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DirectTV Now and Roku

DirectTV Now isn't supposed to count towards my data caps.  But my question is if I hotspot to my Roku to watch Direct TV Now will it still not draw down my data? 

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ACE - Sage

Re: DirectTV Now and Roku

No.  Directv NOW app use on your ATT mobile device is sponsored data from your wireless account.

Your streaming device is not eligible 

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YES!!! I was lied to (I asked more than once if it went towards the %)GB) by the AT&T that it would not, "Free data streaming". Image my surprise when I got my bill. $253 for seven days usage (50GB limit). It took me three days of calling to get 50% of the overage taken off. I "Chat"'d with at the Direct TV NOW site and she stated that with a Hotspot and a ROKU stick it DOES COUNT TOWARD YOU DATA. Now I have to wait to see the next months bill and hopefully get it reduced. 

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ACE - Sage

Re: DirectTV Now and Roku

Repeating the question and not understanding the answer doesn’t make it a lie.

https://www.directvnow.com/data

Roku or other streaming device and laptops aren’t on the list.  

If you’re a DIRECTV NOW and AT&T Mobility or select AT&T PREPAID customer, you can stream live content on your DIRECTV NOW app over the AT&T cellular network without it counting against your data usage allowance.* It’s one of the many benefits of being an AT&T and DIRECTV NOW customer.

Compatible device list:   

 

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Re: DirectTV Now and Roku

That is correct for these devices:

Compatible device list:   

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