DirecTV Now's True Cloud DVR, which had been available in a limited beta trial, is now available to all subscribers and includes 20 hours of free recording available for up to 30 days. In the first three months of 2018, AT&T added 312,000 DirecTV Now net new customers to reach 1.46 million subscribers.
Plus, the live streaming service this summer will offer 100 hours of DVR recording on the "cloud" for an additional $10 a month. Now, subscribers can pay an additional $5 per month to unlock a third. Unlike many traditional pay TV operators, AT&T is at least trying to get out ahead of the curve by attempting to give frustrated users what they want: namely lower prices with more channel lineup flexibility.More news: Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) Lifted to "Buy" at Citigroup
Travel with your Locals - granted the local is also available in the market you're traveling to, you can now stream your local channels when you travel.
If you're a cord-cutter, you certainly aren't starved for choice as far as non-cable entertainment services go. By comparison, PlayStation Vue, the live streamer owned by Sony, offers five simultaneous streams while Hulu has six.More news: Exercise fails to slow dementia brain decline, BMJ finds
What's interesting about this new service is that it will provide all of the channels and perks of the full-fledged DirecTV satellite service, but will be much more affordable for customers.
DIRECTV NOW has is in the process of rolling out a new update out across all its supported platforms.
"We changed up the look and feel of the app, putting your most-watched channels and favorite programs front and center", the company said in a press release. This way, the show you're watching is still maximized while you're looking for something new, rather than shrunk to picture-in-picture or hidden.More news: Keanu Reeves & Winona Ryder in First Trailer for 'Destination Wedding'