I want live locals on DirecTV Now

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  1. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

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    Ok, who do I complain to about getting live local channels on DirecTV Now? DirecTV? ABC?

    With my unlimited AT&T plan I can get all the channels I'd like on DirecTV Now for $10/month. With TWC we're paying I think $15 for basic.. locals channels and a few others. I need to have the locals and have tried antennas without success. I'd even be willing to pay a bit more.

    I guess I can just add the $10 but that's such a hassle to switch inputs if I want to switch from Designated Survivor to Fox Business.
     
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    PS Vue offers CBS and NBC live, ABC and Fox are ondemand. I think overall networks are resistant to streaming, its certainly not DirectTV's fault they want that content.
     
  3. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    It depends on where you live. OTA broadcasts rights in most areas belong to affiliate stations. All pay tv providers have to negotiate rebroadcasting rights with them. And if they don't want that pay tv provider to get those rights.....
     
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    Like @maflynn mentioned, PS Vue does offer local TV stations, depending on where you live. You can reach out to DIRECTV, but I don't know how far you would get.
     
  5. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So I would need to complain to the local affiliate? I really need ABC live. Hopefully they can get it sorted. I thought of going with regular DirecTV but it gets more expensive for what I need. $10 for DTVN is awesome.
     
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    I read recently that all the major networks, I think, had reached agreements with their affiliates to be able to negotiate for them to be included in live streaming packages. You can probably find this info with some google-fu. So the local affiliates ought be showing up on these OTT services "soon."
     
  7. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I hope so. Even if I pay $20/month for DTVN it's still a way better deal than with TWC.
     
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    I think you were dreaming that - but I hope I'm wrong.
     
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    Man, that would be so awesome if they can get locals on DTVN. Here's what I'm going up against. Right now we're paying ~$90 for 15 Mbps and like maybe 15 channels from Spectrum/TWC.

    My choices:

    AT&T Internet, 10 Mbps, $40 for 12 months.
    DirecTV Now for $10 ($35-$25 unlimited credit), doesn't have locals
    If we drop internet from TWC, the base cable package is $65/month, which makes it stupid to leave

    For $80 we can get regular DirecTV and AT&T internet, but that's for 12 months and will get significantly more expensive once's it's over.

    I thought that with DirecTV Now, when watching, it did not count towards your home internet if you had AT&T. Is that not true anymore? Or did I imagine that? I did see it's like that with wireless.
     
  11. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    You will need to ask AT&T about streaming DTV Now over their DSL(?) line.
     
  12. Snoopy4, Jun 22, 2017
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    Do what we did: Antenna, Channels App, WD MyCloud for the DVR, DirecTVNOW (HBO is free with cell service from AT&T), CBS, Netflix and soon Prime and Vudu. Done. Picture off the Antenna puts even regular Directv to shame, plus we got the channel Antenna TV which rocks.
     
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    Personally, I think YouTube TV is the way to go. It has live channels, DVR, and pre-recorded episodes. It costs $35 a month, cheaper than cable imo.
     
  14. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Live channels for the broadcast networks in only 5 or 6 major markets - what about the rest of us?
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    If you have an antenna - why pay for the CBS app?
     
  15. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    Old series. Most everything we watch has been on CBS.
     
  16. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately the "rest of you" live in areas where CBS doesn't own the rights of broadcasting.
     
  17. davidg4781 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I tried and can't get local channels over the air. I didn't try the huge mast antenna Mohu sells, but did try the one under that and got nothing.
     
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    Oh yeah, OTA network HD PQ is amazing!
     
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    I would try You Tube TV but it's only available in a handful of markets.
     
  23. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    This reminds me of when Directv didn't have locals. We waited and waited and waited..
     

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