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#26 OFFLINE   rphillips187

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:26 PM

The DTV app is great and all but, as far as the Android version is concerned, it's still a leap behind the E* app. I'm looking forward to D* expanding it so I can view and edit my DVR playlist and TO DO list. The integrated remote control that E* has in their app is a nice touch too.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:32 PM

The DTV app is great and all but, as far as the Android version is concerned, it's still a leap behind the E* app. I'm looking forward to D* expanding it so I can view and edit my DVR playlist and TO DO list. The integrated remote control that E* has in their app is a nice touch too.


Have you looked at Wired DFW Software's Directv Remote Pro app?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 07:16 PM

Have you looked at Wired DFW Software's Directv Remote Pro app?


I actually haven't as I'm not usually that trusting of third-party apps but I've heard good things about it. I may just check it out!

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 09:21 AM

What you're saying doesn't make any sense to me. Data is data, and wifi is going to be much faster than 3G in almost every case (VZW 4G LTE notwithstanding). I can see no circumstance where 3G would be required for any feature.


Unless maybe if someone home network is still on b (heaven help them), then even with the speeds on Verizon's 4G network the lag (distances involved - times as small as they may be) WIFI will be always be faster.

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Posted 25 September 2011 - 11:06 AM

The DTV app is great and all but, as far as the Android version is concerned, it's still a leap behind the E* app. I'm looking forward to D* expanding it so I can view and edit my DVR playlist and TO DO list. The integrated remote control that E* has in their app is a nice touch too.


dont expect this until they update the app for tablets. the fact that they still have just an iPad app and not one for Android is very poor. too many apple fanboys atop at DirecTV to realize that Android is overtaking market share from Apple in droves.

Dont give me the fragmentation reasoning for not having it right now as that doesn't cut it.

BUT, given the time frame for them to come out with a android DirecTV app after the Apple one it looks like 9mo. roughly is what we can expect to wait. Now I'm sure the fragmentation back then played a lil larger part into the decision to wait longer and it might be less time now but thats just what I'm going on to set expectations.
so with that said it looks like we might wait till Novemberish to see firstlook for it based on those rough estimations.

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Posted 30 September 2011 - 10:46 AM

DIRECTV Android app updated:

https://market.andro...tv.dvrscheduler
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Posted 07 October 2011 - 09:40 AM

Odd, I cannot start a VOD download using the Android App. I'm getting the following message when I try to start the download.

DIRECTV Application encountered Technical Difficulty. Please Try again...

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Posted 18 October 2011 - 06:02 AM

Has anyone had any issues with the Android (or other PC type) remote apps not recognizing all DVR's on your network?

I have QTY 4 HR23's and they all see each other just fine. They all have unique NAMES set in Whole Home DVR. All have static IP addresses and manual Ports (with router set to properly forward ports) and all appear in Tversity and Win7 just fine...however 2 of the DVR's just do not get found (even with a manual search by IP address) by any of the Android apps. I've tried reseting up network parameters, rebooting, re-running Network Services, etc...and I just can not get them to be found.

I've tried all available Android Remote apps, and the same problem happens with all of them. I do have to say I prefer Cognitial Mobile's DirecTv Remote app.
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 07:05 AM

Has anyone had any issues with the Android (or other PC type) remote apps not recognizing all DVR's on your network?

I have QTY 4 HR23's and they all see each other just fine. They all have unique NAMES set in Whole Home DVR. All have static IP addresses and manual Ports (with router set to properly forward ports) and all appear in Tversity and Win7 just fine...however 2 of the DVR's just do not get found (even with a manual search by IP address) by any of the Android apps. I've tried reseting up network parameters, rebooting, re-running Network Services, etc...and I just can not get them to be found.

I've tried all available Android Remote apps, and the same problem happens with all of them. I do have to say I prefer Cognitial Mobile's DirecTv Remote app.


From the physical remote: Menu>parentals/fav/setup>settings>whole-home>external devices, make sure everything is set to allow (three options)

Do this to all DVR's but more specificly the two that aren't showing up on the app.

Then go to the app and manually search for the DVR's again.

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 03:50 AM

Personally I wonder (also hope) if perhaps they will look into bringing a version of the android app to use on Google TV, allowing for actual control of receivers like I believe the ipad has, rather simulated integration by way of IR code control. Show recording, DVR browsing and management... before the iPad app got that amazing update (no not the live tv update, I'm talking about in app DVR control, cause that blew my mind moreso than streaming tv) I'd been questioning if anyone other than DISH would have a method for DVR integration. I've had Google TV (Logitech Revue) since last December, and I've been waiting for two things. 1, Google TV app store. 2, DirecTV Google TV app. With no hints from Google or DirecTV on when my biggest wish might be granted for almost a year, I'd nearly given up hope and was thinking about maybe switching to Dish for the Google TV integration (Yes I know that's a sad statement on how big a Google fanboy I am, but I'm a huge sucker for a Home theater that allows for all devices to communicate to one another). To think Apple was where I found hope for Android and DirecTV.

Anyway, TLDR looking forward to the future of Android and DirecTV, whenever it may finally come around.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 08:09 PM

They really need to kick the android development into high gear. Market share is increasing in huge numbers every month. The kindle fire will be another game changer and people will no longer be able to ignore android tablets for ipad device consisting of a screen of apps.

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:18 PM

They really need to kick the android development into high gear. Market share is increasing in huge numbers every month. The kindle fire will be another game changer and people will no longer be able to ignore android tablets for ipad device consisting of a screen of apps.


The Fire isn't running a tablet OS, its running Froyo or Gingerbread. The Fire will make Android fragmentation worse, as will the new Nook that BN is releasing tomorrow.

