12-08-2018 1:22 PM
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.
04-28-2019 8:47 AM
There is no way to volunteer, but the Osprey boxes do show up on EBay.
You would not be an official beta tester, but you could get the hardware, unless the seller also gave you the beta tester credentials, if that's even possible.
I'm not sure of the legality of re-selling a test box you received for free, I'll let the lawyers argue that one.
04-28-2019 8:53 AM
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05-03-2019 9:37 AM
so I got my box in yesterday.. hooked it up to my new Sony Bravia 75" tv and was an interesting setup.
pair remote, let it do its updates, etc...
once in.. I added Nexflix and Plex apps so I should be golden. I would love to get my hands on the APK as I side loaded NTV Now onto my tv from the google play store and it is not tv friendly as its for touch screen devices..
anyway... Everything seems to work EXCEPT!!! DTV NOW!!!!! I cant get it to run. it starts, buffers, never plays a video.. frustrating.. going to do some more testing tonight.
- edited 05-03-2019 9:44 AM
Basically I have little to trouble with buffering with the BETA or commercial versions of DTVN. Never really understood why do many do have issues. Customer setup or ISP or location? No idea.
05-03-2019 9:45 AM
this post is about the new android-tv box that is being beta tested..
I have an apple 4k tv box and all works well
I have a Roku Ultra and all works well
so while all of this works, were saying the new beta box with issues...
05-03-2019 3:31 PM
Netflix hulu youtubetv youtube and many other apps are there either search for what you want ot chose install all during setup
05-03-2019 4:07 PM
@Riggzie I have the the BETA box and having no issues at all. Just hate the remote and waiting for the new remote to be shipped.
Got mine this week. But I missed my Roku. Big improvement over the one I got with the box.
05-03-2019 6:37 PM
its weird... came home today and turned it on.. its working just fine now; however, it isnt as snappy as my apple 4k but im thinking maybe its just me. will be checking it out this weekend...
05-03-2019 6:40 PM
not sure about the toggle volume and channel buttons. feels old..
some cool things on the remote...
the " ... " button is nice
05-03-2019 8:52 PM
Received a new remote the other day. I stopped testing the unit due to the poor initial remote. I only had a day to test it before I had to leave on a trip but from the few minutes I played with it it’s a big improvement over our initial testing. We may even plug it back into our main tv to do some more testing. I actually like the volume and channel buttons. Having buttons that light up make the remote usable as well. Testing will
start when I return from my trip. Looking forward to see how it works.
05-04-2019 7:12 AM