Deals: DirecTV Now Apple TV 4K Potential Last Call, Costco iPad and Nest Sales, and More

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    Since November 2017, AT&T has offered customers the chance to get the 32GB Apple TV 4K at no extra cost when they sign up and pay for either four months or three months of DirecTV Now. Since this means you pay just $105 for an Apple TV 4K (under the current offer), it's been the best deal available online for Apple's latest streaming box. According to our affiliate, an end date for this sale is set for one week from today, May 31, but AT&T has been known to extend these expiration dates in the past.

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    Still, it's worth a heads up about the potential end of a great offer. If you haven't yet taken advantage of the savings, follow these steps:
    [*]Visit DirecTVNow.com's landing page for the deal
    [*]Click "Redeem & Stream"
    [*]Select the "Live a Little" package to get the Apple TV at the lowest possible price
    [*]Choose if you want to add another stream and premium channels, or click "Skip for now"
    [*]Click "Add to plan" under the Apple TV 4K box in the Special offer section
    [*]Click "Continue" and go through the account creation and checkout processes It's important to note that the deal is for new subscribers only, but existing subscribers can claim it by using an alternative email address from their original account, or by setting up an iCloud email alias. Once ordered, the Apple TV 4K arrives in the mail within a few weeks, and those who don't want to continue paying for DirecTV Now beyond the three months offered in this deal can cancel the service before the fourth month is billed and keep the Apple TV 4K.

    Other deals today include a collection of Internet and cable bundles from AT&T, a few of which also appear to be ending once June rolls around. Depending on local availability for AT&T's services, anyone who bundles DirecTV and AT&T Internet, with a 24-month TV agreement, can get up to $300 in Visa Reward Cards. A similar offer is available for AT&T's U-Verse service (with a 12-month agreement stipulation), and those who simply switch to DirecTV without bundling any other services can still get $200 in Visa Rewards Cards, if they sign a two-year agreement.

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    There's also a pair of deals over at Costco kicking off this week, including $120 off Apple's 10.5-inch iPad from Mid 2017. With the savings, you can get the 256GB model for $649.99, down from $769.99. Additionally, Costco has the 3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat for $149.99, down from around $200 and one of the best prices currently available online.

    Comparatively, Nest is selling the device directly on its storefront for $50 off for Memorial Day, priced at $199.99, and the Nest Thermostat E has been marked down by $20, to $149.99. Both come with a free Google Home Mini when purchased on Nest.com during the limited sale.

    For those looking to discover new Mac gaming deals, The Wet Hot Aspyr Summer Sale has kicked off this May, with a series of notable discounts on many macOS- and iOS-compatible games available now and coming throughout May and June. The company says that it'll refresh its deals on the Thursday of every week, so be sure to check back with our Deals Roundup for the newest games on sale.

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    The game discounts listed below will expire on Thursday, May 31:

    iOS
    [*]Jade Empire Special Edition - $4.99, down from $9.99
    macOS
    [*]Star Wars: KOTOR - $4.99, down from $9.99
    [*]Star Wars: KOTOR 2 - $4.99, down from $9.99
    [*]Star Wars: Force Unleashed - $9.99, down from $19.99
    [*]Star Wars: Jedi Academy - $4.99, down from $9.99
    [*]Star Wars: Empire at War - $9.99, down from $19.99
    [*]Star Wars: Jedi Outcast - $4.99, down from $9.99
    [*]Call of Duty: Black Ops - $19.99, down from $39.99
    [*]Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy - $4.99, down from $9.99 For more of the latest discounts, be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup.

    Article Link: Deals: DirecTV Now Apple TV 4K Potential Last Call, Costco iPad and Nest Sales, and More
     
  2. vertical smile macrumors 68030

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    This is a great deal for anyone looking to get an ATV, even if you don't want the Direct TV Now service. It is priced a lot cheaper than buying from Apple.
     
  3. bbednarz macrumors 6502

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    Used this deal twice. directv updated their app a week or so ago. Service has been rock solid since then.
     
  4. Dizbuster macrumors newbie

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    So not to sound stupid, how exactly does it work if you’re an existing customer? I’m already paying for the service.

    As an aside, I definitely agree that since the DIRECTV NOW app has been updated it’s a lot better.
     
  5. bbednarz macrumors 6502

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    Sign up for a new account using a different email address then once the Apple TV comes cancel the subscription on the new account.
     
  6. vertical smile macrumors 68030

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    I have not done it, but if you just want the ATV4K, then you could just create a new email, or just a different existing one.

    If you want to use the service, then cancel your existing service, and do the deal. Either stick with the newly signed up service after the trial is up, or cancel and go back to the one you were already using.

    Just a guess.
     
  7. Crow_Servo macrumors regular

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    iPad Pro sale at Best Buy? Is this considered a clue that there could be new iPad Pros announced next month?
     
  8. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Wouldn't you be better off canceling the subscription on the old account? You've already paid for 3 months of service to get the Apple TV - may as well use that.
     
  9. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    No. They've had Wi-Fi Pros on sale from time to time since about a month after release. But the current Pro's shelf life is coming up soon, maybe WWDC but I'd bet early fall.
     
