DIRECTV NOW Fixes Their Persistent Video Play/Pause Bug On Android




, ,

couple of people texting on phone

Last night DIRECTV NOW rolled out an update to their Android app to version that included several bugs. The biggest bug that was fixed was a fix for the persistent video pause display bug. This bug would cause the play/pause controls to be stuck on your screen when in landscape mode.

Many reviewers have been complaining about the bug including David just today:

Worked fine until last update. Now the play/pause controls will not leave the screen in landscape. Makes it unwatchable. Please fix ASAP! Paying for an unwatchable service is not an option. Samsung Note 9 and S9. Days later and still not fixed. Support for this app is non existent. AT&T should be embarrassed. Update 9/13, app is still not fixed. Wish I could give a negative rating. With all of its resources, AT&T can’t get the app fixed? For s PAID SERVICE! Truly pathetic. Update 9/18. Uninstalled. Reinstalled. Again. STILL BROKEN! Non existant support. UPDATE 9/25/18: Finally fixed. It took devs ~ three weeks to fix this bug. Wonder if AT&T will give a bill credit? BWAHAHAHA!!!!

If you have had this bug all you need to do is go update your DIRECTV NOW app in the Google Play Store.

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Every week we have a live Cord Cutting Q&A, and weekly Cord Cutting recap shows exclusively on our YouTube Channel!

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.