08-09-2018 11:52 PM
The directv now is not working on my Samsung TV. I have a Samsung smart TV 4k 75 inch 7 series. The DirecTV now app is pre-installed and cannot be removed. It kinda worked for a week after I subscribed but it was laggy and 1/3 of the channels had no sound. Now, it doesn't work at all. it says "sorry...we are having technical difficulties...". But, it works fine with my other TV with apple 4k TV. I called technical support and they weren't able to help. They simply gave me a 50% off discount on my next bill which wont be for 4 months because I prepaid. I may not even subscribe after my 4 months. Anyone having the same issues and know a fix? I already tried reinstalling, unplugging TV, and updating Samsing firmware.
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08-10-2018 12:17 PM
The next step after the ones you've already done is to reset the Smarthub:
Menu>Smarthub >Reset Smarthub>
(Or Settings > More > Support > Self Diagnosis > Reset Smart Hub; depending on the model)
Then go through the process as described on screen to reset all of your apps.
Your pin, when asked, if you haven't changed it will be 0000
Note: You'll need to re-enter passwords for any apps that require them.
08-10-2018 3:42 PM
Essentially the same problems for me. There have been numerous posts about this issue. I contacted the technical chat on two occasions and was told they would give me a call. Never received the call. My DTVN app on my Samsung does not work at all, it's simply spins. I have gotten a week trial with sling and then will check into Hulu live. AT&T dtvn does not seem to respond or give any information that is reliable I get a kick out of their motto that "AT&T cares".
08-10-2018 4:46 PM
Thank you KesmaiMaster. Resetting the SmartHub worked for me.
However, I still do not receive sound in 1/3 of the channels, rendering them useless. Is there anything I can do with this issue? I've tried changing the Dolby to another option but it did not work.
08-10-2018 5:33 PM
Is there anything plugged into to the TV's Optical or HDMI cable ports?
Also there should be 2 settings that say Dolby that need turned off.
One changes it to PCM and the other setting should be be right below that, depending on your model.
08-10-2018 7:44 PM
There is nothing plugged into the optical. There is an HDMI port with the Apple TV old version plugged in.
Below PCM, it says Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital+. But the Dolby Digital+ is greyed out.
My Samsung TV model is UN75NU7100.
08-10-2018 7:48 PM
Also, I do not use any receiver, stereo, soundbar, etc. I use only the TV sound. I currently have it set to PCM because I heard the Dolby is the problem. But it didn't resolve the issue.
08-10-2018 8:39 PM
I'd like you to take the old Appletv out of the hdmi port, or make sure it's plugged into component 1 on the TV input if you need to keep it plugged in.
Then go to MENU > Sound > Reset Sound to reset all sound settings to the factory defaults.
Try the DirectvNow app first, if it does not work then go back and switch dolby off again.
Let me know how it goes.
08-12-2018 2:23 PM
I will give that a try. The HDMI is connect to he HDMI arc port. But I will have to wait for help. My TV mount is very flushed for aesthetics. I'm unable to reach the back to change the HDMI port. I will have to wait for friends to help me lift the 70 pound TV off the wall. I will follow-up with with the results. For now, thank you very much for your help!
08-13-2018 2:53 PM
Something I found interesting, and possibly applicable to the no sound situation, about 2018 Samsung tv models:
12-11-2018 5:52 PM
Known issue with the Samsung app. Work around is to use an external device if you still want to use the service until DTVN resolves the issue. This is what other subscribers are doing.
12-25-2018 5:21 PM
I use a soundbar and still experience this issue; however if I use the app through a Roku there is sound. Unfortunately, the picture isn’t as good.