DIRECTV is an official application of the direct broadcast satellite service provider which allows you to get access to the whole range of TV channels and pre recorded TV shows and live streams. It has a bright and attractive icon that can be easily found in the list of installed applications.
How to Start
At the first start, the program will ask you to go online to check the license (all requests are accompanied by prompts) and after confirmation it will allow you to start using it. The app is supposed to be used on devices without a built-in TV tuner, so the Internet is required to receive the signal.
The application interface, like most of the developer's products, is simple and intuitive. The upper part of the display is given under the "preview" of the current TV program with dynamically changing pictures, below is the program guide for the near future (in both directions), and the lower bar is given under the icons of channels available for viewing.
The choice of channels is carried out by scrolling in the vertical panel. You can optionally select the channels displayed at the bottom of the screen in the settings by checking or unchecking the checkbox to the left of the name. Moreover, arbitrary sorting of channels is provided, which is very convenient.
Program guide is a vertical list of TV programs in a classic form: on the left is the broadcast start time, on the right is the name of the program, film, etc. You cannot see additional information about the programs, but you can be reminded about the upcoming ones by adding the program as an event to the organizer, setting a reminder so as not to miss the beginning.
DIRECTV settings are not abundant, but everything you need is present.This is a screen rotation – to the right or to the left (for right-handed or left-handed, but vertical viewing is not provided), the ability to stretch the video to the full width of the screen, and the channel sorting settings described above. Directly broadcast settings for a specific program will be available from the viewing mode.
Based on the preview, or the program, or maybe a triggered reminder, you start watching the channel. To do this, to the left of the "preview" window, press the "play" virtual key – the screen rotates to the right or left (depending on the setting) and for the first time displays a black boot screen. Alas, it is impossible to choose the speed initially by default, the broadcast will start at 348 kbps, which the app considers "normal quality".
- Convenient to use while travelling;
- Supports all modern gadgets;
- Wide range of TV channels.
- Takes forever to load;
- TV mirroring got disabled;
- No on-screen recording.