Question about DirecTV Now and existing DirecTV subscribers

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  1. sangs

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    Does anybody have an idea if existing DirecTV subscribers will have access to DirecTV Now? For instance, will we be able to use the DirecTV Now app on, say, Apple TV, Roku, or whatever platform it's made available? I'm really hoping so, mainly because it'd be a nice backup plan to have in case of outages.
     
  2. peds48

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    Seeing that both services are different from each other, I would really doubt DIRECTV would let satellite subscribers get access at their NOW services since this would cost them to loose on the monthly TV fees.


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  3. slice1900

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    Not only that, but giving Directv satellite customers access to Directv Now would make account sharing a whole lot easier.
     
  4. west99999

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    Im pretty sure they said existing customers WOULD have access to it.
     
  5. trh

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    For an additional $35 per month though, right?
     
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  6. west99999

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    No Im pretty sure they said existing customers would have access included.
     
  7. thyname

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    I doubt it


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  8. trh

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    To DIRECTV Now or to DIRECTV Freeview?
     
  9. daniloni

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    Existing customers have access to live streams on the direct app as well as through the channel's tv anywhere anywhere apps. One would hope that as att/dtv signs deals to get channels on dtv now, these channels are also included on the dtv app for traditional dtv customers. Many (most?) already are. As far as connected devices like Apple TV/or roku, access to DIRECTV now would deprive dtv of the $6 per set receiver fee, so I doubt that would happen. I note that many tv everywhere apps are available from the channels on Apple TV or roku, but most of them have on demand content and not a live feed. (Some do have a live feed -- Disney junior, fox sports go, watch espn come to mind.)
     
  10. TheRatPatrol

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    So will existing customers have their bills reduced to the DN prices? Hahaha........riiiiiiight.......... :rolleyes:
     
  11. slice1900

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    You're assuming the products would be comparable even if they had the same list of channels. No recording, probably lower PQ on the Directv Now product among other things makes them not comparable.
     
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  13. camo

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    They want a 3 month commitment for streaming. What greedy bastards.
     
  14. keenan

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    That article has very few details, just about every article I've read indicates that you can sign up for one month and get a free Amazon Fire TV Stick or sign up for three months and get an Apple TV. Pick your poison. Personally, I'll give them &105 for a $150 Apple TV, that's just too easy.
     
  15. inkahauts

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    How on earth can you say they are being greedy? Your think they should give you a device that emails for $150 for free just for trying their service? Instead they are saying they will give you that device for free if you commit to spending at least $105.

    If you don't need a device then you can just do a free trial of it...

    I'm guessing most people won't even need a device that try it out.
     
  16. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator

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    The first thing to note is that the linked article contains the same regurgitated rumor/speculation that we have seen in other articles. Take such things with a grain of salt.

    The other thing to note is that the article mentioned a free Apple TV or fire stick with 90 day commitment, not that a 90 day commitment was required to get the streaming service.
     
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  17. trh

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    And if you click through to the link inside that article, it says this:

     
  18. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    so it sounds like you must pre-pay for 3 moths of service for the Apple TV offer as opposed to commit to 3 months.


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