AT&T will this summer launch a beta test for a new video platform that will be rolled-out to customers this fall, starting with DirecTV Now and DirecTV companion app users, according Telecompaper. Invited DirecTV Now customers will be part of the beta programme and among the first to experience cloud DVR and many of the platform's other new features. They’ll also be among the first to have the opportunity to tell what they think about the new interface and even provide a few suggestions along the way.
The platform will provide a consistent look and feel across AT&T consumer video services throughout the United States, the company said.
Additional features, including live TV pausing and parental controls, are slated for availability once the new platform exits beta testing later in 2017. Other features, such as user profiles, download and go, and 4K HDR are planned for 2018. Customers of other AT&T video services will have the opportunity to start using the new platform in the coming years.