Today AT&T released a update for the DIRECTV NOW app on the Apple TV. The fix addressed several known bugs but more importantly adds NBC to their Apple TV App.
In the past you had to use a mobile version of the app to watch NBC. A few weeks ago they started to offer NBC on the Fire TV version of their app but today they bring it to the Apple TV. So now if you live in a market that has local NBC on DIRECTV NOW you will be able to watch it on your Apple TV.
Here is the official list of improvements to the Apple TV DIRECTV NOW app:
Improved error messaging
Removed swipe to fast-forward on shows that do not allow fast-forwarding
Fixed movie release year on Show Details screen
Fixed picture-in-picture video playback for some on-demand shows
Fixed the “show all” button that was not being displayed for certain networks
At launch AT&T made it clear that NBC would only be on mobile but they have quietly walked that back and today it seems to be officially dead. AT&T never did answer our request for comment on why NBC was limited on some devices. It is likely to do with a contract issues between NBCUniversal and DIRECTV NOW.
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