DirectvNow



  • Anyone tried it yet?

    https://directvnow.com



  • I can't even see the Ts and Cs, tells me I have the wrong browser (Opera 41.0.2353.69). Not worth anything to me if I'm forced to use chrome.



  • I want a list of the 120 channels they are giving you. Basically why is this better than Hulu/Netflix/Amazon Prime



  • @Minion-Queen said in DirectvNow:

    I want a list of the 120 channels they are giving you. Basically why is this better than Hulu/Netflix/Amazon Prime

    Because it has commercials? Wait, that's only better for DirecTV.



  • @Minion-Queen said in DirectvNow:

    I want a list of the 120 channels they are giving you. Basically why is this better than Hulu/Netflix/Amazon Prime

    If they have the current broadcast they win because they are or near live broadcast time.

    If they are anything like PlayStation Vue (I haven't clicked the link for directvnow yet) and have a DVR function, that could be awesome too.



  • Normal DirectTV is terrible. What does this offer?



  • My son looked at it, but decided to go with Sling TV. He signed up for the DVR beta and is waiting to see if he gets selected.



  • I'm thinking about SlingTV because it has so many channels that I cant get otherwise.



  • @scottalanmiller
    It is cheaper. You cant dvr anything and cant skip commercials and pausing live tv is limited. And it is only cheaper if youre a new customer. It is what they did to 'help consumers' so their merger would get approved.



  • @momurda said in DirectvNow:

    @scottalanmiller
    It is cheaper. You cant dvr anything and cant skip commercials and pausing live tv is limited. And it is only cheaper if youre a new customer. It is what they did to 'help consumers' so their merger would get approved.

    $35/mo! Holy crap that's expensive. I was thinking this would be like $5 or something, but not worth it. So much less than Netflix which is barely more money than that.



  • @scottalanmiller said in DirectvNow:

    @momurda said in DirectvNow:

    @scottalanmiller
    It is cheaper. You cant dvr anything and cant skip commercials and pausing live tv is limited. And it is only cheaper if youre a new customer. It is what they did to 'help consumers' so their merger would get approved.

    $35/mo! Holy crap that's expensive. I was thinking this would be like $5 or something, but not worth it. So much less than Netflix which is barely more money than that.

    The basic SlingTV package is $20 a month (plus an additional 5 if you get the kids channels)... So my family pays $25 /month for SlingTV.



  • @dafyre said in DirectvNow:

    @scottalanmiller said in DirectvNow:

    @momurda said in DirectvNow:

    @scottalanmiller
    It is cheaper. You cant dvr anything and cant skip commercials and pausing live tv is limited. And it is only cheaper if youre a new customer. It is what they did to 'help consumers' so their merger would get approved.

    $35/mo! Holy crap that's expensive. I was thinking this would be like $5 or something, but not worth it. So much less than Netflix which is barely more money than that.

    The basic SlingTV package is $20 a month (plus an additional 5 if you get the kids channels)... So my family pays $25 /month for SlingTV.

    SlingTV is always advertised as $15 around here. No idea of any details as I've not looked into it much. But access to stuff that DirectTV doesn't carry, like foreign channels, is a big deal.

    And does DirectTV work outside of the US? SlingTV, I'm pretty sure, works the same everywhere.



  • I just noticed Sling TV has both the cartoon network and adult swim as separate channels. Are they 2 different channels or are they trying to fudge it to seem like they have more stuff?



  • @RojoLoco said in DirectvNow:

    I just noticed Sling TV has both the cartoon network and adult swim as separate channels. Are they 2 different channels or are they trying to fudge it to seem like they have more stuff?

    I'll check the Adult Swim channel tonight. I think they just play the Adult Swim stuff 24x7 instead of having to wait until after dark.



  • Ah I see, SlingTV is very complicated and confusing. They don't show you all of the options. Their website doesn't even show the options that they advertise to me on Facebook. But if you switch your language to Spanish, then the menu expands, then switch your region to Italy, then the stuff that they advertise on US Facebook shows up as an option and the $15 is there. That's, um, a bit crazy.

    Can you change your SlingTV packages month to month? Or is there some limitations on that?



  • @scottalanmiller said in DirectvNow:

    Ah I see, SlingTV is very complicated and confusing. They don't show you all of the options. Their website doesn't even show the options that they advertise to me on Facebook. But if you switch your language to Spanish, then the menu expands, then switch your region to Italy, then the stuff that they advertise on US Facebook shows up as an option and the $15 is there. That's, um, a bit crazy.

    Can you change your SlingTV packages month to month? Or is there some limitations on that?

    As far as I know you can change them at any time. I've only had to make one change, and that was to add the Kid stuff, lol.



