DIRECTV NOW Update for Apple TV and iOS

DIRECTV NOW recently released a new update to Apple TV and iOS devices. Among its improvements, this could mean that AT&T is about to roll out its DIRECTV NOW app and DVR.

So, what’s new with the DIRECTV NOW updates? The latest update moved from 1.xx to the new 2.0. DIRECTV NOW’s beta tag has also been replaced with a splash screen that welcomes beta users to the new app. The Apple TV 2.0 version seems similar to the previous beta version, and the splash screen with 2.0 drops any mention of a third stream option and promotes the new DVR.

Some DIRECTV NOW users might find the new splash screen. It apparently includes the PBS logo, according to a recent Reddit post. Is PBS coming to DIRECTV NOW? Maybe, but it could also be as simple as the DIRECTV designers using an image and not noticing the PBS logo in the background. Rumor has it that PBS isn’t ready for live TV streaming services at this time, but it is something the broadcaster is working on.

Are you using the DIRECTV NEW update for Apple TV or iOS devices? If so, we’d like you to share your experiences with it. What do you like about this updated version? Did it fix any previous bugs in the system? Feel free to let us know.

In Other DIRECTV NOW News…

AT&T has opened its first entertainment store in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While the store offers some amount of phones, its real focus is DIRECTV NOW and DIRECTV.

Visitors to this location might notice that the store showcases wireless, video, and broadband working together to deliver an amazing experience for customers. Customers might also notice that the company’s Smartphones are located in the center of the store. Employees at the this location are trained to discuss the benefits of DIRECTV NOW and DIRECTV for mobile customers.

At the moment, the Fort Lauderdale location is the only AT&T Entertainment Store of its kind. Since video traffic on AT&T’s network grew by 75 percent, according to AT&T, the corporation might very well increase the number of these types of stores across the country. This proposed expansion likely hinges on the performance of its Florida store.

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Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.