Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:20 PM
Unless you have a directv.com login, there is currently no way to even get in to the application, let alone being able to switch it to Commercial Mode. Currently, DirecTV commercial customers can not create a directv.com login; hopefully, this is about to change.
We have had a DirecTV Private Office account for over 10 years now. Frankly, it's getting a little old constantly taking a back seat to DirecTV's residential customers. Maybe "back seat" isn't quite accurate, it really feels more like the trunk. There are a number of areas where our options lag significantly behind those of residential users. Stuart already mentioned several, but there are others including: some channels are unavailable for purchase, no MRV (Genie) availability (though it worked fine throughout the building during the brief CE beta), extremely limited On Demand programming availability, no online account management (inexcusable in 2013), no HBO Go with our Entertainment Unlimited package (or any similar programming options requiring DirecTV account authentication), etc. Of course, I recognize that some of these restrictions are mandated by programming providers, but not all.
Overall, we're still happier with DirecTV than we were with Cable. I'm encouraged by the release notes on this version of DirecTV's iPad app and I sincerely hope that it's a sign that DirecTV is moving towards trying to make commercial customer services more on par with residential customer services.