I would like to see DirecTV release a Honeycomb/ICS version of the iPad app as its one of the things that keeps me from ditching my iPad, but don't expect it to run on every Android "tablet".

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:16 AM

The Fire isn't running a tablet OS, its running Froyo or Gingerbread. The Fire will make Android fragmentation worse, as will the new Nook that BN is releasing tomorrow.

I would like to see DirecTV release a Honeycomb/ICS version of the iPad app as its one of the things that keeps me from ditching my iPad, but don't expect it to run on every Android "tablet".

The Kindle Fire is running its own custom version of Gingerbread...and will be upgraded to ICE too supposedly, if rumors are correct.

Even if so, their version of the OS will always be unique to them, which is OK, since these are really fancy book readers, despite the marketing hype on them being more. Their size precludes them from being true "tablets", but they do well as readers.

The Android app is working just fine with the latest (v3.2.1) Android tablet firmware here.
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:48 AM

fragmentation will not get worse with the kindle fire. Google mandates all manufacturers keep updates to their devices for 18mo now long as hardware can handle it. That being said they also said they think basically ever device that runs GB will be able to run ICS no problem.

ignoring anything before FroYo the fragmentation in android is not bad at all nor is it much worse than apples even. each new iOS dumps a previous iPhone basically from supporting it or supporting all its features.

One thing with ICS is the fact that all android apps are forward compatible and ICS brings all honeycomb API's to handsets. there is a good post on the android developers blog on how to make your tablet only apps able to be used on handsets and smaller screens. I for one hope that they take that article into account when making the android version. http://android-devel...r-handsets.html

reason i say that is I would love to see the iPad version allowed on handsets. With most android handsets being 4in screens or more there is enough real estate to make it useable and worth it in the long run.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:59 AM

Wish they could have the android os working on the Nomad before Christmas, I'll be flying then and it would really help pass the time. My wife loves it on her ipad just need it on my Galaxy tablet.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:03 AM

There are lots of things going in Android's favor:

The number of Android activations per month is climbing while the number of iOS activations per month is dropping and the trend has been steady for months.

Google's strategy to lessen fragmentation, mentioned above, really was only announced a couple of months ago and will only be kicking into high gear in 2012 as manufacturers and providers implement provisions of the strategy.

Android tablets now account for 1 in every 4 tablet sales. This is by no means a runaway success in the tablet market, but it IS starting to put a dent in iPad sales as previously the Android number was something like 1 in 8.

ICS is going to combine Gingerbread and Honeycomb, and lessen burden on developers to customize apps by device. (also mentioned above)

All of the above is good news for fans of Android, but should be enough to wake up the sleepy app developers who have been waiting to see if Android will stick around. It's here, it's green, get used to it!

PS I would love to see the iPad version of the DIRECTV app running on my Honeycomb tablet YESTERDAY. Streaming, interactive guide, IPTV remote control, etc. All features currently denied Android users. Bring it!

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:04 AM

The Kindle Fire is running its own custom version of Gingerbread...and will be upgraded to ICE too supposedly, if rumors are correct.

It's running Android with an Amazon skin, but it's still Android. ICS is far from certain for the Fire and anyone that buys one expecting it is making a mistake.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:07 AM

Anyone buying a Kindle Fire is also going to have to wait a long time after Android OS updates to trickle down to them, just as users of smartphones with custom skins have to wait longer than uses with "stock OS" phones. It takes a while for the engineers to integrate their skins into the OS (Blur, Sense, Fire, etc.)

But that fact that the Fire is a skinned device should not prevent DIRECTV or any other app maker from attempting to build the app. If it can run on the underlying Gingerbread OS in a stock device, it *should* be able to run on the Kindle Fire.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:13 AM

fragmentation will not get worse with the kindle fire. Google mandates all manufacturers keep updates to their devices for 18mo now long as hardware can handle it. That being said they also said they think basically ever device that runs GB will be able to run ICS no problem

The Android Update Alliance is no mandate by Google, they asked the device makers to pledge 18 months of updates. That's it.

The announcement of the alliance happened at Google I/O back in May, and so far not much has happened with it.

When or if a device gets an update is still very much up to the carrier and whoever made it, unless you buy a Nexus.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:18 AM

But that fact that the Fire is a skinned device should not prevent DIRECTV or any other app maker from attempting to build the app. If it can run on the underlying Gingerbread OS in a stock device, it *should* be able to run on the Kindle Fire.

Gingerbread is not a tablet OS and you won't see a DirecTV app like the iPad app that will run on it.

When (if?) D* launches an Android version of that app, it will be Honeycomb or later only.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:27 AM

Gingerbread is not a tablet OS

True. I didn't say it was. :)

and you won't see a DirecTV app like the iPad app that will run on it.

I agree with that. Gingerbread tablets have been around for a long time now and have only the basic DIRECTV Scheduling App.

When (if?) D* launches an Android version of that app, it will be Honeycomb or later only.

Honeycomb has been out since March, with no sign of an enhanced DIRECTV tablet app, so personally I don't think they'll release it until ICS is out in the wild.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:56 AM

Gingerbread is not a tablet OS and you won't see a DirecTV app like the iPad app that will run on it.

When (if?) D* launches an Android version of that app, it will be Honeycomb or later only.

I suspect you are correct.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:51 AM

DirecTV Scheduler update 2.1.1 available in Android Market.
Thanks to Google search, people can appear to be smarter than they really are.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:13 AM

Just installed the 2.1.1 udate on my Motorola i1. App will not open and I get error message. "The application DIRECTV (process com.directv. dvrscheduler) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.
I restarted phone. No change.
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Posted 10 November 2011 - 08:24 AM

I downloaded the 2.1.1 update. I haven't yet found the feature that lets you view and download On Demand stuff, but I'm looking.

If the app is force closing on startup uninstall it and reinstall.




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