AT&T released free apps that let you use your Samsung Gear watch, Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ or LG G6 phones as remote controls for DIRECTV. These apps were a great collaboration between the DIRECTV and wireless device teams.
These apps could be just right for techno lovers who want to stay ahead of the curve.
To start, both apps let you:
- Play, pause, rewind, fast forward and change channels.
- Select, navigate menus.
On the Gear, you can speak the name of a show and the top 20 listings for the season will pop up. So if you’re at the gas station with an Internet connection and remember a great show you want to watch, no problem. Just press a button and record many of your choices on your DVR.
You can get to the app quickly by swiping down the notification tray on the phone’s home screen. An interactive guide lets you preview programming on your phone without interrupting what’s playing on TV. Plus, you can pause a show to take an incoming call.