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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: DIRECTV.com with DIRECTV Everywhere

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Apr 1, 2012 #1 of 88
    Stuart Sweet

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    Better late than never... DBSTalk has obtained insider access to DIRECTV Everywhere over DIRECTV.com and we're proud to give you this first look!



    DIRECTV Everywhere First Look


    Special thanks to David Ortiz and Sgt. Slaughter for First Look material.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2012 #2 of 88
    Laxguy

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    Ah, swe... Dang! I keep wanting to use that word, but given the author, it's confusing!

    And a very nice job it is, too! I've got the app, just waiting for my area to get blessed.
     
  3. Apr 3, 2012 #3 of 88
    woj027

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    A couple questions.

    1. Is there an additional fee for this service?
    2. First Look says "If a title is selected for viewing and the on-demand purchase is made through the web site, the content can also be viewed on TV without additional cost" Does that work in reverse? Can I rent on Receiver and finish on other device?
    3. Never ending question about the Library. can you sort titles by "Free"? I know you can't do this on the Receiver. (yet?)
     
  4. Apr 3, 2012 #4 of 88
    dpeters11

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    There is no additional fee. Of course you'd need to subscribe to the Premium that the content was from, or else just view Audience Channel content.

    Considering you can't opt out of it, I don't see them ever charging extra.

    I'm hoping this will be expanded to other channels in the future.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2012 #5 of 88
    joannel

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    Is this available for everyone at this point? I logged on to the DTV website using my Mac and it says beta "Watch online", but there's no way to download the software.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2012 #6 of 88
    Laxguy

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    I downloaded the software a week ago, but I am not yet "authorized" to use it. There was a link in another thread to the download.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2012 #7 of 88
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yes you can select only free titles. However at this time it's not smart enough to check against your programming package so, for example, Starz content is included even if you don't have Starz.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2012 #8 of 88
    Drew2k

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    It mentions it can use a standard PC or MAC browser with a program to be downloaded an installed, but also mentions iPad. Is DIRECTV Everywhere played through the iPad browser or a dedicated app installed from iTunes?

    Any news on having this available for Android tablets?
     
  9. Apr 3, 2012 #9 of 88
    Alan Gordon

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    Congratulations to the team involved for another great "First Look."

    DirecTV Everywhere is not my cup of tea, but I still found the document very informative to read. :)

    ~Alan
     
  10. joannel

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    Thanks, I was able to download and use the software after finding it in the forum. I'm not wild about the video quality, but maybe it's something on my end. I have a MacBook with Verizon Fios internet. It should be good, but I'll probably stick with buying stuff from iTunes and downloading it to my iPod Classic when I travel.
     
  11. Richierich

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    Very Nice guys and just one more thing Directv gives us to make our HD Experience more enjoyable wherever we are.
     
  12. David Ortiz

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    On the iPad, you would use the dedicated app. The player used by directv.com is Flash based, so it doesn't work on an iOS device.
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

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    Personally I'm curious if this works on Linux. I didn't have the time to test it. It probably does.
     
  14. machavez00

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    here is the link. http://www.directv.com/entertainment/player
    I'm going to download it when I get home.

    http://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3426/kw/3426
    Will the current iPhone app be updated, or will there be an new one?
     
  15. jmunick1

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    Great Review!

    Based on the review and the wording, it sounds like new features and content are planned to be added.

    Obvious question, what about access to content that is recorded on your home DVR?
     
  16. Drew2k

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    From the DIRECTV support page for online viewing:

    COMING SOON: Cell phones

    iPhone®, iPod touch® running iOS 4.2+ and later (iOS5 is recommended for best results)

    Android devices: HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO 4G, HTC Incredible, HTC Incredible 2, LG Ally, Motorola Atrix, Droid, Motorola Droid 2, Motorola Droid 3, Motorola Droid X, Pantech Pocket, Samsung Conquer, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Nexus S, Samsung Thunderbolt
     
  17. Laxguy

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    The latter isn't going to happen, without the purchase of a nomad, that is.
     
  18. Drew2k

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    No Android tablets listed.

    Isn't it the "HTC Thunderbolt" though, and not "Samsung Thunderbolt"?
     
  19. machavez00

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    OK I downloaded the app for my iMac. I'm getting authentication errors. (Running 10.6.8 , running latest rev of Safari.)
     
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    when you are authorized for it ...it will download automatically
     

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