DirecTV adds TV Everywhere to Android app

Michelle Clancy ©RapidTVNews | 30-04-2012

DirecTV has issued an update for its Android app that enables streaming video on demand (VOD).

The TV Everywhere Watch on Phone menu now offers a list of movies and TV shows that can be played either on a phone or tablet running the Google OS. In addition to basic cable nets, programming from HBO, Cinemax, Starz and Encore is available for subscribers. And, a premium DirecTV Cinema portal offers movie rentals.

Unlike many of its rivals' TV Everywhere apps, DirecTV subscribers can watch video streams over Wi-Fi and 3G.

An updated iOS app with the streaming functionality will be available soon, the compant said.