How to Watch DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV


If you’re new to streaming, the process can be confusing. We spend a lot of time telling you what channels you can watch and what devices you can use to watch them, but that doesn’t tell you how to get a particular service on a particular device. With that in mind, today we’re going to look at how you can watch DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV.

In order to watch DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV you’re going to need some basic equipment. First, you’re going to need an Apple TV. As you’ll be watching on a TV, you’ll need an HDMI cable to hook the box to your TV, and you’ll need an Internet connection, be it wired or wireless. Once you have everything you’re ready to get started, and will be able to watch DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV before you know it!


Here are the Steps to Watch DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV


You shouldn’t have a problem setting up Apple TV, so you can watch DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV, but if you have any questions the following steps should be a big help. Just follow the instructions, and if any issues come up, you can let us know in the comments.


Step 1 – Get your DIRECTV NOW Membership

If you’re already signed up for DIRECTV NOW, you can obviously skip this step. Otherwise, you have four options with between 60 and 120 channels. Package prices start at $35/month. You can watch ESPN, FS1, FX, FOX News, AMC, MSNBC, TNT, A&E, Discovery, History, USA, Syfy, and many other channels. HBO and/or Cinemax can also be added for just $5/per channel.

In addition to being able to watch DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV, you’ll also be able to watch on Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and with mobile devices. Our DIRECTV NOW review can tell you more or you can try DIRECTV NOW during the free 7-day trial.

If you’ve already signed up or you just did, you can move to step 2 and continue the process to watch DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV.


Step 2 – Install DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV

In order to watch DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV, you’ll need to be running tvOS 9 or above. Assuming that is the case, all you need to do is turn on your Apple TV and go to the App Store. Once you search and find the DIRECTV NOW app you can see it and select Get it for free. From there, you’ll need to sign in with your Apple ID and your password, so that you can download the app. Once you’ve downloaded and installed the app you can move to the next step.


Step 3 – Locate the DIRECTV NOW App on your Apple TV

Once everything is installed you can search to find DIRECTV NOW or you can go find the app from the App Store. When updates are available they should happen automatically, unless you disable automatic updates. If you do you can check for updates on the DIRECTV NOW app in the App Store.


Step 4 – Launch and Watch!

Once you install and find the DIRECTV NOW app, all you need to do is sign in to DIRECTV NOW. From there, you just choose the show you want to watch, and it’s time to enjoy!

That’s all you need to know if you want to watch DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV! As you can see it’s a pretty easy, straightforward list of instructions. If you have an issue and need to ask how to watch DIRECTV NOW on Apple TV, you can leave a comment!

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Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn is a writer and filmmaker living in New York with her family and her spoiled Shih Tzu, Molly. When she's not writing she enjoys obsessing over her favorite television shows, watching movies, and cooking.
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