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DirecTV for Android update enables Video on Demand streaming

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DirecTV's app for Android has been updated with Video on Demand streaming functionality.

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DirecTV Android VOD streaming 1020

DirecTV for Android can now stream video on demand movies and TV shows following today's update to the app. By navigating to the "Watch on Phone" menu, subscribers with either a phone or tablet running Google's OS will see a plethora of content for viewing, though the ability to tune in will vary depending on your current channel package. The satellite provider's website indicates that select programming from HBO, Cinemax, Starz, and Encore is available, and every customer should have access to recent movies through the premium DirecTV Cinema portal. Streaming works over both Wi-Fi and 3G, so you'll want to be mindful of data transfer caps if you're frequently watching over cellular connections.

It's the rare scenario of an Android app pulling ahead of its iOS counterpart in features, though owners of Apple's hardware won't need to wait long to catch up: DirecTV says an updated iOS app with streaming functionality will hit the App Store in the near future.