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Oct
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We have a second screen problem. The TV may have the largest display in the house, but it fails to consistently hold our attention even during engaging content, let alone commercial breaks. Cable and satellite companies have tried to respond to this phenomenon by releasing companion apps that place their content on both screens at once. Unfortunately, these apps typically aren't that good. The DIRECTV Android app was completely revamped not too long ago, but already a new update is available that changes things around a bit. Is it more engaging? Is it even an improvement? Judge for yourself.

Old:

Directv5 Directv6 Directv7

New:

Directv1 Directv2 Directv3

The new version has a more stylized menu button that provides quicker access to live TV streaming. Wi-Fi buttons appear alongside videos that are available for streaming anywhere.

What's new:

• By popular demand - Live TV Streaming has been added to the menu for quicker access, look for the (WiFi +) icon for channels available to watch anywhere

• New video player design

• New Menu button

• Graphic updates in the guide to highlight jumping forward multiple hours/days in time

The video player also has a new interface that makes it easier to move back and forth within a video.

Old:

Directv8

New:

Directv4

The app is available for free to all DIRECTV subscribers. Hit up the widget below to give it a go.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Fadakar

    What I want to know is how big of an update this was to make the movie Decoder an hour and 7 minutes longer, AND have it come out a year earlier. All while making the reviews higher.

  • Andy Stetson

    When did they announce this? On Saturday i noticed he "wifi" watch anywhere icons. Don't remember if i noticed the fancy blue stripe on the menu button or not.

  • Martin

    If someone want to share his acc with me text me sladyrk0@abv.bg I will pay you of course :-)))

  • Keg Man

    when they allow me to watch directv from my phone without actually being in my house, I'll give it props. otherwise, its a really pointless app to put any work into.

    who the hell is going..."yes I can watch tv on my phone in my living room instead of on my 60 inch tv!"