The DirecTV iPhone app is seriously problematic for me. This is not limited to the most recent update or anything; I've had the same problem through several updates and "bug fixes."
The problem is that when I open the app, it says "Loading Channels..." for a long time, like 5 minutes at least. Then it gives me an error message saying "There was an error initializing the application. Please close the app and try again." When I do that, it does exactly the same thing again.
I have this problem at least 2/3 of the time that I open the app. It is not related to the phone falling asleep - it happens if I let the phone fall asleep and also happens if I periodically tap the screen to keep it awake. It is not related to internet connection - it happens on home wifi, office wifi, and 3G.
I did try deleting and reinstalling the app. I did it once a long time ago and again today. Did not fix the problem.
Are others having this problem? Is there a solution?