Add the DIRECTV app to Apple TV

Learn how to get the DIRECTV app to watch DIRECTV STREAM.

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Make sure you have:

  • Apple TV® digital media extender (4th generation) with power cord
  • Apple TV remote
  • Wired or Wi-Fi® internet connection
  • DIRECTV STREAM account
  • Ethernet cable (for wired connections)
  • HDMI cable
  • HDTV or home theater with HDMI port
  • iOS device (optional for automated setup)

Get detailed info from Apple support about how to set up your Apple TV.


First, make sure your Apple TV is running version 12+ or higher. Then:

  1. Go to the App Store.
  2. Search for and choose DIRECTV.

    Heads up: you will see the app listed as “DIRECTV STREAM”, but don’t worry, that’s the correct app for your service.

    • Select Get for free. If prompted, enter your  Apple ID password.

    Important: Accessing the DIRECTV app on your Apple TV will also be limited to your Home Wi-Fi network. You can change your home Wi-Fi network up to 4 times within a 12-month period by relocating your Gemini (DIRECTV) device.

    Check for updates

    Apple TV automatically updates DIRECTV app when new versions are available. If you disabled automatic updates:
    1. Go to the App Store.
    2. Find DIRECTV to check for available updates.

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