DIRECTV NOW has is in the process of rolling out a new update out across all its supported platforms. It’s a big one: in addition to a redesigned user interface, DIRECTV NOW has made improvements to its cloud DVR, simultaneous streaming, and local channel support. The update is appearing on some platforms today and will roll out to other over the course of the coming weeks.
DIRECTV NOW’s cloud DVR feature allows users to save up to 20 hours of content for up to 30 days. The feature has been in beta for a while now, and – technically – it still is. But this update marks the first time that the cloud DVR feature is available on all platforms and devices.
DIRECTV NOW still has plans to roll out a premium DVR feature that will give more storage space to those willing to pay for it. For now, that part remains in store for the future.
Simultaneous streaming is expanded with the new update. DIRECTV NOW already offers subscribers two simultaneous streams. Now, subscribers can pay an additional $5 per month to unlock a third.
DIRECTV NOW has also notably tweaked the way it handles local streams. DIRECTV NOW subscribers will now be able to watch local channels near their current location, not just near their home. Subscribers on vacation, for instance, will be able to watch local news and weather reports related to their vacation destination while they’re there.
The new update brings some of DIRECTV NOW’s features up to the standards set by competitor skinny bundles, helping one of the most impressive skinny bundles keep pace with its fast-changing business space.
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