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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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I received my beta box and remote a week ago.   It easily paired with my tv and I have so far not had any issues to report.  I have all my other apps like netflix, hulu, hbo, showtime, starz etc... I am not mostly on the android or google platforms but for what i need it works just fine!  it starts up just as quick and seamless as my roku stick (which is still the best IMO) and better than my fire stick (not as responsive as roku).  I do implore people to make sure they have an above average wireless router and modem and a good high speed internet service.  I am still in the early stages of becoming more knowledgeable in using the beta box and will share more experiences in the future.  

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Report your results to the BETA forum. They would appreciate your remarks to file with the testing.

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Still waiting on my box to come in. Got an email on the 3rd saying one was coming. Waiting, waiting, waiting . . . . . 

 

 

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Did you check the tracking?

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Wasn't given one, just an email saying a device is coming. 

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ACE - Expert

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Many have reported receiving the email and nothing more. No confirmation of shipments like in the past.

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Same, got the email stating its on its way and then just a few days later there it was.


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Do you like it ? I love it
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That stinksT
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Yes I think it is a major improvement. Controls are lighter and easier to use. Position and style of controls such as the volume switch allow “blind” usage in the dark easier
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The major issue with the box is its proprietary to AT&T. 

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so far box has been in and family is using it just fine. apple 4k will come out tomorrow as were not using it anymore...

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ACE - Master

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How is the new box for speed? That's why I use an ATV4K most of the time, 2 or 3 second channel changes as opposed to 15 seconds or more. How long to first video when you start the app?

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I use an Apple TV as well in my house. I find that both devices respond very similarly to channels changes. Though I haven’t officially timed them, I go by the response of the load/staus bar. Both load to the next channel within one cycle
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@beww357  Regarding startup, there is no delay. If the box is powered on, the app is always running, and there is no way to turn it off besides powering off the box. But the stream does stop if you run another app. But when you exit any other app, you’re dumped back into DTVN whether you like it or not. When powered off, the box is just in standby. Power on is instantaneous. I haven’t timed a cold start from a total power loss. 

 

Realize that channel changes work differently than on ATV and are near instantaneous. On the box, you can go directly to any channel by entering the number or by voice. The Prev channel button on the remote also toggles between the last two channels, just like a traditional tuner. 

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