I remember back a few years to October 6, 2010 when I was asked to take a survey from DIRECTV and it was for a product called Nomad. I was excited to hear what was coming and it started this discussion: DIRECTV Nomad
I got an email today from Directv and it asked for my feedback, when I clicked on the link I was sent to a site to take a survey.
The survey asked questions about my equipment, my choice of smartphone and viewing habits. This is where is got interesting, the next group of questions were for something called Nomad, the ability to watch my recorded dvr content anywhere.
You could load a show onto your computer or phone and take it with you, watch it on an airplane. You could also stream content over a broadband connection and watch it on your phone or computer.
This sounds like it would be awesome!! Hopefully it doesn't take too long to implement.
Well, that last line from the quote has made me laugh a little ever since I made it. The Nomad, now GenieGO, was released to those with an iPhone or PC and it seemed like forever before there was any love for the Android folks, but that time finally came at the end of May 2013 for some Android devices. Things now seem to be moving a little quicker and DIRECTV is ready to release something we've all been wanting from the beginning, remote streaming. If you have a PC or iPhone, you will be able to watch anything that is recorded on your internet connected HDDVR or Genie from your WiFi connected device. If the program is not already recorded on you Genie or HDDVR you can start the recording using the DIRECTV app and it will be available for streaming as soon as it shows in you list, even while it's recording.
Another new feature of the GenieGO/Nomad is the ability to select shows to prepare for download while you are away so they are ready to download to your device when you get home. I even learned recently that you could download shows on up to three devices at the same time. This is a great feature if you are not sure what device you will want to watch your show on, you can put it on you tablet, laptop or phone all at the same time.
There will be a few minutes of setup the first time you attempt the GenieGO Out-of-Home access. First select "GenieGO Out-of Home Access" and follow the instructions. For most users this will be mostly automatic and will take no technical ability. You will then be prompted to confirm access for each device you will want "Out-of-Home Access"
New GenieGO manual is available here: The new DTV manual for the GenieGo is at http://www.directv.c...ieGO_Manual.pdf
GenieGO Out-of Home is expected to be available for Mac and Android devices later this year but as always will not work with Jailbroken or Rooted devices.