How to Get DirecTV on Roku

It could be simpler than you think

DirecTV Now Roku App installing
Getting the DirecTV Now Roku app.

If you have a Roku streaming device and want to view the content available through your DirecTV subscription, you have a very easy option through the DirecTV Now app for Roku. We'll go through which Roku devices are supported and how to get DirecTV on Roku.

How to Install DirecTV Now on Roku

If you have a compatible Roku TV, Roku box, or Roku streaming stick, the process for getting DirecTV on the Roku is as easy as installing any other app.

There are a few steps you should take in advance of getting the app:

  • Make sure your Roku device's software is updated.
  • Ensure the device is connected to the internet.
  • Make sure you're logged into your Roku account on the device.

Once ready, here's what you do:

  1. Go to your Roku's Home screen.

  2. Select the Streaming Channels option.

  3. Search for "DirecTV Now."

    Searching for the DirecTV Now Roku app
  4. Select the DirecTV Now app and install.

    If you've tried following the steps to get the DirecTV Now app for Roku but don't see the app in your search results, you may not have a supported Roku model. See below for supported devices.

  5. With the DirecTV Now app installed on your Roku device, log into your DirecTV Now account in the app.

Roku Devices for DirecTV Now

While many Roku devices support DirecTV Now, not all of them do. DirecTV has a complete list of devices that it supports for the app.

The following devices are recommended by DirecTV for the best experience:

  • 4K Roku TV (models: 7000X)
  • Roku non-4K TV (models: 8000X)
  • Roku Streaming Stick (models: 3600X, 3800RT, 3800RW, 3800X)
  • Roku Streaming Stick+ (models: 3810RW, 3810X)
  • Roku 4 (model: 4400)
  • Premiere (model: 4620)
  • Premiere+ (model: 4630)
  • Ultra (models: 4640X, 4660RW, 4660X)
  • Roku Express (models: 3900RW, 3900X)
  • Roku Express+ (models: 3910RW, 3910X)

Though they're not recommended, the following Roku devices are also supported:

  • Roku non-4K TV (models: 5000X) 
  • Roku 2 & 3 (models: 4210, 4200 & 4230)
  • Roku 4K TV (model: 6000)
  • Roku Express (model: 3700)
  • Roku Express+ (model: 3710)

Pay close attention to the specific model numbers and not just the product names. Certain Roku devices share a name but have different model numbers. For example, you could have two different models of the Roku 2 with one that supports DirecTV Now and another that doesn't. Refer to this Roku chart to find out more about Roku versions and model numbers.