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DirecTV Now Now Supports Third-Party Login for WatchESPN, HBO Go, and Many Others

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March 25, 2017

DirecTV Now has now begun to support third-party signing into network websites, mobile, and Apple TV apps.

AT&T’s cord cutting service, better known as DirecTV Now, has now begun to officially support logging into third-party apps such as ESPN, HBO Go, Disney, NatGeo, and much more. This now gives DirecTV Now subscribers the ability to access both archived and live content outside of the DirecTV Now app, a feature we considered one of the major missing pieces of the services since it originally debuted.

Here’s the full list of mobile apps that are supported:

  • ABC
  • BTN2GO (Big Ten)
  • Bravo Now
  • Disney
  • Disney Jr.
  • Disney XD
  • E! Now
  • ESPN (WatchESPN)
  • FOX Now
  • FOX Sports Go
  • Freeform
  • FX Now
  • HBO GO (Requires premium subscription to HBO)
  • MAX GO (Requires premium subscription to Cinemax)
  • MSNBC Now
  • NatGeo
  • NBC
  • NBC Universo Now
  • NBC Golf
  • NBC Sports
  • Oxygen Now
  • Sprout Now
  • Syfy Now
  • Telemundo Now

I’ve personally tried it on both the ESPN and HBO Go app and have had no problems logging it. That said, it doesn’t seem like DirecTV Now supports Apple’s Single Sign-On function, a feature which would make this a much better experience.

Still, the fact that DirecTV Now added this is a big win in my opinion. Other services such as PlayStation Vue and SlingTV have had this for quite some time. It’s good to see that DirecTV Now is on board.