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islaguam96915

Teacher

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3 Messages

Wed, Nov 30, 2016 3:17 PM

I don't see locals NBC, ABC or FOX is anyone else having this problem?

I am not getting local chanels I am suppose to be getting NYC area local channels

Responses

Teacher

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6 Messages

4 years ago

Locals are only available in large metro areas  LA, New York, Dallas etc.  It all depends on where the networks own and operate a local.    The networks own and operate those markets outright so they dont have to enter into agreements with the local affliates in smaller markets like the one I live in here in Arkansas.  It took DirectTV 5 years to get locals in NW Arkansas in the 90's.

 

If you are using Amazon a lot of locals have created there own apps or make the broadcast for news available in a browser.

 

Your only other option is Over the Air Antenna.

dulanic

Mentor

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37 Messages

4 years ago

Is this /w PC or streaming device? Currentlty there seems to be an issue around seeing locals on FireTV & AppleTV. Since your profile shows New York, I'm pretty sure thats the problem for you too.

dulanic

Mentor

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37 Messages

4 years ago

Chat response:

 

Deon C: Looks like the issue is currently being checked out there is no ETA on how long it will take.

Teacher

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3 Messages

4 years ago

It is with both PC and Fire Stick. .
ATTTVNOWHelp

Community Support

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2.2K Messages

4 years ago

Hi @dulanic

 

To stream NBC, you cannot use a streaming device like FireTV. You can only view it from the DIRECTVNOW app or PC. Check out this link and click on Unavailable Channels.

 

-DIRECTVNOWCare

*I am an AT&T employee, and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.
dulanic

Mentor

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37 Messages

4 years ago

Yet sling and psvue can... Well that kills this idea.
partpricer

Teacher

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10 Messages

4 years ago

I am with you. I need to look elsewhere now, 

Thanks for following up on this. 

ATTTVNOWHelp

Community Support

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2.2K Messages

4 years ago

Hi all,

 

Some channels are on available the app, certain browsers, and devices. Some streaming devices, like the Fire Stick. Check out this link and select Unavailable Channels.

 

-DIRECTVNOWCare

*I am an AT&T employee, and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.

Tutor

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4 Messages

4 years ago

Are local channels - ABC, NBC, FOX available in the seattle area? I know most places have affiliate networks, so whats the deal with this?

ATTTVNOWHelp

Community Support

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2.2K Messages

4 years ago

Hi @Bartekfjc,

 

MSG network is only available in NY at this time and we don't have a timeline for future availability in other locations. Visit this link for more information on what channels you can watch.

 

-DIRECTVNOWCare

*I am an AT&T employee, and the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent AT&T's position, strategies or opinions.
klandtroop

Scholar

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40 Messages

4 years ago

NBC available only through the App or web-based streaming---is this "the plan" or something that is being worked to fix?

 

Also, what about ABC?  ABC doesn't show up on my iPhone either. 

 

Tutor

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5 Messages

4 years ago

Im not getting local channels either.  Im in LA (so zip code shows available channels), on a desktop browser, but my IP geolocates to San Diego for some unknown reason from our IP provider.  This part of service needs to be tweaked, or else might as well keep signed up with someone else...

Contributor

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2 Messages

4 years ago

The NBC thing is super frustrating.  Can you let us know if this is a forever thing, or only for the time being?

Tutor

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4 Messages

4 years ago


Community Support DIRECTVNOWCare
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Nov 30, 2016 8:44 AM
Re: Local Channel Streaming with DIRECTV NOW
Hi all,

Some channels are on available the app, certain browsers, and devices. Some streaming devices, like the Fire Stick. Check out this link and select Unavailable Channels.

-DIRECTVNOWCare

 

 

This is ridiculious. I can stream local NBC here in New York using Playstation Vue. NBC was the only local affiliate I wanted to watch.

 

klandtroop

Scholar

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40 Messages

4 years ago

Agreed that the ABC/NBC thing seems like a bait-and-switch.  Especially NBC, since Sling seems to have NO PROBLEMS getting NBC to stream over various devices.  Fox is the only channel that works....

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