DirectTV Now finally integrates with Apple TV app

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DirecTV Now lets you stream TV on your iPhone.
DirecTV Now lets you stream TV on your iPhone.
Photo: DirecTV Now.

AT&T revealed that it’s finally making it easier to watch DirecTV Now on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV by integrating it into the Apple TV app.

The new update gives DirecTV Now subscribers the ability to keep track of their watching progress for TV series and movies across multiple devices will also bringing custom recommendations on new stuff to watch.

In its announcement of the new Apple TV app integration, AT&T hyped up three big changes the update brings with better discovery, Siri support and single sign-on. With the Watch Now tab on the Apple TV app, you’ll see all the content you can view. There’s a “what’s trending” section and recommendations. Then the “Up Next” tab that organizes all your shows, allowing you to start a series on your iPad and then dive into the next episode later on Apple TV.

AT&T added support for a new search feature that includes the extensive DirecTV Now on-demand library. Simply ask Siri to find a show as you want to watch and any available content from the DirecTV Now library will show up. You can also tell Siri to tune into your favorite channel, and it will automatically open DirecTV Now and turn on the channel.

Lastly, the single sign-on feature makes it easier to start watching on all your devices. Sign in to your account once and supported app will automatically open without requiring login information. All of the new changes are available starting today.