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Old 10-27-16, 04:12 PM   #26
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

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I just talked to Direct TV(NBA League Pass problem) and he said if you are already a subscriber ,the service will be free.

It will be good as a back up(bad weather or DVR recording at the max limit).
The rep you spoke to might be confusing it with the Directv everywhere app. The new Directv Now service hasn't even launched yet and packaging prices haven't even been finalized. I doubt some rep would be able to confirm that right now.
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Old 10-27-16, 04:29 PM   #27
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The rep you spoke to might be confusing it with the Directv everywhere app. The new Directv Now service hasn't even launched yet and packaging prices haven't even been finalized. I doubt some rep would be able to confirm that right now.
I asked him about the 35 dollars for 100 channels as a reference.

Charter offers their streaming service for free(w/subscription) and don't see why Direct TV would be any different since I am paying them plenty anyways(too many sports packages).

It's just wait and see what happens.
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Old 10-31-16, 12:49 PM   #28
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According to Multichannel News.com ,A T & T is planning to allow only one stream per household too prevent cannibalism among current subscribers. Plus it looks like all the major content owners are aboard except for CBS and it questions about Fox.

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Old 11-07-16, 04:28 AM   #29
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

Over at Variety.com they have an article about leaked Direct TV Now customer support documents.

The following is yet too be confirmed from Direct TV Now:

You can get a free Apple TV with 3 months of paid service If you pay for one month of service you can get a free Amazon Fire TV.

Some of the listed channels(still not 100 percent official):
AXS TV
Cartoon Network
CBS
Fox
Golf Channel
Hallmark
MTV/MTV2
NBC
NBC Sports Network
Nickelodeon
TBS
TCM
TNT
TV Land

Not in the article:

Since their has been no commitment with Roku TV , getting a free Apple TV or Fire TV would be a big plus.
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Old 11-09-16, 03:57 PM   #30
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

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Over at Variety.com they have an article about leaked Direct TV Now customer support documents.

The following is yet too be confirmed from Direct TV Now:

You can get a free Apple TV with 3 months of paid service If you pay for one month of service you can get a free Amazon Fire TV.

Some of the listed channels(still not 100 percent official):
AXS TV
Cartoon Network
CBS
Fox
Golf Channel
Hallmark
MTV/MTV2
NBC
NBC Sports Network
Nickelodeon
TBS
TCM
TNT
TV Land

Not in the article:

Since their has been no commitment with Roku TV , getting a free Apple TV or Fire TV would be a big plus.

How much is 3 months service worth? If it tops $100 then screw that - I'll just pay for the apple TV as opposed to getting cable.
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Old 11-09-16, 04:04 PM   #31
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

PSVue is no longer offering Viacom stations as of 11/11. It's a pretty big loss of channels. I'm not happy about it.
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Old 11-10-16, 01:16 PM   #32
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Starz to offer 8 of their channels to Directv Now: http://deadline.com/2016/11/starz-ch...ow-1201852386/

Will probably run around $9, no official announcement yet.
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Old 11-10-16, 01:21 PM   #33
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How much is 3 months service worth? If it tops $100 then screw that - I'll just pay for the apple TV as opposed to getting cable.
The basic service is supposed to be $35/month. The complete channel lineup hasn't been announced yet.

Of course there will be add on channels like HBO, Showtime, Starz and Cinemax that you have to pay extra for.

This isn't cable, it's their Internet streaming service without the contract or having a satellite put on your roof.
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Old 11-10-16, 01:31 PM   #34
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^ So about $120 give or take the taxes and such. Hmmm, then the pain in the ass to call them up 3 months later to cancel.

I'll take a wait and see approach once it's been officially announced. If it becomes a drag then I'll just scoop one without the channels and an HDMI splitter for extra support.
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Old 11-11-16, 04:23 AM   #35
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I forgot where I read this but Directv Now will carry WatchESPN. So call this unconfirmed until their is an official announcement about this and ESPN.

ESPN is not suppose too be able to have the 72 hour window too watch past programming but if they carry WatchESPN usually all their replays are posted for up to a week and you can FF through the commercial breaks(at least w/Roku you can do this).
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Old 11-11-16, 12:49 PM   #36
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

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I forgot where I read this but Directv Now will carry WatchESPN. So call this unconfirmed until their is an official announcement about this and ESPN.

