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


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#151 OFFLINE   dorfd1

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:53 PM

I'm not sure which tablets this is compatible with... I have a Nexus 7 (2012) and it shows not compatible.


Change your qemu.sf.lcd_density to 160 and clear play store data and then the app will be downloadable.


That is what I did on my galaxy player 4.0.



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#152 OFFLINE   tzphotos.com

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 08:21 PM

Change your qemu.sf.lcd_density to 160 and clear play store data and then the app will be downloadable.


That is what I did on my galaxy player 4.0.

 

I'm not sure I want to be changing settings I don't know anything about, to get this app. Does anyone know where you can d/l the apk and side load it?


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 01:45 PM

I'm not sure I want to be changing settings I don't know anything about, to get this app. Does anyone know where you can d/l the apk and side load it?

You don't need to side load it. If your tablet is rooted , setting qemu.sf.lcd_density to 160 in the build.prop will fool the device into thinking it has a 10 inch screen.

Changing the setting is safe.

I did that mod on my 4 inch galaxy player and I can download the app via play store.

Try seeing if the nexus 7 forums at xda developers has a link to the apk.

Edited by dorfd1, 19 August 2013 - 01:48 PM.


#154 OFFLINE   bobnielsen

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 04:30 PM

I sideloaded the original version on my Nook Color (CyanogenMod 10.1) and it works fine.  The changelog for the new version says it adds Android 4.3, while my tablet has 4.2.2.  I tried changing build.prop (the qemu.sf.lcd_density line did not exist so I added it).  I rebooted and Play Store still does not display this app.  I guess I'll stick with the earlier version unless someone can provide a direct link the the updated app.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:29 AM

I sideloaded the original version on my Nook Color (CyanogenMod 10.1) and it works fine. The changelog for the new version says it adds Android 4.3, while my tablet has 4.2.2. I tried changing build.prop (the qemu.sf.lcd_density line did not exist so I added it). I rebooted and Play Store still does not display this app. I guess I'll stick with the earlier version unless someone can provide a direct link the the updated app.


Nook color has a lower resolution. Try setting qemu.sf.lcd_density to 100. You also have to clear playstore data and reboot.

Qemu.sf.lcd_density has to be set to a DPI value equal to or higher than a 10.1 inch screen for this mod to work.



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Posted 28 August 2013 - 07:15 PM

Thanks!



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Posted 23 September 2013 - 03:58 PM

Can someone set a recording with padding using this app and let me know if it works?  I am wondering if something is getting cut off since I am using a 7 inch tablet.

 

I can set the recording, but I cannot pad it.  The option shows up, but it doesn't get set for the recording.

 

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 04:15 PM

Can someone set a recording with padding using this app and let me know if it works?  I am wondering if something is getting cut off since I am using a 7 inch tablet.

 

I can set the recording, but I cannot pad it.  The option shows up, but it doesn't get set for the recording.

 

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IIRC, padding only works for HDDVRs via the app


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Posted 24 November 2013 - 01:42 PM

I don't know if this app is being discussed in another topic and I'm missing it, but the Android tablet app was updated Thursday. Looks and works great. 7" tablets now supported.

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:43 PM

 
 

wow !! better late then never!!  I never thought I'd see this app EVER work..

I posted on the topic a few pages back earlier this year..1st time I wasn't rooted then I became rooted.

 

This Works !!! on Kindle Fire HD 7, with Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0.3 via Kindle OS 7.4.6

and no restrictions like some other streaming apps because I'm rooted..

 

Downloaded it from the Google Play store (had it wish listed still) and it installed without issue. for those of you still left on 7" ICS android tablets…gather around those of you who haven't flocked like sheep to iPad or newer android tablets just because they're new!!!! this is fully functional..


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:33 AM

I was able to live stream in the app once, now live streaming force closes the app.

I've cleared data, uninstalled/reinstalled and still force closes as soon as I select watch on Android.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 10:47 AM

I was able to live stream in the app once, now live streaming force closes the app.

I've cleared data, uninstalled/reinstalled and still force closes as soon as I select watch on Android.

It sound like something is not stable in your setup/configuration.

 

I have my ASUS Android tablet right next to me streaming just fine as I type this...


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Posted 25 November 2013 - 11:10 AM

It sound like something is not stable in your setup/configuration.

I have my ASUS Android tablet right next to me streaming just fine as I type this...

Actually my Nexus 7 is the most stable device I own. Never rooted, only 21 apps installed and the setup is as bone stock as it gets for an activated device.

It appears to be a KitKat issue.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 12:33 PM

I just got an email back from D*: KitKat isn't yet supported for streaming. Streaming in the phone app on KitKat is affected as well.

The rest of the app works fine. And it looks great too.

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 02:53 PM

Actually my Nexus 7 is the most stable device I own. Never rooted, only 21 apps installed and the setup is as bone stock as it gets for an activated device.

It appears to be a KitKat issue.

That would at least make some sense...since that version of Android is extremely new to most devices.


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 11:32 PM

What is KitKat?  I could not stream for the 1 1/2 months I had my Asus.  After the last update, it worked.  I've had the update for all of 10 days and now the next update breaks it again.  Starting a stream forces the app to close.

 

Also..why does it require an IP validation EVERY time I launch the app?  Can't it remember the IP worked last time?



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 06:03 AM

What is KitKat?  I could not stream for the 1 1/2 months I had my Asus.  After the last update, it worked.  I've had the update for all of 10 days and now the next update breaks it again.  Starting a stream forces the app to close.

 

Also..why does it require an IP validation EVERY time I launch the app?  Can't it remember the IP worked last time?

"KitKat" is the next generation of Android operating system following the current mainstream version "Jellybean".

 

I suspect the IP check is routine for those locations where DHCP assigns them randomly, as opposed to some people using reserved IP addresses for their devices.


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 01:02 PM

I reserved the IP addresses for everything on my network.  My DVR is always 192.168.1.71.  I am on KitKat v 4.4.  Streaming worked after I received the 4.4 update, but stopped after the latest DirecTV update.  Wonder why streaming is broken...yet again.

 

The reviews on the PlayStore are hammering DirecTV again.  Why can't they get this right?



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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:24 PM

Has anyone tried to stream on demand with the latest app?

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