How to resolve issues with the new DirecTV Now app on Fire TV and Fire TV Stick

DirecTV Now just released a new app for the Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions. This is their reason for dropping support for 1st-generation Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks, which they later tried to rectify by offering $75 in account credit. Some people are having issues with the new app where, in some cases, it isn’t launching at all. Here are some things to try to make the new DirecTV Now app work on Fire TV devices. Read more ›

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DirecTV Now is giving 1st-Gen Fire TV and Fire TV Stick owners $75 to make up for dropping support

About a month ago, DirecTV Now abruptly dropped support for 1st generation Fire TVs and 1st generation Fire TV Sticks. This expectedly left many customers upset because they could no longer access the streaming OTT service for seemingly no reason, especially since sideloading the blocked DirecTV Now app revealed that the app still worked on older devices. According to Cord Cutters News, DirecTV Now is now trying to make up for the dropped support by offering some affected customers $75 in billing credit. Read more ›

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How to continue using DirecTV Now on older 1st-Gen Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks

Earlier this week, DirecTV Now dropped support for the 1st generation Amazon Fire TV and the 1st generation Fire TV Stick. Several people have reported that the latest version of the DirecTV app works fine on these older devices if you sideload the app. You can use my Downloader app to sideload the app by entering the URL bit.ly/dtvfireapk or bit.ly/dtvfireapkmirror on the app’s home screen. For those of you who need detailed step-by-step instructions on how to sideload the app, see this guide. Just be sure to substitute the URLs from this post. There’s no way to know how long DirecTV Now will work with this method, but for now it does seem to work.

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DirecTV Now drops support for 1st gen Fire TVs and 1st gen Fire TV Sticks

DirecTV Now, the online TV service, has recently dropped support for the 1st generation Amazon Fire TV and the 1st generation Fire TV Stick. When DirecTV Now first arrived on Fire TV devices in late 2016, it was available on all Fire TV models, new or old. Now only the 3rd-gen Fire TV, 2nd-gen Fire TV, 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Edition televisions are listed as compatible with the app. Read more ›

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DirecTV Now is offering a Free Fire TV with 2 month subscription [Expired]

DirecTV Now is currently giving away a free 3rd generation Amazon Fire TV to new customers who sign up for the streaming service and prepay for 2 months. The offer is not displayed on the main website but as you go through the sign-up process, a “Special offer” step just before checking out will present you the choice to select a free Fire TV if you pay for 2 months upfront or a free Apple TV if you pay for 4 months upfront. The offer is the same regardless of whether you select the $35, $50, $60, or $70 per month plan. Selecting the $35 per month plan means you’ll need to pay $70 upfront to get the free Fire TV. Once the 2 prepaid months are over, you’ll be given the standard 7-day free trial period before you begin to be charged the monthly fee again. Canceling during the free 7-days would be ideal if you don’t plan to keep the service after the initial prepaid months.

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DirecTV Now’s $35 plan will go up to $60 on January 9th

DirecTV Now, the new streaming cable service released a month ago, has revealed when their discounted introductory plan will increase in price. The $35-per-month 100-channel plan will go up to its regular price of $60 per month on January 9th. Anyone who has already signed up for the plan, or who signs up before January 9th, will continue paying $35 per month. The new wording on DirecTV Now’s site says “offer rate may increase” which implies the $35 price isn’t for life and will likely increase at some point, but for now, DirecTV Now is allowing customers to keep the introductory price beyond the promotion’s expiration date. If you sign up now to lock in the lower price, use promo code INTC1MONTH to extend the normal 7-day free trial to a 1-month free trial.

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How to use DirecTV Now on a rooted Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick

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If you are seeing an “Error 40” or “QP1005” error message when you launch DirecTV Now, it’s probably because your device is rooted. Here is how to get around the message and use DirecTV Now on a rooted Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. Read more ›

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DirecTV Now launches on Fire TV to take on Sling TV and Playstation Vue

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AT&T has officially released DirecTV Now, their new internet TV streaming service to rival Sling TV and Playstation Vue. The service is available on all Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick models, as well as Apple TV, Chromecast, Android, and iOS devices. Roku compatibility is said to arrive some time next year. If you prepay for just 1 month of service, you can get a free Fire TV Stick, or a free Apple TV for 3 months of service. Read on for an overview of what the service offers. Read more ›

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