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DirecTV for Android updated to 3.0, boasts voice commands and new UI


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#1 OFFLINE   Athlon646464

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:21 AM

DirecTV for Android updated to 3.0, boasts voice commands and new UI 
 
DirectTV's comprehensive app overhaul has finally jumped to a second operating system: Android. The refined UI debuted on the iPad earlier this month before migrating to the iPhone, adding a Watch Button to choose where content is played, a redesigned Info Page and more customization options in the guide. 
 
Now, these same improvements are available on Google's mobile OS, including DVR scheduling and voice search for programming. 
 
 
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Posted 29 August 2013 - 08:46 AM

Finally is a good word to use here.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:05 PM

 

DirecTV for Android updated to 3.0, boasts voice commands and new UI 
 
DirectTV's comprehensive app overhaul has finally jumped to a second operating system: Android. The refined UI debuted on the iPad earlier this month before migrating to the iPhone, adding a Watch Button to choose where content is played, a redesigned Info Page and more customization options in the guide. 
 
Now, these same improvements are available on Google's mobile OS, including DVR scheduling and voice search for programming. 
 
 
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Posted 29 August 2013 - 01:02 PM

If it's like the iOS one I have, it will see all of your HRs.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 02:15 PM

I have 4 HR24s and they are all listed, you just select one and go.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 06:00 PM

I downloaded the app, and when I open it and put in my credentials it says: "Your account receiver list could not be downloaded."



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:07 PM

What is a good Android “tablet’ that works with Directv?
What is the app capable of doing? Does it have all the functions of the remote? Is it as fast as the remote?
I have a cell phone with text capability, but not a smart phone, I’m retired and home a lot so I use my laptop for internet, plus the phone screens are too small for my old eyes.
I’m looking for a faster way for quick internet search without breaking the bank.



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Posted 29 August 2013 - 10:31 PM

I bought an Asus Transformer tablet from www.nomorerack.com for under $100.  It works great with the Direct TV app, a Kindle app, etc.  I like it a lot.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:50 AM

Everyone should know, that as far as I can tell the DirecTV android TABLET app has not yet been updated with this functionality.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:03 AM

Will this work on a Kindle Fire HD?



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:01 AM

It works now! :righton:



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:26 PM

Not good for me since I have an HR20 HD DVR, now I can no longer watch directv on my phone! Anyone know how I can roll back to the prior version?



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 04:54 PM

Everyone should know, that as far as I can tell the DirecTV android TABLET app has not yet been updated with this functionality.

My bad, I assumed if it was available for the IPad it also included the Android tablets.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:00 PM

I bought an Asus Transformer tablet from www.nomorerack.com for under $100.  It works great with the Direct TV app, a Kindle app, etc.  I like it a lot.

When you say it works with the Directv app, what specifically can you do with it?



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:57 PM

When you say it works with the Directv app, what specifically can you do with it?


I haven't usedbit in a while, but it could function as a remote control, as well as a scheduler for recordings. It was pretty cool.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:05 PM

I wish DirecTV would come out with an app for the Windows 8 phones.


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:16 PM

I haven't usedbit in a while, but it could function as a remote control, as well as a scheduler for recordings. It was pretty cool.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:56 PM

What good is this app if it can't be used anywhere other than at home, Um I'm at home with a big screen staring at my face with a remote, If GenieGo can do it (Although not everyone have the same results) than so can the android apps, It's just a moot point other than remote and live stream, they should include DVR recordings playback, although scheduling is nice considering it's been done since the original app several years ago.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:01 AM

What good is this app if it can't be used anywhere other than at home, Um I'm at home with a big screen staring at my face with a remote, If GenieGo can do it (Although not everyone have the same results) than so can the android apps, It's just a moot point other than remote and live stream, they should include DVR recordings playback, although scheduling is nice considering it's been done since the original app several years ago.

Who says it can't? Streaming comes from DirecTV, so you can't watch your recordings, but any online content they have, and it's somewhat limited, can be watched anywhere. You'll need a good data plan though. You can still setup recordings for your home DVRs. 



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:02 AM

I can't get Voice on TV to work. I put in the receiver's IP adress and I get the message "We see a Voice Enabled Receiver under your account. This phone and your Voice receiver must be on the same Wi-Fi network to use this feature. 

 

Any ideas what I am doing wrong?


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