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DIRECTV Now: No Roku, So What Can I Use?

Q. Swanni, I’ve read that DIRECTV Now is not available on Roku. So which devices can I use to get it? My Smart TV? — Gene, Cleveland, Ohio.

Gene, you’re right. While Roku and DIRECTV Now promised that the latter would be available on Roku by the first quarter, that deadline has passed and it’s still not there. In fact, the companies will only say now that it will be added sometime this year.

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However, there are several other ways to access DIRECTV Now, the new live streaming service from AT&T.


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Compatible devices include the Apple TV (4th generation only), the Amazon Fire TV, the Amazon Fire TV streaming stick, the Google Chromecast (Android only) and TVs with Chromecast built-in such as select Vizio sets.


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In addition, you can use an iPad iOS 9 or higher; an iPhone 9 iOS or higher; an iPod Touch 9 or higher; an Android tablet 4.4 or higher; and an Android phone 4.4 or higher.

Finally, you can also live stream DIRECTV Now on a laptop or computer using the following browsers: Chrome 50+; Safari 8+; and Internet Explorer 11+ for Windows 8 or higher.

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As for Smart TVs, DIRECTV Now is available on select LeEco TVs, but not any other Smart TVs at this time.

Also note: DIRECTV Now is not available on the PlayStation or the XBox, either.

The TV Answer Man, aka Phillip Swann, takes your questions regarding how to best use the latest products and services in TV technology. If you have a question about TV technology, ask TV’s Answer Man by sending an e-mail to swann@tvpredictions.com

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1 Comment on DIRECTV Now: No Roku, So What Can I Use?

  1. What about playon?

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