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DirecTV for Android updated to 3.0, boasts voice commands and new UI

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Athlon646464, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    DirecTV for Android updated to 3.0, boasts voice commands and new UI

    DirectTV's comprehensive app overhaul has finally jumped to a second operating system: Android. The refined UI debuted on the iPad earlier this month before migrating to the iPhone, adding a Watch Button to choose where content is played, a redesigned Info Page and more customization options in the guide.

    Now, these same improvements are available on Google's mobile OS, including DVR scheduling and voice search for programming.

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  2. Milkman

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    Finally is a good word to use here.
     
  3. Rich

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    Have any idea how many HRs can be controlled?

    Rich
     
  4. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    If it's like the iOS one I have, it will see all of your HRs.
     
  5. Milkman

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    I have 4 HR24s and they are all listed, you just select one and go.
     
  6. j_al23@ymail.com

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    I downloaded the app, and when I open it and put in my credentials it says: "Your account receiver list could not be downloaded."
     
  7. Soccernut

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    What is a good Android “tablet’ that works with Directv?
    What is the app capable of doing? Does it have all the functions of the remote? Is it as fast as the remote?
    I have a cell phone with text capability, but not a smart phone, I’m retired and home a lot so I use my laptop for internet, plus the phone screens are too small for my old eyes.
    I’m looking for a faster way for quick internet search without breaking the bank.
     
  8. Supramom2000

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    I bought an Asus Transformer tablet from www.nomorerack.com for under $100. It works great with the Direct TV app, a Kindle app, etc. I like it a lot.
     
  9. Milkman

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    Everyone should know, that as far as I can tell the DirecTV android TABLET app has not yet been updated with this functionality.
     
  10. Vinny*

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    Will this work on a Kindle Fire HD?
     
  11. j_al23@ymail.com

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    It works now! :righton:
     
  12. BruceFan

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    Not good for me since I have an HR20 HD DVR, now I can no longer watch directv on my phone! Anyone know how I can roll back to the prior version?
     
  13. Soccernut

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    [SIZE=12pt]My bad, I assumed if it was available for the IPad it also included the Android tablets. [/SIZE]
     
  14. Soccernut

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    [SIZE=12pt]When you say it works with the Directv app, what specifically can you do with it? [/SIZE]
     
  15. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    When you say it works with the Directv app, what specifically can you do with it?


    I haven't usedbit in a while, but it could function as a remote control, as well as a scheduler for recordings. It was pretty cool.

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  16. loudo

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    I wish DirecTV would come out with an app for the Windows 8 phones.
     
  17. Soccernut

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    [SIZE=12pt]A mom and veteran supporter! Are you married? ….. Oops I can’t ask that question, I’m married. :)[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=12pt]Seriously thanks a lot for your help. [/SIZE]
     
  18. acostapimps

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    What good is this app if it can't be used anywhere other than at home, Um I'm at home with a big screen staring at my face with a remote, If GenieGo can do it (Although not everyone have the same results) than so can the android apps, It's just a moot point other than remote and live stream, they should include DVR recordings playback, although scheduling is nice considering it's been done since the original app several years ago.
     
  19. balboadave

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    Who says it can't? Streaming comes from DirecTV, so you can't watch your recordings, but any online content they have, and it's somewhat limited, can be watched anywhere. You'll need a good data plan though. You can still setup recordings for your home DVRs.
     
  20. JACKIEGAGA

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    I can't get Voice on TV to work. I put in the receiver's IP adress and I get the message "We see a Voice Enabled Receiver under your account. This phone and your Voice receiver must be on the same Wi-Fi network to use this feature.

    Any ideas what I am doing wrong?
     

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