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Sat, Dec 8, 2018 9:22 PM

Directv Now Streaming Box Beta

Is there anyway to volunteer to be a beta tester for the new Directv Now streaming box?  I’ve had Directv for over 20 years and have both Directv and Directv Now, but I never get the opportunity to try out the new products.

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nabukl

ACE - Professor

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3.8K Messages

2 years ago

It's an email invite only,  no way to voluntarily sign up for the beta.


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bno25ab

ACE - Guru

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518 Messages

2 years ago

Since the BETA box is running android, maybe someone who has the box can extract the apk and other users can try it on their Android TV boxes.

 

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Scholar

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240 Messages

2 years ago

For the past 2 years we have all been BETA testing the AT&T transition from dish to net. 

Tutor

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7 Messages

2 years ago

Yes, received it yesterday.  Cannot get it set up.

Contributor

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2 Messages

2 years ago

I've been using mine for 10 days or so and it will just stop and start buffering after approximately 60-90 minutes run time.  Have to go into settings and do a restart.   I have Directvnow up on our Apple4kTV and do NOT have the problem.  Maybe the "new streaming device" is not as the AppleTV box?  I don't like the feel or usefulness of the new remote either.

bcbsncjlj

ACE - Expert

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19.7K Messages

2 years ago

I have had mine about 3 weeks. I must admit that I have had no problems at all the way I am using it. What 3rd party apps that they provide and I can download have performed with no issues. OnDemand and recording is something that I have not tested much but will get to later on. Just a comment on the remote - I hate it! No comfortable feel in the hand for me

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bcbsncjlj

ACE - Expert

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19.7K Messages

2 years ago

That's a different remote then the one that came with my unit. I like yours better!

 

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bcbsncjlj

ACE - Expert

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19.7K Messages

2 years ago

Bummer!

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llzell

Mentor

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40 Messages

2 years ago

I received an email fro DTVN telling me my box was arriving shortly. I never signed up or clicked on anything. Last Friday my streaming box was delivered and I connected to one of my TV's and must say I like it. I wished it has Netflix and amazon prime. I would also hope that it gets a dedicated App button on the remote. But I like the channel numbers and google assistant  

Tutor

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2 Messages

2 years ago

Has anyone noticed a significant higher use of data than before the box?  I average 500Gigs a month.  This month I received a warning email from Comcast (dreadful company) telling me I'm 90% to a Terabyte of use.  Nothing has changed except the use of the new box.  

Tutor

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4 Messages

2 years ago

Is there a forum anywhere just for the beta?  I've noticed on my 4K TCL TV set that the HDR logo is getting triggered using this device which is suppose to mean video is in 4K resolution.  Anyone else notice anything with 4K?  I dont think im getting 4K but something is triggering my TV to think it is.

bcbsncjlj

ACE - Expert

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19.7K Messages

2 years ago

You should have received a email telling you all the info.

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bcbsncjlj

ACE - Expert

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19.7K Messages

2 years ago

Try going here

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Contributor

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2 Messages

2 years ago

Seems I’m having too do a restart from the menu more often of late? And yet I can
switch over to my AppleTv and have no or very minimal problems.



llzell

Mentor

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40 Messages

2 years ago

I would like to buy a beta box from someone if interested. Please PM me 

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