DIRECTV NOW

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  1. AnonomissX

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    It's live!

    .......

    I've signed up for a free trial including the second top tier and HBO. Easy sign up, and once I finished, got the message

    "May all your streams come true."
     
  2. AnonomissX

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    Clicked on watch now on Chrome and got this message:

    "

    This site can’t be reached
    directvnow.com refused to connect."


    (Cartman voice)

    "GAAAADAAAAMMIIIITTTT!" :bang :bang :soapbox: !rolling
     
  3. KyL416

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    Looking at the list, right now only the O&O's are available for locals, and NBC is only available on mobile devices and desktops.
     
  4. TheRatPatrol

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    So will our prices be lowered to reflect those prices? :)

    How can they offer these channel packages for so much cheaper on a streaming service but not on regular satellite?

    I wonder how many people are going to call in threatening to cancel and switch to DN but then get offered some nice discounts?

    Will they ever offer an all sports package?
     
  5. AnonomissX

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    Well....

    It works on the Chrome browser in Windows 10, but I got a crazy cool idea to try the Edge browser on the Xbox One...and got this:

    [​IMG]


    Back to the drawing board! This laptop has an HDMI out, and I watch Directv via the HDMI input/One Guide on the Xbox, so I will try THAT later...
     
  6. DBSSTEPHEN

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    I was wondering why DirecTV now will not have The Root Sports Networks

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  7. KyL416

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    Root doesn't have any in market streaming rights for the NBA, NHL and MLB like CSN and Fox Sports do.
     
  8. Mark Walters

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    There are channels in these satellite TV packages that don't offer a streaming option that are NOW offered on DirecTV Now for the Apple TV. For example if someone subscribes to the satellite Xtra package, shouldn't they be able to stream all those same channels that DirecTV Now only customers can? Is there an option for current D* satellite subscribers to utilize the D* Now platform? I'm already paying higher prices for the satellite package and gear. Thanks
     
  9. onan38

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    Quick question,I am going to sign up for the free 7 day trial to test this out.Then if i like suspend my Directv service to make sure Directv Now stands up over time. Since i am am grandfathered in on Choice extra classic,if i suspend and decide to go back will they let me keep my grandfathered package or will i be upgraded to a current package?
     
  10. peds48

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    DIRECTVNow and DIRECTV satellite are two difderent services as far as ATT is concerned. So subbing to one won't get access to the other.

    But out of curiosity, which channel are you referring to?


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  11. phrelin

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    Since we have some early adopters here, I'm wondering how accurate this article is AT&T's new $35 streaming TV package has been plagued by technical problems which discusses what in my mind are not unexpected streaming live TV channels problems. I would have to say that I am not anticipating watching live TV when I cut the cord in May, but right now some programming simply is not available to be episode-streamed without a cable or satellite package. And I do have reservations that live streaming simply cannot replace cable/satellite due to the internet. At times I even have problems streaming something off of Netflix, Hulu, and other similar sites, probably problems not related to the site server or my ISP, but just due to the internet.
     
  12. goldwing

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    Keeping in mind its only been running for 3 days but so far i like DirecTV Now better then Sony's Vue and WAY WAY better then Sling. When i tested Sling awhile back i had to use the windows app which i thought was very buggy. I couldn't test Vue till last week when i got myself a Amazon Stick. For my own personal top 10 must have cable channels Vue was the winner by far over Sling. Directv Now packages in my opinion are ever better yet. The "real" $35 package has 9 of my 10 (only missing AHC) and right now you get the $60 package for $35. You all know that this $60 package for $35 won't last long and it's kinda nice to know that i would lose only 1 channel.

    I even think the picture quality is better then Sling and Vue, Vue being the worse by far. As far as guide goes i have DTV@1, Vue@2 and Sling last keeping in mind i am testing using the slowest hardware possible. LOL

    In NO WAY am saying that its even close to as good as sat or cable tv. But for me i just got tired of paying $100+ a month for 10 channels. If i can ever buy those 10 for $40 a month i will come back.

    I suspended my DTV sat account in July and today called and canceled after 22 year subscribing.
     
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  13. Mark Walters

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    Looking for LIVE streams of NBA TV, FOX NEWS, NATGEO and want to watch them on my Apple TV as it is available on D* Now.
     
  14. Jim148

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    Wow, we are very similar to one another. I had DISH Netowrk for 22 years. I canceled in February 2016. A week later Sony PlayStation Vue went from test markets to nationwide, so I subscribed. In their defense, it was worth the $30 per month for the package I had/have.

    I have been following the awaited Direct TV Now for a while now. I subscribed yesterday, even though I read about some issues they have/had. I canceled Sony PlayStation Vue last night, but it will still be available for a couple weeks until the end of my billing cycle. I was a bit frustrated that some channels are restricted to the home network.

    So far, I like Direct TV Now. In all honesty, I often will surf the web and have the streaming service playing nearby on my phone or tablet. It is worth a bit over a $1.00 per day to me for that. I am also doing the free HBO and Cinemax, but I will probably cancel that after a week. I am also in search of forums specific to Direct TV Now. Does anybody here know of any yet?
     
  15. peds48

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    www.forums.att.com have a forum dedicated for this service.




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    They said from the start it wouldn't have Sunday Ticket, whoever was still expecting it to have it hasn't been paying attention. Those who fall under the areas where DirecTV can't be installed have the option of subscribing to NFL Sunday Ticket Online and don't need DirecTV Now to do so. (Mainly college campuses, apartment buildings, and cases where an installer confirms that no line of sight is available so the address is added to the approved list)

    As for local RSN's, they don't currently have the subregion feeds available yet, so it would affect an area like Charlotte, but not Atlanta where FS South is based. Right now the only teams in season on the main FS South feed are ones that aren't available in Charlotte. (i.e. Atlanta Hawks) If this were about 4 months from now they would get the Braves.

    PS Vue had the same issues with FSN when they first went national. Outer areas lost FSN for about a month until they added the regional varations for those areas. It also affected channels like YES in areas where the Yankees are available but not the Nets.
     
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