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.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. -- JFK