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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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llzell

Mentor

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40 Messages

2 y ago

The new update is awesome on the beta box. I purchased 2 Direct TV remotes RC73 for $7 and they have all the functions as Lydian mentions above. 

Jrandomuser

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9.8K Messages

2 y ago

Though as far as I know, none of those other remote options provide voice access.  May or may not be important to you.

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11 Messages

2 y ago

You're absolutely right and the remote is the worst. On the other hand it has simplified TV viewing, reminiscinet  of the old days when you just turn the TV on and watch. No app selection unless you want. If Netflix was there I'd be happier

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5 Messages

2 y ago

Yes, there is an invitation-only Feedback Forum for the new DirecTV Streaming Box.   https://attfeedback.uservoice.com/forums/916927-at-t-streaming-device

 

 

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5 Messages

2 y ago

I have tested directv since it’s inception most recently dvr functionality. Please add me to the testing pool

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11 Messages

2 y ago

Thx for your input
Jrandomuser

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9.8K Messages

2 y ago

@Blakehh - no one here can add you to anything - we are just other customers.  And it isn't clear whether they are still adding testers right now (and if they are, how they select them and if there is any way to "volunteer").

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5 Messages

2 y ago

Hey well thanks for the information and taking the time to write me. Well if they do ever decided to develop and test this much needed enhancement clearly there’s a great pool to choose from

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1 Message

2 y ago

Anyone having playback issues? My playback/video quality is horrible. its as if I'm watching a scratched DVD. It even happens with youtube and Hulu apps. checked for update and only had one for the remote.

Tutor

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11 Messages

2 y ago

No problems here…Always been very satisfied their with the streaming in general. Even my son-in-law who’s bandwidth etc is limited is very good

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2 y ago

I had a wrong email on file due to a typo for my DirecTV Now account since November 2018 (when I signed up). I just updated it to the correct email, but how can I find out if an invite was sent to the incorrect email?

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6 Messages

2 y ago

I’ve been attempting to beta test the box since receiving it.  Setup had plenty of hiccups; it initially crashed. Finally got it connected to my WIFI, but it would consistently loose connection.  

 

I’ve tried multiple times to use.  The best is that it works fine for up to 5 - 10 minutes and then somehow crashes my WIFI network. This happens consistently. I’ve had to discontinue using to avoid this issue. I’ve received no communication from ATT and I even attempted to be proactive to connection with ATT without any luck.  It would be easier for ATT to simply go with a Roku Streamkng Stick

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4 Messages

2 y ago

I am a beta tester for the DirecTV now device. I have the original remote which I have problems with. How do I get the updated remote. I would pay for it if I could get it.

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4 Messages

2 y ago

How do I get the remote that is pictured. I have the original remote without these updates.

Jrandomuser

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9.8K Messages

2 y ago

I'm not sure what picture you are referring to, but as far as I know, they haven't actually released an updated remote at this point.  There are some people that are using the device with a DirecTV remote (or a universal remote programmed to use DirecTV codes).

 

@STLroadWarrior  - DirecTV Now already runs on Roku.  That doesn't solve the problem they are trying to solve with the Osprey.

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