AT&T’s new video platform will bring a cloud DVR to DirecTV Now

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AT&T is getting ready to launch a new video platform that will underpin its DirecTV Now service and eventually support all of its consumer video services. Moving to a single video platform will allow AT&T to develop new features faster, the company says.

The “next-generation video platform” will allow AT&T to launch a Cloud DVR for DirecTV Now — the biggest missing feature from the service — as well as live TV pausing and parental controls before the end of the year. AT&T also says it will bring user profiles, downloadable content, and 4K HDR support to the over-the-top service in 2018.

The standard version of DirecTV will also get an upgrade, with the mobile companion app getting an overhaul as well. AT&T is aiming to…

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