ESPN is not suppose too be able to have the 72 hour window too watch past programming but if they carry WatchESPN usually all their replays are posted for up to a week and you can FF through the commercial breaks(at least w/Roku you can do this).
WatchESPN is an actual channel?
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Old 11-11-16, 01:16 PM   #37
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WatchESPN is an actual channel?
It's a bunch of channels of mostly live sports.
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Old 11-11-16, 01:35 PM   #38
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

Sorry I'm still confused. Cable carries a handful of channels separate from the regular espn channels and they are called watchespn?
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Old 11-11-16, 01:37 PM   #39
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Sorry I'm still confused. Cable carries a handful of channels separate from the regular espn channels and they are called watchespn?
There's a bunch of stuff NOT on cable on WatchESPN like Espn 3 and foreign sports.
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Old 11-11-16, 01:39 PM   #40
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Sorry I'm still confused. Cable carries a handful of channels separate from the regular espn channels and they are called watchespn?
Go to ESPN.com and click on WatchESPN.
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Old 11-11-16, 01:50 PM   #41
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yeah that's what I'm asking.Watchespn is not a tv channel it's an app that has several channels of mostly live content. I already know this.

I'm not sure then what Dtv will carry. How do they air an app?
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Old 11-11-16, 01:51 PM   #42
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Sorry I'm still confused. Cable carries a handful of channels separate from the regular espn channels and they are called watchespn?
You have Directv right? Then you have access to WatchESPN

You can find the app via Roku, Android or IOS.

It's basically like ESPN's version of Netflix, but is grouping all the key channels together plus a few more. You have to subscribe to a TV package to get access to it. I believe SEC channel and Longhorn network are also grouped in there. As Josh said, they have ESPN 3 and some international sports like Cricket and sometimes sailing shown there.

ESPN uses it to also show some of the smaller conference schools in basketball and football that most people don't care about. Cheaper production value though like public access.
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Old 11-11-16, 04:09 PM   #43
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

Yeh but know all about the app. Used it for as long as it's been up.

I got the impression that it was going to actually be on my tv the way Dvdforlife posted the info. "Directv Now will carry WatchESPN"

So basically. Never mind.
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Old 11-11-16, 04:40 PM   #44
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I recall reading about it but I don't think there has been an official announcement .
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Old 11-11-16, 05:09 PM   #45
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

Still not understanding. Are you saying this will be on the tv through the box?

The app has been on my phone and tablet for a while now using my Dtv credentials.
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Old 11-11-16, 05:23 PM   #46
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Still not understanding. Are you saying this will be on the tv through the box?

The app has been on my phone and tablet for a while now using my Dtv credentials.
This is just about Directv Now.

I read an article on another website and they mentioned WatchESPN being on DirecTV Now but so far I haven't seen any official word about it. Until it's announced by DirecTv Now then it's just a rumor.

However,if it does become true then I don't know how Sling TV ,among others, can compete because they are offering a lot less bang for the buck .

There has been no announcement of the official complete channel lineup even though some have already been announced(Starz,etc).
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Old 11-11-16, 06:45 PM   #47
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Still not understanding. Are you saying this will be on the tv through the box?

The app has been on my phone and tablet for a while now using my Dtv credentials.
I understand what you are asking. Do you use Roku or Fire TV or anything like that? Basically the channels themselves are individual apps. It would work sort of like that. You would click Watch ESPN through the platform and go from there.
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Old 11-14-16, 05:43 AM   #48
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

According to cordcutter news.com - DirecTV Now Expected to be Released This Week. Some employees were told to wear DirecTV Now t-shirts on Tuesday.
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Old 11-20-16, 12:15 PM   #49
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http://variety.com/2016/digital/news...28-1201921813/

Directv Now to officially launch next Monday
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Old 11-28-16, 04:44 PM   #50
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Direct TV Now to launch on November 30th(according to USA Today among other's). Those who pay three months in advance can receive a free Apple TV. Those who pay one month in advance will receive a free Amazon Fire Stick. According to USA Today.com,Roku is suppose to be available in 3 to 4 weeks.

There is an option for 100 channels for 35 dollars but this will be available only for a limited time only.

HBO or Cinemax can be added for 5 dollars a month(not sure if this includes all the HBO's or Showtime's).
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