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DIRECTV NOW New DVR Adds Support for More Devices


Yesterday we reported that AT&T’s live TV streaming service DIRECTV NOW had sent out a third round of invites to its DVR beta. In that post we said everyone we had talked to has only been using the beta on their mobile devices. Later in the day we learned that it was also running on the Apple TV.

Now we have heard from readers that AT&T has expanded its DVR beta to include Chrome browsers, Fire TV (2nd gen), Fire Stick (2nd gen), and Chromecast in the testing.

We have also confirmed that the DIRECTV NOW Beta FAQ has also been updated to include instructions on how to use these new devices with your DVR beta.

Now AT&T has locked down its beta to only approved devices. Just because you may have the link or details on how to get the app you won’t be able to login.

AT&T is using its AT&T user login for the beta, but you need to be on an approved list to get in.

For now we will need to wait for beta testers to let us know what they think of the new beta before we can get in there and test it out.

Here are some screenshots of the new DIRECTV NOW app and DVR on Chrome:

So what do you think? Leave us a comment and let us know.

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  • Daniel Richards

    DARK THEME, NO ONE WANTS WHITE BACKGROUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Vegas Steve

      I SO agree. Oreo just came out on my phone and it is WAY to WHITE. They must be trying to blind us all!

    • Benedetta Machado

      I had it on a trial and thought we changed it from white background to black in settings. Maybe it was another service we were trying, but check settings.

  • Vegas Steve

    Get this DVR finished, add NFL/RedZone and you will pick up a lot of customers.

  • REP

    I don’t care about Direct TV Now on browser, they need to focus their ass and energy on Fire TV. The app has been horrible since DAY 1 and it’s STILL terrible as far as lag and streaming is concerned. Compare their streaming to Sling TV is night and day. They did absolutely nothing to add features to their interface. They didn’t do anything to take advantage of the Fire TV extra buttons….there is no recall button, more information button. Basically whatever they roll out since DAY 1 is the same today w/ very minimum improvements. I feel like all these channels i got is great but what the hell is the point if i have to fucking 1 hr to switch from one channel to the next.

    • mnsportsgeek

      Sounds like you should cancel.

    • portcity34

      I have this exact same problem along with many others (freezing, tossing me back to home, and don’t get me started on recording capabilities) with Playstation Vue using a Firestick. With a $10.00 increase and all the problems, I am canceling and looking elsewhere. Plus they don’t even have Comedy Central. Boo…hiss. Also, I believe they are targeting die hard sports fans which I am not.

  • Suze

    HOW do I get an invite??? I finally gave up on DTVN and canceled as of Oct because of the lack of DVR – we have TiVo and no support there whatsoever. We have Fire TV and Fire Stick and would LOVE to stay with them if we can schedule/record shows.

  • Craig

    I got 2 words for em…

    Android TV.

  • Is the DVR on Roku yet?

  • Digital Edge

    Wheres the android tv version?

  • Phantom_e

    DirecTV Now appears to have the best selection for the money, so an extra 10 for DVR functionality would be ok for me, especially if they have access to the various station apps and on demand. I’m thinking they’re working on all of the other streaming devices; the browser based viewing is probably their testing ground since it’s probably the most familiar to the techs. Just a guess though. They could make dark the default background for the GUI though.