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Tue, Aug 28, 2018 8:02 PM

why does my Direct TV app automatically play CNN and how do i get rid of that?

When I open my app, it starts streaming CNN.  How do I change that?  And how do I block CNN from ever showing up on my app?  is that possible?

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Tutor

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3 Messages

2 years ago

Cnn is the lowest non-local and non-cinema channel, i believe, at 202. If your app worked like it's supposed to, it should probably open on your lowest local channel. But since it doesn't work like it should for most of us, we don't get local channels.

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114K Messages

2 years ago

Hi @algonquinm,

 

Does this happen every time you open the app? Is it on iOS or Android? Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app?

 

Look forward to your response!

 

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Tutor

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1 Message

a year ago

I have the same problem and it is so frustrating that the “Communist News Network” auto-plays every time I open my DirecTV App.

Teacher

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1 Message

a year ago

How about a setting to choose the channel played or just disable it as a whole?

 

Tutor

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1 Message

a year ago

Was there ever a solution to this issue?  I'm also trying to stop CNN from auto-playing, very annoying.

Tutor

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1 Message

8 months ago

Somewhere in some data logging center I’m artificially adding ratings to this terrible network that is held afloat by powerful companies (even though it costs more money to keep running than it brings in) because AT&T forces everyone to watch it when they first open the app. All I can do is post my frustration until someday we are free enough to only pay for channels we actually want to watch. 

Tutor

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3 Messages

5 months ago

 I’m wondering the same thing , Typical liberal agenda tactics

Tutor

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3 Messages

5 months ago

 Typical liberal agenda tacticS.  It’s frustrating .long live the silent deplorable‘s ! 🙂 f@u* direct tv.

Observer

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1 Message

2 months ago

Found a way to accomplish this. Click menu, click Settings & Help, click Parental Controls, I already had a code setup, so I enter my code, then at the bottom of the next page is a category called 'Live Streaming Channel Blocks'. Click Blocked Channels, scroll down, block CNN, exit this screen and go back to watch live TV, you will immediately be prompted to enter your parental control code for CNN, escape from this screen (go back on an iOS phone). You will be at the channel menu, BUT CNN will not be playing!! If you exit the app completely and come back, it will default to the next allowed channel on your list!!! In my case ESPN! Yes! A great default channel!

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