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


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#61 ONLINE   harsh

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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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#62 ONLINE   harsh

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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).
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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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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:06 PM

I don't think they'll add the ability to watch recorded programs. That's what the Nomad is for. I think that concept is stupid, it should just be integrated right into Tv Everywhere, but don't see it happening.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:23 PM

I'd be happy if it allowed streaming of the channels it supports on your home network (like SyFy or USa or Bravo) "anywhere" - but it doesn't. When I try to watch these channels while off my local wifi network it tells me that it "can't find an HD DVR" and that I need to "connect to my home network."

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:49 PM

Has there been any talk of porting this to the iPhone? That would be cool.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:50 PM

I'd be happy if it allowed streaming of the channels it supports on your home network (like SyFy or USa or Bravo) "anywhere" - but it doesn't. When I try to watch these channels while off my local wifi network it tells me that it "can't find an HD DVR" and that I need to "connect to my home network."


I would like that too, but Sprint TV covers most of that for me on the iPhone.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

Update on my earlier observations regarding not being able to stream (or find even the VOD lists). Seems a network firewall setting prevents such nonsense. One of my off hours companions here runs the telecom team and has a secure wireless hotspot we use for testing just such stuff.

When I tried live TV streaming it complained of not having a DVR on the network but I could scroll through the on demand movies and TV shows, select and watch them no problem. I assume get billed for the Cinema ones a tad too easily by brushing the screen in the wrong place.

Like to see the "for a fee" entries under a separate menu tab.

Switching back to our corporate wireless network and it just spins "Loading" Live TV Streaming and What's Hot and Channel Guide comes up empty.

So network firewall settings can preclude use of the iPad. I just toggled back and forth between the two networks and it is repeatable on both sides of the equation.

Fix the live streaming bit, and isolate the for pay choices from the free ones so charges don't accidentally happen and its a winner. Short of that a very very nice toy but not ready for prime time.

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