I have very little use for the app; I use it rarely to schedule a recording from OOH when I've forgotten to do so before leaving home, but thats about it. There' just too many hands in my pocket as regards streaming remote. i.e. the content that is so licensed is such a small subset of what is available in-home, and understanding what is and is not licensed is so confusing to me that I just gave up on it for that purpose. I do use GenieGo, however, for remote streaming, and thats much closer to meeting my needs becuase it gives me access to content I've already chosen to record. the content they promote for live streaming is just never of interest. BTW If you want remote control of a receiver via your mobile device, there are attractive options out there free in the playstore (I use one called "remote lite").
so... yea the remote streaming that is promoted for the directv app itself is about downloading content from the directv website to your device, and is restricted to only that content that they have chosen, licensed or is legal for them to do so. GenieGo is an altogether different solution requiring a separate piece of hardware on your home network that transcodes recorded DVR content into low resolution format, and either uploads it to your mobile device while OOH via the pubilc internet, or downloads a copy onto your device via your home network.
ALso, I saw a comment earlier about an IP interface to the power distribution in the home. at best, this may or may not work, i.e YMMV and I dont think it is supported by Directv. at worst, it will be unreliable and in any case it wikl place all of your network activity onto the power distribution wires in your home, which of course do not stop at the boundaries of your property :-)
Edited by dlleno, 23 November 2013 - 05:07 PM.