DIRECTV Now is now available on select Smart LeEco TVs, the TV maker has announced.
The company says it’s the first time that the live streaming service has been added to a Smart TV. The LeEco models on which the DIRECTV Now app can now be found are: Super4 X65, X55, X43 Pro and the uMax85.
If you own one of those models, you can begin using the DIRECTV Now app via a software update. After turning on your TV, and connecting to the Internet, a software update alert will appear on the screen which the option to ‘update.’
LeEco says you can also update the software manually from the TV’s home screen by going to the TV’s System Update app.
Once the download is completed, a DIRECTV Now app will appear in the Apps section of the TV’s home screen.
DIRECTV Now, which is owned by AT&T, is a live streaming service that offers dozens of basic cable channels in packages starting at $35 a month. The service is also available on the Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV devices, and iOS and other mobile services, but it’s yet to be added to Roku, the XBox or the PlayStation.
— Phillip Swann