How to Download and Install DirecTV on Firestick in 2024

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Getting DirecTV on your Amazon Fire TV Stick gives you access to hundreds of live TV channels, on-demand movies and shows, cloud DVR storage to record programs, and more. This comprehensive guide will teach you how to download and install the DirecTV app on Firestick, Fire TV, and Fire TV Cube using easy step-by-step instructions.

Overview of DirecTV Service

Directv Stream Device

DirecTV Stream (formerly known as AT&T TV and DirecTV Now) is an online streaming service for live TV provided by AT&T. It offers over 150 channels spanning entertainment, news, sports, kids and more. Their channel lineup rivals traditional cable and satellite TV providers.

Some key things to know about DirecTV Stream:

  • No Contracts: DirecTV Stream does not require annual contracts or commitments. You can cancel anytime.
  • Streaming Device Agnostic: You can use DirecTV on Roku, Apple TV, phones, tablets and of course Fire TV.
  • Multiple Simultaneous Streams: Their packages allow you to stream on up to 20 devices at once depending on the plan. Great for larger households.
  • Limited Availability: DirecTV Stream is currently only available in the United States. You’ll also need to check eligibility by zip code on their site.

Now let’s look at the subscription packages DirecTV offers, pricing, and how to sign up.

DirecTV Packages, Plans and Pricing

DirecTV Stream has four main English language packages for live TV streaming:

  • Entertainment ($69.99/month) – Includes 75+ channels like TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, CNN, HGTV, and more.
  • Choice ($84.99/month) – Includes 105+ channels adding in regional sports networks, local channels, Golf Channel, MLB Network, NBA TV and more.
  • Ultimate ($114.99/month) – 140+ channels adding NFL RedZone, regional sports, outdoor, and news channels.
  • Premier ($159.99/month) – Includes everything: 150+ channels with HBO Max, Cinemax, SHOWTIME, STARZ, EPIX.
Directv Packages, Plans And Pricing

There are also DirecTV Stream packages tailored specifically for Spanish language programming starting at $59.99/month.

If you want premium channels like HBO or unlimited cloud DVR, you’ll need to add them on with extra fees per month.

To sign up:

  1. Go to the DirecTV Stream website and enter your zip code.
  2. Select a package and add any extras like premium channels or enhanced cloud DVR.
  3. Enter payment details to create your account.

Now that you know what DirecTV offers, let’s get it installed on your Fire TV Stick.

Download DirecTV App on Firestick from Amazon Store

The official DirecTV Stream app is available in the Amazon Appstore, making it easy to install on any Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire TV Cube.

Note: Due to geo-restrictions, those outside the US may not see DirecTV Stream in their Amazon App Store. Don’t worry, keep reading, I’ll cover how to manually sideload the DirecTV APK in the next section.

Follow these simple steps to download DirecTV Stream on Firestick from the Amazon Store:

  1. From your Firestick home screen, select the Search icon.
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  1. In the search bar, type in “DirecTV” and hit enter.
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  1. In the list of results, select the app titled “DirecTV Stream”.
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  1. On the next screen, choose “Download” to install the DirecTV app.
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Once downloaded, the DirecTV app will appear in Your Apps & Channels. That’s all there is to getting it from the Amazon App Store!

But if for some reason you ran into issues downloading DirecTV Stream from Amazon, don’t worry. Up next I’ll show you how to manually install the DirecTV APK by sideloading.

Sideload DirecTV APK on Firestick

If the DirecTV Stream app doesn’t show up for you in Amazon or you want to install a newer APK, sideloading is a reliable DIY method.

Sideloading means manually installing an Android APK package file downloaded from the web instead of an app store. Here are the steps:

1. Enable Apps from Unknown Sources

  • Go to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options.
  • Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources and ADB Debugging.
Firestick Adb Debugging

Enabling these Firestick settings permits installation of apps from outside the Amazon Appstore.

2. Install Downloader App on Firestick

The Downloader app makes sideloading easy to manage. If you don’t have it already:

  • Search for “Downloader” in the Amazon search bar.
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  • Select the Downloader app from AFTVNews.
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  • Choose Download.
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This installs the Downloader utility we’ll use to grab the DirecTV APK in the next steps.

