Why Are Some On Demand Channels “Currently Not Available”?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Keith Peercy, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Keith Peercy

    Keith Peercy New Member

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    I have just switched back to DIRECTV after a couple of years in a familiar problem has reared its head. On some channels that have the plus sign indicating on demand offerings, when I click on the channel I get a message saying that it is currently not available. Disney is one of the channels that currently say that for me.
     
  2. CycloneSat

    CycloneSat New Member

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    Is your receiver connected to the Internet? On Demand needs Internet access to work.
     
  3. Keith Peercy

    Keith Peercy New Member

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    yes. Several OD channels work. Some don’t.
     
  4. CycloneSat

    CycloneSat New Member

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    This is probably a software bug. The OD on DirecTV is known for being rather flakey and sometimes even unstable. Try to access On Demand using the DIRECTV app and see if you can watch it that way.
     
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  5. makaiguy

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    How long has it been since you got things set up? It sometimes can take a couple of days for the OD stuff to show up in the guide.
     
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  6. Keith Peercy

    Keith Peercy New Member

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    It all came back to me when the first couple of OD channels I tried were unavailable. I then remembered I'd encountered this before.

    Are you saying download the app on a phone or tablet and try?
     
  7. Keith Peercy

    Keith Peercy New Member

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    Just got it setup this morning. Some of the OD stuff is working fine, but Disney is unavailable.
     
  8. compnurd

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    Oh yeh. It takes a good 24 hours for all of that to download
     
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