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DirecTV Now Rebranded as 'AT&T TV Now'

Tuesday July 30, 2019 11:19 am PDT by
AT&T today announced that it is rebranding DirecTV Now, its live TV streaming service, as "AT&T TV Now." The company said that existing customers will need to re-accept terms of service following the rebranding, and then their streaming plans will continue as usual. Other than the name change, AT&T hasn't announced any other overhauls to its live TV platform, so users can expect the same...

DirecTV Now Revives Apple TV Deal: Prepay for Four Months ($200) and Get a 32GB Apple TV 4K at No Cost

Monday April 1, 2019 7:30 am PDT by
It's been ten months since DirecTV Now ended its last Apple TV offer, and today the company has debuted a new version of the deal to coincide with its recently-launched subscription bundles. This time around, if new subscribers prepay for four months of DirecTV Now's cheapest subscription tier (now $50/month, due to price hikes), they'll get a 32GB Apple TV 4K at no extra cost. In the end,...

DirecTV Now Confirms $10/Month Price Hike for Existing Users, Raises HBO From $5 to $15/Month for New Add-Ons

Wednesday March 13, 2019 8:14 am PDT by
In the wake of reports that claimed DirecTV Now was planning to raise prices for its customers again, the streaming service today posted a new FAQ page confirming that all existing customers will see a $10/month price hike effective April 12, 2019 (via Variety). This means that if you are currently subscribed to DirecTV Now's Live a Little, Just Right, Go Big, Gotta Have It, or Todo y Más...

DirecTV Now Raising Prices for All Plans by $10/Month Starting in April

Monday March 11, 2019 2:42 pm PDT by
Eight months after DirecTV Now raised the prices of all streaming plans by $5/month to stay in line with the market, the company is this week warning customers that it's increasing the prices again, this time by $10/month across the board. The company will reportedly begin implementing this price hike in the next billing cycle for customers, starting in April (via Cord Cutters News). This...

DirecTV Now Gains Apple TV App Integration [Updated]

Thursday March 7, 2019 10:13 am PST by
AT&T today announced that its DirecTV Now service has been updated with support for Apple's TV app. With TV app integration, DirecTV Now users can take advantage of cross-device episode and movie tracking with the Up Next feature along with tailored content recommendations available on the DirecTV Now service using the Watch Now feature on the Apple TV. There's so much on-demand content and ...

DirecTV Now Lost 267K Subscribers Last Quarter, Partly Due to End of Apple TV Offer

Wednesday January 30, 2019 8:51 am PST by
DirecTV Now today reported that it lost 267,000 subscribers during the fourth quarter of 2018, causing the service to dip from 1.8 million subscribers in Q1 2018 to 1.6 million in Q4 (via TechCrunch). Despite the decline, DirecTV Now is still at the forefront of the streaming TV market, second to SlingTV as of last fall. In AT&T's fourth quarter earnings report, the company attributed this...

FuboTV vs. DirecTV Now: Solid Streaming TV Services With Some Drawbacks

Wednesday January 9, 2019 7:51 am PST by
Over the past few years, the number of streaming TV services has grown exponentially, to the point where it can get overwhelming to figure out which platform is the best for you. Major offerings include DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, Hulu With Live TV, and FuboTV. Starting out with a focus on soccer and streams from other live sports channels, FuboTV has since grown into a...

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

Thursday December 20, 2018 4:00 am PST by
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...

DirecTV Now Ending Public Beta for True Cloud DVR, Will Launch Paid Higher Storage Tiers Soon

Friday August 24, 2018 10:26 am PDT by
DirecTV is warning customers that its True Cloud DVR service will officially come out of beta next week, and any customers who were receiving 100 hours of recording space during the public beta will now be reset to the base 20 hours offered as a free add-on to DirecTV Now packages (via Cord Cutters News and Multichannel News). The end of the beta is said to happen on August 29, and anyone who...

DirecTV Now Rolling Out Support for Many Local ABC, NBC, and CBS Stations Owned by Nexstar

Tuesday August 14, 2018 10:39 am PDT by
Live TV streaming service DirecTV Now this week began expanding support for local stations on its platform, with numerous posts on r/DirecTVNow reporting that local network affiliates for ABC, NBC, and CBS have appeared in cities across the United States. As pointed out by CordCuttersNews, these affiliates are owned and operated by Nexstar Media Group, a television broadcasting company that...

DirecTV Now Raising All Plan Prices by $5/Month to Stay 'In Line With the Market'

Monday July 2, 2018 7:32 am PDT by
AT&T's live TV streaming service DirecTV Now will increase the price of every subscription tier by $5 per month beginning sometime around August 1, 2018. AT&T confirmed the price hike to CordCutters, stating that the move was made to ensure that the cost of DirecTV Now remains "in line with the market." The company is referencing the cost of rival services Hulu with Live TV, which started at ...

