Directv Now App

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  1. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

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    I heard there was evidence on their site for support for ESPN and also read about HBO go somewhere... a spokesperson also said TV everywhere support wouldn't be available at "launch"... so hopefully that means it will in the future. It'd be a nice way to get around the 2 stream limit and also potentially have access to more content depending on Now's on demand offerings.
     
  2. IndianBird macrumors 65816

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    Yeah. I hadn't thought about it being a workaround the stream limit.

    I'd be awfully tempted to snatch up both HBO and Cinemax at launch. Could throw those in and still be at $45.
     
  3. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Do you have a link to where you saw this?
     
  4. IndianBird macrumors 65816

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  6. IndianBird macrumors 65816

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    Very true. Week trial should give a pretty good idea as well.
     
  7. BeefSupreme macrumors regular

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    I don't see any mention of NBC CBS ABC or FOX on there.
     
  8. IndianBird macrumors 65816

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    CBS is only one not signed at this time.

    Local live will depend on market. Afraid this will be pretty restricted.
     
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  10. Mtmspa macrumors 6502a

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    Not true. ESPN, Disney, HBP, Freeform and a couple others will allow third party access.
     
  11. kevin_tron_taco macrumors member

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    I was able to sign up and confirm my subscription and free fire tv stick. The service has been down since and haven't been able to access the website or find any apps. Sucks I can't test it out tonight.[​IMG]
     
  12. lsutigerfan1976, Nov 30, 2016
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    This hasn't been the best of launches for directv. I noticed when I woke up just now that the website is down. And the twitter help page said that the app was available, but not now. That it was only available for a short period of time today for testing purposes. And it should be back shortly. Of course that makes you wonder why they would be having so many issues on launch day. o_O
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    Apparently you cannot order and choose in store pick up for the Apple TV. When I tried it just tries to ship me the item. I noticed on the Twitter help page that it now says that if you order online it will ship to you. If you go in the store, it will be available to you in store. Personally I already have an Apple TV I can use now. So I can wait till they ship the next one to me. Plus I don't want to be hassled by someone in store to sign up for AT&T. So I may just have them ship me the extra device.
     
  13. OutGolfn macrumors regular

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    Looks like the site just went live now around 6:15am, was able to signup and secure the free Apple TV via this link https://directvnow.com/appletv
     
  14. Godzilla71 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. I went with the Go big reduced price package and added HBO. Going to give the Atv as a Christmas gift to either my sis or mom. :)
     
  15. IndianBird macrumors 65816

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    If we do the trial does that knock us out of the ATV promo?
     
  16. Godzilla71 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like if you get in on the early pricing you lock yourself in for that price as long as you keep the service. (I assume) My next billing says Mar. 7th for $40 (w/ HBO) instead of the $60 normal Go Big price plan. :)
     
  17. OutGolfn macrumors regular

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    Here is the direct App Store link and looks like by default mobile streaming needs to be toggled within settings and preference btw

    DIRECTV NOW by AT&T Services, Inc.
    https://appsto.re/us/f7zUdb.i
     
  18. i hate phones macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know if you can subscribe through iTunes? I can't find the DirecTV Now app :(
     
  19. garethjs macrumors 6502a

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    Geo restricted by location services it seems. App won't function even with location services off
     
  20. webbuzz macrumors 68000

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    That is a bummer for mobile. I wish it would just do a quick check on launch and turn off, it is going to kill battery life.
     
  21. 2010mini macrumors 601

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    At the unveiling event, the UI looked like the one PS Vue uses. Anyone else notice that?
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    That most likely is due to broadcasting rights held by local affiliate stations.
     
  22. IndianBird macrumors 65816

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    It would appear that if you take the trial without prepaying you're out of the free Apple TV. I suppose you can play with the trial a week, cancel, sign up again with another email.
     
  23. webbuzz macrumors 68000

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    While true for ABC, Fox, NBC, and regional sports networks. Location services has to be on while using the app, regardless of channel.

    Maybe it is because I am in a market that gets locals.
     
  24. dvdlovr24 macrumors 6502

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    I needed an additional Apple TV anyways so $105 with no tax made it worth it to me even if I don't keep the service after 3 months.
     
  25. IndianBird macrumors 65816

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    I've already got regular DIRECTV so it's harder for me to jump and in three months possibly need to sign back up again.
     

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