The cord-cutting dream has given way to a stark reality: Streaming TV is a mess. And on Tuesday, it only got messier, as DirecTV rolled out their entry into the category, DirecTV Now, launching Wednesday:
DirecTV Now holes: No DVR yet, no NFL on phone, no local station feed where ABC/NBC/Fox don’t own the station, no NFL Sunday Ticket, no CBS
— Shalini Ramachandran (@shalini) November 28, 2016
Also: It’s not even available on Roku until 2017.
Again and again, we hear that the goal of tech companies is to create a product that “just works,” as Apple’s Steve Jobs might say.
And even though it’s a bit pricy, cable TV still offers that experience over streaming: You turn it on. You flip the channel. You DVR a show, or you don’t. At its most recent product launch, Apple looked to apply that thinking to its new TV app. Read more…