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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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Is there a forum anywhere just for the beta?  I've noticed on my 4K TCL TV set that the HDR logo is getting triggered using this device which is suppose to mean video is in 4K resolution.  Anyone else notice anything with 4K?  I dont think im getting 4K but something is triggering my TV to think it is.

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ACE - Expert

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You should have received a email telling you all the info.

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ACE - Expert

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Try going here

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Contributor

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Seems I’m having too do a restart from the menu more often of late? And yet I can
switch over to my AppleTv and have no or very minimal problems.



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I would like to buy a beta box from someone if interested. Please PM me 

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Professor

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We got lots of new features in the last update, mostly remote related. Here's a summary I posted in the beta forum:

You get the following new functions if you use an old DirecTV satellite remote, Harmony or other universal. You pretty much get EVERYTHING we've been waiting for: 
- One touch record 

- Channel +/-
- Guide button 
- Recording List button 
- Previous channel (recall) button FINALLY 
- Guide page up/down - almost (Ch+/- skips every other line while in the guide) 
- Info button 
- Menu button 
- 30 sec skip fwd and back

 

In addition bigger, bolder fonts in the guide.

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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. 

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ACE - Master

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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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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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Tutor

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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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Tutor

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

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Tutor

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Thx for your input
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ACE - Master

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@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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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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Contributor

Re: Directv Now Streaming Box Beta

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.

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