Skip to main content
AT&T Community Forums
Announcements
Learn how to Get the iPhone 12 Now!

Contributor

 • 

2 Messages

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.

Responses

lydian

Professor

 • 

2.9K Messages

a year ago

@CompuPreach Regarding the noise. Since it has no moving parts, that's impossible. Either the noise is coming from something else, or yours is demon possessed. From your username, looks like you might know someone who could perform an exorcism on the box.

 

@macawmat The box is immensely better than a Roku or Fire TV mainly due to the remote. Just like a traditional DVR, you can go directly to any channel with the number pad, go to last channel, use ch+/- to change channels, go directly to your recording list, record with a single button press, page up/down through the guide, jump directly to any channel in the guide with the number pad, control your TV/AVR volume and power, instantly start watching when you turn the box on, instantly change channels, control the box entirely by voice (search, change channels, control playback, launch apps). It's difficult to overstate how much better the TV watching experience is with this box versus some other streaming device.

Tutor

 • 

11 Messages

a year ago

No noise here…quiet as a church mouse!

bno25ab

ACE - Guru

 • 

508 Messages

a year ago

Sound bug solved. Seemed it was an ARC problem. After connecting the HDMI cable directly to an input on my SONY receiver the sound remains on. No more hiccups sound wise.

 

Award for Community Excellence 2020 Achiever*
*I am not an AT&T employee, and the views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

Contributor

 • 

1 Message

a year ago

Yes, I went over my data limit. I had to go back to my Ruku.

 

Tutor

 • 

11 Messages

a year ago

Data limit ? How did you do that ? Is it not connected too wifi ?

bcbsncjlj

ACE - Expert

 • 

19.7K Messages

a year ago

Means they exceeded their ISP's data limit. Not everyone has unlimited.

Award for Community Excellence 2020 Achiever*
*I am not an AT&T employee, and the views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

Contributor

 • 

1 Message

a year ago

I had no major diffculties setting up the device. At start up it sometimes powers down and must be restarted. Start up time is long, but I am sure they will work to speed that up.  Yes, it will buffer during viewing, but usually not long. Anytime you use the rewind or review feature you must endure paid advertising, but there is a clock to alert you of the time remaining until programming resumes. Picture is not as clear as casting direct from mobile device, but I run it from a hot spot source.

bcbsncjlj

ACE - Expert

 • 

19.7K Messages

a year ago

You need to use the BETA forum instead of here. Since you have a box you should have received an email to join the forum.

Award for Community Excellence 2020 Achiever*
*I am not an AT&T employee, and the views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

New Member

 • 

2 Messages

7 months ago

I am using netflix, I feel happy whenever I open the netflix mod apk for android temporarily!

(edited)

lydian

Professor

 • 

2.9K Messages

Not sure what that has to do with a beta test on a totally different service that ended months ago, but I'm glad you're happy.

Get started...

Ask a new question