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.
05-08-2019 8:03 AM
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.
05-14-2019 5:40 PM
05-18-2019 6:24 AM
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?
05-18-2019 6:30 AM
05-18-2019 7:39 AM
@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.