Streaming service DirecTV Now sent an email to customers notifying them about a new “DVR Service.” The service allows a customer to replay any show for a 72 hour time period. The replay of a show is indicated by a special icon that will show on the service’s TV Guide. Selecting the icon will bring up the new feature.
AT&T’s DirecTV Now has started to warn users of its Internet TV service that it will stop supporting Safari on Mac for streaming video at the end of June, with subscribers advised to switch to Google Chrome if they want to continue streaming through a browser on the Mac desktop. DirecTV Now notice to Safari users.
(CordCuttersNews.com): AT&T has announced new deals for DIRECTV NOW subscribers to make DIRECTV NOW a even better deal. If you have AT&T Unlimited Plus or Choice you can use their $25 video credit off DIRECTV NOW. You will also get HBO free with your AT&T Unlimited Plus subscription. (The $25 credit was previously only available to AT&T Unlimited Plus customers.) That means starting today AT&T Unlimited Choice customers who subscribe to DIRECTV NOW can get both for just $70 a month.“Customers shouldn’t settle for plain-old unlimited plans. With us, they can stream at least 60 live channels, as well as on-demand, premium channels, popular shows, and hit movies Click Here to Read more
Announced via their Twitter Feed, Roku has posted that an early version of DirecTV Now is available for their streaming media devices. “AT&T’s video streaming service, DIRECTV NOW, which offers live sports, on demand, premium channels, popular shows, and hit movies – is now available on select devices: Roku TV 4K models, the Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere+, Roku Premiere, Roku Express, Roku Express+, Roku Streaming Stick (model 3600R), Roku 4, Roku 3 and Roku 2 (model 4210). We will continue to work with AT&T to add support for more Roku devices in the future.” For more information, click here.
If you read 98% of the articles abut getting rid of cable and going all streaming to save money, they make it seem that it is the thing to do, and that cable systems should be worried about their business, or are even predicting their demise in a few years. Well, I don’t mean to be the caller of bad news, but don’t call your cable company just yet. Here’s why: While it is true that cable companies are hiking their prices and are giving you less offerings, you’re still getting a deal with the number of channels and offerings Click Here to Read more
“Amazon and Apple may have reached a truce,” Peter Kafka and Jason Del Rey report for Recode. “The tech giants, who are increasingly competing for customers’ time, eyeballs and money, are close to an agreement to bring an Amazon video app to Apple’s Apple TV set-top box, according to people familiar with the two companies.” “Amazon employees expect the app to show up on Apple’s hardware in the third quarter of the year,” Kafka and Del Rey report. “That move would allow Amazon Prime Video subscribers to easily watch TV shows and movies from the service using Apple TV. For Click Here to Read more
Hulu has launched its rumored “Hulu with Live TV” service with an app debuting on the iOS App Store, offering live streaming access to major television networks —but similar to the early DirecTV launch, the service is labeled as beta. The service, announced on Wednesday, will cost $43.99 per month without commercials and $39.99 with, and allows users to watch live TV on iOS or the fourth generation Apple TV. Subscribers will be able to stream on two screens at a time, and have 50 hours of DVR storage in the cloud. Hulu subscribers with Live TV have access to Click Here to Read more
On Monday, Hulu announced a deal to bring NBCUniversal on board for its upcoming live TV service, securing the last of the four major U.S. broadcast networks plus its associated specialty channels, such as Syfy and Telemundo. The service will launch with 50 channels including NBCUniversal’s Bravo, USA, E!, Sprout, CNBC, MSNBC, and NBCSN, as well as some local affiliate channels. No word on when the service will officially launch.
Announced back in February, YouTube has announced the availability of its new service called YouTube TV. It features access to ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CW, Disney, ESPN, FX, USA, and dozens of other major cable channels, alongside standard YouTube video content. Premium channels like Showtime are available for an additional fee. Unlike other TV services such as DirecTV Now, it is launching in a limited number of cities such as: San Francisco Bay Area Los Angeles New York City Philadelphia Chicago. With more cities scheduled to come online later this year.