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DIRECTV App for iPad (1.5.x) with DIRECTV Everywhere - Issues and Discussion


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#251 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

I'm pretty sure any confusion or misinformation presented in this thread didn't come from a non-DIRECTV subscriber.

Subscribing has its benefits but omniscience isn't one of them.


Well since you said streaming from a hd dvr can't be done, and we all know it can to a pc right now in the home, I'd say you offer up more incorrect statements than anyone else in this thread has. And since your the one that doesn't have DIRECTV.......

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:08 PM

I was getting ready to post the same thing! Thanks, Ink!

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:14 AM

Well since you said streaming from a hd dvr can't be done, and we all know it can to a pc right now in the home, I'd say you offer up more incorrect statements than anyone else in this thread has. And since your the one that doesn't have DIRECTV.......

In the home is MRV/WHDS (assuming you have a capable computer and the uncommon ability to set it up). Away from home is streaming.

While WHDS is a rarefied form of streaming, it has some very special qualifications that make it different from what most people are seeking for when they say streaming. The fact that so many are convinced that iDevice streaming content is coming from their DVRs is proof of that.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:41 AM

The fact that so many are convinced that iDevice streaming content is coming from their DVRs is proof of that.


And who are those people? Are they on this board? About how many hold that mistaken belief?
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:57 PM

And who are those people? Are they on this board? About how many hold that mistaken belief?

You'll find a number of posts from those who do or once believed it to be true in this thread.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:09 PM

In the home is MRV/WHDS (assuming you have a capable computer and the uncommon ability to set it up). Away from home is streaming.

While WHDS is a rarefied form of streaming, it has some very special qualifications that make it different from what most people are seeking for when they say streaming. The fact that so many are convinced that iDevice streaming content is coming from their DVRs is proof of that.


!rolling. Only a non DIRECTV sub would think it was difficult to setup the directv2pc app. It's super easy, and installs just like any other program. Nothing to it, so no, it takes no uncommon ability to use it.

And it's streaming, period. Just because it's not going outside the home and is of higher quality doesn't mean it's not streaming. It's not like computers have access cards to verify that they are on the same account like a receiver does. The only requirement is that they are on the same network. Kind of like how streaming music form an iPad to an appletv works. That's streaming just the same.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:10 PM

You'll find a number of posts from those who do or once believed it to be true in this thread.


Wait, so when something new comes out and they dot know how it works, if they first assume it might work one way, that is justification for your argument? Not to mention that particular argument makes no sense anyway, as to trying to use that as a reason for justifying that directv2pc isn't streaming, because public perception has nothing to do with wether or not it actually is or what someone is after.

Reality is, if you can play content from one device on a different device live over a network, you are streaming it.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:50 PM

You'll find a number of posts from those who do or once believed it to be true in this thread.


Er, how many? It's not incumbent upon me to back up wild claims that you made.

So, how many?
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:27 PM

ftr - I was making a product suggestion - that the Nomad and D* Everywhere app be combined, thus the use of "shouldn't it" as opposed to "should it"

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:53 PM

Er, how many? It's not incumbent upon me to back up wild claims that you made.

So, how many?


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A reply would be "manly".
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:00 PM

I've moved some receivers around in the house and renamed a few on D*'s website. Should those changes take effect on the IPAD App? The App is still reflecting the old names.
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Posted 28 July 2012 - 01:21 PM

I've moved some receivers around in the house and renamed a few on D*'s website. Should those changes take effect on the IPAD App? The App is still reflecting the old names.


Did you change the name in the whole home section of the menu on the receivers themselves? I can't recall which it pulls the name from. It also may just take a while to load the new names.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 02:42 PM

Did you change the name in the whole home section of the menu on the receivers themselves? I can't recall which it pulls the name from. It also may just take a while to load the new names.


