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#51 OFFLINE   spikor

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:42 PM

I was just Wondering.....might get an iPad later in a few Months or so maybe a little later...my nephews have each a ipod will this live streaming work on those as well? IF they are in an Area and have Internet Access?

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#52 OFFLINE   Go Beavs

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:46 PM

I was just Wondering.....might get an iPad later in a few Months or so maybe a little later...my nephews have each a ipod will this live streaming work on those as well? IF they are in an Area and have Internet Access?


It works on the iPad only. No live streaming on the iPod.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:41 PM

It works on the iPad only. No live streaming on the iPod.


Has there been any thought to porting this to the iPhone?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:42 PM

I don't think you'll ever see streaming outside of your home. If that was allowed you could just lend your DirecTV.com username and password to a "friend" to get programming.

First they would have to DRM the stream anyway which is not secure today. Hopefully one day they do it so that the streaming can be 'trusted' on more devices, such as those with full root level access to their file systems (some kinds of tablets and Windows or Mac PC's).


On my notice about price increases from Directv, there is a statement that says 'Coming Soon...Watch TV on your PC and mobile device with DIRECTV Everywhere'. Does this mean what I think it means? Any opinions?

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:02 PM

On my notice about price increases from Directv, there is a statement that says 'Coming Soon...Watch TV on your PC and mobile device with DIRECTV Everywhere'. Does this mean what I think it means? Any opinions?


I don't know how they are going to secure it. That's the whole reason behind blocking jailbroken ipads from the entire app (yes even harmless remote control and DVR programming are blocked). You have root access to the ipad's filesystem.

If they allow you to stream it on a Windows PC, how will that work? I have root access to my C: drive (and other drives), along with the ability to tamper with system files and do live memory dumps. A PC does not run in a sandbox state like an iPad. So DirecTV has to come up with some kind of hyper sensitive security since what worked for HBO, Cinemax, Hulu, Netflix, ABC, NBC, and many others are not "good enough" for DirecTV.

If they come up with similar DRM like everybody else is, then maybe you could see DirecTV streaming available to all devices that have access to their root filesystems (like jailbroken ipad, a Windows PC, Mac PC, Linux box and other devices). I'd like to see them embrace an open and secure platform that would allow their content to be used anywhere. I hope they are confident in their secure transmission technology and I hope the content providers are just as confident. There was a press release where DirecTV CTO made a statement on signing up with NDS for their VideoGuard Connect platform. Maybe once this is fully loaded we'll see some movement in this area.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:37 PM

Has there been any thought to porting this to the iPhone?


I don't know the answer to that. Perhaps this new TV Everywhere service will allow you to stream to the iPhone.

I guess we'll wait and see...

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