DIRECTV NOW is a standalone streaming service from AT&T for Live TV and On Demand entertainment. You can enjoy news, sports, events, and shows as they air on TV through internet. Also, you can access the content anywhere, anytime. In addition to the mobile apps, DirectTV was also available for access through web browsers including IE. Now, AT&T is dropping support for Internet Explorer for Windows PC users from June. In fact, they are doing the same for Safari users on Mac. But they will continue to support Google Chrome web browser alone.
This move by AT&T DirecTV drags us back to the darkest days of the web. During those days, some websites would only work on Internet Explorer forcing everyone to use IE. Now that Google Chrome has become the most used browser, web developers are doing the same mistake all over again. Hopefully, Microsoft Edge will become popular among consumers to end the dominant position of Google Chrome so that developers will start considering it when they start developing web services.