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DIRECTV Android App v2.2.0 - Issues and Discussion


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#51 OFFLINE   Fluthy

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

When is Android going to get a great app like the iPad... I don't understand what is holding that up? Would be great to get on the Android Tablets!

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:44 PM

Whoa they merged the threads...would be nice to have it better consolidated though...like Drew's post as the OP since he had the detail in it and such...

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 09:09 PM

It's working just fine on my ASUS Transformer Prime as well. I just wish I could filter the PPV selections out of the viewable content.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:09 AM

There should be two threads, one for phones and one for tablets. Two separate devices.. two separate threads.

I'm not sure Andy Rubin would agree:

I don’t think there should be apps specific to a tablet...if someone makes an ICS app it’s going to run on phones and it’s going to run on tablets.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 06:58 AM

I'm not sure Andy Rubin would agree:

At first..I could understand 2 sepearate threads...but this is a valid point as well...since Android 4.x (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) is a "universal release" to run on phones and tablets.

That said, there are still plenty of previous release version phones out there, and some tablets. So honoring the OP request is a appropriate if that's what they wanted.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:09 AM

At first..I could understand 2 sepearate threads...but this is a valid point as well...since Android 4.x (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) is a "universal release" to run on phones and tablets.

That said, there are still plenty of previous release version phones out there, and some tablets. So honoring the OP request is a appropriate if that's what they wanted.


The point is I never started this thread at all and I certainly never started a tablet only thread.
As far as phones running ICS, there are very few phones models that are running ICS natively,yet. The majority of phones are still running Gingerbread and a lot of those phones will never see "Official" ICS updates.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:22 AM

*Why should I even care what Andy Rubin thinks.*

True. He's just the father of Android, and who listens to their parents anyway? :P :lol:
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:37 AM

The point is I never started this thread at all and I certainly never started a tablet only thread.

Understood...just respecting the intent of having them reported separately.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:40 AM

Oh.. I did listen to my parents. Andy Rubin wasn't one of them.

Good comeback! :lol:
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

Good comeback! :lol:


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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:30 AM

There should be two threads, one for phones and one for tablets. Two separate devices.. two separate threads.

And I still don't understand why. For DIRECTV receiver software updates we have multiple DIRECTV devices (receivers) yet we have one thread for discussing H2x and HR2x software, so why should the DIRECTV app for Android be treated differently?

DIRECTV has one Android app, it can be installed on tablets and phones, it's already been demonstrated that issues that exist on one device exist on the other, and it's already been demonstrated that some tablet users are even able to use the "watch on phone" feature.

I thin it benefits DIRECTV and DIRECTV's customers to have discussion in one place for the Android software.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

And I still don't understand why. For DIRECTV receiver software updates we have multiple DIRECTV devices (receivers) yet we have one thread for discussing H2x and HR2x software, so why should the DIRECTV app for Android be treated differently?

DIRECTV has one Android app, it can be installed on tablets and phones, it's already been demonstrated that issues that exist on one device exist on the other, and it's already been demonstrated that some tablet users are even able to use the "watch on phone" feature.

I thin it benefits DIRECTV and DIRECTV's customers to have discussion in one place for the Android software.

I'd agree with those observations.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:15 AM

And I still don't understand why. For DIRECTV receiver software updates we have multiple DIRECTV devices (receivers) yet we have one thread for discussing H2x and HR2x software, so why should the DIRECTV app for Android be treated differently?

DIRECTV has one Android app, it can be installed on tablets and phones, it's already been demonstrated that issues that exist on one device exist on the other, and it's already been demonstrated that some tablet users are even able to use the "watch on phone" feature.

I thin it benefits DIRECTV and DIRECTV's customers to have discussion in one place for the Android software.


Yup I completely agree with you on your points...

