A new software update has been released for LeEco smart TVs in the United States today which brings the official DirecTV Now app for the Android TV-powered models. This is the first time that a DirecTV Now app has been released for smart TVs and LeEco’s models have the unique distinction of being the first Android TV-powered models out there to get a dedicated app for AT&T’s standalone TV streaming service.
The DirecTV Now app has been released for LeEco’s Super4 X65, X55, X43 Pro and uMax85 models through a software update today. To get the app, users just have to turn on their LeEco smart TV and connect it to the internet.
A software update alert will appear automatically with an option to update. Users can also manually update the software from the TV’s home screen by navigating to the System Update app.
When the update has been installed, DirecTV Now will appear in the app list on the home screen. Existing subscribers will then be able to sign into their DirecTV Now accounts. Those who haven’t subscribed to the service as yet will first need to visit directvnow.com get subscribed.
LeEco also mentions that for a limited time, all those who purchase a new LeEco TV will receive three months of DirecTV Now for free.