Anyone use this for streaming? We tried it tonight, offers some channels we want that SlingTV doesn't. Same price and they offered a 7 day free trial, so we figured let's give it a shot for a week and if we like it we'll drop Sling and keep this.
Service was terrible. Got an error message every five minutes saying our connection was lost and they're "working on fixing that for you". It sucked. Tried the free trial for 20 minutes and then cancelled. Better channels don't mean ish if it's constantly having trouble connecting. No way I could watch TV like that.
Anyone else tried or have this? And if so, how was/is your experience? Horrible for me, no way I'd recommend it. Just curious if others have tried it. Hope it worked better for you if you did.
Post by Tony Hates Everything on Oct 29, 2017 14:42:52 GMT -5
Thats great.. well not great but good to know. I honestly was looking at NOW and contemplating dropping Sling for it. Hearing your experience has convinced me to stick with Sling. Really happy you posted this i would have cancelled sling to give DirecTV Now a shot next month.
It was terrible Tony. We have 100MB up and down through Verizon just because we ditched cable and I wanted the speed to stream, so our internet speed was fine. It was definitely an issue on their end, and this was during a 7 day free trial?!! Glad I tried it first instead of committing, Sling is far superior, and it could use some work.
Post by Tony Hates Everything on Oct 29, 2017 20:19:49 GMT -5
I have 200 down from xfinity, i think i will pass on the Directv Now subscription. I hope Sling continues improving and maybe offers some more channels down the line without becoming a expesinve pile of :poo: like Cable
Same. Caved on Sling and added the package to get CMT. Country Music Television you say? Why, endo, why? Well, I do love metal, but I don't hate country.
But, I did it to watch Steve Austins Broken Skull Challenge! Great show and lets just say it's pretty tough to find on some sites that help provide my entertainment. So, $5 extra a month. If I finally knock smoking all the way, that'll pay for it nicely.
Post by Tony Hates Everything on Dec 23, 2017 17:25:53 GMT -5
So tried out Direct tv Now and i had the same issue. lots off buffering, dropping from HD to SD, and long loading for channels and the guide to pop up. when i first launched the app i got an error on the guide claiming it could not load and i would have to restart... really?
I did like the channel flipping feature if this is a thing on sling i would like to know how. I also liked the price compared to sling with the base package with HBO and showtime it was cheaper then what i could get from sling.
I went for Sling orange + blue and i added on the 4 extra package because the wife needs MTV and the kids need all the Disney and nickelodeon stations that comes out to 39.98 a month eventually will add HBO and showtime for an extra 25.00.... this is why the world pirates