DirecTV Now adds TV app, Siri search support on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad | CordCutters

Joseph Keller, writing for CordCutters

DirecTV Now, AT&T’s online TV service, is now integrated with the TV app on Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad, making it easier to discover the shows, movies, sports, and news available through the service.

The powerful feature for me here is clicking on a live sporting event and having the DirecTV Now app launch and switch to the appropriate channel. I tried it this morning, selecting a Premier League match and the app opened and went straight to NBCSN.

The other powerful feature is Hey, Siri” support, which allows me to launch into a channel with a command like, Hey, Siri, tune into TNT and having the channel switch to TNT from anywhere on the system.

The only thing missing from DirecTV Now for me personally is local channels.

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