DIRECTV NOW on Roku latest news: Availability of streaming service on Roku devices delayed


DIRECTV NOW subscribers will have to wait a little longer before they can enjoy streaming through their Roku Streaming Player.

According to The Christian Post, owners of the Roku streaming box are frustrated after finding out that the popular streaming service is still unavailable for their device. This is after the company announced initially that DIRECTV NOW will become available during the first quarter of 2017. With the year well on its second canto, Roku has yet to appease their disappointed owners. The situation now is more grave since they cannot provide a definite date for DIRECTV NOW’s availability.

The company replaced a part of a post on Roku’s official blog site — “Q1” — and replaced it with a more flexible “2017” as the release date. They edited the post just a week before their target deadline. However, it is still unknown if DIRECTV NOW’s availability for the Roku device will materialize within the year.

Roku owners were looking forward to having DIRECTV NOW in the streaming box, especially with its introductory offer of $35 for 100 channels. Unfortunately, the promo offer already expired, much to the dismay of Roku owners.

CordCutting reported earlier that Roku executives first promised that, in the “next few weeks,” the streaming device will roll out. They made this announcement after the Consumer Electronics Show back in January.

Apart from the shows that DIRECTV NOW can stream, Roku users also looking forward to its impressive user interface, which tech enthusiasts and critics praised.

Meanwhile, CordCutting also offered alternatives for Roku owners while they wait for the arrival of DIRECTV NOW. There are the skinny bundles Sling TV and PlayStation Vue, which offer Roku support, as well as week-long free trials.

The two, however, have some differences. Sling TV offers more when it comes to sports coverage. On the other hand, the PlayStation Vue provides more channels for children, as well as music lovers.