What to Watch on DirectV NOW: The Latest on the FCC’s #Netneutrality rules
DirectV has announced it will begin rolling out its streaming music service to customers in states where the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a nationwide net neutrality rule.
The service will begin as of April 1, and will provide streaming access to over 400 channels, including the likes of ESPN, Disney, Comedy Central, HBO, and many more.
As the company notes, these new services will not affect existing directv.com users, but will instead be available to those customers who are new to the service.
The company notes that the service will offer up to 50% more streaming video than the service currently provides, but also notes that it will offer lower quality audio than what is currently offered through DirecTV Now, which offers a lower-quality version of the service through its own directv music app.
The move is likely an effort to boost the service’s revenue and/or to gain more customers for its directv mobile streaming service, which currently offers a similar quality experience.
It will be interesting to see how this new service fares in terms of its video offering, as well as the service itself.
It’s important to note that the streaming service is not coming to Directv Now, and we don’t know what its quality will be in terms a user experience.
We’ve reached out to DirectV for clarification, but it hasn’t responded at this time.
In addition to the new service, DirectV will also begin rolling its own online video service, but for now we’re not hearing anything on that front.
We’ll keep you updated if we hear anything.