El Segundo, Calif. - DirecTV revealed this week that it has released an app for Android devices that will allow on-the-go streaming of certain video content. The service joins the iOS app version released last month.
Availability of the updated free app means that Android device owners who subscribe to the satellite TV provider's core direct-to-home service can now take their devices on the road and view television shows and movies wherever they can get Wi-Fi or cell service.
The streaming content made available to mobile smartphones and tablets will be accessible through the app's Watch on Phone function.
Exactly how much of DirecTV's content that is available through the device, however, will be determined by the type of
package that viewer subscribes to at home, and whether or not the channel provider has authorized its content be made available for streaming.
Among the premium channels available through the app are HBO, Cinemax, Starz and Encore.
Android devices with the app will be able to stream content over both Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
The application includes a discovery tool that allows users to see top shows and movies being discussed by other users.