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DirecTV Now -- News and Updates

Old 03-21-18, 05:13 PM
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

FYI,

There is actually a pretty good deal right now for DirecTV Now.

You have to pre-pay for 3 months (at least the minimum package for $35 per month) and you will get a free new Apple TV 4K.

Also, if you sign up going through E- Bates you will get an extra $16 cash back.

So you're looking at $89 for 3 months plus a free Apple TV 4K.

Only drawback again is there is no DVR service yet.
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Old 03-21-18, 05:46 PM
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

Posted a few weeks ago, but darn it, forgot to check the cashback sites.
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Old 05-15-18, 02:33 PM
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

FYI

Got an e-mail today that DirecTV Now officially has a DVR. 20 hours of storage, but only for Apple TV and Chromecast.

I'm on a 3-month pre-paid subscription because I took that deal that got me the free Apple TV 4K. Plus I got $16 cash back from a certain rebate site that it blacklisted from mentioning here.

Gonna try to record a few things and see how it works out.
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Old 05-15-18, 10:30 PM
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

If you have an Apple TV with DirecTV Now, your apps should have updated with the new DVR feature.
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Old 05-22-18, 01:28 PM
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

I am having trouble logging on to DirecTV Now(PC) and you have to log in too do the live chat(which is stupid if you can't log in) plus they have no help phone number so how are you supposed too contact them?

Update:I did get too work with my Avast Browser. Looks like they are having problems with Google Chrome Browser.

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Old 07-01-18, 08:08 AM
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

First Sling a few days ok, now DTV is raising rates.

https://www.androidcentral.com/direc...-prices-august
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Old 07-02-18, 01:03 AM
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

I saw that $5 price increase mentioned in an e-mail sent.

I had DirecTV Now for 3 months (you had to pre-pay)...it just expired on Friday mainly to get the free Apple TV 4K. Plus I got an extra $16 off from a rebate. It was worth it for getting that device alone. Overall, it's okay, but still has a lot of kinks to work out. The 20 hour cloud DVR storage alone sucks. I can fill 20 hours alone in less than 1 week.

I wasn't planning on keeping it long-term because I still have regular DirecTV. But, it was interesting to try.
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Old 07-03-18, 07:33 AM
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

In one week DirectTV, Sling's orange and now PlayStation Vue raided their rates $5.00.....

Sorry but I think it's because certain networks, Hollywood and Sports are taking a hit at the subscriber base & box office. All three of those have ESPN in the mix and their subscriber base has been bailing faster than rats on a sinking ship. See what happens with others.
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Old 07-03-18, 02:10 PM
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Re: AT&T to offer Directv as streaming service in 2016

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca View Post
The Directv Genie dvrs have a new menu design and interface.

I did not have any problems with the setup they had before

Now when you fast forward a show the scroll bar covers and blocks half of the screen!

Even with the upgrade MTV Live channel 572 still has no channel logo.

http://experience.directv.com/

I couldn't find a directv thread either. But I'll tie it in, I promise.

This new update is crap. When I do a listing of all my recordings, it doesn't display all of them. There's no way to display all of them, I have to search specifically for the show I know I recorded.

It feels like the satellite arm is just a legacy component that they're barely supporting, and that they'd be more than happy to move everyone to streaming or cable.

Can someone verify whether the genie ui JeffTheAlpaca posted above is similar to the DirecTV Now interface?
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Old 01-11-19, 12:17 PM
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Re: DirecTV Now -- News and Updates

Not many updates here but DTVNOW has made huge improvements in the last few months. True 5.1 surround, a DVR that 'almost' functions like a real DVR, and an end to the buffering. I'm on my 3rd try & think I might keep it this time.

Also, there was an announcement after the new year that if you also have AT&T internet, you can get unlimited data at home for free (normally an extra $30/mo)
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