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Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 1:37 AM

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How do I set my tv to stream direct tv WITHOUT THE BOX

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ACE - Professor

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69 Messages

3 years ago

You use a supported device like a Roku, Fire Stick or Apple TV.

Watch DIRECTV STREAM with Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku®, and more.

 

See below for details:

 

DIRECTV STREAM

DIRECTV STREAM Device

 

Amazon

Amazon Fire TV (2nd generation or higher)

Amazon Fire TV Stick (2nd generation or higher)

Amazon Fire TV Edition Smart TV (2nd generation and higher)

Amazon Fire TV Cube

 

Android

Phones and tablets running version 5.0+ (OS 8+ recommended)

 

Apple and iOS

Apple TV (4th generation)

Apple TV 4K (5th generation)

Safari browser (version 13+ is recommended)

iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch running version iOS 11+ (iOS 12+ recommended)

 

Google

Chrome browser (version 58+, 61 is recommended)

Chromecast Built-in TV (select models)

Chromecast (2nd generation and higher)

 

Roku

Roku Streaming Stick® (3500X, 3600X, 3800X) and Streaming Stick+ (3810X, 3811X)

Roku Express (3700X, 3900X, 3930X) and Express+ (3710X, 3910X, 3931X)

Roku Premiere (3920X, 4620X) and Premiere+ (3921X, 4630X)

Roku Ultra (4640X, 4660X, 4661X, 4670X) and Roku LT (2700X)

Roku 1 SE (2710X)

Roku 2 (2720X, 4210X)

Roku 3 (4200X, 4230X)

Roku 4 (4400X)

Non-4K Roku TV (5000X, 8000X)

4K Roku TV (6000X, 7000X, A000X, C000X, C000GB)

Roku Smart Soundbar (9100X)

 

Samsung

Samsung Smart TV

(2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 models)

ACE - Sage

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45.7K Messages

3 years ago

Only some Samsung TV models have an available DirecTV Stream. But it's junk. You'll have much better performance with a separate streaming device .... Roku, Fire TV, DirecTV Stream box, etc.

ACE - Expert

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20.6K Messages

3 years ago

@BARRYSR27 

You say, "to stream DirecTV". Well do you have DirecTV (which is satellite service) or DIRECTV STREAM?

New Member

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3 Messages

3 years ago

Direct TV Stream. I would prefer to not have to use a box

ACE - Expert

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5.4K Messages

3 years ago

@BARRYSR27 As previously stated, you will need a supported device and download the app to watch on your TV.

ACE - Expert

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20.6K Messages

3 years ago

@BARRYSR27 

With either service, DirecTV is a single word, only one T, not Direct TV. Be cautious as bad scams will try to hide behind such simple typos.

You are not trying to stream DirecTV, but use the service named DIRECTV STREAM. Whomever at AT&T signed off on that branding made an extremely bad decision as has caused lots of confusion.

DIRECTV STREAM does have an app you can download on some streaming devices. However, it is highly suggested to have a box of some sort even if not the DIRECTV STREAM specific one. The app for "smart" TVs doesn't function as well, especially since those TVs tend to be a bit sub-standard with resources to support those apps.

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3 Messages

2 years ago

Thank you everyone. I was finally able to download the app using a Firestick. No box needed and a great picture


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