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DirecTV App for iPhone v2.2.x - Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by The Merg, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Mike_TV

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    Works but having a Personal Hotspot message show up on my iPhone 4s screen causes everything to shift down a bit making it very difficult to select the "Live TV in your home wifi network" button.

    This happens with a lot of iOS apps that push GUI elements to the far bottom of the screen and don't account for the "Personal Hotspot Connection" message that appears whenever you have devices tethered to your iPhone.
     
  2. litex2x

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    Aw wifi only...still pretty cool to see they are matching all the features of other cable providers.

    They need to have the live tv feature available online.
     
  3. rcork

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    Does the "Watch Live TV" use one of the receivers in my house to stream the video to my iPhone or is it coming over the internet? Just wondering if i have all my DVRs recording shows if this will impact that.
     
  4. pi2000

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    android?
     
  5. gio12

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    I sure hope so. I am iPhone less until my 5 arrives Friday. then a while before that JB is out. I wont update that app until the JB is out and xCon :D
     
  6. gio12

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    Look through some old back-ups on your phone. Restore that back-up.
    Done.

    Or have someone email you the old app or download form them, delete the new form iTunes and restore the app.
     
  7. dennisj00

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    No, these are streaming, not from your dvrs in any way.
     
  8. quattro40v

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    Why so few channels available to watch live?
     
  9. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Licensing agreements / contracts.
     
  10. cypherx

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    Eh, just go to www.directv.com in safari on the iphone. Click the middle icon at the bottom and then click the add to home screen button.

    Now you have the same functionality you had before and then some. You can do more acct management and the UI looks more updated as well. Still can search the guide and set recordings. I don't think they can ever detect if the phone is jailbroken through Safari, as it runs web apps and sites in a protected mode. Plus anything using the Safari engine is subject to the Nitro javascript engine, so it runs pretty quick. Old apps with web view calls could not take advantage of the javascript engine. This is why the facebook app for iphone was soooooo slow until they finally wrote a native Obj C app.

    Problem solved.

    On the other side, the devs for xcon are aware of this update and are working on it.
     
  11. bigwad

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    Downloaded the new OS 6 to my iPhone 4S last night. Nice. Downloaded the new app for D*tv, but it could not locate my HR20 receivers. I tried putting the IP address in manually, but still didn't work.

    I'm going to try to delete and re download the D*tv app when I get home this afternoon.

    Any other suggestions to try?

    Thanks
     
  12. DodgerKing

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    The work around for JB phones was released this morning. I now got it working my my JB iPhone
     
  13. cypherx

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    I installed the patch but it cannot find any receivers even though I'm on wifi,
     
  14. scb2k

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    Mind sending me a PM and providing me with the release?

    Thank you!
     
  15. gio12

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    Sweet!!
     
  16. DodgerKing

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    Just sent it.
     
  17. scb2k

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    Thank you DodgerKing!!
     
  18. Justin23

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    60 channels is quite a bit compared to other TV providers...
     
  19. h4b1t

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    So in theory if I managed to connect to my home wifi via VPN in order to talk to my home receiver for a minute I could then watch from outside of my local wifi? Anyone have thoughts on this?
     
  20. cypherx

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    There are checks in place to foil a standard VPN. If your using the built in VPN connectivity options in IOS, the app does detect that and it doesn't count.

    If your using some other way to foil the app, well it also does periodic heartbeats and there is a particular latency that it expects you would be able to achieve on a home network that would not work through an outside network.

    My iPad finds the DVR and streams live TV fine. The iPhone app does not find the DVR at all. Both are on the same wifi SSID.
     

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