Stream DirecTV Now With a Computer
If you want to take advantage of the $35/100 channel DirecTV Now Promo which ends soon and you don't own a compatible media streamer, streaming it on a PC with Windows 8 or higher is another good alternative.
DirecTV Now is a live streaming service that offers the same cable TV channels you can watch without expensive Satellite Dish hardware, or a long term commitment.
To use the promtional code, click here to create an account. Select the Go Big Plan. When you enter your Payment Info you will be able to enter the promotional code to get your free month. After the 30/days are over your Credit Card will be billed $35 a month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel before the month is up, you will not be billed.
Besides watching DirecTV Now on your PC, it can also be watched on Android Media Streamers with this App, Tablets and Smart Phones.
These are the channels and packages you can receive with DirecTV Now.
How to Connect a Computer to your TV using an HDMI Cable to Watch DirecTV Now
While we are still waiting for the DirecTV Now Roku channel, if your laptop or computer has an HDMI output you can still watch DirecTV Now easily on your TV screen. A HDMI cable carries both the Audio and HD Video signal and is one of the best ways to connect your laptop or PC to your TV. This is also useful for watching many streaming TV channels that are available to watch on a computer or media streamer that has a Web Browser like these popular Android TV boxes.
1. Make sure your laptop or PC and your Television are turned on.
2. Attach your HDMI cable to your TV, laptop or PC.
3. Turn your TV to correct HDMI video input using your television's remote control.
4. If your laptop or PC will not automatically show its screen on your TV, on your PC or laptop go to Control Panel then Display, choose Adjust Resolution and select the TV in the Display drop down box. Your Desktop of your computer should now be visible on your TV.
You will now will need to open Internet Explorer 11, Chrome 50+, or Safari 8+ web browser on your computer and visit the DirecTV Now web page. DirecTV Now will not work with Firefox. Note some channels like (Disney, Disney Jr.) will only work with the Chrome web browser.
Chrome Error 30 Message
Should you get an Error 30 message while trying to watch DirecTV Now using the Chrome web browser, here is what to do:
Clear your history, cookies, passwords.
1. Open Chrome.
2. On your browser toolbar, tap More.
3. Tap History, and then tap Clear browsing data.
4. Under "Clear browsing data," select the checkboxes for Cookies and site data and Cached images and files.
5. Use the menu at the top to select the amount of data that you want to delete. Tap Clear browsing data.
Shutdown your Chrome web browser and kill any Chrome processes Click Control, Alt, Delete, on your keyboard at the same time. This will open your Task Manager on your computer. Select any task that has Chrome in its name and then click end task.
This will let you enjoy DirecTV Now on your television with your Computer. Now that you have your PC hooked to your TV, here are many more Internet streaming channels you can watch for FREE!
Besides a PC, DirecTV Now also works on the following devices:
iPad - iOS 9.0+
iPhone - iOS 9.0+
Apple TV - 4th Generation or Higher
Android - 4.4 or Higher
Amazon Fire TV - or Fire TV Stick
Google Cast - Any device that has Chromecast built-in
Roku - Roku channel is expected to be released the 1st Quarter of 2017.
For a Limited Time
Get a FREE Fire TV Stick or Apple TV when you Sign-up for DirecTV Now!
While DirecTV Now is not for everyone, if you are curious about their paid Live TV streaming service, take advantage of the lower price promotion and free 30/day trial to try it for yourself.
There are some other services that offer paid live TV streaming and Hulu will soon have their own live streaming TV version which will include CBS. This is a channel which is still lacking from both Sling TV and DirecTV Now.