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DirecTV App for iPhone v3.0.x: Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by coolman302003, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

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    DIRECTV App for iPhone v3.0.0 is available in the App Store now and through updates on your device.

    New Features:


    • Completely redesigned look and navigation
    • New Menu to make browsing your content easier
    • New TV Shows section
    • New filter capabilities based on where you want to view your programming- on your iPhone or on your TV
    • Set your favorite channels in the guide
    • Redesigned Info Page for a more visual experience
    • New Watch Button that combines all the ways you can watch a program on your iPhone or TV into a single location

    Note: This will be the last update that supports iOS 5. Future updates will require iOS 6 or later.

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  2. coolman302003

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    The favorites list also appears to not have a limit to the amount you can add; you do have to go though and setup on the app as it does NOT allow access to the favorites on the receiver. Works very much as the website Guide where you click the Heart icon next to each channel you want added.
     
  3. Sixto

    Sixto DIRECTV A-Team

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    Interesting, thanks for posting. Just downloaded.
     
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  4. Steve

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    Test searches for either Big Bang Theory or The Big Bang Theory don't find any of the FOX or TBS airings of the show.
     

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  5. The Merg

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    Issue: Guide Filter Sub-Type Resetting
    I went and created My Favorites list and then set the Guide to filter by My Channels: My Favorites. As soon as you go to another menu option (or switch out the app and back in), the filter reverts to My Channels: Guide. This sub-setting to should hold just like the parent setting of whether to use All Channels or My Channels.

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  6. cypherx

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    Looks great. I'm not at home to test on home network though, but I guess they still didn't add a remote control? So I still have to use two apps, DTV iRemote and DirecTV.

    Seems like you can find a show in the guide and play it on TV though? Still no menu, list, back, 0 through 9, arrow keys, ch +/-, power, exit, etc...

    I like IP remote, even though press and hold doesn't work (like press and hold exit to toggle SD/HD). IP remote is great when you lost the remote, or watching a receiver's output feeding another room.
     
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  7. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Yup still no remote. Voice control is as close as it gets
     
  8. John Strk

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    Any chance getting an update for the DirecTV Windows Phone App? (last updated in 2012)

    Wrong topic I know but could not find any relevant recent discussions through search.

    Thanks!
     
  9. joshjr

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    Anyone try the new version on a jailbroken iPhone? I don't want to grab the update until I know if it will work or not. Anyone know if the update for the Sunday Ticket app works on a jailbroken iPhone either?
     
  10. cypherx

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    Don't have Sunday Ticket, but the same fix for the previous version of DirecTV iphone app works for this version as well.
     
  11. Laxguy

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    Same here. Thanks!
     
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  12. coolman302003

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    Correct, IP Control has been added. You select the show or movie and click Watch -> Watch on TV and it changes the channel on the receiver you currently have selected in the settings, very similar to how the third party apps work.

    Also, at least on the Genie DVRs anyway, you can select an on demand title from within the app and it will start playing instantly without having to open the playlist and start it manually.
     
  13. cypherx

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    Feels like a lot more clicks to watch live TV on the iPhone. Well the app feels quicker though so that's a plus. Would like quick channel change up / down or the ability to browse the guide (or mini guide of some sort) while watching live TV on the iPhone.

    That plus full remote control, plus full playlist management (series, to do, space left indicator, etc) would all be on my wish list.

    I really like the new design though. Takes some getting used to with all these iPhone apps starting to consolidate their navigation into a top left button. It's nice things are getting unified though.


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  14. peds48

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    Both apps work fine with Xcon
     
  15. joshjr

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    Thanks. I updated both apps yesterday and already have xcon. About went nuts last year when I grabbed an update that made the app quit working. The next time I get a new phone (waiting on the next iPhone) it will not be jailbroken.
     
  16. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Yup, I getting tired of instability of JB. Apple is catching up with JB features but there are still a few that Apple needs to fix
     
  17. lugnutathome

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    Getting to watch live was a b*tch kitty. Otherwise Mongo impressed.

    Don "a live streaming menu item would be *really" I mean *REALLY* nice" Bolton
     
  18. cypherx

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    Getting to watch live was a b*tch kitty. Otherwise Mongo impressed.

    Don "a live streaming menu item would be *really" I mean *REALLY* nice" Bolton


    I agree! In addition the ability to browse live streaming channel guide while content is playing. See the new iphone YouTube app for a working example.


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  19. Go Beavs

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    You got your wish Don:

    DIRECTV App for iPhone updated to 3.1.006

    New: Live TV streaming added to the menu. New video player design. New menu button. Graphic updates. Bug fixes and optimizations for iOS7.
     
  20. lugnutathome

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    Yeah that's cool!!!!

    But I did since learn I could set guide to only show what could be watched on the iPhone after experimentation so had worked around it.

    This does make the app consistent (at least more so) with its iPaid brethren.

    Don "nice to know the communication hose is on" Bolton

     

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