Why isn't Directv a subscriber option for Amazon Fire TV ???

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Why isn't Directv a subscriber option for Amazon Fire TV ???

I got an Amazon Fire TV (similar to Apple TV, essentially a WIFI based set top box to access Internet based content) yesterday. After installing the Showtime Anytime app, I realized that I was stuck b/c Amazon Fire TV didn't list Directv as one of the subscriber choices to confirm you're a subscriber to Showtime. WTF :-(

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Re: Why isn't Directv a subscriber option for Amazon Fire TV ???

Perhaps because is so new.  but it took quite long time for DIRECTV to be listed on the Roku.  so hepefully soon

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I just received my Amazon Fire TV.  I had been holding out on buying a Roku because I have an older audio receiver that only uses an optical input for digital sound.  After having installed the Showtime Anytime app, I too was quite disappointed to find that DirecTV does currently support the Fire TV device.  Please, DirecTV, join your competitors and get some support happening for the Amazon Fire TV.

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this original post is almost a year old.  Directv still isn't listed as a subscriber option for Amazon FireTV for History channel or A&E (certainly not ESPN).  They've signed the deal with Roku and AppleTV - let's get it done for the FireTV!!

Hurry, your customers want this (although I'm not sure that matter to them).

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Send your requests to DTV directly as they don't read these posts. 

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I just bought fire tv and my mom says she is from at&t u-verse to Directv and I can't find the app! Will my at&t app still work?

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Re: Why isn't Directv a subscriber option for Amazon Fire TV ???


ant1973 wrote:

I just bought fire tv and my mom says she is from at&t u-verse to Directv and I can't find the app! Will my at&t app still work?


No, there's no DirecTV App for Amazon Fire or Firestick.  

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this sucks, I thought by at&t buying Directv they would share their  technology, and Directv would improve in its technology but no real change happened! I guess it's time to go to Xfinity!

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