DirectTV Android App for Tablets Updated

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  1. Athlon646464

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    DirectTV's Android App for Tablets Updated

    Version 3.1.6 adds:

    Free Movie Filter: Now you can easily find FREE movies by selecting the ‘Free’ filter .

    Recently Watched On Demand: Can't finish a show that you're watching On Demand? Now you can pick it up right where you left off, on the go! Resume watching from your tablet, mobile phone or computer, no matter where you are.

    On Demand Streaming Module: Get quick access to all of DIRECTV's newest movies and TV shows available to stream to your device.

    Links to all DirecTV Apps Here
     
  2. Drew2k

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I haven't downloaded it yet.

    It's come a long way since it first rolled out, but there are still some tweaks I'd like to see. My biggest complaint is that setting up your favorite channels in the app guide is a chore. I would love to see integration between the DIRECTV web site and the tablet, so if I configure my channels in one place the change shows up in the other. After all, I'm logging in with the same account, so hopefully this is not too much of a pipe-dream... :)
     
  3. mrdobolina

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    Just in time for my new Samsung Galaxy Tab S!!!
     
  4. Jasqid

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    For the love of God, update the windows phone app. Its been almost 3 years since last update.
     
  5. peds48

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    Perhaps it has to do that only 4 out of the 23 folks with Windows OS have DirecTV®? :rotfl:
     
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  6. dualsub2006

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    He isn't talking about Windows OS, he's talking about Windows PHONE OS. There's a big difference.

    You're just trying to be cute, I get that.

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  7. peds48

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    And that is EXACTLY what I meant. I know there are not 23 Windows OS users, but there are that many Windows Mobile users. But thanks for trying!
     
  8. dualsub2006

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    ok

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  9. mrdobolina

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    Perhaps someday "soon" they will fix the GenieGO Android app so it works on KitKat (4.4.2) tablets. I just got a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and, while I can download the app and it sees my DVRs and I can set shows up for preparing, it will not actually download the shows to the device. Their website says anything over Android 4.2 is not supported. Android 4.3 has been out for over a year. 4.4 has been out since May. No sense of urgency on DirecTV's part.
     
  10. dualsub2006

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    I just put all of season 8 of Weeds on my Nexus 7 2013, and I just finished Shipping Wars on my Nexus 7 the other day.

    I don't love my Genie Go, but even on Kit Kat 4.4.4 is one thing that it excels at.

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  11. dazed&confuzed

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    OK that explains the problem I'm having. I can prep a show but not download it to my Samsung tablet. At least the app loads now... For over a year it would not even load on the tablet. Thoroughly disgusted with the support on this app.
     
  12. dennisj00

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    No reason to be disgusted on app support. . . what if you had to program / test for 50 or so (lost count) different models of phones and tablets?

    At some point, you have too many employees testing for a free app or you run out of time testing.
     
  13. peds48

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    Right on! Although I made a “small” change...
     
  14. dennisj00

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    I had no idea it was 700. . .100 or 200 would be a show stopper.
     
  15. Steve

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    Not that it's an excuse, but the Galaxy S4 is one of the best-selling Android phones ever and the Play Store NBC app won't run on it. :nono2: Found this out recently while trying to put NBC on my hospitalized mom's phone.
     
  16. peds48

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    Perhaps that has to do with this
     
  17. peds48

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    I was short by only 3200 or so… See article here
     
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    The CBS and ABC apps work great on the S4. :shrug:

    Edited to add: She has an S4, not a Note 4.
     
  19. peds48

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    That's the problem of fragmentation. There is more “bad” than “good” to it.
     
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    Ya. What puzzles me is there could be 20 or 30 million S4s in use in the US, if not more. How can NBC afford to ignore them? :scratchin
     

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