AFN Now 4+

American Forces Network

Defense Media Activity

    • 1.4 • 257 Ratings
    • Free


AFN Now delivers top-rated American news, information, and entertainment programming to Defense Department employees and their immediate family members stationed with them outside of the United States, its territories and possessions. It provides the authorized audience with another way to enjoy AFN programming, that is also delivered by satelltie to the worldwide audience, by using a device connected to the internet.

What’s New

Version 1.7

Fixed minor bugs and UI improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

1.4 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

9j)tfgb ,

I quit trying to get this to work

I’d rather do V-ups alone in front of my entire battalion while the CSM screams and spits in my face for 10 hours straight than to spend another minute trying to get this app to work.

I’d rather be in front leaning rest without any authorized rest position for three straight days than to spend another minute trying to get this app to work.

I’d rather drive a spike through my foot, leave it there, and do an extended Norwegian Foot March inside a volcano than to spend another minute trying to get this app to work.

I have not been able to get a single show, sports game, or movie to play but I have, usually within 5 minutes of opening the app, been able to exceed my session limit. The app today just stopped loading categories and is just blank after it opens. I have never been able to get a movie to open. It has been frustrating and bothersome. No matter what the internet speed is that I am connected to it is the same problem. Stop advertising this on AFN OCONUS and getting our hopes up that we may be able to watch something and feel even slightly connected to home. All that happens is failure and frustration.

Timewarpjfc ,

Mehhh at best

My overall rating is Mehhh, since we don’t have many options we use the app via fire stick the best we can. There are only 4 channels listed which is disappointing compared to the AFN TV box which has many more and when the live streams work expect the broadcast to randomly freeze with no option to back out or restart broadcast. The only fix is to restart app. I watch AFN NOW mostly for live sports and the most frustrating part of the app is that the schedule only lists the subject of what is playing but not the actual teams playing. I have to guess as to what teams are playing as the schedule just say “NFL, NBA” etc.

There is a ton of room for improvement. If they would just make the app mirror the architecture of the AFN TV box with detailed schedule and matching channels I would be happy.

We_Deserve_Better! ,

Absolute Garbage!

Don’t waste your time with the current version of this App!

After downloading and registering I discovered, like many others, that the app doesn’t work correctly most of the time and by some miracle when it does work the only options for “live” TV are AFN Sports and Sports 2. After contacting Defense Media Activity, I learned the news channel(s) are only available to those who reside on a military installation overseas. Not a great decision Defense Media Activity! You do understand that not all of your “customers” have the ability to live on a military installation? There are a lot of us that live on the economy.

Also I couldn’t get an answer on why the other AFN channels (Prime Atlantic, Prime Pacific, Movies, etc.) are not even an option to watch “live”. I thought the app was supposed to be equivalent to the programming offered via the AFN Decoder? I guess not.

Why won’t Defense Media Activity listen to their customers and fix the issues?

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