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Can I have Spectrum internet and have direct now channels?

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‎08-02-2018 11:09 AM

Re: Internet with spectrum

DIRECTV NOW is independent of your Internet Service Provider, as long as you have enough bandwidth.

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Re: Internet with spectrum

how did you install it ? did you use a smart tv or Apple tv or just a stick?  i  don't have anything  just using Vizeo smart tv that           uses a Yahoo software  and i don't see the app for direct tv now ....V

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ACE - Master

Re: Internet with spectrum

A Vizio is not directly supported. You'll need to use one of the supported streaming devices.

 

https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/directv-now/KM1200941

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ACE - Master

Re: Internet with spectrum

Quite correct, but I'd also add that it's probably not for those with bandwidth caps. It's the most data hungry of streaming services.

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Re: Internet with spectrum

I have Spectrum 100 meg Internet service and DirecTV Now.  It works great with very good reliability and no buffering.  My Spectrum service doesn't have usage limits and I can easily run 2 streams simultaneously with no issues. 

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ACE - Master

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Glad it's working for you, but you certainly do not need 100 Mbps. for DTVN. I have run two streams on a 12 Mbps. DSL line with no apparent problems.

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Re: Internet with spectrum

Agreed.  My comment was less about the 100 meg service but more to the question of whether DirecTV Now will work with Spectrum Internet, which was the original ask. 

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Re: Internet with spectrum

Your internet provider doesn't matter

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Re: Internet with spectrum

I have 25mbps with Spectrum and have no problem streaming my Directvnow. I've added a 3rd stream for $5 p/mo and can stream all 3 TV's with no problems.

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ACE - Master

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I've run two DTVN streams on a 12 Mbps. DSL line without any problems.

It doesn't take a lot of raw speed, but you want low latency, minimal jitter and no dropped packets.

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