For months now AT&T has been beta testing a new app and DVR for their live TV streaming service DIRECTV NOW. Ever since it was announced we have been flooded with questions about when it will come out to all DIRECTV NOW subscribers.
Now we are ready to make a prediction and say that in January 2018 the DIRECTV NOW DVR and the new app will come out or at least be announced in January.
This comes from a collection of sources we have and other factors that point to a January 2018 launch or at least announcement.
Here are our answers to some of the most popular questions we have at this time.
Will it be free?
As best we can tell DIRECTV NOW’s DVR will have at least a paid option with it. We are unsure whether it will cost money to access the DVR, like with Sling TV, or as some are starting to speculate that DIRECTV NOW will launch with 20 free hours of DVR and the ability to buy additional storage.
For now we suggest you expect to pay for the DVR, and if there is a free option consider it an early Christmas gift.
How many hours will the DVR offer?
Right now new beta testers are only getting 20 hours of DVR storage. Early beta testers received 100 hours. Sadly we cannot confirm how many hours of storage there will be at launch, but look for it to be 100 or fewer hours.
What devices will it support?
At launch look for it to support Apple TV, Fire TV, iOS, Android, and Chromecast. Roku support is in the works but for some reason that is completely unexplainable Roku support will come at a later date.
There you go. Everything we know about the new DIRECTV NOW DVR. Take this all with a grain of salt. While we believe it is reliable enough to post as with all technical things something can always happen and delay the launch.
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