DIRECTV NOW Officially Release Their DVR, Expands On-Demand, & More




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Earlier today we reported that DIRECTV NOW’s DVR was now live for everyone. Now DIRECTV NOW has officially announced the new details and given more details on the new service.

According to AT&T starting today the following devices will get the new DIRECTV NOW app with DVR:

  • Apple iOS 10+
  • Apple TV (4th gen & higher running tvOS 10+)
  • Chromecast (2nd gen & higher for iOS)
  • Chromecast Built-in TV (Select models only)

New watch experience on:

  • Google Chrome browser
  • Safari browser

AT&T says that recent-generation Android, Fire TV, and Roku will get the new app in the coming weeks.

Here is everything new:

New Look. We changed up the look and feel of the app, putting your most-watched channels and favorite programs front and center. You can even view your current stream while browsing for something that you might want to watch next.

Expanded On Demand Content. Depending on your subscription choices, get access to more than 25,000 titles on DIRECTV NOW. Not enough for you? We’ve added more capacity so you can watch even more on-demand entertainment to your heart’s desire. New episodes on select channels will be available on-demand after airing, so you don’t have to worry about setting up a recording prior.

Up to Three Streams at Once. Enjoy access to up to three simultaneous different streams per account. Don’t want to watch cartoons with the kids? Sick of your spouse’s love for reality TV? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered beyond the standard two streams with a third stream for $5 per month.

True Cloud DVR (beta). Twenty hours of free recording is currently available today as we continue to evolve our beta testing of the Cloud DVR feature and expand availability to all DIRECTV NOW customers. Record your favorites and watch virtually anytime you want for up to 30 days on your compatible smartphone, tablet or connected big screen at home. Record an entire series or just one episode on almost all our channels. Fast forward and rewind at will. No need for a box at home or to use up the memory in your smartphone – it’s all in the cloud! What you’ll see today is just the start. We’re working on rolling out more capacity options and features later this summer—which will let you keep more on your Cloud DVR for longer. You’ll be able to record up to 100 hours and keep it stored up to 90 days, for $10 per month.

Local Channels on the Road. Before, you only were able to access the local networks via DIRECTV NOW at home. Now, if you want to catch local news while you travel, you’ll be able to. For example, if you watch FOX (KTTV) on DIRECTV NOW at home in Los Angeles and are traveling to Dallas, where FOX (KDFW) station is available for DIRECTV NOW customers, you’ll be able to watch KDFW during your visit.

Did you know we now have a FREE app for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire? Click HERE to download our app.

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