This week a major update rolled out to DIRECTV NOW beta testers, which included new features to almost every supported streaming player.
Here is the email that went out yesterday about the update:
Happy Friday! We have updated the DIRECTV NOW beta app for tvOS, Fire TV, iOS, Android and Chrome with several new features for you to test:
tvOS: New video player that makes it easier to access show information, to record live content and to fast forward and rewind through a scrubber bar for on demand programs.
Fire TV: Improved video startup times and end-card functionality for restart content.
iOS: Chromecast device support.
Android: Improved video startup times, Chromecast device support and end-card functionality for restart content.
Web (Chrome): Chromecast device support and end-card functionality for cDVR.
As always, we welcome your feedback! On your mobile device or PC/MAC please select “Provide Feedback” found under the cog ( ) icon. For Apple TV or FireTV, you can provide feedback via the feedback portal located here.
One of the noticeable players missing is Roku. Recently DIRECTV NOW released a beta app for Roku players, but for this round of updates there is nothing new for Roku.
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