Third-party authentication is now available on DIRECTV NOW℠

It’s a party! Third-party authentication, that is. Wondering what that is exactly? It’s when you log into network apps and websites with your DIRECTV NOW creds. That’s right, your username and password gets you streaming directly at the network source, and you get even more ways to tune in to your must-see shows.

If this is the first time you’re using your favorite third-party app—you’re gonna love it. Getting started is a piece of cake.

Step 1:

Download the app of your favorite channel (HBO GO®, WatchESPN, etc.) to your preferred device.


Step 2:

Select a show or movie to watch, and you’ll be prompted to sign in. Choose DIRECTV NOW from the list of providers and enter your DIRECTV NOW account username and password.

Step 3:

Then, follow the app instructions for how to activate on your device and enjoy!


We’ve got a growing list of network apps you can sign in to with your DIRECTV NOW and there’s more to come. Check here for updates (blog posts don’t age well).

We’ve heard you loud and clear and we added this new feature based on your feedback. We know convenience is king, so now you can stream at more places, just for being a DIRECTV NOW customer. Stream on, and third-party hearty!