With its recent and future improvements, DIRECTV NOW takes a leading position among the streaming services.

DIRECTV NOW is a streaming source that’s gaining in popularity. That said, it’s up against some stiff competition from Hulu, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, YouTube TV, and other streaming services. To stay competitive, DIRECTV NOW continues to roll out a serious of improvements and evolutions. These improvements are designed to make DIRECTV NOW more user-friendly, which keeps viewers happy. Here are some of the latest growth spurts in DIRECTV NOW’s evolution.

New Support Options for DIRECTV NOW
Beginning September 1, all DIRECTV NOW-related discussions, questions, and answers will be in its new TV forums. This was announced Tuesday in a message to its support forums. This announcement is a first step in AT&T’s plan to bring DIRECTV satellite and DIRECTV NOW services under the same app.

DIRECTV NOW plans for more changes this fall, including:

  1. Making DVR available to all subscribers as part of the new app.
  2. More CBS channels to be added soon.
  3. Plans have been made to add 4K support in the near future.

AT&T announced its plans to combine DIRECTV satellite and streaming services under the app in July.

Are you one of the many people who’ve been anxiously awaiting DIRECTV NOW’s upcoming DVR feature? Some beta testers have leaked information about this upcoming feature, which should have DIRECTV NOW users excited. While details still remain sketchy, a few details have emerged about the much-anticipated DIRECTV NOW DVR. Some of those details include:

  • This new features offers 100 hours of DVR.
  • Recorded programs are found in a new My Library area on the new DIRECTV NOW app.
  • Recorded shows can be watched in My Library or swiped left to deleted.
  • Recording is as easy as tapping a button.
  • A “shows feature” function provides details about shows you might wish to record.

Chromecast Support on iOS Added
As of Thursday, iOS users can access their Chromecast through their iOS app. To get this access, you need to simply update your DIRECTV NOW iOS app. Chromecast on iOS is one of a growing list of supported DIRECTV NOW devices that includes:

  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast, 2nd gen and higher
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Fire TV Stick
  • Roku
  • iPad, iOS9 and higher
  • iPhone, iOS9 and higher
  • Android 4.4 and higher
  • Chrome 50+
  • Safari 8+

DIRECTV NOW has supported Chromecast on Android since its November 28, 2016 launch.

Like the rest of the streaming services, DIRECTV NOW is constantly evolving and upgrading. All of this week’s awesome improvements will be eclipsed by more and greater evolutions in the week’s to come. That’s the nature of streaming services. If you’re interested in DIRECTV NOW, Signal Connect has a great offer. You can get 60+ channels of this streaming-only service for as low as $35 per month. Your DIRECTV NOW password lets you authenticate more than 40 different streaming apps for the your ultimate on-demand experience. Best of all, there’s no annual contract. For more information or to sign up today, give us a call at 888-233-7563.

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Stuart Sweet
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