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Wow...the new "My apps" really suck. What happened to them?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Machael, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. Machael

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    I used to love being able to hit the right arrow button, and see when the next games were for my favorite teams. The new version has NO customization available, and there are no other apps to use, except the default ones. Is this working as intended? I hope I'm just missing something....

    I did a forum search, but I got no hits......

    TIA!
     
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  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    It's working as intended, for now....
     
  3. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Newer isn't always better. Having the new apps in HD is a nice touch but the default selections are pretty lame. Hopefully in the future we'll have more apps to choose from.
     
  4. Machael

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    Thanks for the info! I'd gladly take back the lo-def app selection over these LOL
     
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  5. HoTat2

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    Yep;

    Prettier UI, but slower to load and no more app store for customizing the list.

    Now its a "take whatever apps we choose to give you" approach.

    So overall a :down: over the former SD implementation of the feature in my view.
     
  6. e4123

    e4123 AllStar

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    Agreed. Miss having the information I want available.
     
  7. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    I have no hope. I have seen too many of DirecTV additional features that are never improved upon.
     
  8. Starchild

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    I miss getting my team stats. It was always quicker than looking it up on the Internet. Please bring team customization back.
     
  9. jpx5

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    Central New...
    Major step backwards
     
  10. wilbur_the_goose

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    Agreed.

    I used the team apps (example - Buffalo BIlls) pretty heavily, and they're now kaput :(
     
  11. joed32

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  12. davidatl14

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    Puting it mildly,

    This move(upgrade?) is beyond abject stupidity.

    Insulting to the customers.
     
  13. Jayse47

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    I agree. I used to use it for my sports teams mostly. I wish they would of still let you pick what you wanted on it even is it just a couple apps for now. I would like to take the apps I won't use off of the list.
     
  14. philtec

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    I used to check 'crime watch' every day and now its gone.
    When a storm knocks my signal out now it gives me options to check my connections or stuff blocking my dish.
    This is thanks to the update to the software last week.
    Who is in charge of the bad changes?
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Well, I guess your hope hasn't been restored by the fact that they already added a fantasy football app. Folks, the old app structure was simply not working. Before you wax nostalgic for it, remember all the times it just didn't come up for you. A lot of the apps were actually written by one of the DBSTalk test team and while they were good (given the restrictions placed on the developer) they were never going to be great. The most common complaint I heard was "this isn't as good as my smartphone app" and they're right, it wasn't.

    Yes, the reboot of TVApps has taken out a lot of popular apps; I miss the "My (Sports) Team" app too but the vastly improved ScoreGuide does a lot to make up for it.
     
  16. pdxBeav

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    This is exactly why they should scrap the app feature altogether. They should either do it right or don't do it at all. DirecTV's expertise is in delivering traditional video programming via satellite, nothing more.
     
  17. George_T

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    Uh Stuart, the updated HD Apps DON'T come up at all on my HR-23 700, and are much delayed in coming up on my Genie HR-44.

    I have rebooted the HR-23 and done the "02468" reboot process, both with no luck. Although I was very excited about HD Apps when it was in testing, now that I have it, I think there are still a lot of bugs with the app system. And, like many, I do miss the variety of content that was available on the SD app system.
     
  18. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Uh Stuart, the updated HD Apps DON'T come up at all on my HR-23 700, and are much delayed in coming up on my Genie HR-44.

    I have rebooted the HR-23 and done the "02468" reboot process, both with no luck. Although I was very excited about HD Apps when it was in testing, now that I have it, I think there are still a lot of bugs with the app system. And, like many, I do miss the variety of content that was available on the SD app system.
    did you ever do ce software with that receiver?


    Sent from my iPhone using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  19. davidatl14

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    Calling the ScoreGuide " Vastly improved" says all you need to know,

    It may look better on the screen but it's functionality has been degraded.


    Whole thing is nothing short of a disaster.
     
  20. HoTat2

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    Yeah, it now takes me around 3-4 attempts with as much as 1-3 min. delays between them just to get the TV apps menu to come up or say "unavailable" followed by some error code number. Then it can take from 1-3 min. for a selected app from the menu to acknowledge one way or the other with the app's UI either appearing or to say unavailable with an error code as well.

    Definitely, not ready for prime time. Not even close at this point. :nono2:
     

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