For over a month now AT&T has been running a beta of its DIRECTV NOW DVR. Not only is it working on a DVR but it’s also working on a brand-new app to replace the current DIRECTV NOW apps.
AT&T has officially been silent on the beta, giving no details about the DVR or the new app; however, thanks to many of our readers, we have a good look at what the DVR has to offer.
The following breaks down everything we know about the new DIRECTV NOW DVR and app.
Fast Forward & Live TV Pause
We have some good news. Yes, you can fast forward through commercials and pause live TV.
Early beta testers received 100 hours of DVR storage, but the second round of beta testers reported getting 600 hours of DVR storage. Now though it looks like the most recent recording limitation is back to 100 hours.
So how many hours will you get with the DVR when it goes public? We are not sure… Sling TV’s DVR beta offered 100 hours, but when it went public it only offered 50 hours. We will need to wait for the official announcement to find out what the storage limits will be.
So far we can confirm that DIRECTV NOW’s new DVR is being beta tested on the Apple TV, Android, iOS, Fire TV (2nd gen), Chrome browser, and the Chromecast.
Many devices such as the Fire TV have only recently been added, but so far there is no word on Roku support.
The New App
From what we have seen the new app replaces the dark background for a light white/light gray look; however, the Apple TV app still offers a darker look.
Hopefully DIRECTV NOW will give the option of a light or dark app look.
You can find more images of the new app HERE.
So what do you think of the new DIRECTV NOW DVR and app beta? Leave us a comment and let us know.
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