3. Download Latest DirecTV APK

  • Open the Downloader app.
Launch Downloader
  • Enter the URL:
  • Select Go to start the download.
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  • When prompted, click Install to install the APK.
  • Hit Done once the install finishes.

This grabs the latest working DirecTV app APK and gets it set up on your Firestick. Almost done!

4. Launch DirecTV and Sign In

You can now access DirecTV Stream from Your Apps & Channels. Open it and sign into your DirecTV account to start streaming!

Launch Directv And Sign In

And that’s all there is to manually installing the DirecTV app by sideloading the APK onto Firestick.

Using the DirecTV App on Fire TV

Now that you have the DirecTV Stream app installed, let’s briefly go over finding shows to watch and using DVR with some tips and tricks for the Fire TV platform:

Watch Live TV

Scroll left/right or use the channel guide to flip through live channels. Select any live show tile to instantly tune in.

Directv Watch Live Tv

You can also get premium sports packages like MLB TV on DirecTV or bundle in movie channels like HBO Max.

Browse On Demand Shows & Movies

Under “Watch Now” check the “On Demand” tab to see and search all available movies, shows and DirecTV originals available to stream on-demand.

Directv Browse On Demand Shows & Movies

Setup Series Recordings with Cloud DVR

You can schedule recordings for series you want to keep up with. Go into a show tile and select “Record Series” to add it. Manage recordings under “My Library”.

Directv Setup Series Recordings With Cloud Dvr

Favorite Specific Channels

To easily access channels you watch most, use the heart icon to favorite them. Your favorites are listed under “My Channels”.

Directv Favorite Specific Channels

Download Shows/Movies to Watch Offline

Any title with a download icon lets you save it to watch offline when internet access is limited. Use this for flights, road trips, etc.

And those are the basics of using the DirecTV Stream app! The interface works very similar to other streaming platforms.

If you experience errors like DirecTV freezing or need help turning off closed captions, be sure to contact their customer support or check out my troubleshooting article.

Fix Common DirecTV App Issues on Firestick

Here are some troubleshooting tips for common problems running DirecTV Stream on Firestick and Fire TV:

  • Can’t Login – Double check username/password. If valid, uninstall and reinstall newest APK. Turn off wireless router for 30s then reconnect.
  • Video Buffering – Check internet speeds. Ideal is 15Mbps or higher for live streaming. Or lower video quality settings temporarily.
  • App Crashes – Reboot firestick by long pressing select button for 10+ seconds. Clear cache by deleting app data. Reinstall app if issues continue.
  • Geo Restrictions – Use a Firestick VPN like ExpressVPN to bypass location blocks when traveling or living abroad.

And if problems persist, be sure to contact DirecTV support who can further troubleshoot based on any error messages you encounter.

Now over to you – which channels or shows are you most excited to watch after getting DirecTV working on your Firestick? Let me know in the comments!

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions About DirecTV on Firestick

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about installing and using DirecTV Stream on Firestick and Fire TV Cube:

What’s the difference between DirecTV vs DirecTV Stream?

Traditional DirecTV uses satellites and a dish antenna to deliver hundreds of channels. This requires professional installation.

DirecTV Stream is the online streaming version delivering over 150 live channels over internet instead of satellite. There’s no contracts, equipment rentals or installation fees.

Does DirecTV Stream work on all Firestick models?

Yes, you can enjoy DirecTV on any Fire TV Stick (1st Gen to Lite to 4K Max), all Fire TV generations, and the Fire TV Cube. The installation steps above work on any model.

Can I sign into DirecTV with multiple profiles?

Yes. DirecTV Stream allows you to create up to 10 user profiles per account. Great for families or roommates sharing one subscription. Set up profiles under account settings.

Is 4K available on DirecTV Stream?

A limited number of live channels and on-demand movies/shows are presented in 4K Ultra HD resolution on supporting Fire TV models. 4K content is identified with a “UHD” banner. An Ultimate or Premier package is required.

And there you have it…the complete guide to getting DirecTV on your Firestick in just minutes! Now you can enjoy over 150 channels plus thousands of movies and shows on-demand.

Happy streaming!