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GenieGO Remote Streaming

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Scott Kocourek, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. The Merg

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    The GenieGo option was released just before I had a two-week business trip, so I was excited to give it a shot. Result? I think I've turned the TV in my hotel room on once. GenieGo has performed exceptionally.

    My only annoyance--trying to fast forward is painful. There is a "scrubber" that can be used for this, but there are no time codes that show up on the scrubber. As a result, I find that I can't really fast forward at all. If they would introduce a 30 second skip option, this would be the perfect app. (Even if the skip took longer than when viewing directly from the DVR.)


    Yeah, the scrubber bar in the GenieGo software is very lacking. It would be nice to be able to perform high-speed or low-speed scrubbing similar to how you can with YouTube videos. I would also like the ability to perform 30Skips as well as have the option of 6-second Replay.


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  2. nuspieds

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    They most definitely need to add functionality similar to the remote that we are accustomed to using while viewing programs.

    Since I got my GenieGo, the only time I use my Slingbox is when I really want to watch live TV. With the ability to stream recorded content via the GenieGo, I am using my Slingbox even less. However, I love the fact that while using the Slingbox to view my TV/recording, I am using the same remote control.

    I can't see DirecTV not adding such user-friendly features into the GenieGo client software. We just have to be patient and wait. :)
     
  3. compnurd

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    Ok I went through about 7 pages but didnt find my answer. I understand you can stream a recorded show outside the home network.. But can I say start a recording and then stream it slighly behind the recording or does it need to be a fully recorded program
     
  4. Laxguy

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    Start recording, then stream.
     
  5. peds48

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    Yep, you can use the DirecTV scheduler app to "start" the recording and once is being recorded by the DVR, you can stream it via your GenieGo
     
  6. HollowMan

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    I got my GenieGo tonight and got it set up. I'm having an issue with the first thing I am trying to do. I have the DVR currently recording the baseball game. Using the GenieGo app on the computer, I can stream the ball game. However, I can't fast forward to the present time, so when I start playing I am at the beginning of the game. I'd like to be caught up to the present. Only the pause button is available - no fast forward or rewind. Fast forward and rewind are available when watching shows that have completed recording - this is only true when live streaming. Is there something I'm missing?
     
  7. Laxguy

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    I don't think you're missing a thing; that has been my brief experience, too.
     
  8. peds48

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    Yes, Live streaming does not have FF
     
  9. dod1450

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    I am confused about streaming from a coffee shop wifi network. Can a person watch a recorded program from a remote network? If so how? I had launched my geniego application on my droid phone and I was unable to find my Geniego device. I have port forwarding set up on my att u-verse 2wire hg3600 router. I have gone though the forum and there are articles that mention that this is possible. What am I missing?
    Thank you for reading this.
     
  10. The Merg

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    While on your Home Network, did you go into the GenieGo app and verify that Out of Home (OOH) was configured correctly? If it is, then when you are on an outside Wifi network, you will get a title near the top of the GenieGo app that says you are Out of Home and you will be able to see your DVR Playlists.

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  11. peds48

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    While on your Home Network, did you go into the GenieGo app and verify that Out of Home (OOH) was configured correctly? If it is, then when you are on an outside Wifi network, you will get a title near the top of the GenieGo app that says you are Out of Home and you will be able to see your DVR Playlists.

    - Merg
    This is excellent advice only that it does not apply on Android phones since the GenieGo does not support android yet
     
  12. RD in Fla

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    Finally got my Nomad (I've had it for a while ;)) to stream out of home. Had to ditch my Lynksys router and use the wireless on the Cisco gateway Centurylink provides. Works well. Thank you to those that offered tips on how to configure my system.
     
  13. dod1450

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    Does anyone know if there are plans on upgrading the droid app? I had seen several surverys that the droids are more popular then the iphones.
     
  14. dennisj00

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    I think you'll find the problem with the 'droid market is the fragmentation caused by different models. . . different software versions / testing required.
     
  15. peds48

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    I think you'll find the problem with the 'droid market is the fragmentation caused by different models. . . different software versions / testing required.


    TO be more specific, the problem with Android is the hundreds if not thousands of software/hardware configurations
     
  16. The Merg

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    Aaahhh,.. Missed the mention of the Droid phone...

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  17. peds48

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    Aaahhh,.. Missed the mention of the Droid phone...

    - Merg


    No prob, we all make mistakes
     
  18. Laxguy

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    No we dont!
     
  19. peds48

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    No we dont!
    Perhaps you are the only perfect one here... !rolling
     
  20. Laxguy

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    I do hope you noticed I left the apostrophe out of "don't"; it was meant as a tiny bit of humor.
     

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