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DirecTV NOW teases features arriving in 2018: 4K HDR and (much) more

DirecTV NOW teases features arriving in 2018: 4K HDR and (much) more

AT&T is finally adding the DirecTV NOW features we all want and arguably need from a modern television service, and chief among them all is cloud DVR. Yes, the entire existence of DVR on a streaming platform is a bit odd, but it's the only way you're able to skip commercials (unlike on-demand), and it'll soon be available to DirecTV NOW subscribers via a beta. Joining the cloud DVR feature are 4K HDR video options and more.

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DirecTV NOW is adding a bunch of local affiliate stations next week

DirecTV NOW is adding a bunch of local affiliate stations next week

AT&T has announced a big upcoming expansion to its DirecTV NOW television service, adding a large number of local affiliate stations. This channel expansion will take place starting next week; once it happens, DirecTV NOW's local station offerings will cover nearly 70-percent of households in the US with television. The local stations, of course, are the same as the local FOX and similar stations you get through traditional cable and satellite, bringing local news and more.

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DirecTV NOW will soon force computer users to stream in Chrome

DirecTV NOW will soon force computer users to stream in Chrome

AT&T's Internet-streaming live TV service will soon be exclusive to the Chrome browser, assuming you prefer to stream on your laptop or desktop. Users are reporting seeing a message when attempting to stream on PC that advises them to download and install Google Chrome, saying it is necessary in order to get the 'best streaming experience.' You have until the end of this month to make the transition.

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DirecTV NOW app arrives on Roku alongside one-month trial offer

DirecTV NOW app arrives on Roku alongside one-month trial offer

AT&T has announced the arrival of DirecTV NOW on Roku set-top boxes and streaming sticks, bringing the relatively new service to one of the most popular cord-cutting devices on the market. The service is available via the newly launched DirecTV NOW Roku app, which is available for download in the U.S. now in the Roku channel store. In addition to launching the app, AT&T is offering Roku owners a long trial period to give them a taste of the service.

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DirecTV NOW app arrives on LeEco 4K smart televisions

DirecTV NOW app arrives on LeEco 4K smart televisions

LeEco has announced that its 4K smart televisions now offer the DirecTV NOW app, marking the first time the service's app has been made available on a smart TV. The addition arrived in the form of a software update for select models, among them being the uMax85, X43 Pro, Super4 X65, and the X55. If you have one of these models and aren't seeing the app yet, you'll need to initiate the update manually; doing so, fortunately, is simple.

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DirecTV NOW gives free HBO as ‘loyalty reward’ to existing customers

DirecTV NOW gives free HBO as ‘loyalty reward’ to existing customers

DirecTV is giving its existing DirecTV NOW subscribers a ‘loyalty reward’ in the form of free HBO as a way to say thank you for being an early subscriber. The reward is only being given to individuals who signed up for DirecTV NOW before March 6, assuming those subscribers are signed up for either the “Go Big” or the “Gotta Have It” plans. Those with the “Live a Little” and “Just Right” plans are getting a little something too, however.

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DirecTV NOW promotion end date confirmed: act fast

DirecTV NOW promotion end date confirmed: act fast

Back in November, AT&T revealed DirecTV NOW, a new service that allows subscribers to stream live TV over the internet. DirecTV NOW's "Go Big" package was given an introductory price of $35 per month, and it actually gave customers a significant amount of content for the price, with the package featuring around 100 channels. However, we knew from the start that the $35 price was too good to last, and now AT&T has announced when it will no longer be available.

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T-Mobile lures AT&T converts with DirecTV Now new customer perk

T-Mobile lures AT&T converts with DirecTV Now new customer perk

T-Mobile has thrown an amusing little jab at AT&T, and is now offering the latter carrier's customers free DirecTV Now service for switching to the Uncarrier. This is amusing, of course, because AT&T is the company behind DirecTV Now, the newly unveiled live streaming television service. AT&T mobile customers interested in switching to T-Mobile can claim the new perk starting tomorrow.

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FCC says AT&T, Verizon are violating net neutrality with sponsored data plans

FCC says AT&T, Verizon are violating net neutrality with sponsored data plans

This week the FCC sent letters to both AT&T and Verizon, stating that zero-rated data — plans and services that don't count against users' monthly allotment — is a violation of net neutrality rules. For AT&T, this applies to their new DirecTV Now streaming video service, and for Verizon it's their own Go90 video service. The FCC's wireless communications chief Jon Wilkins wrote that the telecoms' practices "inhibit competition, harm consumers, and interfere with the ‘virtuous cycle’ needed to assure the continuing benefits of the Open Internet."

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DirecTV NOW vs Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue: Streaming Showdown

DirecTV NOW vs Sling TV vs PlayStation Vue: Streaming Showdown

The brave new world of live television is upon us, and it comes in three forms: PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, and DirecTV NOW. Having multiple products to choose from is never a bad thing, but it does require more leg work. Which service has the features you can't live without? Is there some hard-to-find fine print you should know about? Does the service you're leaning toward offer the best value for your money? We've answered all those questions and more.

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AT&T will raise DirecTV prices from January 2017

AT&T will raise DirecTV prices from January 2017

While all eyes were on DirecTV NOW's launch this week, AT&T quietly slipped out that it would be hiking prices for DirecTV in January. The satellite TV service will go up between $2 and $6 per month depending on plan, unless you're currently subscribed to DirecTV Family service. AT&T is blaming "higher costs of programming" for the change.

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DirecTV NOW mobile apps land in time for service launch

DirecTV NOW mobile apps land in time for service launch

Earlier this week, AT&T unveiled its most ambitious expansion yet, going beyond your conventional ideas of wireless service providers. DirecTV NOW is its not so subtle attempt to corner the live TV streaming arena were the likes of Sling and PlayStation Vue dish it out. But while almost everything was in place, there are still a few bits missing, noticeably the apps that would enable DirecTV NOW’s mobile presence. Well, wonder no more as both iOS and Android apps have appeared, and just in the nick of time as well.

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