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Directv app default home channel

The default channel that comes up when I stream live tv through the app on my phone is always CNN. Is there a way to set this to a specific channel of my choice?

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‎07-18-2019 10:52 PM

Re: Directv app default home channel

Negative. The app is set to default to the lowest channel number. When I am at home that is one of my locals (I forget which one) and when I travel it happens to be CNN (ch 202).

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Why doesn’t AT&T just sell off CNN. It’s a ridiculous horrible FAKE NEWS channel that’s an embarrassment to what our country’s founders fought for regarding a “free” press, not one that is corrupt and disingenuous.  AT&T and DirecTV are going to lose me as a multi-decade customer if they don’t either fix CNN and the tanked ratings my money is supporting or sell it off. So horrible AT&T is even associated with CNN. 

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I've been asking ATT for a solution to the forced viewing of CNN for more than a year, with no resolution. Perhaps if we join Antifa or donate to some socialist cause, they'd pay attention to our customer service requests to simply play the last channel viewed, instead of reverting to "the lowest channel" every time we open their app. One day the socialist-supporters will realize they were wrong to treat us this way.

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