Can I get a TiVo box with directv

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  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    The app was disabled by DirecTV after it became unsupported by Google. It was an (appropriate) business decision to remove an app that no longer functioned from the receivers.

    Whether or not the receivers could be upgraded to be compatible with Google's newer way of distributing video and if it is DirecTV's fault or YouTube's (Google's) fault that a new app did not replace the old is a deeper issue. The bottom line is that despite the salesman's comments, the receivers do not support viewing YouTube (or Netflix).
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    This we can agree on. DIRECTV® removed the app, or pretty much the URL that pointed to Youtube, because Google killed that URL. This is akin to DIRECTV® VOD pointing to HBO servers and HBO decides not to do VOD any longer.
     
  3. damondlt

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    Besides you don't need these apps if you have a smart phone and a home Network.

    Go on to YOUTUBE app on your smartphone, and click on the little Icon in the top middle right and it will show up on all connected devices on your home network which ever you choose.


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    Now choose which TV you want it to be shown on.
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    Since the Tivos and Minis are all Connected, I would Imagine this would also work on Directv connected systems.
     
  4. inkahauts

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    Awh no. Google supported a platform since basically the dawn of time. Then Google decided they wanted to charge for things so they changed their platform and obsoleted platforms that would have otherwise still worked perfectly fine today.

    It's not up to dtv to change their entire platform for something like this. Nor any of those other devices since YouTube isn't their primary function. In fact it's not even a top function of the products. Therefore this is simply a Google decision. To suggest DIRECTV should totally change all their platforms to still be able to offer YouTube is ludicrous and you know that but you prefer to spin to it being dtv at fault. It's simply not and I feel I have now said enough so that anyone reading this will see you are wrong in blaming DIRECTV for not having a YouTube app anymore.

    If dtv ever changes their platform im sure they could add it back if it was compatible with the new one for YouTube but that has nothing to do with the fact that Google is the one that changed it in the first place.

    Googles decision. Pure and simple.
     
  5. inkahauts

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    I don't think it would unless they made the DIRECTV receivers also AirPlay (or android version or windows version) compatible. Which id love mind you but that is also a major change to the platform tondo something like that.

    And even then you wouldn't have any interface on the DIRECTV boxes themselves. It would still all be on your phone. So it wouldn't satisfy any people who want it while contained in the DIRECTV box.
     
  6. damondlt

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    Not sure why people even care about those slow apps on any receivers. With Networking and Bluetooth, I never use Pandora, Youtube, apps from anything other than my smartphone.
    The phone works way better, doesn't require any waiting on flawed seperate equipment waiting for handshakes, and loading and other processes that just hinder the acual functions of the apps.

    Like I said Youtube, with 2 clicks can be brought up on any TV connected to the home network.
    If Directv can't do this, then that's sad for a claimed industry leader.
    Has anyone tried it?
    Pandora can Bluetooth directly to my home theater, car radio, with such ease I don't know how anyone can even bother to use these tv/device Built in apps.

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  7. Shades228

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    When setting up a series to record it will ask you what channel you want to record it on. Make sure you're selecting your local market channel and not 390. Another option is to go into the guide and hit the record button twice on that show. It will set it up automatically for you.

    As far as the Youtube debate you can argue it both ways. You could say that Google told DIRECTV they cannot have it if by that DIRECTV asked to have the old API used. You could argue that DIRECTV removed it if in fact the new API can be used on the HR. Either way it doesn't really matter unless you want to troll a thread.
     
  8. inkahauts

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    How exactly? You have to have an internet connect TV with the proper app to be able to do that. What app does it use? Or is it of a chrome cast type device?
     
  9. damondlt

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    Go on your you tube App from your smartphone, and follow my steps and Pics I posted above.
    I see no reason Directv Genie system wouldn't work . It's all networked.
    If your house is networked with either moca or wifi , it will show you the list of available tvs to connect.
    Smart tvs too.
    It's simple.
    I know android phones work, and my daughter's friends Ipod worked as well. You have to be signed into your home network.

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  10. inkahauts

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    I just looked and it wasn't there for my phone, so i dug into settings... The tvs have to have the youtube app in them and you have to sync your tv with it so it can know that tv can be used. SO yeah, that is the same thing, where the tv has to support signing into youtube and such. again, a totally different platform.
     
  11. camo

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    Just to clear up DNS mentioned earlier, I do qualify. The only way outside a wavier and none are granted anymore, is if OTA is not available meaning a broadcast tower within range using an outdoor antenna. (Approximately 50 miles). FCC determines this also depending on address. You can't choose which distant locals you get, It goes by zip code and if you qualify it will be LA or NYC and they are in both HD and SD. You really get screwed if your zip says you get West Coast LA feeds and you are in Central timezone. Enjoy the primetime starting at 10pm. Its wonderful staying up until 1am. Thanks a lot FCC :barf:
     
  12. harsh

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    It isn't just that a URL doesn't go anywhere any more or that Youtube has discontinued doing the one thing that they do; it is pretty much the opposite of that. It is more like when the HR10-250 could no longer play HD because HD had transitioned to MPEG4 and DIRECTV had to leave them behind.

    Google moved forward with their technology and DIRECTV, most likely due to their hard and fast policy to declare all similar hardware functionally equivalent/interchangeable, couldn't "upgrade" the 2006-2012 iterations of the equipment to be able to play it.
     
  13. damondlt

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    Than its the Tivos that make it happen.
    Because if you look at my list I only have 1 smart tv in my house.


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  14. peds48

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    so DirecTV knew in 2006 that YouTube was going to change its API.. AMAZING!!!!!




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  15. inkahauts

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    I buy that in a heart beat. But I also think it's because they are (assuming you have the latest and I think you do) run html5 as a platform I believe they also have the ability to sign in directly. It's an entirely different platform. An old TiVo won't work. Heck the current (hard to say that with a strait face) directv TiVo won't do it! I think the genies may see a new gui that will let them add it back but the older stuff I just don't see that ever happening. You tube changed to a system that is more demanding. It'd be nice to have back but.....
     
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  16. harsh

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    You take my points out of context.

    The issue is that DIRECTV hasn't sufficiently departed from the technology that they introduced nine years ago, so they must disallow those with newer technology to do something that the hardware could otherwise deliver. Consistency is a double-edged sword and in a marketplace where advances come more and more quickly, it cuts deep on both sides.
     
  17. damondlt

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    My kids are the ones that showed me this. Otherwise I would have never know.
    It works good. I like to work on my on cars and trucks, So it's nice to have YouTube on the big screen in the Garage when looking for tips, instead of using my phone.


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  18. litzdog911

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    It's not just DirecTV. My 4-yr old Panasonic BluRay player's YouTube app no longer works either.
     
  19. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    and you like to trash DirecTV at any chance possible which make you sound trollish....

    But YouTube is not an integral part of Directv, their receivers are made to receive their signals, anything else is the cherry on the top


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  20. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Oh that is nice. Nothing worse then watching a video on how to do something intricate on a tiny screen.
     

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