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


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#26 OFFLINE   jaybertx

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

Call me dense but I'm confused. The documentation says it aggregates the "togo" apps but it also seems to imply that I should be able to watch LiveTV outside of my home. When I try to do that, I get the error message about not being able to find an active DVR. Am I missing something or just misunderstanding?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

Now, if only there were options that didn't require a subscription, other than Audience.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:40 PM

Love it will be utilizing it this weekend so I can watch on the new iPad hd

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:51 PM

Correct. I just tested that functionality.


I'm at my office and I just installed the new version of the app on the iPad. I can't watch any video at all. It says I need to be on the same WiFi network as my HD DVR.

EDIT: OK, I can watch stuff from the Audience network, but that's it.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:56 PM

Call me dense but I'm confused. The documentation says it aggregates the "togo" apps but it also seems to imply that I should be able to watch LiveTV outside of my home. When I try to do that, I get the error message about not being able to find an active DVR. Am I missing something or just misunderstanding?


I am having the same issue.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

Select the "watch on ipad" button on the bottom right menu bar and you will see what is available when away from your home network

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:15 PM

Nice work Stuart!

As always.

And of course congrats and thanks to Earl and the gang at DirecTV for this awesome app! It works as smoothly as the best iPad apps I've seen.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

Been checking it out on my new iPad. Can't wait to get home and try it!. Thanks Stuart! Looks good!
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:22 PM

Select the "watch on ipad" button on the bottom right menu bar and you will see what is available when away from your home network


That is what I have been doing and I still get that error that other's have reported.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:31 PM

And it looks like it might be possible to fake out the DirecTV app with a Cydia app called xCon.


xCon does work, but it hasn't been updated to work with this brand new version. I guess we will have to wait a few days.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:48 PM

Does it work over wi-fi, or ONLY 3G/4G


It works on both
I just tethered my iPad to my phone and was watching over 3G on T-mobile but for those who have it built into the iPad, can't speak for them.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:33 PM

I need to hook up my HD DVR to my home wi fi. Whats the best adapter to do this?


Edit: Ok I see the wireless device directv sells.

Does this allow streaming of recorded content?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:52 PM

One problem I see is if I task swap from the App it stops streaming. Be nice if it had feature to keep streaming so I can listen to the channel while surfing net

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:01 PM

Another great First Look! The implementation here is great but I really think they jumped the gun by launching it without more content. They are marketing it somewhat deceptively by saying you can watch what you get at home anywhere. The reality is that broad statement is very limited (to the premium channels and Audience). I think it was a mistake because having so much excluded causes lots of confusion - which this thread illustrates - and creates a negative experience that many will try, be disappointed, and never try again. I really hope they can add more channels in the future quickly - especially for live streaming outside the home. Additionally, the Nomad app hasn't been updated for a long time - doesn't it make sense to merge this app with the nomad app so you could watch recorded shows on your iPad too through the directv app - that way everything is in one, more intuitive app?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:12 PM

Anyone help here?

When I'm on wifi at home, it says no DVRs connected.. But my DVR has an IP and I can ping it. I've got 2 HR23s.

Any idea?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 03:55 PM

Make sure that in the system setup, under Whole Home, that External Devices is set to "Allow."
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:07 PM

Great job Stuart!

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:22 PM

Anyone help here?

When I'm on wifi at home, it says no DVRs connected.. But my DVR has an IP and I can ping it. I've got 2 HR23s.

Any idea?


I have the same problem: No DVRs connected.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:25 PM

+1 for an Android app.


I'd just be happy if I could get my Nomad ap that's been "coming soon to Android" for how long?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:58 PM

Make sure that in the system setup, under Whole Home, that External Devices is set to "Allow."


Yup, it is.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:30 PM

So I manually put in the IP address of my DVR and it worked. Then I went off wifi and back in, and the info was gone and the app was broke.

Wtf?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

what does jailbreaking the iPad get you?

For me, lots of great OS patches my favorites being no lock, screen on while charging (not a good idea for the iPad 3 but great for an iPhone), NO spotlight search, profiles based on location, time, date, whether your near WIFI (turns off cell data), lots of themes and many many other nice OS patches. If you're not into that type of customization then it's not worth it. Sorta like rooting and custom roms and custom themes.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:56 PM

Pretty sweet! Is doing this on a PC laptop even in the cards?


This is available on laptops and PC's also. Just log into your account there is a download you can install.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:25 PM

xCon does work, but it hasn't been updated to work with this brand new version. I guess we will have to wait a few days.


Thanks. Hopefully it won't take too long to update. I notice that this app was developed originally for the DirecTV app, and later expanded to others, so I would hope the author has a vested interest in fixing it up quickly :)
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:32 PM

Pretty stoked about this but the prices to watch on-demand are rather pricey for iPad viewing - 5.99 for current rentals, same as on the big set. However I love having options and kudos to DTV for getting this out. Also, LOVE that Fox Sports Soccer is one of the live channels and Sony Movie channel on-demand is part of TV Everywhere. Getting ESPN networks would be a COUP but not holding my breath.




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