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


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#41 OFFLINE   hilmar2k

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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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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

After all this wait I can't believe they won't support the Nexus 7.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:37 PM

Sideloaded works fine on my B&N Nook color which is running rooted with android 4.1.2.

If even this old device with 800mhz cpu can handle the video playback using non official video drivers than just about any Android tablet should be able to handle it other than dpi issues. Maybe with a little more dev they will gain some confidence and do a more general release.

Edited by rahlquist, 08 March 2013 - 12:58 PM.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:44 PM

OK, grabbed the apk from xda-developers and it seems to load OK on my Nexus 7. Dan Patrick Show streaming in crystal clear HD, will have to wait till I get home to check out the other channels. Seems like a great app but an asinine attitude towards 7-inch tablets.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

:confused: Not certain what I did but I enabled streaming, which works just fine on my Motorola Xoom wifi, and now currently watching works. :P
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 03:16 PM

http://bit.ly/VPY6SD


Thanks for the link. I sideloaded it and the app appears to work just fine on my Nook Color (CM10/4.1.2).

Is there a way to enable streaming?

Edited by bobnielsen, 08 March 2013 - 03:29 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:38 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.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:50 PM

Is there a way to enable streaming?


yes, I finally figured it out, it is not intuitive. On the Home screen scroll the screen left and you will get the Customize Layout and Content Screen. Hit the plus button for a new screen. On add a module, add the Live TV Streaming module. Go back to the home screen and stream. There are quite a few channels to stream.

update: I just counted 53 channels to stream. This probably varies according to your package. I have the Entertainment package.

Edited by Lazy Senior, 08 March 2013 - 04:58 PM.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 04:50 PM

This app is incompatible with all of your devices.
Asus Nexus 7
This item is not compatible with your device.
Samsung GT-P3113
This item is not compatible with your device.
My T4
This item is not compatible with your device
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:02 PM

Works fine on my Kindle Fire Hd 8.2.

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 05:05 PM

The beauty of Android, just sideload it. Turn on unknown sources, download this link and install. Works great on my Nexus 7.

http://d-h.st/WQI




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