Last night AT&T rolled out a massive update to the DIRECTV NOW iOS and Apple TV app. This updated included the ability to use Siri to find movies & TV shows. You can even now use Siri to launch a channel on the Apple TV by asking Siri to tune to ESPN on DIRECTV NOW for example.
Update: Some readers are reporting that asking Siri to launch a channel is not working at this time.
DIRECTV NOW also added support for the Apple TV app allows you to access DIRECTV NOW content through the Apple TV app. If you didn’t see the message or clicked off it by mistake, you can add DIRECTV NOW through your Apple TV by going into the Apple TV > Apps > TV > Connect to DIRECTV NOW. Once you do that you will be able to launch directly into DIRECTV NOW’s live feeds or on-demand content from Apple’s TV app.
You can now also use DIRECTV NOW for single sign-on support for the Apple TV to unlock third-party apps just by logging in once. No longer do you need to sign into each app individually but just logging in once unlocks multiple apps.
Did you notice any other changes? Leave us a comment and let us know.
Update #2: Some readers have reported that the new DIRECTV NOW iOS app has not been rolled out to them yet.
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