Directv Now App

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by brianworkman, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. brianworkman macrumors newbie

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    I would assume there will be an app for the AppleTV. Wonder if it would be bundled with an Apple TV, like Sling. Also wonder, if the possible 4K Apple TV might get rolled out with this?
     
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  5. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    They don't want folks scrapping $100 service for $35 service.

    Doesn't mean you can't do it.
     
  6. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    If they think the cheaper, non-contract offering will remain a secret. Then someone in corporate doesn't know how social media works
     
  7. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think they want to keep it a secret. I just think they are trying to ease it in to the rotation.

    Have to wonder how many Dish folks switched to Sling right away?
     
  8. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    What about offering a DIRECTV app for those of us who have the service already? I can mirror the iPad app, but I would rather DIRECTV have their own stand alone app for the Apple TV.
     
  9. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    I'm with you on that. They need an Apple TV app like the one for iOS so we can use during inclement weather. Maybe do like HBO and have separate apps.
     
  10. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    Yes exactly!
     
  11. mic j macrumors 68030

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    I used to have Directv an loved it's quality (DVR, picture, quality etc). Weakness was occasional weather interference, not often but it did happen. Had to switch to U-Verse. Now that they are all under one company, I would love to see AT&T to drop the U-verse brand and combine it with Directv/Directv Now, eliminate hardware DVR and have cloud DVR. And of course, do all this maintaining the Directv picture quality (probably the biggest challenge of providing the service over the internet). The AppleTV would be instrumental to this.
     
  12. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    I think it depends on what's offered and if there is a DVR. That's kinda going to be the stumbling block for us. We record everything we watch. Cloud DVR will be fine, but channels and the DVR function are going to be key.
     
  13. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    Well so much for the Nov 4th date so many websites were claiming for directv now. Maybe we will get lucky and it comes up later today. But I read on one article where directv denies it will come out today. Rather by the end of the year is what they were stating. We shall see.
     
  14. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    It's 6:30 AM PT.

    They've got a little while to update the App Store to make it today.

    With that said, I don't think we will see it.
     
  15. OutGolfn macrumors regular

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    Looks like they are trying to launch prior to Thanksgiving so within 2 weeks hopefully. I imagine it would be a great marketing tactic to have it ready for all the family holiday gatherings for first hand experiences and uncle Eddy's gotta try it recommendation!
     
  16. jeremysmith214 macrumors newbie

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    I'm hearing Tuesday of this week is the launch date
     
  17. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Where are you hearing that? Links?
     
  18. jeremysmith214 macrumors newbie

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    Cord cutters news
     
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  20. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, and we all know that every company always tells all their retail store employees all their plans.
     
  21. arggg14 macrumors 6502a

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    It's happening! Bye bye Suddnlink.... Not ashamed one bit of hijacking my parents Direct TV subscription.
     
  22. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    This requires its own Subscription. It's not attached to a current DIRECTV account.
     

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