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Fri, Jul 15, 2016 3:08 PM

DIRECTV App Not Working - App Help & Sign In Solutions from AT&T

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Some of our DIRECTV customers accounts were moved over to the myAT&T Experience. This may have caused some issues with how you sign in to stream. We have the steps below to resolve the sign in issue and troubleshooting steps to resolve issues with the app, stream itself, and your iPhone or iPad.


Your account may have been moved and you need to perform some steps to sign in

Some of our customers accounts were moved to the DIRECTV Experience. To see if your account was moved, go to DIRECTV.COM and sign in. If you see a prompt to move your account, follow the steps listed. If you do not see a prompt to move your account, make sure you are using the right user name and password. 


Heads Up: If you do not accept terms & conditions, you may be unable to stream. 


Make sure you are using the right member ID & Password

I am speaking from personal experience. My mom was having difficulty signing into her DIRECTV account. On a sheet of paper was a list of IDs for different services and multiple passwords. Long story short, she was using the wrong ID and password to sign in. Don't be like my mom. Find your ID or reset your password now.


Heads Up: If you do not accept terms & conditions, you may be unable to stream. 


App Troubleshooting 

  1. Verify time settings are set to auto on the device. 
  2. Reset your password. Please do not use any special characters.
  3. Reset the device.
  4. Delete cache and cookies. Varies on phone, browser or device operating system.
  5. DIRECTV Player Troubleshooting 
  6. Test on another device
  7. Uninstall and reinstall the app. (You will lose recordings)
  8. Verify you have the latest software on your phone, tablet, and browser.
  9. Restore your phone. You may lose data such as pictures when performing this. Make sure you back it up. 
  10. Noticing issues with your internet speed. Find ways to fix it.
  11. Make sure you have the right package! 

iPhone Troubleshooting

  1. Sign out of the app
  2. Go to device Settings and select TV Provider > Sign Out.
  3. Update your Single Sign-on your new AT&T User ID and password.
  4. Go to device Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Login > DIRECTV App > Edit.
  5. Add Username User ID and Password and click Save.
  6. Go to the app and log in with new user name and password.

Note: If the steps above do not help resolve the trouble you are having, you may need to reinstall the app. You can also chat with us to look into this further. 


Other Helpful Information 

If you have AT&T Internet service, you will still need to create a Member ID to view DIRECTV content. The AT&T Email you created will not work unless you set it up as mentioned in the link above.


-ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist 

AT&T Customer Care

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