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DIRECTV NOW’s DVR Recordings Are Now Limited to 30 Days

Channel Surfing ManLast night several Cord Cutters News readers contacted us to inform us of a new popup showing on the DIRECTV NOW DVR Beta for browsers.

Thanks to this new popup we now have some new details about the DIRECTV NOW DVR. According to the popup message from DIRECTV NOW the DVR will have “*Functions ltd. in beta. Data connection & compatible device req’d. Not avail. on select channels. Limit 20 hrs recording time, stored for max 30 days. U.S. only. Restr’s apply.”

Here is an image of the popup that appears on Beta.DIRECTVNOW.com:

Much of this we already knew a handful of channels do not support DVR ability and new beta testers only received 20 hours of storage. What is new is the 30-day max storage for recordings. From the wording, it looks like any recording you set will be deleted after 30 days similar to PlayStation Vue’s 28 day limit. Yet with DIRECTV NOW there will also be a limit for how many hours you can have saved at any one time.

We do believe that DIRECTV NOW will offer the ability to buy extra storage. This raises the question about the 30 day limit. Will that limit only be on the free 20 hour DVR service? Or will the premium 100 hours of storage also have a 30 day limit? For now, we will have to wait and see what DIRECTV NOW does when the service goes live.

What we do know is it looks like DIRECTV NOW is getting closer to rolling out their DVR service. Every day DIRECTV NOW adds a new touch to their DVR beta in a way that makes it feel like they are getting ready for a public launch. AT&T still says they plan to launch their DVR in the Spring of 2018.

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