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DIRECTV for Android App v2.2.3 Issues & Discussion


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#1 OFFLINE   Sgt. Slaughter

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:09 PM

Well I was presented with 2.2.3 update and the release notes are the same as they were for the previous release....

BUT.....there was one big change I noticed!

Streaming video on my EVO 4G LTE in the app WORKED!!! No more error message when trying to play video!


The only thing I noticed is that even over my home WiFi which is over 20Mb down connection, the start of every video is very very blocky and that lasts for a few seconds before clearing up...

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#2 OFFLINE   NR4P

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:24 PM

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At a hotel, download speed is 1.04 mbps, latency is 67.4 ms and the app is slow loading lists and posters, very sluggish and nothing will play.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:30 PM

Streaming no longer works on my stock Samsung Galaxy Nexus (4.1), get a 5100 error message. App won't load when connected to a wifi network. Then as NR4P said, the app is sluggish. Tried uninstalling and re-installing the app but that did not help.

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#4 OFFLINE   Sgt. Slaughter

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 05:39 AM

What are you doing when its sluggish?....app for me shows no sluggishness tbh...just the issue with the initial buffering of the videos is only thing I show this far...

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:15 AM

App still works for me on my unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus running ICS 4.0.4.
Still won't run on my LePanII running ICS 4.0.4 but worked when it was HC.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:06 AM

What are you doing when its sluggish?....app for me shows no sluggishness tbh...just the issue with the initial buffering of the videos is only thing I show this far...


When playback of a video fails, that is when things slow down. Scrolling becomes very slow at that point and longer "loading" screens. If I don't try and play a video, the app is fine.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:53 PM

It's now working on my DROID 4 (running ICS) as well. When I got ICS on Monday, I tried the DirecTV app to see if it would work, but it didn't. I don't know if this update will work for DROID 4 owners who haven't gotten ICS yet or not. If not, unless there is a problem with the ICS Soak Test which is taking place right now, you should be getting it within a week or two.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:44 AM

Video now plays fine on stock Rezound running ICS. Will test on Xoom running Jellybean later.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:59 PM

Nexus 7 Running 4.1.1 over wifi Android App v2.2.3 when trying to " watch on phone" the app reports "Unfortunately, DirecTV has stopped."
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:59 AM

Nexus 7 Running 4.1.1 over wifi Android App v2.2.3 when trying to " watch on phone" the app reports "Unfortunately, DirecTV has stopped."


wonder if this is a screen size related thing or if its an android version related since your on JB there...Anyone got a Note to test this on?....

Good to see it working on other devices it wasn't before like the Droid4, along side my EVOLTE!! baby steps, but were getting there! :D Ton of devices to support for here, but progress is at least being made! :D

Now we just need nomad...:(

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:46 PM

Video now plays fine on stock Rezound running ICS. Will test on Xoom running Jellybean later.

Finally got around to attempting to play some video and the non-trailer stuff finally works on the Rezound with ICS.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:09 PM

Finally got around to attempting to play some video and the non-trailer stuff finally works on the Rezound with ICS.


Works fine on my Razr M with ICS, doesn't show content (other than trailers) on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 with ICS.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

I previously reported that video is working on my DROID 4 w/ICS. That is no longer the case. I don't know if I previously screwed up and watched HBO GO (which does work) instead of the DirecTV app or if it did actually work on the DROID 4 for a short period of time, before it stopped working.

Regardless, as of 10/10/12, video from the DirecTV app does NOT work on a DROID 4 w/ICS.


It's now working on my DROID 4 (running ICS) as well. When I got ICS on Monday, I tried the DirecTV app to see if it would work, but it didn't. I don't know if this update will work for DROID 4 owners who haven't gotten ICS yet or not. If not, unless there is a problem with the ICS Soak Test which is taking place right now, you should be getting it within a week or two.



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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

Nexus 7 Running 4.1.1 over wifi Android App v2.2.3 when trying to " watch on phone" the app reports "Unfortunately, DirecTV has stopped."


I just tried the app Nexus 7. Looks like months later, it is still not working. I have the same problem.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:35 PM

I just tried the app Nexus 7. Looks like months later, it is still not working. I have the same problem.


I'm not a developer in any way so I could be very wrong but I think that it may have to do with the DPI of the screen.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

I'm not a developer in any way so I could be very wrong but I think that it may have to do with the DPI of the screen.


Wish it was that easy of a fix but unfortunately the problem affects all devices running 4.1+. My galaxy nexus running 4.0 could play videos just fine, but with the 4.1 update nothing will play.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:31 AM

Are we Android users ever going to get an app more like iOS?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:12 AM

WOW...haven;t looked at the app for a while, but this morning i see that instead of the 6 channels it said I subscribe to before, now it's showing 30 channels available...

So....looks like we're getting some progress.....

On my Razr M running ICS I get an error message though telling me they are experiencing technical difficulties and they are not able to start a stream.

On my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 I get the same thing I always did.....the D* app just stops when I try to watch anything.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:35 AM

Same for me on LPII tablet this app won't stream anything but previews.
This works great however with the IPAD app on my IPAD 2.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:31 AM

No longer getting the dialog telling me that a stream can't be started due to technical difficulties....

Now I'm getting a dialog telling me that there's a problem with media player.

AT least we're seeing some progress....I went from having 6 channels I couldn't watch to now having 30 channels I can't watch....:lol:

Edited by sdirv, 25 November 2012 - 09:47 AM.





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