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Sat, Oct 16, 2021 6:12 PM

can't load Directv Stream App on chromecast or andriod tv(sony)

How come you can't load the directv stream app on android tv or chromecast?  Is there a work around?

Jrandomuser

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1 m ago

Simple answer is that they don't have a version of the app for those platforms.  The more complicated question is why - it almost certainly isn't for technical reasons, since they have versions for very similar platforms.  And we don't know the answer to that one.

As far as workarounds go, people have (largely successfully) sideloaded versions (mostly the FireTV version, I'd assume) on Android TV devices (and I think the Chromecast with Google TV would also run an Android TV version).  If you are interested in trying that, you could Google for more detailed info.

The other workaround for devices that support Chromecast casting is to cast to them from the app on a mobile device, but that isn't really a replacement for a native app.


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