DIRECTV NOW is No Longer Accepting New Beta Testers




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Latin woman looking disappointed at her laptopscreen, sitting behind her desk at the office.Today AT&T has stopped accepting new beta testers for their DIRECTV NOW DVR and new app. This is just one more sign of how close they are to launch their DVR service.

Now when you try to signup for the beta you get this message:

During the fourth quarter, 2017 earnings call a few weeks ago it was announced that DIRECTV NOW’s new DVR and app will come out in spring 2018. We are now just a few days away from the official start of spring and it looks like DIRECTV NOW is getting ready for a launch of their new app.

Recently DIRECTV NOW added a new line to their billing statements for their DVR add-on. DIRECTV NOW also updated their website to promote 20 hours of storage included with your subscription. Lastly, early beta testers with 100 hours of DVR storage are seeing the 100 hours listed on their bill as a paid add-on right next to add-ons such as HBO.

And, for a short amount of time, Roku players showed this DIRECTV NOW splash screen when you launched the Roku Channel:

It is possible the app will launch this week but it is also possible it won’t launch till June. Yet all the recent steps AT&T has taken makes it look like the DVR is coming sooner rather than later.

Here is everything DIRECTV NOW is expected to launch in Spring 2018.


As part of the new DVR service, DIRECTV NOW is also rolling out a refreshed app. This is an all new look with updated guide.

Optional Third Stream

Two streams just not cutting it for you? Soon you will be able to buy a third stream allowing you to watch on three devices at once.


As best we can tell DIRECTV NOW will come with 20 hours of DVR storage. If you want more storage, you will be able to buy extra storage.

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