Ran some errands, came back and it had updated. It pulls from the name given on the website rather than the name on the rcvrs.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:42 PM

[quote name='Stuart Sweet']Take your DIRECTV with you with streaming outside the home![/quote][quote name='Justin23']So the live streaming to iPad outside the home still doesn't include live tv support?[/QUOTE][quote name='keith_benedict']I'm trying to figure out what this App does and doesn't do with regard to streaming outside the home.

Can I stream live TV?

Can I stream my recorded shows?

Can I stream VOD?

Are there any limitations to streaming VOD? I am not a premium subscriber.[/QUOTE][quote name='Marzo']I can't get it to work outside of my home wifi network. The app works fine while connected to my home network, but when trying to connect on another network, the updated app simply tells me to connect to my home wifi network in order to view live programming. Am I misunderstanding the fundamental meaning of watching Directv "everywhere?"[/QUOTE]

[quote name='itzme']Here's how I misunderstood DTV Everywhere, and tell me if I was alone on this. The first thing I tried to do was play a recording in my playlist to my iPad. I couldn't. It doesn't.[/QUOTE]

[quote name='VLaslow']I saw the app update in the iTunes app store. I got really excited; I can see Live TV Everywhere! Where's my wife, she needs to see this!

Rushed to download and install it. Wait a minute. Why won't it stream? Oops, it's not going to stream anything of real value to me.

I've been around a long time, I am technically competent, I am fairly cynical and I was totally "taken in" by the description of this update. I can only imagine what will happen to the mindset of someone without that background.

Marketing hype all the way![/QUOTE]

[quote name='lugnutathome']The fisrt look text is pretty clear withot stating directly it won't live stream outside the barn now that I read it again.[/QUOTE]

[quote name='TBlazer07']Maybe I am confused on how this works. Trying this from home now.

I "Touch" the "Watch on iPad" tab on the bottom of the screen
Screen now says "DirecTV Everywhere in large font on top.
There are 4 tabs: Live TV, Movies, TV Shows, Networks

First I touch the "Networks" Tab and it shows I am "subscribed to" Encore & Starz (Which I am NOT) and AUD (which I do get).

Then I touch "AUD" which I do get and it says "AUD programs you can watch from your iPad," ALL is selected, and the screen is BLANK.

Then I touch Starz and Encore (which I AM NOT subscribed to) and it shows hundreds of programs I CANNOT watch because I'm not subscribed.

Then I go to LIVE TV where there is lots of stuff listed but you say I can't watch any of that outside my home.

So it seems I can't watch ANYTHING. It says I can watch channels I don't get (starz & encore) with plenty of listings but there are no listings under the 1 channel I do get (AUD). Of course all the PPV channels are there.

How they can call this "DirecTV ANYWHERE" is confusing. For me at least it's DirecTV NOWHERE.

It's not really a big deal as I will rarely if ever use it but I still am curious as I must be missing something here.[/QUOTE]

[quote name='raott']Am I doing something wrong or is the name of this App and the First Look very misleading.

I am at a hotel and outside of my network. I attempted to access a live streaming feed but am told that I am not connected to an HD DVR. (I see others have posted similar issues).

The First Look indicates that "On Demand" content will stream but then also says "Live TV streaming outside is easy to use and the quality can be very good"

Does this App stream Live TV outside the network or not?[/QUOTE]

[quote name='SteelDog']Was very disappointed to hear this. Hopefully they expand soon. I go on many business trips and was hoping to be able to watch all my content via iPad.[/QUOTE]

[quote name='Kev4Bama']With this app can you access and watch shows on your DVR like you can with Directv2pc?[/QUOTE]

[quote name='GaryG']Am I missing something? A few weeks ago my iPad used to show Play on TV AND Play on iPad for the things I had recorded on the DVR.

With the latest iPad update and the DVR update I only see Play on TV for recorded programs. Everything else seems to work fine.

Can't I watch recorded programs any longer?[/QUOTE]

[quote name='Laxguy']And who are those people? Are they on this board? About how many hold that mistaken belief?[/QUOTE]Here's a partial list of those who were offering confusing information or were confused about what kind of streaming support the iPad app offers. The total is about nine posters who were either confused by DIRECTV's marketing language or the announcement post.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:58 PM

Here's a partial list of those who were offering confusing information or were confused about what kind of streaming support the iPad app offers. The total is about nine posters who were either confused by DIRECTV's marketing language or the announcement post.


