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Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

Is there any incompatibility between the use of Firestick and DIRECTV Now? I am new to all of this and finding it all a bit confusing. Thank you.

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ACE - Master
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‎04-08-2018 1:05 PM

Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

I believe the first generation Firestick will not work, but anything gen 2 or later than that should.

 

 

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Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

does anyone know if there is a better remote coming out for the fire stick the present one leaves a lot to be desired

 

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ACE - Expert

Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

Sounds like you are spoiled from a cable remote. Streaming services using devices are just not the same.

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Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

It seems to b the only issue with the fire stick remote that it is so
limited making it a longer process to change channels
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Professor

Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

That's more of an issue with poor engineers at Direc tv now. Nothing wrong with the remote.

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Professor

Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

There is a way to do direct channel number entry on Fire TV and other Android devices if you run the beta app. Pair a Bluetooth keyboard, enable number display in the guide, open the guide, enter a number then select. This is the least clunky on a Channel Master Stream+ since its remote has number keys.

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Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

I went on amazon looking for a solution but it looks as if there are issues with fire stick 1 & 2 so I will keep searching

 

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Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

I don't agree to me it seems that the fire stick remote needs improvement
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Professor

Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

Like what, other services have use long press to bring up previous channel,  guide,dvr, search. They use dpad to skip ahead.  Implemented voice control to change channels. I have a Harmony, but I prefer the size and layout of the Fire remote.

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Contributor

Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

all I get is the DirectvNow logo inthe middle of the screen.

 

Ive been working on this scene 5:45 and now it's 10:26

 

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ACE - Expert

Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

Delete the cache and data and try again.

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Contributor

Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

What cache? Where? How? TVs don't have any cache I know about and neither
does a firestick.

Bob
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ACE - Expert

Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

Your Fire stick - that's your device.

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Message 14 of 16

Re: Firestick use with DIRECTV Now?

try rebooting the firestick

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