- Click here and create an account
- Choose the "Go Big" Plan
- Proceed to Payment (the sign up does require a credit card)
- Enter the promo code INTC1MONTH on the payment page
- Submit and begin your free 1-month trial
Editor's Notes & Price Research
After 1-month the DirecTV Now Go Big Plan will be $35/month. Make sure to cancel before your renewal if you do not wish to continue the service. This service can be viewed on a variety of platforms including smartphones, tablets, streaming devices, and PCs. -qwikwit
1. Visit https://directvnow.com/
2. Create an account and select a plan (likely the Go Big plan on sale for $35/month)
3. Enter this promotion code: INTC1MONTH on the payment page.
Remember to cancel before the end of your 30-day free trial to avoid auto-renewal (if you don't like the service). Good way to try out the service for 1 month at no cost, lock in the $35 price for Go Big, and ideally obtain the Roku app (assuming AT&T launches it in January).
You must have a better high speed internet connection. 48 hours of use and it has been smooth as silk on Amazon Fire Sticks. I have preferred internet and only one or two brief buffering incidents over that time.
Some quick tips/suggestions along with my experience with 2 different setups. --GTIRacer
1. Requires either IE11 or Chrome. Will not work with/support Firefox or Edge.
2. Some channels (Disney, Disney Jr.) only work in Chrome.
3. After I signed up, the first thing I did was attempt to stream in Chrome. This was no fun. I kept getting an Error 30 message.
4. Switched to IE11... everything (except the channels that would only work in Chrome) streamed just fine.
5. Went back to Chrome and cleared everything (all history, cookies, passwords, etc.). Completely closed browser and terminated all Chrome processes.
6. Re-launched Chrome not expecting anything to change. SURPRISE: Streaming was working (I could finally get Disney Jr.).
7. Left a stream running (muted) for about 1 hour and monitored network utilization. Usage was as expected... sine wave with bursts up to 2-2.5Mbps.
You can use HBO GO with the Directv Now credentials. Had constant problems with video stopping and image quality with DirectTV site but no issues with HBO GO site. It may take a day after signing up for DirectTV to be able to register with your credentials on HBOGO
Fire Stick (1st Generation):
1. Updated to latest FireOS 5.0.5.xx
2. Install DTV Now app.
3. Login and view channels. Initial load took about 1 minute (I just left the UI alone and didn't press the Home button). Waited for UI to return (which it did). Patience is key here. Let the system populate with initial program/channel data before trying to navigate around. This took about 1 minute or so.
4. After the UI is available, navigate the various channels/shows and select one. Might take up to 30 seconds to load/buffer, but stream should come through cleanly.
Note: I am on AT&T Gigapower (symmetric 1Gbps). However, based upon the attached graph (which shows traffic utilization during an on-going stream from Disney Jr. live TV, a 10Mbps connection should be sufficient. Of course, if DTV now is very sensitive to latency, that could be an issue for some. My average latency to various speedtest tools is 10ms.
Hope that helps. Good luck all. I eagerly await the Roku channel!!!!
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