DIRECTV NOW

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Description of App: 

Watch 100+ Live TV Channels & 10,000+ On Demand Movies & Shows with DIRECTV NOW!

DIRECTV NOW is your NEW standalone streaming service for Live TV and On Demand entertainment. Enjoy local news, sports, events, and shows as they air.
Your favorite TV series and movies can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

Looking for instant access to TV with no annual contract or commitments? You’re one click away from breaking free from old school TV. Simply install the
DIRECTV NOW app and join the streaming revolution!

LIVE TV
Stream local TV, sports, news, events and shows you crave on 100+ live channels, including ABC*, NBC†, Discovery Channel, History, Comedy Central, AMC,
A&E, Food Network, The Weather Channel, HGTV, and so many more. Watch your favorite shows like Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Blindspot, Chicago
Fire, and Law & Order: SVU in real time.

ON DEMAND
Sit back and chill with 10,000+ movies and shows – ready when you are. Watch the latest hit movies like The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Jurassic
World, and The Peanuts Movie.

PREMIUM CHANNELS
Roll out the red carpet with HBO® or Cinemax® at an unbeatable price. Never miss another episode of Game of Thrones, Westworld, or Veep.

WATCH ANYWHERE
DIRECTV NOW streams on your smartphone, tablet, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and popular browsers. Whether home or on the go, simply download DIRECTV NOW
and begin watching Live Television and On Demand Movies.

GET TV FREEDOM
Take control of your TV viewing – No contracts, No credit checks, and No equipment to lease. It’s time to fall in love with TV again.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.0.6

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

10.1.1

Accessibility Comments: 

First important note! Once you've logged in for the first time, you are placed on the Home screen of the app, but your device goes silent. The app turns your volume level completely down, including Voiceover volume. So, you'll have to raise the volume before you can hear Voiceover read the screen. You can turn this "muting" off in the settings.

I didn't actually find any unlabeled buttons, but I didn't find any player controls. You can double-tap a title to begin playing it, but the only way I found to stop playback is to use the 2-finger double tap. Interestingly, my sighted wife couldn't find any controls either, although I think she found a way to pause playback.

Across the top, in the upper left corner is the Guide button. Then the search button and the Settings button is in the upper right corner.

Along the bottom are 4 tabs: Home, Shows, Movies, and Networks.

At first glance, I think this app will be usable with Voiceover, albeit a little awkward.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments: 

NOTE: This service is only available to residents of the US.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@DIRECTV