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Friday, August 19th, 2022 7:13 PM

Directv Stream for Sony / Android / Google TV

Where's the supported app?

Sony is a huge market to not have clear disclaimers if there is no intention to support Sony.

All I was told is that if it is Android or Google it "should work".

Directv:  What is the bottom line?

ACE - Expert

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5.2K Messages

2 years ago

If you can't download the app, then it's not supported. Supported device list is located here

ACE - New Member

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5.1K Messages

2 years ago

No, the Sony TV does not support the DIRECTV STREAM application. You’ll need to purchase a streaming device like a Fire Stick, Roku, Apple TV, or the DIRECTV STREAM Osprey Box.

IF the device is an Android-based streaming utility, the DIRECTV STREAM app can be downloaded online via an APK (not official method). Although, be sure you aren’t downloading a virus.

We aren’t ‘DIRECTV,’ we are customers just like you on a public forum. We have no clue what the future plans for DIRECTV STREAM are as far as application support. 

For all the devices CURRENTLY supported, visit here:

https://www.directv.com/support/stream/article/KM1200941/

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New Member

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6 Messages

1 year ago

Who would be responsible for the development of the Direct Stream App for Sony Bravia TVs?

ACE - Expert

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5.2K Messages

1 year ago

There is no app. Contact a support rep at either Twitter or Facebook to voice your request. Don't expect any near future app. 

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1 year ago

Thanks, I know there is no app for the Sony.  I am wondering who does the development of new apps?  Is it Direct Stream or Sony or Roku or Apple TV or some other 3rd party.  

I know some organization developed an app for my Apple TV but not for the Apple TV that runs on the Sony Bravia TV.   I have 2 very expensive Sony Bravias.  Why are they not in the plans.  If I knew the answer I could re-focus my attention to the source.  I hate to buy 2 more additional streaming boxes and lose the convenience of 1 remote that streamlines not only my streaming, but also my live TV, security camera's and more.   I'll look at Twitter/Facebook...thanks for the input!

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6 Messages

1 year ago

FYI to bcbsncjlj and all:  I followed the non-hot link to Directv Stream support from my Sony Bravia and behold, the app is now there and available for download.  Go figure...

ACE - Expert

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5.2K Messages

1 year ago

They just released the app in the last few days. Based on history, expect a lot of issues with the app.

New Member

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1 Message

1 year ago

I have  Sony tv and the stream app on it but it is so pixeled you can’t see anything. Then it will clear for a min and back to pixel 

ACE - Expert

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5.2K Messages

1 year ago

Use an external streaming device. Those apps for Smart TVs are just junk. You really want regret it.

New Member

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21 Messages

1 year ago

Someone said in this thread that they recently released the directvStream app for Sony TVs.  I today just bought a new Sony Bravia TV.  I don't see DirecTVStream app.   Am I missing something (or was the person wrong who said it was released)?

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6 Messages

1 year ago

I downloaded the Directv app from the google play store. I don’t believe it was called DirectvStream but it recognized the TV and behaved accordingly. I did the trial subscription and canceled it because it was clumsy to operate. Whenever I called for support, they really couldn’t help and said it would be better if I bought their box. I ended up testing Hulu and YouTubeTV…both worked better and exponentially less expensive.

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21 Messages

1 year ago

Oh wait, never mind.   I performed a software update on the new TV and the DirectTV Stream app now showed up.  All is well.  Funny that I had to update manually -- as usually new equipment these days does a software update check first time out of the box.    I find DirecTV app easy to operate.   Click down on the circle on the Sony TV remote, to bring up guide/on demand, etc; click left or right to move channels up/down.   Easy.  I see no need for the box.   Picture looks great.

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2 Messages

1 year ago

I have a Sony xbr-65x930c and my Direct TV Stream app has horrible pixelation.  My other streaming applications HULU, Netflix, HBOMAX, do not have any issues streaming. I have tried both wireless and network cable with no success. Anyone else experiencing this problem?

New Member

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2 Messages

1 year ago

I just read the other postings. I guess i will purchase another Fire TV stick. 

ACE - Expert

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1.1K Messages

1 year ago

While I can understand problems with controls and things like that, pixelation seems odd.  Their own device uses Android TV, so I would assume the standalone version of the Android TV app would share the display part of the dedicated app, and I haven't heard reports of pixelation on that.


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