The new interface emphasizes favorite channels as well as offering more on-demand content with up to 25,000 titles.
The DVR currently offers 20 hours of recording a month and users will have 30 days to watch recordings whether at home or via a mobile app. It will add the ability to record 100 hours with 90-day storage for an extra $10 a month this summer.
The DVRs of competitors and have unlimited storage included in their $40 monthly fees, while offers 50 hours. The cheaper Sling TV service has a $5-per-month .
DirecTV Now, which is designed to replace traditional cable TV, starts at $35 per month for a selection of live TV channels streamed over the Internet. Currently it allows two simultaneous streams but it will soon open up a third for an extra $5 a month. By comparison, YouTube TV currently offers three streams at no extra charge while PlayStation Vue allows five devices to be used at once.
DirecTV Now's DVR has, and this updated version is still called "beta" as well.