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DIRECTV App for Android Tablets v1.1.3: Initial Release Discussion


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#26 OFFLINE   jimmy_27320

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:31 PM

What about the Nexus 7?

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#27 OFFLINE   p3pilot

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

Wow! Doesn't work on the Google Nexus 7. We waited all this time and it doesn't work on one of the most popular devices. Really?
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

My Nook Color running Android 4.1.2 Jellybean can't find it on Google Play.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:03 PM

I have an original Galaxy 10.1 32gig (best-buy) with the Ice Cream Sandwich software on it. I can down load the app, I just can't get it to work. I uninstalled and reloaded to no avail also..

Will we be able to get a compatible with XXXXX Android in the future? It works fine on my wife's Ipad.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:19 PM

Runs fine on my Nook Tablet running Jellybean 4.2.2, had to sideload it after I got the apk file.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:25 AM

My Nook Color running Android 4.1.2 Jellybean can't find it on Google Play.


You could try Amazon App Store. See if you can download from there. It works fine on my Kindle Fire.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:25 AM

Interesting, I'll download it and see how it goes.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:46 AM

Just got the apk and installed it on my 4 inch galaxy player running ics and it works great. I like it better than the phone app.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:21 AM

I just installed it on a Asus TF-700 tablet running Jellybean. It works without issue. I can not imagine using this on a phone screen, just too busy and too much info. Maybe would be ok on a 7" Tablet.

Overall I am impressed. It controls my HR34 quite well and I love the way the guide is presented and how the "list" of recorded programs is shown. Streaming to the Tablet is not enabled. This app might eliminate my Harmony remote use for the Directv receivers. Good Job Directv and I imagine it is only going to get better.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:25 AM

I just installed it on a Asus TF-700 tablet running Jellybean. It works without issue. I can not imagine using this on a phone screen, just too busy and too much info. Maybe would be ok on a 7" Tablet.

Overall I am impressed. It controls my HR34 quite well and I love the way the guide is presented and how the "list" of recorded programs is shown. Streaming to the Tablet is not enabled. This app might eliminate my Harmony remote use for the Directv receivers. Good Job Directv and I imagine it is only going to get better.


It would work great on 7 inch tablets. Even on 4 inch screens the tablet app is awesome.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:56 AM

From Android Police:

http://www.androidpo...th-the-nexus-7/


Wow is that asinine. 7" tablets are quickly becoming the preferred form factor. I can't believe this works on my ancient Viewsonic GTablet, but not on my Nexus 7.

I assume we'll never have the ability to watch recorded shows via this app? That would be the real coup here... right now I see the app as more of a toy.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:04 AM

I wonder if adding or changing ro.sf.lcd_density.xdpi and ro.sf.lcd_density.ydpi in build.prop to values of a 10 inch screen would cause the play store to make the app available for download.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:23 AM

Doesn't run [correctly] on my HTC DNA. Too bad, as with a 5" 1080p screen it would probably have looked great.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:27 AM

Doesn't run [correctly] on my HTC DNA. Too bad, as with a 5" 1080p screen it would probably have looked great.


side load it and it should work. I had to side load it on my 4 inch galaxy player and it works great and is better than the phone app.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:28 AM

Wow is that asinine. 7" tablets are quickly becoming the preferred form factor.
I see the app as more of a toy.


They are only preferred because the 7" tabs are cheap. I have a Kindle Fire 2 and a Asus 10" Tf-700 and I guarantee the 10" Tablet is much more preferred in my household. :)

A toy, yes but a very useful toy.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:45 AM

side load it and it should work. I had to side load it on my 4 inch galaxy player and it works great and is better than the phone app.


Yeah, that's how I got it on there. I said it didn't run correctly, not that it wouldn't install.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:25 AM

Yeah, that's how I got it on there. I said it didn't run correctly, not that it wouldn't install.


Try lowering the screen dpi to ldpi to enable tablet mode. I lowered my 4 inch galaxy player from 240 dpi to 120 dpi to get tablet apps working.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:33 AM

Try lowering the screen dpi to ldpi to enable tablet mode. I lowered my 4 inch galaxy player from 240 dpi to 120 dpi to get tablet apps working.


That's beyond my pay grade. :lol:

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:39 AM

You could try Amazon App Store. See if you can download from there. It works fine on my Kindle Fire.


I tried that and it gave me the phone app, which I already had. I'll see if I can sideload it.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

Runs fine on my Nook Tablet running Jellybean 4.2.2, had to sideload it after I got the apk file.


Where did you find the apk? Google Play Store says none of my devices are compatible and won't let me download it.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:18 AM

Where did you find the apk? Google Play Store says none of my devices are compatible and won't let me download it.


http://bit.ly/VPY6SD

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:33 AM

I've been trying to sideload onto an ORIGINAL Kindle Fire with no success. I believe I found the problem: App is for Android 3.1 and above. According to my Google-ing, the Original Fire has Android 2.3 as its foundation.

Oh well. Perhaps I'll upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 if that ever materializes.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:38 AM

http://bit.ly/VPY6SD


heheh, thanks for a nice link and laugh..:lol:

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

heheh, thanks for a nice link and laugh..:lol:


I like to dust that one off every once in a while. Always makes me chuckle.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:20 PM

A word of warning: Be very careful in messing with the dpi settings in your device. Thar be dragons. Set at your own risk.


as long as you do not go below 120 dpi and or have a custom recovery you will be fine.




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