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DirecTV App for iPhone v2.2.x - Issues/Discussion


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#21 OFFLINE   Mike_TV

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:13 AM

Works but having a Personal Hotspot message show up on my iPhone 4s screen causes everything to shift down a bit making it very difficult to select the "Live TV in your home wifi network" button.

This happens with a lot of iOS apps that push GUI elements to the far bottom of the screen and don't account for the "Personal Hotspot Connection" message that appears whenever you have devices tethered to your iPhone.

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#22 OFFLINE   litex2x

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:44 AM

Aw wifi only...still pretty cool to see they are matching all the features of other cable providers.

They need to have the live tv feature available online.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:21 AM

Does the "Watch Live TV" use one of the receivers in my house to stream the video to my iPhone or is it coming over the internet? Just wondering if i have all my DVRs recording shows if this will impact that.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

android?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

I used to be able to schedule DVR recordings. Now it said its not supported on Jailbroken Devices and I can't even schedule a G-D- DVR show. I need iBlacklist, 5 x 4 icon springboard and infinifolders to stay organized. Guess i'll have to see if xCon works. If not, its back to restore the old version from iTunes.


I sure hope so. I am iPhone less until my 5 arrives Friday. then a while before that JB is out. I wont update that app until the JB is out and xCon :D

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:49 PM

Anyone know how to revert back to the older version of the app?


Look through some old back-ups on your phone. Restore that back-up.
Done.

Or have someone email you the old app or download form them, delete the new form iTunes and restore the app.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

Does the "Watch Live TV" use one of the receivers in my house to stream the video to my iPhone or is it coming over the internet? Just wondering if i have all my DVRs recording shows if this will impact that.


No, these are streaming, not from your dvrs in any way.

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#28 OFFLINE   quattro40v

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:29 PM

Why so few channels available to watch live?

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:55 PM

Why so few channels available to watch live?


Licensing agreements / contracts.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:00 PM

I sure hope so. I am iPhone less until my 5 arrives Friday. then a while before that JB is out. I wont update that app until the JB is out and xCon :D


Eh, just go to www.directv.com in safari on the iphone. Click the middle icon at the bottom and then click the add to home screen button.

Now you have the same functionality you had before and then some. You can do more acct management and the UI looks more updated as well. Still can search the guide and set recordings. I don't think they can ever detect if the phone is jailbroken through Safari, as it runs web apps and sites in a protected mode. Plus anything using the Safari engine is subject to the Nitro javascript engine, so it runs pretty quick. Old apps with web view calls could not take advantage of the javascript engine. This is why the facebook app for iphone was soooooo slow until they finally wrote a native Obj C app.

Problem solved.

On the other side, the devs for xcon are aware of this update and are working on it.

- > Link to my setup thread< -

My  DirecTV HD WISHLIST:  NickJR, Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, MTV2, BBC World News, Sundance, Up, Music Choice Play HD (formerly SWRV), Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA

My DirecTV SD WISHLIST: MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Music Choice, Youtoo TV

 

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#31 OFFLINE   bigwad

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:46 AM

Downloaded the new OS 6 to my iPhone 4S last night. Nice. Downloaded the new app for D*tv, but it could not locate my HR20 receivers. I tried putting the IP address in manually, but still didn't work.

I'm going to try to delete and re download the D*tv app when I get home this afternoon.

Any other suggestions to try?

Thanks

#32 OFFLINE   DodgerKing

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:02 AM

The work around for JB phones was released this morning. I now got it working my my JB iPhone

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:14 AM

The work around for JB phones was released this morning. I now got it working my my JB iPhone


I installed the patch but it cannot find any receivers even though I'm on wifi,

- > Link to my setup thread< -

My  DirecTV HD WISHLIST:  NickJR, Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, MTV2, BBC World News, Sundance, Up, Music Choice Play HD (formerly SWRV), Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA

My DirecTV SD WISHLIST: MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Music Choice, Youtoo TV

 

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#34 OFFLINE   scb2k

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:04 AM

The work around for JB phones was released this morning. I now got it working my my JB iPhone


Mind sending me a PM and providing me with the release?

Thank you!

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:01 PM

The work around for JB phones was released this morning. I now got it working my my JB iPhone


Sweet!!

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:47 PM

Mind sending me a PM and providing me with the release?

Thank you!


Just sent it.

#37 OFFLINE   scb2k

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:08 PM

Thank you DodgerKing!!

#38 OFFLINE   Justin23

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:12 PM

Why so few channels available to watch live?


60 channels is quite a bit compared to other TV providers...

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:30 PM

No, these are streaming, not from your dvrs in any way.


So in theory if I managed to connect to my home wifi via VPN in order to talk to my home receiver for a minute I could then watch from outside of my local wifi? Anyone have thoughts on this?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:39 PM

So in theory if I managed to connect to my home wifi via VPN in order to talk to my home receiver for a minute I could then watch from outside of my local wifi? Anyone have thoughts on this?


There are checks in place to foil a standard VPN. If your using the built in VPN connectivity options in IOS, the app does detect that and it doesn't count.

If your using some other way to foil the app, well it also does periodic heartbeats and there is a particular latency that it expects you would be able to achieve on a home network that would not work through an outside network.

My iPad finds the DVR and streams live TV fine. The iPhone app does not find the DVR at all. Both are on the same wifi SSID.

- > Link to my setup thread< -

My  DirecTV HD WISHLIST:  NickJR, Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, MTV2, BBC World News, Sundance, Up, Music Choice Play HD (formerly SWRV), Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA

My DirecTV SD WISHLIST: MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Music Choice, Youtoo TV

 

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