DirecTV Now iOS App Update Adds 2018 iPad Pro Support, Cloud DVR for HBO and Cinemax, and More

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AT&T's live TV streaming service DirecTV Now officially supports Apple's latest iPad Pro models, thanks to an update to the iOS app that was pushed out on Thursday.


After installing the update, owners of this year's 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models will be able to watch shows on the service in fullscreen mode minus any letterboxing, which blighted previous versions of the DirecTV Now app.

In addition to support for the new iPad Pro displays, the update introduces Cloud DVR support for HBO and Cinemax programming, albeit in a beta form.

Apart from performance improvements and bug fixes, the DirecTV Now app also makes Cheddar programming available as part of the Just Right plus channel lineup.

DirecTV Now is available on the App Store as a free download. [Direct Link] The service offers streaming packages starting at $40 per month, including a 7-day free trial.

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21 months ago
So now you can watch DirecTV on your iPad’s curved display.
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21 months ago

So now you can watch DirecTV on your iPad’s curved display.

People pay a premium for those curved TVs -- you should be thankful Apple is giving you that feature for free!

/sarcasm
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21 months ago

I was actually considering cutting the cord and going with this service primarily with Apple TV. Do you currently use it? Is it that bad?

The service isn't as bad as it was when it originally launched. It does have some hiccups, but it's not bad overall. Plus, I do like getting HBO for $5/month. If it weren't for that (and Viacom channels that most other streaming services don't have), I'd go back to Playstation Vue.
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21 months ago
I like that they continue to incrementally improve the service. I’ve had it for quite a while with no major complaints.

Although TBH, it’s probably the AT&T wireless discount that keeps me from serious comparison shopping.
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21 months ago
If the iOS app is anything like the Apple TV app it’ll be another year before they get all the bugs out.
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21 months ago
And yet it still sucks. This morning I kept getting their "well that was unexpected" error with the "refresh" "in a bit" message.
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