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DirecTV Now Starts Inviting Customers to Beta Test Their DVR

Phillip Dampier August 1, 2017 Competition, Consumer News, DirecTV, Online Video 1 Comment

If you are a DirecTV Now customer, check your email for an exclusive invitation to become a beta tester of the service’s new cloud based DVR service.

Little is known yet about the scope of the service or how many customers have been invited (Stop the Cap! HQ is a subscriber and we were not) to take part in the trial about to get underway.

One of the most requested features from cord-cutters is a suitable replacement for the cable or satellite provider’s DVR. Several services, including PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and fuboTV now offer DVR-like features, although some don’t allow customers to skip commercials and others come as a costly add-on. AT&T, owner of DirecTV Now, has yet to indicate what, if anything, it plans to charge subscribers for the service or what storage capacity it will offer.

The company has focused efforts on fine tuning its streaming service to resolve the capacity issues and technical faults that were common during the first few months of service.

Currently there is 1 comment on this Article:

  1. Josh says:

    About freaking time.

    Vue’s DVR as of a year ago was no where near good enough to replace a TiVo. These services need to get there before they’re worth anything to me (along with having local channels, which none of them do for most people).







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