DirecTV Now Gains Cloud DVR, Improved Mobile Apps
AT&T today updated its DirecTV Now mobile video service, adding several new features along the way. To start, the Android and iOS apps have been redesigned a bit. AT&T says users' most-watched channels and programs will now be highlighted when they first open the app. The number of on-demand titles is improving. Depending on the subscription level, DirecTV Now customers can gain access to more than 25,000 on-demand programs. The streaming video service is adding optional support for a third stream. Under the current plan, DirecTV Now only permits two concurrent streams. For $5 more per month, subscribers can make use of a third stream, meaning three people can watch on separate devices at the same time. The new DirecTV Now debuts a cloud DVR (in beta) that provides up to 20 hours of free recording that can be saved for up to 30 days. The DVR supports features such as fast-forward and rewind. AT&T expects to offer more cloud DVR options later this year. Last, DirecTV Now will allow people to watch their local channels when on the road. This means people who prefer their home market's news programs on NBC, ABC, and FOX can do so no matter where they are. AT&T's DirecTV now starts at $35 per month.
Sep 7, 2016
AT&T is allowing its DirecTV customers to access and stream DirecTV video content without impacting their data bucket. Consumers who have both AT&T and DirecTV accounts can stream movies and television shows through the DirecTV over AT&T's wireless network anywhere in the U.S.
Jul 13, 2017
AT&T today said it plans to roll out its next-generation video platform later this year, though DirecTV Now customers can get an early taste of some of the best features. DirecTV Now allows people to stream live TV to their mobile device, PC, or TV over the internet.
Aug 7, 2017
AT&T today improved its DirecTV Now television service with the addition of CBS and other channels. DirecTV Now has offered content from ABC, FOX, and NBC since launch, but not CBS.
Nov 28, 2016
AT&T today announced an over-the-top television service called DirectTV Now. It includes a range of live, streamed television and on-demand content at a variety of price points.
Oct 5, 2018
Responding to user requests, YouTube TV has added more content and more features to its cloud DVR feature. "Enjoy more of your favorite recorded shows with full control to pause, rewind, and fast forward anytime during playback," said YouTube via its Twitter account.