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DirecTV offers 1-Month DirecTV Now Trial for Free with promo code INTC1MONTH. Thanks gtiracer

Note, if you are interested in this service and Apple TV then you may want to check out this Frontpage deal.

Directions:
  1. Click here and create an account
  2. Choose the "Go Big" Plan
  3. Proceed to Payment (the sign up does require a credit card)
  4. Enter the promo code INTC1MONTH on the payment page
  5. Submit and begin your free 1-month trial
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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

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For anyone interested in trying out the new DirectTV Now service, and has zero interest in obtaining an Apple TV or Fire Stick (I use Roku devices, so eagerly awaiting the Roku app release in Q1 2017). I can stream to my desktop and TV using my Fire TV Stick (received free from a promotion at launch of the Fire TV). Works fairly well.... but I'm on AT&T Gigapower (symmetric 1Gbps), so your results may vary.

Instructions:

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).
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Last Edited by AdyM January 21, 2017 at 09:20 AM
I signed up for the One Month Trial and made sure to Click on the e bates Widget that I have installed on my Chrome Menu bar. It has since shown up in my history as $16 cash back, so don't leave that money on the table. I installed this on my Amazon Fire Stick earlier and have been watching it ever since.


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.

Thanks OP!

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Some quick tips/suggestions along with my experience with 2 different setups. --GTIRacer



PC Streaming:

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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FYI: Cancellation: View, modify or cancel at any time at directvnow.com. Once canceled you can access DIRECTV NOW through the remaining monthly period. No refunds or credits for any partial-month periods or unwatched content.
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If you like to watch your local sports teams on a regional sports network, keep your Sling and try this for other things. DirecTV Now is having huge problems with regional sports networks all over the country. People are getting out of market teams instead of their local team and are getting only the "main" feed on RSNs, not their local team. They claim they are working on it but it's a big problem if you're a sports fan.
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Search for "Promo code" in the payment page. Its way below and not easy to find.
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So anyway to combine this with AppleTV and e.b?
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I assume you can't add a month to your current sub with this.
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So anyway to combine this with AppleTV and e.b?
I'm wondering this as well
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FYI: Cancellation: View, modify or cancel at any time at directvnow.com. Once canceled you can access DIRECTV NOW through the remaining monthly period. No refunds or credits for any partial-month periods or unwatched content.
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"Sorry, promo codes cannot be combined with device offers. You can still enjoy 7 free days of DIRECTV NOW after your prepaid period."
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Does the promo code have an end date? Wanted to wait until my Sling ran out, but I can't see it lasting all that long..
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Do we need to input credit card info to sign up?
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Thanks.
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Only gave 1 free week
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