DirecTV Stream is formerly known as DirecTV Now. It is a subscription-based streaming service owned by AT & T services. The application allows the streaming of cable TV content to United States subscribers without any long-term commitment. It also allows you to watch movies and on-demand videos as well. It is available as an app and as a web portal as well. If you have a Chromecast device, then you can cast DirecTV Stream to your TV and start watching your favorite videos on a bigger screen. Let us discuss how to Chromecast DirecTV Stream to TV.
How to Chromecast DirecTV Stream to TV?
There are two methods to cast DirecTV Now app to your TV.
- Cast DirecTV Stream app from Mobile to TV
- Cast DirecTV Stream using Chrome browser to TV (Using Desktop or Laptop)
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How to Cast DirecTV Now from Mobile to TV
You can cast DirecTV to TV from your phone easily with the build-in cast option.
- Phone/Tablet with Google Home app
- Stable WiFi connectivity
- A TV with an HDMI port
1: Install the “DirecTV Stream” app on your phone/tablet.
2: Connect Google Chromecast to the HDMI port of your TV.
3: Make sure your Chromecast and your phone are connected to the same WiFi network. If it is not connected, then connect both devices to the same WiFi network.
4: Launch the DirecTV app and sign in with a valid username & password.
5: Search for the video that you want to see on your TV.
6: Click the “Play” button.
7: You will find the Google “cast” icon on the top right corner of the video. Click on the icon.
8: The available Chromecast devices will appear now. Click on the device to which you want to cast the video.
Now the video will play on your TV. You can minimize the application on your phone and start using it for other purposes while the video still plays on the TV. You can follow the same method on iPhone/iPad as well as Android tablets.
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How to Chromecast DirecTV Now from Chrome to TV (Using Desktop/Laptop)
- A TV with an HDMI port
- A Desktop/Laptop with the latest version of Chrome installed
- Stable WiFi connection
1: Plugin Chromecast to the HDMI port of the TV.
2: Connect Chromecast and the desktop to the same WiFi network.
3: Open the Google Chrome browser on your computer.
4: Visit the website https://www.directv.com/ and log in with a valid username and password.
5: Now, click on the three-dotted icon on the top right corner of your browser.
6: Click on the “Cast” button.
7: The Chrome browser will search for the available devices and displays the result.
8: Click on the “Sources” button and choose the “Cast Tab” button.
9: Now, click on the device name to cast the particular tab to your TV.
You can play video on the tab, which will be viewed on your TV. While the video is getting cast, you can use your desktop for other purposes which will not interfere with the video.
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DirecTV Stream has plenty of inbuilt features, and this app is one of the Chromecast compatible apps. Hence, you can easily cast the application to the TV using the Android phone, iPhone, or Windows PC.
Yes, you can install and stream DirecTV on a Chromebook.
Yes, AT&T TV is the former name of DirecTV Stream.
Not working issues may occur due to a glitch in connection. To sort this out, connect your device with a strong internet connection. Also, check whether the Chromecast device is plugged in properly. You can contact DirecTV support for more help.
A monthly subscription plan in DirecTV Now costs $69.99 per month.
You can get DirecTV Now app from the Roku Channel Store on your Roku TV/ Roku stick.