AT&T confirmed that DirecTV Now, its OTT TV service, will soon drop support for Safari and Internet Explorer browsers, and have its web browser presence go exclusive on Google Chrome.
Multiple media outlets, including DSL Reports, reported that DirecTV Now customers were being alerted to the change.
“For our best streaming experience, DirecTV Now will live exclusively on Google Chrome when accessed via your computer,” the message reads, adding that support for Safari and IE will halt after June.
AT&T didn’t elaborate on the decision to scale back its web browser support.
The plan to reduce the number of supported browsers comes soon after DirecTV Now extended support to Roku players and Roku TVs, complementing access on iOS and Android mobile devices, Amazon Fire TV players and sticks, Apple TV boxes (4th generation), and Chromecast streaming adapters and Chromecast built-in devices (when paired to an Android mobile device).
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