You should not need to log in every day. I can count on one hand how many times I've had to log on in the years we've had the service. As far as the service goes, we've been a DIRECTV NOW customer since the very beginning. Have tried every service out there too. All have their pros/cons...one is not better than the other, honestly. For us, though, we're getting 100+ channels including HBO for $40/month. Can't beat that. --- Post Merged, Jan 30, 2019 --- It's OK. Personally, I prefer using the service through our AppleTV. Haven't turned on the beta box in well over a month.