May 30, 2017
New subscribers to DirecTV Now can take advantage of a free one-month trial.
Cable cord cutters, take note: AT&T’s live TV streaming service, DirecTV Now, is available on select Roku models starting today. The service will work on nearly every Roku device out there — 4K Roku TVs, as well as the Ultra, Premiere+, Premiere, Express+, Express, Streaming Stick model 3600R and the Rokus 4, 3 and 2 (model 4210). To access DirecTV Now on a Roku, new customers can sign up for the service from a computer, tablet or smartphone and then download the channel from Roku’s store onto their device.
DirecTV Now, which launched on November 30 to lukewarm reviews, is AT&T’s competitor to services such as Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. The lack of Roku support for DirecTV Now was surprising, given that it works on pretty much every other device, including the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast on Android in addition to web access and mobile apps.