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DIRECTV App for iPad (1.5.x) with DIRECTV Everywhere - Issues and Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Mar 19, 2012.

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  1. drpratt01

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    I don't get any on my 5 "whole home" HD receivers (3 are DVRs) to show up in the app - not even to manually enter an IP. This all worked fine till this app update. See my other post with a lot more detail for Earl Bonovich.
     
  2. Laxguy

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    Intermittent connection problems with a LAN that's pretty solid. Right now, spinning sprocket, then a message "Error- Unable to retrieve configuration."
     
  3. cypherx

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    There is another thread for the words "jailbreak" and "Directv IPad app" in one post.

    But if that Feature is something you want, how about a Slingbox or Vulkano streamer? Yeah I realize it would be more convenient if you could do it without having to buy any extra hardware. But point is that there's a way to do what you want with either of those two products above. Slingbox and Vulkano have not been ruled illegal yet. I'm not sure if place shifting ever will be or not.
     
  4. duck33

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    I already have a Sling Box. I'm just curious if it would work. Maybe, I'll set up a VPN and see what happens.
     
  5. jes

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    Add another one to the list of no longer working Apps... :nono2:

    My iPad worked fine before the update, no longer sees any DVRs and doesn't stream Live TV anymore...
     
  6. lugnutathome

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    Have you tried the Windoze approach? reboot the iPad? If no joy uninstall and reinstall?

    I've had the reboot fix some issues in other apps. Not saying that will help but?

    I would really like to see an at home/not at home toggle button in the setup options or main page so the app didn't have to go through as much overhead on a remote start up.

    Don "eliminate the basics" Bolton

     
  7. willmw

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    +1 on trying a reboot. Power the ipad completely off and back on...or alternatively double click the home button and kill the app and try it again then.
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Gents, and Ladies-

    I've had a bunch of no or slow connects with the iPad app. Given my LAN seldom gives troubles, and I am on a rock solid DECA system, I have to think it's the connection to or with the DIRECTV® servers that validate my iPad (now a 3, or a new one.)

    I doubt an uninstall-reinstall does much at all besides the obvious quit and restart of the app.

    A quick double tap on the home button brings up a row of apps with the little minus sign, just press and they quit; an easy way to quit the app without shutting the Pad down. (works on iPhones, too.)
     
  9. CincySaint

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    Can you tell me what menu on the D* website to find this? I don't see it even when I log in.
     
  10. Laxguy

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    Simply go to the app store via iTunes and search on directv....
     
  11. TBlazer07

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    Does everyone have the "everywhere" option on the iPad app or is it some sort of partial rollout? I was out today and had my first opportunity to try it out outside the house over wi-fi in Starbucks and got the "Can't find any DVRs, you must be connected to the same network as your DVR" message."

    It's version 1.50.
     
  12. Go Beavs

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    The "Live TV" section in the "everywhere" tab is, unfortunately, still restricted to your home network. The other sections should work outside your home network though.
     
  13. wahooq

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    Its only partially rolled out right now...you will update automatically
     
  14. dennisj00

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  15. TBlazer07

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    Maybe I am confused on how this works. Trying this from home now.

    I "Touch" the "Watch on iPad" tab on the bottom of the screen
    Screen now says "DirecTV Everywhere in large font on top.
    There are 4 tabs: Live TV, Movies, TV Shows, Networks

    First I touch the "Networks" Tab and it shows I am "subscribed to" Encore & Starz (Which I am NOT) and AUD (which I do get).

    Then I touch "AUD" which I do get and it says "AUD programs you can watch from your iPad," ALL is selected, and the screen is BLANK.

    Then I touch Starz and Encore (which I AM NOT subscribed to) and it shows hundreds of programs I CANNOT watch because I'm not subscribed.

    Then I go to LIVE TV where there is lots of stuff listed but you say I can't watch any of that outside my home.

    So it seems I can't watch ANYTHING. It says I can watch channels I don't get (starz & encore) with plenty of listings but there are no listings under the 1 channel I do get (AUD). Of course all the PPV channels are there.

    How they can call this "DirecTV ANYWHERE" is confusing. For me at least it's DirecTV NOWHERE.

    It's not really a big deal as I will rarely if ever use it but I still am curious as I must be missing something here.
     
  16. Go Beavs

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    No, that's about right. The only odd thing is that the Audience network has no content. Right now I can see 20 shows when I tap the Audience network.

    Maybe wahooq's comments are relevant here. Perhaps that content will populate on its own.
     
  17. Tonedeaf

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    Glad I am not the only one that cannot get DirecTV anywhere other than home. I updated the app after seeing a story on it at Engadget(I think) touting the avialbility to watch outside of the home.
     
  18. dennisj00

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    I've got tons of posters in every category that I subscribe to. Even Starz has flipped to the Sub category for the free weekend!
     
  19. TBlazer07

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    Well, I don't subscribe to any premiums so that leaves ONLY AUD channel for me to watch ANYwhere, I mean NOwhere because it doesn't have any programming (yet) to view for me.

    The whole thing really seems to be a big publicity gimmick and advertsing hyperbole because other than PPV stuff and premium channels which I do not sub to, even IF AUD showed me programming it's only one channel I can watch. Pretty useless if I do say so myself. I really thought you could also get the channels that "stream live" when home.
     
  20. dennisj00

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    I've got 20 posters in Audience. Encore has also moved to Subscribed for the free weekend. Too many programs to count on it and Starz.

    I think I've used HBO outside of the home network, but I also have the HBO/Go app.
     
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