Thank you for the reply. I suspect there are now fewer than nine!
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 02:19 PM

Thank you for the reply. I suspect there are now fewer than nine!


Or perhaps even more. The first look language hasn't changed. After talking about how the App has always been great inside the home, it still reads that "live TV" streaming is available "outside". It even opines that it is "easy to use" and the "quality can be very good".

The wording really needs to be changed.
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:14 PM

Or perhaps even more.

My original claim was that there were several posters and I found most of them. Of those that didn't post, hopefully the repeated explanations by myself and others have helped them to better understand the reality versus the apparent claims.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 05:39 PM

DIRECTV Everywhere is a name given to a type of service just like Whole Home DVR.

There are different aspects of the service and requirements based on functionality. The confusion comes from a mix of assumptions and lack of distinction between options that would not be possible in ads without making them overwhelming.

If you go to the website and see the different products the requirements are actually very clear.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:07 PM

If you go to the website and see the different products the requirements are actually very clear.

Unfortunately for those who don't read the fine print or follow a gauntlet of links, the story begins with this sentence:

With DIRECTV, you can watch your favorite movies and TV shows anywhere, on your computer, tablet, or phone, as well as your TV.

Anywhere is a relatively small patch of ground in some cases (unless "your favorite movies and TV shows" happen to be amongst those offered).

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:28 PM

Unfortunately for those who don't read the fine print or follow a gauntlet of links, the story begins with this sentence:


Anywhere is a relatively small patch of ground in some cases (unless "your favorite movies and TV shows" happen to be amongst those offered).


There are products and services that can allow you to watch your favorite movies and TV shows anywhere. The Nomad falls into the DIRECTV Everywhere family as well.

You already know that marketing gives you the basic information needed or should I start referencing Hopper/Joey adds for the same issue.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:33 PM

There are products and services that can allow you to watch your favorite movies and TV shows anywhere. The Nomad falls into the DIRECTV Everywhere family as well.

You already know that marketing gives you the basic information needed or should I start referencing Hopper/Joey adds for the same issue.


Nothing wrong with marketing giving "basic information", however if that information leads your customers to false expectations (and don't blame the customer if you cannot deliver an effective message), nothing good comes from it.
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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:24 PM

I've browsed all the posts here but I'm not sure I found a definitive answer...I'm inside my house using the 1.5.0 app and I subscribe to HBO. However, when I go to Watch on iPad => Networks and filter on HBO Series to view a series (HBO On Demand) I get - Video Player, Video Streaming is Temp. unavailable please try again (2100). So is streaming On Demand truely unavailable?

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:46 PM

I've browsed all the posts here but I'm not sure I found a definitive answer...I'm inside my house using the 1.5.0 app and I subscribe to HBO. However, when I go to Watch on iPad => Networks and filter on HBO Series to view a series (HBO On Demand) I get - Video Player, Video Streaming is Temp. unavailable please try again (2100). So is streaming On Demand truely unavailable?

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Have you tried the HBO Go app? It's worked well for me.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:09 PM

Have you tried the HBO Go app? It's worked well for me.


banditt76 - Yes, the HBO GO app works fine and I can stream 'all' episodes - the DirecTV app for my iPad no. One thing I didn't mention, my iPad (iOS 5.1.1) is jailbroken but everything seems to work except streaming...

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 08:49 PM

banditt76 - Yes, the HBO GO app works fine and I can stream 'all' episodes - the DirecTV app for my iPad no. One thing I didn't mention, my iPad (iOS 5.1.1) is jailbroken but everything seems to work except streaming...

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I just tried to use the iPad app for HBO On Demand and am getting the same error as you. I'm jailbroken too so I can't tell you if that is the reason for the error or not.




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