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DIRECTV Everywhere -- Watch TV on your PC and mobile device


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#1 OFFLINE   mws192

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:56 PM

Any details on this other than "soon"?


Dear DIRECTV® Customer,

At DIRECTV, we pride ourselves on delivering the very best technological innovations, programming choices and service offerings. In the last year, we have enhanced your overall television entertainment experience in a number of exceptional ways:


• #1 in Customer Satisfaction among all cable and satellite providers*
• An unparalleled variety of the best shows, sports, movies and entertainment
• More than 170 full-time HD channels, the most of any television provider
• Access to HBO GO® and MAX GO® anywhere with your computer or mobile device
• A smarter, lighting fast HD On-Screen Guide, optimized for HD television
• The most full-time 3D channels

Coming Soon...Watch TV on your PC and mobile device with DIRECTV Everywhere


Above all else, we strive to bring you the best selection of movies, sporting events and television channels. Annually, the owners of these TV channels increase the fees they charge to DIRECTV for the right to broadcast their content. As a result, DIRECTV must periodically adjust the pricing and channel lineups of some of our programming packages so that we can keep these channels in your package.


This year, the programming costs we pay to owners of TV channels will increase about 10%, but we have chosen to adjust the prices our customers pay by an average of only 4%. On February 9, 2012, new pricing will be applied to DIRECTV® programming packages and services. Click here for more complete details.


We look forward to continuing to provide you with the highest quality entertainment, service and value. Thank you for your business.


Sincerely,

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#2 OFFLINE   trh

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 05:28 PM

No date yet but here is some more info from DirecTV (and even more at the link at the bottom):

What is DIRECTV Everywhere?
DIRECTV brings you the best entertainment experience, and now you can take it with you everywhere you go. Watch the hottest movies and shows instantly on your laptop, iPad®, or cell phone. Set your DVR, order movies and live events to watch on your TV, and share your entertainment on Facebook and Twitter. You can do all this and more with My DIRECTV, your ultimate entertainment destination.

Watch the hottest movies and shows anywhere, anytime, on your laptop, iPad®, or cell phone.
Browse dedicated pages for movies, shows, live events—even your favorite premium networks, like HBO®, Cinemax®, and more.
Create Favorites lists of channels, movies, and TV shows for quick access.
See your recently purchased movies available for online viewing all in one place.
Take advantage of advanced search features like typeahead and then filter your results by various categories: channels, genre, even star ratings.
Share the entertainment you like with your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter.
Add movies still in theaters to your DVR queue. They’ll automatically appear in your DVR playlist as soon they’re released for home viewing.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:52 PM

Thanks for the link. I still can't figure out "how" DIRECTV everywhere will work though. Streaming from the in-home receivers? Streaming from a library of content on DIRECTV servers? No streaming, but copying instead?

Also ... what's the cost? It would be nice if it was free, but I'll set my expectations low and hope for a pleasant surprise...

Edited by Drew2k, 27 December 2011 - 08:57 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:22 PM

It will be a web interface you login with your DIRECTV credentials.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:28 PM

It sounds like they are going to have the iPad app on the pc, since the iPad app will do all this today, between all the streaming channels, and that you can use hbo go, nomad, etc... Too.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:31 PM

It sounds like they are going to have the iPad app on the pc, since the iPad app will do all this today, between all the streaming channels, hbo go, nomad, etc...


The iPad app won't do it all...

This sounds like you will be able to use it anywhere... the iPad only allows streaming in the home.

Hopefully, the app will be updated with this ability at the same time...

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Edited by Alan Gordon, 27 December 2011 - 09:33 PM.
added final thought...


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:42 PM

The iPad app won't do it all...

This sounds like you will be able to use it anywhere... the iPad only allows streaming in the home.

Hopefully, the app will be updated with this ability at the same time...

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This. The iPad app does not do everything this is stating. Im wondering how similar this going to be to Sling, if at all?
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:52 PM

It will be a web interface you login with your DIRECTV credentials.


I think Shades has it right. ;)

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 09:57 PM

This. The iPad app does not do everything this is stating. Im wondering how similar this going to be to Sling, if at all?


I doubt it's anything like Sling... my bet is streaming from DirecTV's servers just like the iPad app now, but you'll have the ability to do it EVERYWHERE instead of just in your own home.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:23 AM

It will be a web interface you login with your DIRECTV credentials.


You mean for pc access? That'd be nice since it would also work on a Mac that way.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 12:43 AM

You mean for pc access? That'd be nice since it would also work on a Mac that way.


Only if it works with one of the Mac specific browsers...Safari is not the best for compatibility of websites...Safari mobile even less so...

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 04:21 AM

Only if it works with one of the Mac specific browsers...Safari is not the best for compatibility of websites...Safari mobile even less so...


Can't you use Chrome and get the IE tab plugin? However I'm willing to bet that given the nature of the web interface Mac users should be ok with this.

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 08:08 AM

This. The iPad app does not do everything this is stating. Im wondering how similar this going to be to Sling, if at all?


Actually, the iPad app does do all that is listed except that it is currently limited to within your home and on your wifi network for much of it (some can be done outside, like scheduling). All they need to do is open it up to outside the home.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:15 AM

Actually, the iPad app does do all that is listed except that it is currently limited to within your home and on your wifi network for much of it (some can be done outside, like scheduling). All they need to do is open it up to outside the home.


Which I'm guessing can open up a whole new set of problems. Right now everything is locked down to a single subnet, I'd guess for a very good reason having to do with DRM/piracy etc...

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:55 PM

Hopefully they will support non-Apple mobile devices too! :)
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:44 PM

i'm guessing it will be like netflix. and you will have to pay a monthly fee.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:05 PM

Only if it works with one of the Mac specific browsers...Safari is not the best for compatibility of websites...Safari mobile even less so...


I don't understand this. I use all the same browsers on my Macs (Firefox, Chrome, Opera) as I did on PCs and haven't come across a streaming website that doesn't work in 4+ years.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:22 PM

I don't understand this. I use all the same browsers on my Macs (Firefox, Chrome, Opera) as I did on PCs and haven't come across a streaming website that doesn't work in 4+ years.


Maybe he's concerned it'll be Flash-based! (Hence not work on iPhones or iPads)....?
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

I don't understand this. I use all the same browsers on my Macs (Firefox, Chrome, Opera) as I did on PCs and haven't come across a streaming website that doesn't work in 4+ years.


If it uses Flash your SOL...

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 10:00 AM

If it uses Flash your SOL...


I would say that would be a huge setback then. Isn't Adobe even moving away from Flash? I thought I read that somewhere.

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