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Watch recorded programs on Android phone?


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#1 OFFLINE   RVD26

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Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:40 AM

I have the DirecTV app for my Android Phone and my Genie receiver is connected to my home network.

Is there any way to play the recorded programs from the DVR on my phone?



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:23 PM

http://www.directv.c...hnology/geniego

The declaration on the page about GenieGo requiring a Genie may come as a surprise to many who have previously used it without a Genie.
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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:28 PM

I have the DirecTV app for my Android Phone and my Genie receiver is connected to my home network.

Is there any way to play the recorded programs from the DVR on my phone?

Yes, with a GenieGo unit and the Andriod app for it.


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

http://www.directv.c...hnology/geniego

The declaration on the page about GenieGo requiring a Genie may come as a surprise to many who have previously used it without a Genie.

First sentence in the description:

 

GenieGO™ works with your Genie or HD DVR


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Posted 28 September 2013 - 05:37 PM

Note that as of today, DirecTV does not support OOH for Android, just "in-home"


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 08:32 PM

Thanks.

Looks like they're charging $99 for this service though.

Any way DirecTV will waive the fee?

 

EDIT:  Just called DirecTV and they were able to waive the fee (I just had to pay for shipping and handling).

The GenieGo unit should get here on Wednesday.

Thanks guys.


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:42 PM

First sentence in the description:
 
GenieGO™ works with your Genie or HD DVR

Maybe it is just the $99 price that requires a Genie.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 02:39 PM

But...unless one goes to Sling, we're not going to get prerecorded material outside the home from DirecTV, right?



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 03:18 PM

There's no monthly fee with this thing, right?

I forgot to ask while I was on the phone.



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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:15 PM

Rvd no add'l fees and as far as I understand, you own that piece of equipment

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:33 PM

Nope. No monthly fee. Also, if it helps clarify how D* looks at them. I don't have a genie. My friend gave me his GenieGo. I plugged it in and it didn't work. I called D* and after being transferred to several CSRs, I got one who understood that I just needed GenieGo to be authorized on my acct. Ba-da-bing, ba-da-boom, Bon Jovi. And I now have a working GenieGo that I didn't pay a cent for.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 04:45 PM

Thanks.
Looks like they're charging $99 for this service though.
Any way DirecTV will waive the fee?

EDIT: Just called DirecTV and they were able to waive the fee (I just had to pay for shipping and handling).
The GenieGo unit should get here on Wednesday.
Thanks guys.

How did you get them to waive the fee? I think I'm going to give it a shot later. I'd prefer to start with what's known to work.

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:29 PM

But...unless one goes to Sling, we're not going to get prerecorded material outside the home from DirecTV, right?

at least not with Android, yet


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Posted 01 October 2013 - 09:53 PM

How did you get them to waive the fee? I think I'm going to give it a shot later. I'd prefer to start with what's known to work.

Got mine free through Retention. In fact, that's the only dept. I can get anything free short of an official promotion.

 

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Posted 01 October 2013 - 10:00 PM

at least not with Android, yet

 

Yea, I was thinking regular old PCs when I posted.  thanks!



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:16 PM

Got mine free through Retention. In fact, that's the only dept. I can get anything free short of an official promotion.

Non-stop sub. since '95, kill'em with kindness approach, and friendly chit-chat throughout the call, is a big part of it too of course.

No go for me. They said the best they could do was give it to me for $70.

Screw that. I'll just buy a slingbox. That way I don't have to worry about it not working with my new provider if I ever leave directv.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:26 PM

How did you get them to waive the fee? I think I'm going to give it a shot later. I'd prefer to start with what's known to work.

 

I simply asked them to.  I've been with DirecTV since 2007, but I don't think I'm currently under contract.

 

Anyway, I received the GenieGo today and I'd love to report on how great it is.

However, I can't get the thing to work on my phone.

I downloaded the app on my phone, but it just stays stuck on the screen that says "Activating your GenieGo".

It's working on my PC, but honestly the video quality looks really crappy.

Any help on how to get this thing working on my phone?



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 04:51 PM

At the risk of getting torched, do people really watch TV on their phone at home where all the TV's are?  Or is this a case of wanting the technology just because it is there.  I'm just curious as I can't think of a possible reason why I would want to watch a TV program on my phone at home, so I'm sure I am missing something.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:12 PM

Gordon,

 

I'm with you.  I tried to watch on my phone once in the airport, waiting for a flight.  It was so ridiculous on that screen that I stopped.  I won't even watch on my laptop mini.  Just on my 17 inch laptop.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:19 PM

At the risk of getting torched, do people really watch TV on their phone at home where all the TV's are? Or is this a case of wanting the technology just because it is there. I'm just curious as I can't think of a possible reason why I would want to watch a TV program on my phone at home, so I'm sure I am missing something.

Gordon,I'm with you. I tried to watch on my phone once in the airport, waiting for a flight. It was so ridiculous on that screen that I stopped. I won't even watch on my laptop mini. Just on my 17 inch laptop.
Yes. I use my slingbox all the time. The problem is mine is the first slingbox model made back in the day. When I bring up the app on my phone I get a message saying my model isn't officially supported by the app and it may not work correctly. It also has a link to buy a newer unit, of course.

Then after it connects, my genie displays a huge message in front of the video display saying the device is sd and I need to hold the exit key on the remote to put the receiver in sd mode. Of course, I don't want to do that because the genie is also connected via hdmi to a high def 3D tv.

The message will go away after a minute or so and I can then watch live tv on my phone. If I try to access the menu, to watch a recording, I just get that message and never get access to the menu. So I'm limited to live tv until I upgrade my slingbox.

I use it all the time when I'm at work and there's a good game on. I also use it at home when I'm in the bathroom, lol. Sometimes I use it at home when I'm in the kitchen too. It's really useful. More useful when I'm not home, but still useful at home.

It would be a lot better if the hardware was all compatible and worked without the glitches and limitations of the older slingbox. It'll be much better when I get my new slingbox.

They're like $300 so it would have been cool if directv would have given me the geniego for free. I know the $70 they quoted me on the price is cheaper than the $300 for a new slingbox 500 unit, but the slingbox isn't limited to directv either so I could take it with me to cable or whatever in the future. And it has a lot more features too, like working over the net.

Edited by BlackDynamite, 04 October 2013 - 06:24 PM.





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