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DIRECTV App for iPad finally integrates GenieGo and adds social features

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Scott Kocourek, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. Dec 20, 2013 #1 of 154
    Scott Kocourek

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    DIRECTV CoPilot

    DIRECTV CoPilot allows you to Tweet about the program you are watching, gives you key moments about the program and lets you share your thoughts online. Even better than that, you can get enhanced Cast & Crew information on your iPad so you don't have to interrupt everyone viewing just to find information about a particular actor or actress.

    CoPilot is not currently available for all programs but if you see the "Launch DIRECTV CoPilot" button one click will take you to the next level of watching TV. CoPilot will start out being available for sports programming and other "events" and will eventually be expanded to more programs, including your recorded content.

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    DIRECTV GenieGo

    The DIRECTV app for iPad is a complete package with the addition of GenieGo. Now the interface of GenieGo will look better than ever on your iPad because it is now optimized for your tablet.

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    The App is now a one stop shop including a remote control, the ability to stream live tv inside your home, stream recorded programs outside your home, access the DIRECTV on-demand library and lets you share your thoughts about what you are watching online.

    The DIRECTV App for iPad is available in the App Store. Android is expected sometime in the future.

    Source: Solid Signal Blog
     
  2. Dec 20, 2013 #2 of 154
    dennisj00

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    Was able to try the new app OOH on the iPad and the old PC client. The iPad client spun forever looking for the GG until I quit the multi-task and started over. It then crashed once or twice but settled in to present the Playlist from home.

    The PC client worked fine.

    Neither will Transcode or Stream from HR24-500.
     
  3. Dec 20, 2013 #3 of 154
    Birdieman30

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    But, if you have an iPad 1 you are out of luck. The DirecTv app for iPad requires iOS 6+ to run. The lack of memory in the iPad 1 does not allow for iOS6+. So, no DirecTv on the iPad 1.
    Can't even run the old app version.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2013 #4 of 154
    Stuart Sweet

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    Yes that is true, but it's Apple's limitation not DIRECTV's that's doing it. Some of the stuff DIRECTV wants to do isn't possible with iOS5.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2013 #5 of 154
    mrdobolina

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    Just playing around with the GenieGo aspect of the integrated app. Seems pretty "first version" to me. Trying to prepare and download a show and I don't see a progress bar that shows it's actually preparing. Hopefully that changes with future iterations. Also, tried to stream a show to iPad (before I started preparing the other show and on home network) and the app crashed.

    Still, nice to see GG integrated at all. It will only get better!
     
  6. Dec 20, 2013 #6 of 154
    litzdog911

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    Very nice! Guess there's no reason to keep the standalone GenieGo App on my iPad anymore, huh? In fact, when I ran the updated DirecTV App on my iPad and went to GenieGo section, I had to "register" my iPad as a new GenieGo device, even though it was already to this iPad's GenieGo App.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2013 #7 of 154
    dennisj00

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    Yep, even though you register the same name, it's for only one app.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2013 #8 of 154
    peds48

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    I gotta admit, the picture is not up to par with the iPad resolution. I was expecting a much better picture
     
  9. Dec 20, 2013 #9 of 154
    likegadgets

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    Recognizes DVRs fine, but does not download. As mentioned no progress bar, but even after a couple of hours nothing downloads to iPad (retina Mini).
    I can stream OK though.
     
  10. Dec 21, 2013 #10 of 154
    mrdobolina

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    I did the "delete the app and re-add the app", and now I see a dropdown section marked "download" for GenieGo functions. So there's that. However, it seems to have rendered my OOH inert on ALL devices. First it wouldn't do the setup on the iPad, then I checked on my Samsung GSIII, and it is no longer configured for OOH. Troubleshooting now.
     
  11. Dec 21, 2013 #11 of 154
    tpm1999

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    Well...seems like the app is broken so far. It doesn't even recognize that I have a genie go. Deleted/redownloaded and got the same. Any thoughts? And yes, genie go solo app is working on the same iPad.
     
  12. Dec 21, 2013 #12 of 154
    dennisj00

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    Try un-installing / re-installing. It should 'register' your GG on startup.
     
  13. Dec 21, 2013 #13 of 154
    NR4P

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    When I first launched it the other night, it took over 15 mins to start loading my playlist, in Poster view. Spinner kept spinning.
    Then once they started to appear, had rectangular boxes but no pictures or content in the box.

    The next day, the posters were all there.
     
  14. Dec 21, 2013 #14 of 154
    gpg

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    Did you already have 5 devices registered for your GG? If so, you have to manually initiate registration in order to get it going because you have to delete a device before it will register the iPad. The app will ask you which device you want to remove as part of the registration process.
     
  15. Dec 21, 2013 #15 of 154
    mrdobolina

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    Yeah, when I first updated the app I had to go into settings>GenieGo and do GG setup again. I already had 5 devices in use.

    By the way, my earlier OOH issues were my own doing. I had changed the GenieGo's DHCP reservation address, and port forwarding was still setup with the old IP reservation. D'Oh!
     
  16. Dec 21, 2013 #16 of 154
    tpm1999

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    There is no genie go in the settings...which looks like it doesn't even find it on my network. Genie go app works fine...redownloaded app...rebooted genie go...still the same.

    Anyone get this to work on an iPad mini retina?
     
  17. Dec 21, 2013 #17 of 154
    Laxguy

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    Works all right on mine. What do you see in Playlist? Can you use the filter to show what's available for download?
     
  18. Dec 21, 2013 #18 of 154
    tpm1999

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    The playlist is strange... All of my recorded programs are there but they are only viewable on the DVR or rvu. Only a few that have on demand are streamable (most likely from on demand no through my genie go). No download options.
     
  19. Dec 21, 2013 #19 of 154
    Laxguy

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    Can you see programs that are transcoded and ready for d/l?
    It did take a bit of fiddling to see the GenieGo stuff.
     
  20. Dec 21, 2013 #20 of 154
    hdtvfan0001

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    This is indeed very cool.

    Look forward to seeing this on the Windows 8.1 and Android platforms some day too.
     

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