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Latest DirecTV Apple TV App Update Adds A Recording Indicator

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DirecTV Stream subscribers using the Apple TV app now have access to a recording indicator, making it easier to see if a program is being recorded.

DirecTV Stream is compatible with a number of platforms and devices and can be accessed through the DirecTV app, which serves both DirecTV and DirecTV Stream subscribers. When it comes to Apple TV, the DirecTV app supports Apple TV (4th generation) and newer running tvOS 12.0 or later.

The DirecTV Apple TV app was updated on July 13 and the changelog specifically confirms that the latest version adds a recording indicator to offer a more informed experience.

For those wanting to check out the new indicator, they will need to make sure their Apple TV player is updated to version 4.0.52.

The changelog for the iPhone and iPad versions of the app also list the same upgrade, so mobile users are also likely to have now gained access to a recording indicator as well.

The changelog in full:

“DIRECTV Streaming customers can now see a recording indicator for a more informed experience of the programs set to record. Satellite customers using the mobile app can receive game time notifications!!

Improvements: General bug fixes and performance improvements”

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While we haven’t been able to verify the change, we do presume that it is referring to the addition of a recording indicator in the live guide, and potentially even in the Guide section of Watch Now.

Even though it is possible to see what’s recording by visiting the My Library section, the addition of a recording indicator in the guide will make it possible to see what’s already recording or scheduled to record while browsing the guide.

For owners of the Apple TV 4K, it is worth noting that the same app update (version 4.0.52) also adds 4K support. Basically, Apple TV 4K owners now also have access to the DirecTV 4K channel (Channel 104) that’s slowly been rolling out to devices over the past few weeks.

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By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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