How to Install & Watch DirecTV Stream on Android TV

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DirecTV Stream is a premium streaming service that allows you to stream 100+ live TV channels, movies, TV series, and more with premium streaming quality. It also offers unlimited cloud DVR storage to record and save all your desired programs. You can download the DirecTV Stream app directly from the Google Play Store of the Android Smart TV. It also has the default Chromecast feature to cast the content from your smartphone to the TV by connecting both devices to the same internet connection. In this article, you will learn the various methods to install and stream the DirecTV Stream app on your Android Smart TV.

How to Install DirecTV Stream on Android TV from the Play Store

1. Go to the home screen on your Android TV and click on Apps.

2. Open the Google Play Store and click the Search icon.

Launch the Play Store to download the XXX app on Android TV

3. Enter DirecTV Stream in the search bar and locate the app.

4. Select DirecTV Stream from the suggested results.

5. Click Install to get the app on your Android TV.

6. Once the app is installed, click Open to launch the app.

7. Sign in with your credentials and stream your desired content.

How to Sideload DirecTV Stream on Android TV

As we mentioned earlier, the DirecTV Stream app is not available for Android TV. So, to stream its content, you need to sideload its APK file with the help of Downloader on Android TV.

1. Turn on your Android TV and connect it to a standard WiFi connection.

2. On the home screen, tap the Apps section to launch the Google Play Store.

3. Search for “Downloader for TV” and select the app that comes with the following logo.

Select the Downloader app

4. On the application information page, hit the Install button.

Click the Install button to download the Downloader for TV app on Android TV

5. Wait for a while to install the app on your device.

6. Once the app is installed successfully, press the home button on your remote.

7. Now, navigate to the Settings icon from the home page.

8. From the options, go to More SettingsSecurity.

Choose Security

9. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the toggle for the “Downloader for TV” app.

Toggle the button to enable Downloader for TV to download the app

10. Now, go back to the home screen and launch the “Downloader for TV” app.

11. Accept the storage and other permissions asked by the app on your TV.

12. Choose Home from the left pane, and type the below-mentioned URL in the required field.

Download link for the latest version of DirecTV Stream APK:

13. Click Download to download the APK file on your Android TV.

Search for the Downloader for TV app

14. Once the file is downloaded, click Install from the popup.

Click Install

15. After the downloading process, return to the homepage and navigate to the Apps section.

16. Then, click Open to launch the DirecTV Stream app and watch your desired media content.

How to Watch DirecTV Stream Using Browser

DirecTV Stream has a dedicated webpage that includes an extensive media library of numerous matches. As the simplest way, you can access the DirecTV Stream platform on your TV through its web version. For that, you have to use any of the best web browsers on your Android TV.

1. Open a web browser on your Android TV.

2. Enter the URL ( in the address bar and go to that website.

3. The website’s home screen will appear on the TV screen.

Watch DirecTV Stream from the browser on your on Android TV

4. Sign in with your account and watch the DirecTV Stream content on your TV.

5. Select your favorite content and follow the on-screen prompts to watch the matches on your Android TV.

How to Cast DirecTV Stream on Android TV

If you aren’t interested in sideloading the DirecTV Stream APK, you can cast the app from your Android smartphone to TV. Unfortunately, there is no built-in cast support available on this provider, so you need to screen mirror the app using the casting feature of your mobile.

1. Connect the Android TV to a WiFi network in which your smartphone is connected.

2. Install the DirecTV Stream app from the Google Play Store on your Android smartphone.

3. Launch the app and log in with your credentials if needed.

4. Play the video content on the DirecTV Stream app.

5. Go to the Notification Panel and tap the Cast icon.

Select the Cast option to stream XXX on Android TV

6. Choose your Android TV. Now, the video content will appear on your Android TV.

Supported Android TVs and Boxes

Smart TVsSmart TV Boxes
Sony Smart TV
TCL Smart TV
OnePlus Smart TV
Sharp Smart TV
Vu Smart TV
Philips Smart TV
Xiaomi Mi Smart TV
Hisense Smart TV
Nvidia Shield TV
MXQ Pro 4K
Mi Box 4K

How to Fix DirecTV Stream Not Working on Android TV

If the DirecTV Stream app is not working properly on your Android TV, you need to perform the troubleshooting fixes listed below to resolve those problems.

  • Make sure that your Android TV and the app get the proper internet speed.
  • Check the server outage of DirecTV Stream using the Downdetector platform.
  • Reboot your TV to resolve the temporary bugs associated with the device and app.
  • Clear the app cache files for DirecTV Stream accumulated on your device.
  • Update your Android TV firmware and the app to the latest version.
  • Reset your Android TV to solve the major problems for both the device and the app.
  • As a last solution, contact DirecTV Stream’s customer support.

DirecTV Stream Alternatives

If you feel that DirecTV Stream isn’t for you or if you are unsatisfied with the service it provides, you can switch over to some other platform to stream the video content. Here are the best options you can choose as an alternative solution to DirecTV Stream.

Sling TV$40/Month
Philo TV$25/Month


1. How to fix the DirecTV Stream black screen issue on my Android TV?

You can fix this issue by clearing the cache on the app and reconnecting the TV to the internet.

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