December 1, 2016

Article: Early Thoughts on DirecTV Now

I was on a pretty nice promotional rate with DirecTV, taking advantage of AT&T’s love of bundling when the “All Included” plans were introduced last spring. Unfortunately, a move later, and I was dish-less due to not having a southern exposure to mount the dish at my new apartment. Rather than switch to AT&T’s U-verse product or Comcast (Xfinity is still a stupid brand), I decided to sit a month or two out, dust off my over-the-air TiVo from 2008, and see what developments happened in the world of streaming. Sony’s PlayStation Vue was already on my radar, as was Sling TV. I wanted to see what AT&T was going to offer with DirecTV Now, especially considering that they’ve already done an IP-based TV service before with U-verse and had some strong programming agreements in place through DirecTV…