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Confirmed: DirecTV Now is Limited to Two Streams Per Account & Other New Details


Couple watching videos on a laptop at homeNeed a TV or a phone for Christmas? Well a site called Lemall.com is offering 3 months of free DirecTV Now if you buy select TVs and cell phones and that is not even the most interesting part.

Here is the legal details of the offer:

*DIRECTV NOW: Compatible device & browser required. Residential customers only. Available in the U.S. only (excludes Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands). Free Trial: Promo code will be emailed no later than 1/1/17.  Must create account and redeem code by 2/1/17 or offer expires.  Limit 1 code per account. Cancel before end of 3 months or subscription automatically renews monthly and is charged to your payment method on file until you cancel. Pricing, channels, features, and terms subject to change & may be modified or discontinued at any time without notice. Live Sports & Local Channels: Limited availability. Channels vary by package & billing region. Device may need to be in billing region in order to view. Cancellation: View, modify or cancel at any time at directvnow.com.  Once canceled you can access DIRECTV NOW through the remaining monthly period. No refunds or credits for any partial-month periods or unwatched content.  GENERAL: Limit 2 concurrent streams per account. Programming subject to blackout restrictions. Taxes may apply.

Four things jump out to us:

Limit 2 concurrent streams per account.

So DirecTV Now will limit you to two streaming far fewer than the 5 streams many had hoped for.

Device may need to be in billing region in order to view.

Sounds very similar to how PlayStation Vue limits your access.

Channels vary by package & billing region.

So the question is what packages give us what channels.

Live Sports & Local Channels: Limited Availability.

Yup get ready for sports blackouts but that should have been expected.


Here is a Facebook ad they have posted:

Talk about the icing on the cake! Get 3 months of DIRECTV NOW included with your purchase of an ecophone or ecotv!

More Legal description from their site: 

Get 3 months of DIRECTV NOW included with
your purchase of an ecophone or ecotv by 11/28/16*

*Sign up for a free trial of EcoPass to get the DIRECTV NOW offer. Code emailed by 1/1/17. Must redeem code by 2/1/17. Limit 1 code per account.

**SHOWTIME app subscription is required to access SHO content across an LeEco device. SHOWTIME is a registered trademark of Showtime networks Inc., a CBS Company. Ray Donovan @ Showtime Networks Inc. All rights reserved.

You can find the deal online at their website: http://www.lemall.com/us/campaigns/black_friday.html

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  • vikings football

    i think billing region (directv now) and home network (playstation vue) will be totally different as far as accessing away from home…i think billing region will allow you to watch every single available channel and will cover the county you live in (to work within several zip codes of your county), whereas as home network is tied to your home’s modem IP/network address and have channel restrictions.

    • Wouldn’t your home’s IP address be within a geo-based regional delineation?

      • iSRS

        In theory. However, my home network for many things (Hulu, shopping sites local stores, MLB) seems to think I am near Manchester, CT, (Hartford, CT market) when I am really near Manchester, NH (Boston, MA market). So my billing would be much preferred. It will allow me (if they offer WBZ like Playstation Vue does) the only way to watch a majority of the Patriots games.