  • @dafyre said in DirectvNow:

    @RojoLoco said in DirectvNow:

    I just noticed Sling TV has both the cartoon network and adult swim as separate channels. Are they 2 different channels or are they trying to fudge it to seem like they have more stuff?

    I'll check the Adult Swim channel tonight. I think they just play the Adult Swim stuff 24x7 instead of having to wait until after dark.

    Isn't their stuff on demand anyway?



  • @dafyre said in DirectvNow:

    @scottalanmiller said in DirectvNow:

    Ah I see, SlingTV is very complicated and confusing. They don't show you all of the options. Their website doesn't even show the options that they advertise to me on Facebook. But if you switch your language to Spanish, then the menu expands, then switch your region to Italy, then the stuff that they advertise on US Facebook shows up as an option and the $15 is there. That's, um, a bit crazy.

    Can you change your SlingTV packages month to month? Or is there some limitations on that?

    As far as I know you can change them at any time. I've only had to make one change, and that was to add the Kid stuff, lol.

    What sucks is what I'd want is $35 - $55 which is outrageous for the tiny bit of casual viewing I'd consider. I could buy everything that I want to watch directly for less and own it forever.



  • @scottalanmiller said in DirectvNow:

    @dafyre said in DirectvNow:

    @scottalanmiller said in DirectvNow:

    Ah I see, SlingTV is very complicated and confusing. They don't show you all of the options. Their website doesn't even show the options that they advertise to me on Facebook. But if you switch your language to Spanish, then the menu expands, then switch your region to Italy, then the stuff that they advertise on US Facebook shows up as an option and the $15 is there. That's, um, a bit crazy.

    Can you change your SlingTV packages month to month? Or is there some limitations on that?

    As far as I know you can change them at any time. I've only had to make one change, and that was to add the Kid stuff, lol.

    What sucks is what I'd want is $35 - $55 which is outrageous for the tiny bit of casual viewing I'd consider. I could buy everything that I want to watch directly for less and own it forever.

    I wonder if you are in the minority there?



  • Does anyone know if Sling is location dependent? I know that Netflix is, what you see is based roughly upon where in the world you are because of licensing for that part of the world.



  • @Dashrender said in DirectvNow:

    Does anyone know if Sling is location dependent? I know that Netflix is, what you see is based roughly upon where in the world you are because of licensing for that part of the world.

    They claim that they are not.



  • @Dashrender said in DirectvNow:

    Does anyone know if Sling is location dependent? I know that Netflix is, what you see is based roughly upon where in the world you are because of licensing for that part of the world.

    Where in the world that they think you are. If they get confused, you get the wrong programming.



  • @dafyre said in DirectvNow:

    @RojoLoco said in DirectvNow:

    I just noticed Sling TV has both the cartoon network and adult swim as separate channels. Are they 2 different channels or are they trying to fudge it to seem like they have more stuff?

    I'll check the Adult Swim channel tonight. I think they just play the Adult Swim stuff 24x7 instead of having to wait until after dark.

    That's cool. That's some of my favorite no-brain watching fodder.



  • @scottalanmiller said in DirectvNow:

    @Dashrender said in DirectvNow:

    Does anyone know if Sling is location dependent? I know that Netflix is, what you see is based roughly upon where in the world you are because of licensing for that part of the world.

    Where in the world that they think you are. If they get confused, you get the wrong programming.

    You're experienced this problem before - I recall your posts last or two years ago about that issue.



  • Some day some content provider some where will let you piece meal pick the channels that you want... and charge you a nice low rate. I'd probably be happy to pay $4.99/mo for 7 channels that I got to pick.

    I'm seriously not impressed by Sling's pricing.



  • I am the same way. I have like 4 channels I want and I would be happy to pay for them. But I do not care about 99% of any of them on any subscription plan. So just not worth it.



  • @Dashrender said in DirectvNow:

    @scottalanmiller said in DirectvNow:

    @Dashrender said in DirectvNow:

    Does anyone know if Sling is location dependent? I know that Netflix is, what you see is based roughly upon where in the world you are because of licensing for that part of the world.

    Where in the world that they think you are. If they get confused, you get the wrong programming.

    You're experienced this problem before - I recall your posts last or two years ago about that issue.

    Yeah, right now Netflix seems okay, but everything else thinks that I am in Canada when I am in Texas.



  • I cancelled my cable and am going with sling.tv. There are about 3 channels I watch to watch live sports and that is pretty much it, so considerable savings over traditional cable, still expensive.



  • @brianlittlejohn now that makes sense.



  • @Minion-Queen said in DirectvNow:

    @brianlittlejohn now that makes sense.

    Yepp. We have Cable Internet, but not cable TV. Cut our Cable bill by $40 bucks.


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