I got Playon to help with the mediocre DirecTV Now streaming cable service. There are 2 things that will make this pretty good for DTV Now subscribers.
1. Allow for pre-scheduled recordings (from an EPG). This would be the ultimate.
2. At the moment, the only way to DVR something from a live stream is to open the Live DTV Now stream and click the record button then you adjust the recording duration. This can only be done on the server (as far as adjusting the recording duration). If i'm on my phone or Fire TV and attempt to record something, I think recording is a 5 hour duration by default.
The mobile apps and streaming tv apps should have the recording duration feature also. My server is upstairs and it makes it impractical for me to run upstairs and adjust the recording time.