)
      • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum or above)
    • Processor Architecture: x64 or ARM64
  2. Check if DIRECTV on the Go already has a native Windows version here ». If there is no native version, proceed to step 3.
  3. Install the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store here ». Selecting "Get" will begin the installation of the App and will automatically install Windows Subsystem for Android too.
  4. After installation, the Amazon Appstore and the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app will appear in the Start menu and your apps list. Open the Amazon Appstore and login with your Amazon account.
  5. Go to the Amazon App store and search for "DIRECTV on the Go". Open the app page by clicking the app icon. Click "Install". After installation, Click "Open" to start using the DIRECTV on the Go app.

To find DIRECTV on the Go Android app on Windows 11 after you install it, Go to Start menu » Recommended section. If you can't find the DIRECTV on the Go app there, click on "All apps" next to the pinned section in the Start menu and scroll through the list.

Was the setup process hard? Is Amazon Appstore on Windows not available in your country or Is DIRECTV on the Go app not working on your Windows 11? Simply download the APK directly and install via emulator. Follow the best guide for this here ».

DIRECTV on the Go On iTunes

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DIRECTV on the Go Software Features and Description

A companion to your DIRECTV Satellite service. Watch Live TV and recorded shows, catch up on the latest movies and shows with On Demand, and schedule recordings on your DVR—no additional equipment needed, at no extra cost. **REQUIREMENTS** • DIRECTV customers must have a Residential Home account registered on DIRECTV's website to access the app  • Watching On Demand or select Live TV Streaming channels outside the home requires an active Wi-Fi or 3G/4G Internet connection. For best performance, connect to a strong Wi-Fi signal. • Available content is based on your current programming package and premium service. Not all content is available to stream at this time • Live TV Streaming in-home only channels and remote control requires a Wi-Fi connection to your home network and a DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR (models R22, and HR20 or higher) connected to a broadband Internet connection. Remote control also works with HD receivers (models H21, H23 or higher) connected to a broadband Internet connection • DVR streaming and downloading requires Internet-connected Genie HD DVR model HR44 or higher and compatible mobile device. To download, must be in-home on same Wi-Fi network connected to DVR • App download, advertisements and non-streaming app activity may incur data usage • Scheduling a recording requires a Wi-Fi, or mobile network connection and a DIRECTV Plus® DVR or HD DVR • Receivers do not require phone or Internet connection to schedule a recording in rare instances, scheduled recording(s) may not be recognized. Only available on certain receivers. For more information on the DIRECTV App, please visit: This DIRECTV App features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see the Nielsen Digital Measurement Privacy Policy at for more information about this Nielsen measurement feature. Use of the app by DIRECTV customers is subject to the DIRECTV Apps End User License Agreement and DIRECTV Satellite App Privacy Policy, both of which can be found at 

Top Pcmac Reviews

  • Almost perfect

    By Mechatronial (Pcmac user)

    This app is very useful especially if you are an individual using AT&T mobile services. It allows you to stream your Directv channels away from home and it works most of the time. One of the best features of this app is the ability to download and/or stream any recorded shows/programs that are on the receiver at home from about anywhere there’s a strong enough phone signal. With that being said, there are a few things that could improve; for instance, finding a way to be able to stream blacked out events (generally, as it’s not just a Directv and AT&T issue), and making it a smoother experience to stream recorded shows and programs as there’s a tendency for it to take a while before loading the contents. Overall this app is very useful especially considering how important we (consumers) think it is to be able to access a service we are paying for outside of our home.
  • Many technicalities

    By melaninonfleek (Pcmac user)

    This app is needs an entire makeover. Let’s start with the fact that it takes FOREVER to load. no other tv app on my phone is like that, then sometimes the tv shows I was watching will disappear from under the continue watching section. Like it’s 2018 my shows should NOT be disappearing, then when I go to rewatch the show that disappeared it sometimes won’t let you fast forward to where you left off at, so I have to rewatch the entire show again.🤦🏾‍♀️ (which I won’t do). also sometimes when you binge watch shows back to back the app will let you skip commercials and guess what instead of just jumping back to the tv screen it’ll basically hop to each commercial but don’t play it & THEN the show will come back on. Y’all do realize when it does that it takes as much time as a commercial does. Also what’s the point of having tv shows up there that I can’t watch ? And I’m not talking about premium channel shows either. The entire saved by the bell show was listed but I couldn’t watch it. hmmm let’s see oh yea and STOP PLAYING THE SAME COMMERCIALS. NO ONE WANTS TO WAYCH THE SAME COMMERCIAL OVER AND OVER AND OVER. You all also need to fix the FOX channel because it doesn’t work on my phone/app with none of my devices. I had to download the actual fox app. This app also freezes too much and I think that’s about it. You all need some serious help if you want me to come to corporate I’ll be more than happy to help make you all become more efficient and effective.
  • DIRECTV’s Television Interface

    By Godfatherbeach (Pcmac user)

    Not only is that app for your phone or iPad extremely glitchy, but DIRECTV’s new television interface is horrendous. I have DIRECTV wired directly from my Satellite dish to a Mini Genie, and am appalled at the menu changes. Currently, though “prettier”, One can no longer Mark a position in a playback or live show with the push of one button in order to return to it at a later date; the bottom area of the screen is blacked out for quite a few seconds if one pauses, backs up, or rewinds, etc. This is particularly distressing when watching sports channels, where one might want to continue to see the bottom 1/4th of the screen And view the “crawl” for the score, or continuing updates of other games, etc. The previous interface, largely analog, with a simple menu across the left-hand side, very intuitively allowed one to “Search“, “Record“, “settings” “manage recordings”, etc., without all of the pretty pictures, and repetition which now takes up over 75% of the right-hand side of the interface which use to freeze the show one was actually watching. Whatever happened to testing with real life people and keeping the ergonomics simple??. A thoroughly outrageous and Horrendous interface. GO BACK TO THE PREVIOUS INTERFACE DIRECTv !!! Or, we all go to another carrier . We expect much better from DIRECTV and from AT&T.
  • Screwed Royally!

    By nicknametried (Pcmac user)

    DON’T DO IT!!! Well at start up..promised you the world and ended up with just a 2 year contract!! Tried to move service to an RV and told we needed all the same equipment. In the end found out home equipment isn’t even compatible with an RV. Now being charged for services that were not even used due to being in storage due to inaccurate information!!! Spent two and a half hours on phone with multiple people trying to resolve issue and ended up speaking with a supervisor named Latanna just to be informed she can only give a $25 credit! We have been with AT&T for years and depending on what suits the company best depends on when they are the same company. Tried everything to resolve this issue and in so many words being informed that customers continuing being customers does NOT matter. We will never be a customer again and rethink our phone service! Fortunately we haven’t signed a new phone service with all of our equipment so we will renew our 4 phones with another company! Rethink before you sign with this company!!! Asked supervisor for corporates phone number and was informed they are NOT allowed to give the number out. What kind of company is not available to their customers?? Is this really the way a company conducts business? Why don’t they want to hear from customers? I’m telling you rethink!!!

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