DIRECTV NOW Starts Asking For Roku DVR Beta Testers




Since the DIRECTV NOW DVR beta test started over the summer Roku has been missing from the list of supported devices. Now it looks like AT&T is getting ready to launch a Roku beta test for their new DVR service.

Here is what the old signup looked like:

Now DIRECTV NOW has added Roku to the list of devices that beta testers can signup for. The list clearly states that Roku testing has not started at this time but that AT&T is looking for Roku users for a future Roku beta test. If you select Roku as the device you would like to test AT&T says they will contact you when the Roku beta test starts.

It still looks unlikely that DVR support on Roku will launch with other devices but it is starting to look like Roku owners will soon have DVR beta access.

You still needed to be invited to the beta. Keep an eye on the email address you used for your DIRECTV NOW account. Recently DIRECTV NOW has been sending out invites to the DIRECTV NOW DVR Beta almost weekly.

AT&T originally stated that the DVR will launch in fall of 2017. Now reports are starting to say that the DIRECTV NOW DVR will go public in early 2018 but at this time there is no confirmed date or time.

So far the DIRECTV NOW’s new DVR is being beta tested on the Apple TV, Android, iOS, Fire TV (2nd gen), Chrome browser, and the Chromecast. The addition of Roku will just leave Android TV as the last major streaming OS not supported. So far AT&T has not announced any plans to support Android TV.

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