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DIRECTV for Android App v2.2.3 Issues & Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Sgt. Slaughter, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Sgt. Slaughter

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    Well I was presented with 2.2.3 update and the release notes are the same as they were for the previous release....

    BUT.....there was one big change I noticed!

    Streaming video on my EVO 4G LTE in the app WORKED!!! No more error message when trying to play video!


    The only thing I noticed is that even over my home WiFi which is over 20Mb down connection, the start of every video is very very blocky and that lasts for a few seconds before clearing up...
     
  2. NR4P

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    At a hotel, download speed is 1.04 mbps, latency is 67.4 ms and the app is slow loading lists and posters, very sluggish and nothing will play.
     
  3. kiknwing

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    Streaming no longer works on my stock Samsung Galaxy Nexus (4.1), get a 5100 error message. App won't load when connected to a wifi network. Then as NR4P said, the app is sluggish. Tried uninstalling and re-installing the app but that did not help.
     
  4. Sgt. Slaughter

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    What are you doing when its sluggish?....app for me shows no sluggishness tbh...just the issue with the initial buffering of the videos is only thing I show this far...
     
  5. stsrep

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    App still works for me on my unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus running ICS 4.0.4.
    Still won't run on my LePanII running ICS 4.0.4 but worked when it was HC.
     
  6. kiknwing

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    When playback of a video fails, that is when things slow down. Scrolling becomes very slow at that point and longer "loading" screens. If I don't try and play a video, the app is fine.
     
  7. Bill Broderick

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    It's now working on my DROID 4 (running ICS) as well. When I got ICS on Monday, I tried the DirecTV app to see if it would work, but it didn't. I don't know if this update will work for DROID 4 owners who haven't gotten ICS yet or not. If not, unless there is a problem with the ICS Soak Test which is taking place right now, you should be getting it within a week or two.
     
  8. narcolept

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    Video now plays fine on stock Rezound running ICS. Will test on Xoom running Jellybean later.
     
  9. Altcool

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    Nexus 7 Running 4.1.1 over wifi Android App v2.2.3 when trying to " watch on phone" the app reports "Unfortunately, DirecTV has stopped."
     
  10. Sgt. Slaughter

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    wonder if this is a screen size related thing or if its an android version related since your on JB there...Anyone got a Note to test this on?....

    Good to see it working on other devices it wasn't before like the Droid4, along side my EVOLTE!! baby steps, but were getting there! :D Ton of devices to support for here, but progress is at least being made! :D

    Now we just need nomad...:(
     
  11. dettxw

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    Finally got around to attempting to play some video and the non-trailer stuff finally works on the Rezound with ICS.
     
  12. sdirv

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    Works fine on my Razr M with ICS, doesn't show content (other than trailers) on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with ICS.
     
  13. Bill Broderick

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    I previously reported that video is working on my DROID 4 w/ICS. That is no longer the case. I don't know if I previously screwed up and watched HBO GO (which does work) instead of the DirecTV app or if it did actually work on the DROID 4 for a short period of time, before it stopped working.

    Regardless, as of 10/10/12, video from the DirecTV app does NOT work on a DROID 4 w/ICS.


     
  14. DJConan

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    I just tried the app Nexus 7. Looks like months later, it is still not working. I have the same problem.
     
  15. Shades228

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    I'm not a developer in any way so I could be very wrong but I think that it may have to do with the DPI of the screen.
     
  16. kiknwing

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    Wish it was that easy of a fix but unfortunately the problem affects all devices running 4.1+. My galaxy nexus running 4.0 could play videos just fine, but with the 4.1 update nothing will play.
     
  17. Fluthy

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    Are we Android users ever going to get an app more like iOS?
     
  18. sdirv

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    WOW...haven;t looked at the app for a while, but this morning i see that instead of the 6 channels it said I subscribe to before, now it's showing 30 channels available...

    So....looks like we're getting some progress.....

    On my Razr M running ICS I get an error message though telling me they are experiencing technical difficulties and they are not able to start a stream.

    On my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 I get the same thing I always did.....the D* app just stops when I try to watch anything.
     
  19. stsrep

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    Same for me on LPII tablet this app won't stream anything but previews.
    This works great however with the IPAD app on my IPAD 2.
     
  20. sdirv

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    No longer getting the dialog telling me that a stream can't be started due to technical difficulties....

    Now I'm getting a dialog telling me that there's a problem with media player.

    AT least we're seeing some progress....I went from having 6 channels I couldn't watch to now having 30 channels I can't watch....:lol:
     

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