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Why is DirectTV now not a network that is recognized by other networks Apps

I am a soccer fan and interested in seeing Premier League replays available on NBCSports Network. I am using the App through Apple TV. The Apps provides an activation code which is to be entered in the provider's network page. Strangely enough the usual suspects are listed; Xfinity, DirectTV... but not DirectvNow. How furstrating!! Any ideas? Options? If someone from Directvnow reads this why are Directvnow customers apparently treated differently from the Directv customers??? Thanks!

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Guru

Re: Why is DirectTV now not a network that is recognized by other networks Apps

Only Disney owned, HBO and Cinemax are supported. You are not a Direc tv Satellite customer.

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Re: Why is DirectTV now not a network that is recognized by other networks Apps

Sony Vue carries them all. 

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ACE - Expert

Re: Why is DirectTV now not a network that is recognized by other networks Apps

@DCPALO As of right now, only these sites/apps allow DirecTV Now network sign in

https://help.directvnow.com/hc/en-us/articles/215395423-Can-I-use-my-DIRECTV-NOW-account-to-sign-in-...

 

And we've discovered that it's not on all devices,

I can't activate the HBO Go app on my TiVo for DirecTV or DirecTV Now.

 

If you can't use your password with the services, try changing your password to not having anything other than letters and numbers. Some of the authenticators are having problems with some of the special characters.

 

 

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    Scholar

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    PS vue should add the history channel and A&E to their lineup.

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    They finally added NBCSports. First progress ever since I signed up.

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    Scholar

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    I saw that too, and logged in just fine with my DTVN credentials.

     

    I have to assume the issue is at least as much coming to agreements with content providers as it is technical, and probably significantly more so.

     

    Still looking forward to DTVN being part of Apple's single-sign-on approach. 

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    Guru

    Re: Why is DirectTV now not a network that is recognized by other networks Apps

    Sling just added Nbc sports also, so not giving Att credit.
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    Scholar

    Re: Why is DirectTV now not a network that is recognized by other networks Apps

    By the same token, AT&T/DTV shouldn't be catching flack for the ones not supported. It seems the onus is pretty much on the content provider to accept DTVN credentials, as opposed to DTVN having to something (froma technical standpoint) to bring the content provider on board.

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    Guru

    Re: Why is DirectTV now not a network that is recognized by other networks Apps

    Or Att wants to keep you in their app, to get the add revenue.
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