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DirecTV App for iPhone v3.0.x: Issues/Discussion


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#1 OFFLINE   coolman302003

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:49 PM

DIRECTV App for iPhone v3.0.0 is available in the App Store now and through updates on your device. 
 
New Features: 
 
• Completely redesigned look and navigation
• New Menu to make browsing your content easier
• New TV Shows section
• New filter capabilities based on where you want to view your programming- on your iPhone or on your TV
• Set your favorite channels in the guide
• Redesigned Info Page for a more visual experience
• New Watch Button that combines all the ways you can watch a program on your iPhone or TV into a single location
 
Note: This will be the last update that supports iOS 5. Future updates will require iOS 6 or later.
 
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#2 OFFLINE   coolman302003

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:00 AM

The favorites list also appears to not have a limit to the amount you can add; you do have to go though and setup on the app as it does NOT allow access to the favorites on the receiver. Works very much as the website Guide where you click the Heart icon next to each channel you want added.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:14 AM

Interesting, thanks for posting. Just downloaded.
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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:55 AM

Test searches for either Big Bang Theory or The Big Bang Theory don't find any of the FOX or TBS airings of the show.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 07:07 AM

Issue: Guide Filter Sub-Type Resetting

I went and created My Favorites list and then set the Guide to filter by My Channels: My Favorites. As soon as you go to another menu option (or switch out the app and back in), the filter reverts to My Channels: Guide. This sub-setting to should hold just like the parent setting of whether to use All Channels or My Channels.

 

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:55 AM

Looks great.  I'm not at home to test on home network though, but I guess they still didn't add a remote control?  So I still have to use two apps, DTV iRemote and DirecTV.

 

Seems like you can find a show in the guide and play it on TV though?  Still no menu, list, back, 0 through 9, arrow keys, ch +/-, power, exit, etc...

 

I like IP remote, even though press and hold doesn't work (like press and hold exit to toggle SD/HD).  IP remote is great when you lost the remote, or watching a receiver's output feeding another room.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:04 AM

Yup still no remote.  Voice control is as close as it gets


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

Any chance getting an update for the DirecTV Windows Phone App?  (last updated in 2012)  

 

Wrong topic I know but could not find any relevant recent discussions through search.  

 

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:10 PM

Anyone try the new version on a jailbroken iPhone?  I don't want to grab the update until I know if it will work or not.  Anyone know if the update for the Sunday Ticket app works on a jailbroken iPhone either?


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:38 PM

Anyone try the new version on a jailbroken iPhone?  I don't want to grab the update until I know if it will work or not.  Anyone know if the update for the Sunday Ticket app works on a jailbroken iPhone either?

Don't have Sunday Ticket, but the same fix for the previous version of DirecTV iphone app works for this version as well.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:49 PM

Interesting, thanks for posting. Just downloaded.

 

Same here. Thanks!


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:07 PM

Seems like you can find a show in the guide and play it on TV though? Still no menu, list, back, 0 through 9, arrow keys, ch +/-, power, exit, etc...

Correct, IP Control has been added. You select the show or movie and click Watch -> Watch on TV and it changes the channel on the receiver you currently have selected in the settings, very similar to how the third party apps work.

Also, at least on the Genie DVRs anyway, you can select an on demand title from within the app and it will start playing instantly without having to open the playlist and start it manually.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:53 PM

Feels like a lot more clicks to watch live TV on the iPhone. Well the app feels quicker though so that's a plus. Would like quick channel change up / down or the ability to browse the guide (or mini guide of some sort) while watching live TV on the iPhone.

That plus full remote control, plus full playlist management (series, to do, space left indicator, etc) would all be on my wish list.

I really like the new design though. Takes some getting used to with all these iPhone apps starting to consolidate their navigation into a top left button. It's nice things are getting unified though.


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:00 PM

Anyone try the new version on a jailbroken iPhone?  I don't want to grab the update until I know if it will work or not.  Anyone know if the update for the Sunday Ticket app works on a jailbroken iPhone either?

Both apps work fine with Xcon


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:01 AM

Both apps work fine with Xcon

 

Thanks.  I updated both apps yesterday and already have xcon.  About went nuts last year when I grabbed an update that made the app quit working.  The next time I get a new phone (waiting on the next iPhone) it will not be jailbroken.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:08 AM

  The next time I get a new phone (waiting on the next iPhone) it will not be jailbroken.

Yup, I getting tired of instability of JB.  Apple is catching up with JB features but there are still a few that Apple needs to fix


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:11 AM

Getting to watch live was a b*tch kitty. Otherwise Mongo impressed.

 

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 11:50 AM

Getting to watch live was a b*tch kitty. Otherwise Mongo impressed.

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I agree! In addition the ability to browse live streaming channel guide while content is playing. See the new iphone YouTube app for a working example.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:45 PM

Getting to watch live was a b*tch kitty. Otherwise Mongo impressed.

 

Don "a live streaming menu item would be *really" I mean *REALLY* nice" Bolton

 

You got your wish Don:

 

DIRECTV App for iPhone  updated to 3.1.006

 

New: Live TV streaming added to the menu. New video player design. New menu button. Graphic updates. Bug fixes and optimizations for iOS7.


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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:23 PM

Yeah that's cool!!!!

 

But I did since learn I could set guide to only show what could be watched on the iPhone after experimentation so had worked around it.

 

This does make the app consistent (at least more so) with its iPaid brethren.

 

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 05:14 PM

Yeah the live streaming menu is a great improvement! Now only if it didn't stop the audio when going into the info or browsing the guide. Also a remote control function would be nice as well as full DVR management. Sent from my iPad using DBSTalk mobile app

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 07:52 AM

Here's a link to a story with details about the app's new features:

 

http://www.iclarifie...ations-and-more


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 08:24 PM

are we ever gonna see true directv everywhere OUTSIDE the house ? seriously, the apps are cool and all, but allowing us to watch on the road is what will make this the best app

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 10:13 PM

For a while now we've had HBO GO and MAX GO available for streaming everywhere, and of course, GenieGo, for an extra cost, gives that flexibility for streaming recorded programs. 


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 06:22 AM

For a while now we've had HBO GO and MAX GO available for streaming everywhere, and of course, GenieGo, for an extra cost, gives that flexibility for streaming recorded programs.


True, but those are at an additional cost, just like the Sunday ticket app. I love being able to watch the games when out.

if they can offer true directv everywhere for an additional reasonable cost , I think people would sign up for it.




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