Last Call: Deal for 3 Months of DirecTV Now and Apple TV 4K at No Cost Expires Today

Friday June 8, 2018 12:34 pm PDT by
As we've followed DirecTV Now's ongoing offer to get an Apple TV 4K at no extra cost when paying for three months of the live streaming TV service for $105, it's been somewhat unclear how long the deal would last. According to our affiliate, today's the last day to take advantage of the deal, as the three-month offer will expire later tonight. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with...

Deals: DirecTV Now Apple TV 4K Potential Last Call, Costco iPad and Nest Sales, and More

Thursday May 24, 2018 1:04 pm PDT by
Since November 2017, AT&T has offered customers the chance to get the 32GB Apple TV 4K at no extra cost when they sign up and pay for either four months or three months of DirecTV Now. Since this means you pay just $105 for an Apple TV 4K (under the current offer), it's been the best deal available online for Apple's latest streaming box. According to our affiliate, an end date for this sale is...

DirecTV Now Launches Cloud DVR With 20 Hours of Storage at No Extra Monthly Cost

Tuesday May 15, 2018 10:53 am PDT by
DirecTV Now is today officially launching its "True Cloud DVR" for all subscribers of the cord-cutting service, while still retaining that the DVR is in beta at this point. The new DVR feature supports 20 hours of recorded shows and movies on DirecTV Now across devices -- including Apple TV and iPhone/iPad -- at no additional cost. When users record a show on the DVR they will be able to skip...

DirecTV Now Extends Apple TV 4K Deal with 3-Months Prepaid Service Through April

Monday April 2, 2018 12:54 pm PDT by
Over the past few months, DirecTV Now have been offering a great deal for anyone interested in the Apple TV 4K. The offer stipulates that when new subscribers prepay for three months of DirecTV Now at $105, they can get a 32GB Apple TV 4K at no additional cost. It was believed that the company would remove the deal at the end of March -- or revert back to the original offer to prepay for four...

AT&T Announces City-Specific Offers for Free DirecTV Now, Internet, and BOGO iPhones

Tuesday February 27, 2018 9:47 am PST by
AT&T today announced a series of deals launching this Thursday, March 1 that will be available only for customers in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. The offers vary from city to city, and the carrier noted that each one will last for a "limited time" only. The city-specific deals are debuting alongside the launch of AT&T's new Unlimited Plus Enhanced and Unlimited Choice Enhanced plans,...

DirecTV Now Sweetens Deal: Prepay Three Months of Service for $105 and Get a 32GB Apple TV 4K at No Cost

Friday February 9, 2018 6:00 am PST by
DirecTV Now has updated its Apple TV 4K deal today with an even lower price point: if you prepay for just three months of the streaming TV service for a total of about $105, you'll get the 32GB Apple TV 4K at no cost. The deal is an improvement on the original DirecTV Now offer of prepaying for four months of the $35/month service (that's the entry price point), which ended up costing $140 for...

DirecTV Now's Revamped Interface and Cloud DVR Features to Debut This Spring

Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:35 pm PST by
During its fourth quarter earnings report this afternoon, AT&T shared release details (via Engadget) for its next-generation DirecTV Now video streaming platform, which will be a major revamp of the existing service. When the update rolls out this spring, DirecTV Now subscribers will gain access to a new cloud DVR feature, allowing them to record and access their shows from anywhere....

DirecTV Now Reaches 1M Subscribers While AT&T Continues to Promise DVR, 4K, and More Coming in 2018

Tuesday December 5, 2017 6:15 am PST by
AT&T this morning announced that its over-the-top streaming service DirecTV Now has surpassed the one million subscriber mark, with the milestone coming in just a little bit over a year since the service launched on November 30, 2016. DirecTV Now originally debuted only on iOS and Apple TV devices, and continues to promote the Apple TV in offers where new subscribers can pay for four months of...

'DirecTV Now' Offering 32GB Apple TV 4K at No Cost When Signing Up for 4-Month Service at $140 [Updated]

Friday November 17, 2017 5:45 am PST by
With DirecTV Now's latest offer, if you sign up for four months of the streaming TV service at an upfront cost of around $140, you'll get the 32GB Apple TV 4K at no cost. DirecTV Now starts at $35/month for the "Live a Little" package, which adds up to $140 for four months of service (without any additions like HBO or Showtime). Higher tiers increase to $50/month, $60/month, and $70/month with...