DIRECTV Remote is an app for DIRECTV customers. The app is pre-installed on Android AT&T mobile phones running OS 6.0 or later. DIRECTV Remote can switch channels, pause and skip and rewind, and record shows. It contains a guide to browse for other shows currently airing and to switch to them, and has a notification with controls as well as a floating menu to pause while taking a phone call.
My role was to design the entire app as well as the app icon and app images for the play store. Overall, the look and feel is to match the DIRECTV app. As users are already familiar with the hard remote, it was important to match the button layout. For a better user experience, the design team created three key features of the app: first, the mini guide lets users browse for other shows currently airing and tune in to their TV. Second, the notification player allows users to quickly swipe down and open the mini version of the remote from the notification panel. Third, the incoming call overlay with controls is a floating menu to play/pause while taking a phone call.