  10. bbednarz macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, whichever. That probably makes the most sense financially.
     
  11. Xavier macrumors 68030

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    Oh Wow, those Star Wars games take you back, don't they?
     
  12. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Depends on what your old account is. For example, I have the grandfathered Go Big account @ $35. If I canceled that and signed up again the same package would cost me double I think. So in my case I was better off just ignoring I had an account and essentially pay $105 for the ATV 4K, which by itself is a great deal.
     
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    I previously had the "Live A Little" Package. It had been freezing up on the TV but seemed to be fine on mobile. I discontinued service after my trial. I used the live agent chat just now and said, if you want my long term business back, give me the old promotional "Go Big" package you had for $35 a month. I had never had that deal. At that price, I am inclined to add in HBO. The rep took a few mins to talk to his manager. He came back and said they will give me the deal. He initially offered me 1 month free. I said that that isn't enough to keep me long term.

    I wanted to let others know, that they will work a deal with you, especially if you have had service before. The "Go Big" package is normally $60 a month. $35 a month is a real deal.
     
  14. predation macrumors 6502a

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    this is the only way i'll do a long term.

    i'll be frank with them and tell them im going to cancel after 3 months lol.
     
  15. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Don't tell them ahead of time you are going to cancel. if they put that in your customer file, it could make it a little harder to get the kind of deal I got after it had already expired.

    Right before your trial ends, contact them online and say you like the service but the price is a bit much for the package that would meet your needs. Your friend has the "go Big" package @ $35 that you had a trial with, and that is more in line with what you will pay long-term. Hopefully, that will good results.
     
  16. JackieInCo Suspended

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    I already bought three 4K ATVs before this deal came up so I didn't use it when I subscribed. I wasn't aware that this deal existed before I bought the Apple TVs back in March. It's a great deal though.
     
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    I'm thrilled I did this deal. The chance to trial this service for three months with a new Apple TV is a nice deal. The prepaid does qualify customers for their DVR service too. It's still in beta, so you get 20 hours and have a month to watch your content before its deleted.

    And no, I'm not keeping DirecTV Now after my third month, I'll stick with my Spectrum package for now. Hoping T-Mobile's TV service will be a rocking alternative.
     
  18. WeirdBal macrumors newbie

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    I took the free Apple TV with 3 month pre-pay deal when the service first started. I was not impressed by the reliability of the service at all, and missing features like DVR were a deal breaker. Not that the DVR service is out (although in BETA), I wanted to give it another try. I was not willing to pay three months in advance this time to get the 4K Apple TV offer, but did create a new account with a different email to get the $10 per month deal they had to try it again for cheap. The channel selection is still great even with the lowest package, having the DVR feature now is good, and there are a lot more network app logins available. However, The reliability is still not good enough. Local network channels are the worst, sometime just not working for a little while, sometime having weird issues like no sound playing on the local affiliate content like morning news (commercials were fine, though!). Cartoon Network has had days with picture problems, with sliver of the right side of the image being shifted to the left side of the screen. Unacceptable. It is not worth paying less for a service meant to provide entertainment when it provides so much frustration compared to our regular TV service. Sadly, I gave up and renewed my Fios TV agreement to keep my current price for another two years. Maybe streaming TV will have matured by then, but it is nowhere near a stable, quality service now.
     
  19. shareef777 macrumors 68020

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    Nice, just picked up a 4K HDR TV. Ordered one. I simply don't understand the business model here. I was able to order a 4K Apple TV for $105 delivered. I already had two 4th Gen models from directv when they originally released their service.
     
  20. vertical smile macrumors 68030

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    I guess they are selling them at cost to get people into a subscription.

    I have noticed that many people complain about so many subscriptions, but they don't seem to like to cancel once they subscribe. I think DTV Now is betting that many people will like the service and keep it, and maybe people that don't like or use the service might hold onto the sub for a few months/years until they get around to cancelling it.

    It is surprising to read about how many people still paying for AOL dial-up internet subscriptions.
     
  21. shareef777 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, not me. I already set up my account for cancellation so that it doesn't auto renew. I actually tried them when they originally came out over a year ago (when they had the goBig promo for $35). Stuck around for a year and was the worst service I've ever dealt with. Constant outages, can barely get it to stream in HD, blackouts that shouldn't of existed, pause/resume never worked (I'd pause a show, come back to it after an hour or so, and it wouldn't resume at all). They burned me too much. Hence why I cancelled and have since just been signing up for 3 mo at a time for the free Apple TVs.

    As for the AOL, I could see some people doing that just for the nostalgia of having an @aol email address. I'm kinda partial to my @Mac address :)
     
  22. stratmancj macrumors newbie

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    Are there taxes and fees from direct tv or is the total truly $105?
     
  23. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If my memory serves, it wasn't a flat $105. I believe I paid shipping as well.
     
  24. shareef777 macrumors 68020

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    I live in IL. No taxes or other fees charged. $105 total.
     
  25. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    I already have a couple of Apple TV boxes. But I keep doing this anyway. Sign up for an additional email and get another box for $105. Get three months service. Sell the Apple TV. Use that to reimburse the $105. And basically keep getting 3 months service free. ;)
     

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