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


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#51 OFFLINE   cpucrash0

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 02:14 AM

If you try to use HBO Go or Max GO it won't display the video, only audio. I think those premium channels wrote code into those apps to prevent them from being displayed on other devices. Makes sense if you don't subscribe to those services but grab someone's login & password to watch on your TV.


If you have an iPad 2 or a 3rd generation iPad you can airplay anything even if the app doesn't allow it. Just double tap the home button and then slide all the way to the left and you will see that you can mirror what ever you have on your iPad and it will show up on your TV full screen if you have an Apple TV 2nd or 3rd generation,if the show you are watching is in widescreen. You will get The Video with the Audio this way.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:02 AM

Not looking to start a flame war as to whether it's right or wrong, or how to do it, just what does jailbreaking the iPad get you?


it gets you the right to add things not in the itunes store or to add or remove anything you want and use 3rd party sources. which is completely legal
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:00 AM

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:30 AM

Just updated mine last night, video quality is actually pretty good. Would like to see Retina Graphics next update hopefully to support Gen3 ipad. (I got a gen3 on release day) A lot of pay content unless you sort by premium service. I'm never paying to rent a movie on my ipad. The live TV works so well I wish they would let you access all the channels you sub or your DVR list.

For those having problems app not finding the DVR's, give your boxes a static ip, if you don't know how just google how to do it. It's pretty easy won't take long. Then reboot your router & IRD's should be good 2 go.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:40 AM

great App..wish the live TV anywhere worked anywhere though :(

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:05 AM

There will be something like that in the not-too-distant future.
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:33 AM

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


What about a Mac? OS X? or are you just referring to Windows devices?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:42 AM

Like previous versions, app worked fine at home.

However, still no luck outside of home wi-fi. It is possible that something might be blocked on the public wi-fi I'm using, but I can't get anything to come up. Everything just shows the animating icon like it is doing something, but it never does. (I was using the Watch on iPad option, but to no avail).

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

Meanwhile those of us with Android devices are still waiting for some love ;)


That is why I gave up on waiting. Just bought an iPad 3 and am selling my Xoom. Android is too fragmented... Development is lacking for it and when something does come out for it, it is usually treated as a 2nd class citizen.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:54 AM

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.


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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:24 AM

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

HBOGo and MAXGo have been available for some time to DIRECTV customers.

DIRECTV is finally getting serious about "authentication".
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:25 AM

I'm trying to figure out what this App does and doesn't do with regard to streaming outside the home.

See post #14.

The app provides authentication for direct feeds from the networks DIRECTV's Internet servers, not from your DVR.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:25 AM

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?"

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:27 AM

See post #14.

The app provides authentication for direct feeds from the networks, not from your DVR.


OK, so, unless you're a premium subscriber, there's really no reason to jump up and down for this.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:31 AM

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?"


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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:46 AM

+1


+2 - I have an iPad 1 - perhaps > iPad 1 is a requirement?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

Yeah. DIRECTV Everywhere is really an inaccurate statement. I still cannot watch recorded shows from my DVR on my iPad. It seems to me, all this added is the ability to watch HBO and Cinemax (to which I don't subscribe) and Audience and Sony MC (which rarely have much of interest).

When I can, at the very least, watch shows that I've recorded on my iPad, it will finally be useful to me. Until then, it's just a novelty.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

+2 - I have an iPad 1 - perhaps > iPad 1 is a requirement?


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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:52 AM

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?"


You're not misunderstanding anything. DIRECTV is.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:00 PM

Works find on my home network (which is rarely where I would want to use it (distributing new recordings not withstanding)). So far unable to tell difference from this and prior version when not in the "nest" Keeps reading loading, doesn't allow button presses to work.

Kinda useless. Is there some setup tab I'm missing?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:18 PM

Updated the app to 1.5.x. No problems with the update itself.

Have not yet tried live TV streaming off my home network so can't comment on functionality. Still no streaming of DVR content to iPad while on home network.

The following bugs/issues that have existed since the first release have still not been corrected (can we PLEASE fix #2):

Does not take advantage of iOS multitasking (starts from scratch whenever you leave the app and then return).
No way to dismiss the detail dialog in guide list view mode.
Data listed in the sports tab for many sports (golf and NASCAR in particular but I have honestly not checked them all) is incorrect/incomplete. Completed in particular seems to have issues.
In the movies tab, Browse Movies/What's on Now does not list all the movies currently playing "now".
Search results are inconsistent at best and just wrong many times.

Some of these problems are clearly issues with the back end data feeds and not the app itself but it still causes the app to be less than functional. It sure would be nice if they assigned some of the folks they have developing "new" features/functions to work on fixing stuff that still does not work!
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:25 PM

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.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:42 PM

There is no current connection to play a DVR recording on the iPad other than nomad.

We're all looking for a Directv2PC type of player for the iPad.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:45 PM

There is no current connection to play a DVR recording on the iPad other than nomad.

We're all looking for a Directv2PC type of player for the iPad.


Yeah, I get that. I've been waiting for this as well.

Frankly, I doubt they will add it. If they do, there's no need to buy Nomad.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:04 PM

Yeah. DIRECTV Everywhere is really an inaccurate statement. I still cannot watch recorded shows from my DVR on my iPad. It seems to me, all this added is the ability to watch HBO and Cinemax (to which I don't subscribe) and Audience and Sony MC (which rarely have much of interest).

When I can, at the very least, watch shows that I've recorded on my iPad, it will finally be useful to me. Until then, it's just a novelty.


Agreed..this is just a big nothing burger. All hat & no cattle.




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