While BP might want a thread on phones only for the feature it really isn't warranted at all as the app is obviously working on both, with a few hiccups on a few tablets evidently...we really have to negate the description and not read too much into it as like I said in the past, its been wonky...

there really isn't enough discussion to warrant a completely separate thread for the one new feature. they honestly dont do it for other examples like when the iPad app added the streaming, was there a separate thread just for streaming? Likely was enclosed in the regular discussion thread.

The only thing that is really wonky here is that how the merged threads works is it puts the posts in order so they dont really flow anymore and the OP technically should be Drew's post since it has the organized format as others have used for releases and discussions.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

Well considering that this isn't the thread I started I don't really care what is posted here. Drew2k and his fanboy should move on and stop beating a dead and irrelevant horse.

Back to on topic posting.
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You resulted to name calling I see....nice and mature there...

Wasn't beating a dead horse anymore than anyone else, including yourself here.

I'm sorry your thread got merged, but resulting to name calling is a little redic...

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

Come on folks...please let's move forward and get back to topic.

This updated app is a good topic...and it will be interesting to get more user feedback on how it is working.
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Posted 29 April 2012 - 10:42 AM

Not working on my ASUS A-500 upgraded to ICS 4.0.3. I get the "Unfortunately, DirecTV has stopped" error message. it works fine on my T-Mo G2x running Android 2.3.3.

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

Not working on my ASUS A-500 upgraded to ICS 4.0.3. I get the "Unfortunately, DirecTV has stopped" error message. it works fine on my T-Mo G2x running Android 2.3.3.


Interesting...wonder what is causing the crash....assuming when you try to play video the entire app closes out and you have to restart the app again after...

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:36 AM

Interesting...wonder what is causing the crash....assuming when you try to play video the entire app closes out and you have to restart the app again after...


The entire app does not close (not really a crash)--the other parts are still functional.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

Have used this app for a long time, but started to really test out for viewing video of late.

Here are some screen shots on my ASUS Transformer tablet. What is interesting is that everything in the app is in portrait screen mode, but once a video selection is made, it plays in landscape (preferred on a tablet anyway).

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

Have used this app for a long time, but started to really test out for viewing video of late.

Here are some screen shots on my ASUS Transformer tablet. What is interesting is that everything in the app is in portrait screen mode, but once a video selection is made, it plays in landscape (preferred on a tablet anyway).

I found that strange, too.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:53 AM

I found that strange, too.

I can understand that might work for the smart phone world, but to actually deploy it across the Android community, the choice of landscape mode or portrait should really be a configurable like most other Android apps.

It's not a criticism...just a suggestion.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:48 AM

Issue Report

Device: Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Type: Phone
Android OS: 4.0.2
Provider: Verizon

Issue: "Browse by Date and Time" includes SD channels even though I went iinto Settings and selected "Hide SD Channels".

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:49 AM

Issue Report

Device: Motorola Xoom, 4G LTE model
Type: Tablet
Android OS: 3.2.6
Provider: Verizon

Issue: "Browse by Date and Time" includes SD channels even though I went iinto Settings and selected "Hide SD Channels".

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:50 AM

Issue Report

Device: Motorola Xoom, 4G/LTE model
Type: Tablet
Android OS: 3.2.6
Provider: Verizon

Issue 1: The app is not device-agnostic, but instead refers to the device as a "Phone" (ex: Watch on Phone)

Issue 2: App elements do not scale properly on the tablet when using the Android OS option "Stretch to fill Screen". Ex: When using "Stretch", the date and time no longer fit within the center of the "title banner", but instead are positioned more to the left.

Issue 3: Can not play "Watch Now" content. I tried several programs, all on channels for which I subscribe, but I get an error as follows:

Title: Media Player
Message: Error in media player
Action: [OK]

I attempted to play the content over WiFi and it works fine on the Nexus, but not on my Xoom tablet.

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

Issue Report

Device: Droid Incredible
Type: Phone
Android OS: 4.0.4 (CM9)
Provider: Verizon

Flashed to CM9 earlier, as user reported in other thread that was closed it was working. Error when clicking watch now is:

Unable to start a stream

Video stream is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later. (5100)




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