DirecTV Now is now AT&T TV

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  1. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    I got an email this morning that TV streaming service DirecTV Now will be renamed to AT&T TV Now.

    Here is the email:

    A can't remember who or what thread it was, but at least one person called this several months ago.
  2. furbzv1 macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2014
  3. shinji macrumors 65816


    Mar 18, 2007
    AT&T keeps changing everything, like they lack a real strategy.
  4. fmenard macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2005
    Daytona Beach, FL
    I've been an AT&T customer for around 20 years on cell, and DirecTV for approximately the same length of time. I don't know if others have the same viewpoint as I do, but since AT&T bought DirecTV the company's personality has changed. This renaming of a service is just another example. I change physical locations twice a year, and most times have to call DirecTV's help desk three or more times to get a simple changeover accomplished. Once the reason for the call has been dealt with, someone tries to push some service I don't want or need on me. I often get multiple calls from them pushing an unwanted product or service. Remember U-Verse? To be flat ugly about it, I'm reminded of a used car salesman in white imitation alligator belt and shoes and double knit slacks. This passes for "strategy", I guess. My business is going anywhere but AT&T/DirecTV. Anything would almost have to be better - Verizon or T-Mobile, Dish...
  5. Beelzbub macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2012
    I am also an AT&T customer, cell only. I had DirecTV for about 20 years as well, in my opinion, they had the best customer service. They were easy to work with, and understand. When AT&T bought them, their customer service went to crap. Calling in to speak to someone was a pain, often getting someone with a very thick foreign accent that I just could not understand. Ended up ditching them last year and went the streaming route. At first I went with DirecTV Now as they had the same channel lineup I pretty much had with Satellite (accept all my locals, main 4), but when they started messing with channels and upping the price, I ended up going the YouTube TV route and could not be happier, sure there are a couple channels we don't get anymore, but there are also a few we get that we never received before, including all my locals now (the main 4). I do not see myself going back to them for TV again, quite happy with my streaming options at a huge savings.
  6. ApplesandOranges macrumors regular


    Jul 27, 2019

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