Get a $50 Amazon gift card when you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM on a Fire TV

Amazon and DIRECTV STREAM have teamed up to offer new customers a $50 Amazon gift card if you sign up for the streaming TV service through a Fire TV device. If you sign up for the least expensive 75+ channel plan for $74.99, you’ll, essentially, be getting the first month for $24.99. The service offers a 5-day free trial, but you have to keep your subscription active for a full month to get the $50 gift card. Unfortunately, there’s no mention of the promotion in the DIRECTV app for Fire TV, so you’re going to just have to trust that your gift card arrives in your email at some point. Amazon’s official Fire TV blog does mention the promotion here, so you can, at least, direct Amazon customer service to that if you don’t get the gift card. This offer is available thru August 20th.

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DIRECTV Stream channels have been added to the Fire TV Program Guide and Live Tab

DIRECTV is the latest streaming service to join the list of services compatible with Fire TV’s Live TV Experience. This means customers in the U.S. with the DIRECTV app installed, and a subscription to the service, will now see their DIRECTV channels appear in the Fire TV’s built-in program guide. Channels will also appear in the Live tab. Read more ›

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DirecTV and AT&T to launch streaming TV service later this year

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AT&T has announced that they will be launching a streaming only TV service under the DirecTV brand, which they aquired last year. The new service will be available in three tiers: DirecTV Now, DirecTV Mobile, and DirecTV Preview. DirecTV Now will be the primary package which will offer most of the content available through today’s satellite based DirecTV, including premium add-on options. DirecTV Mobile will be priced lower than the Now package and will only be available through smartphones. Possibly the most innovative of the three options is DirecTV Preview, which will be a completely free tier supported by ads. AT&T has not revealed pricing, nor a release date, apart from saying the new service will launch later this year. Likewise, the telecommunications company has not announced which devices will support the new service, but there’s a pretty good chance we’ll see it arrive on the Fire TV, considering rival Dish Network’s Sling TV service is popular on Amazon’s streaming box.

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