DIRECTV NOW Rolls Out Fire TV DVR Beta to All Beta Testers




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Last night DIRECTV NOW expanded their DVR beta for the Fire TV to all DIRECTV NOW Beta Testers. In the past, only a select few beta testers had access to the DIRECTV NOW Beta Test on the Fire TV. There is one catch you need to be using a 2nd gen Fire TV box like the one pictured above. (We are not sure about 2nd gen Fire Sticks and will try to test that out shortly.)

To get the beta app you need to follow the instructions in the email sent out to DIRECTV NOW Beta testers last night:

Hello Testers,

Kicking off the new year to a good start!  We’d like to invite everybody with a 2nd generation Fire TV device to start beta testing.  Please see below for instructions on how to get started.  If you’re already testing on Fire TV, please disregard this message and keep on testing – we appreciate your feedback!

How to download the beta app to your compatible Fire TV device

Keep in mind that the Fire TV experience is not as far along as the other devices you’ve been testing, but it’s close!  We need your feedback to help make improvements, so test away!  Please note that the beta app is only compatible with 2nd generation Fire TV devices.

  1. From your compatible 2nd Gen Fire TV device, navigate to search and type exactly “directv now” and hit select from the results
  2. Once results start appearing scroll to the right, then select the DIRECTV NOW Beta (invite only) app
  3. Once redirected to the beta app page, select “Get Free to download”
  4. After the beta app has downloaded, open the app and login with the User ID/Password you’ve already been testing with

If you have trouble downloading the app, please get help from one of our DIRECTV NOW CARE agents.  Just click here and select the ‘Chat available’ link at the bottom.  Don’t forget to let your CARE agent know that you’re a DIRECTV NOW Beta tester.

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