DirectTV App (Android) Can't connect to DVR

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  1. EricRobins

    EricRobins Godfather

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    Android App, v 4.9.602 cannot connect to DVR when not at home.

    It works fine when on my home WiFi, but never otherwise. Is there a setting on my modem (AT&T fiber) to check? I keep getting the "Searching for DVR" and it just fails.

    HELP!
     
  2. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

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    The Android app has been doing that for 6 months. Has not worked out of home for me and many others.
     
  3. EricRobins

    EricRobins Godfather

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    Not what I wanted to hear. Does this mean I am SOL? I wanted an (extra) backup for watching basketball.

    Has ANYONE got it working?
     
  4. dconfer

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    Mine started working a few weeks ago. I can't tell you what I did. It just started.
     
  5. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    And 'many others' have had it working on Android devices while not at home.

    Mine was working. I haven't checked it since I went to AT&T Fiber 3 weeks ago like the TS. I do know that when I went to AT&T fiber, I had to jump through some hoops to get my Plex Server and a security camera to be visible outside of the house. With my previous Comcast internet, both work fine. For years.

    I had to go under the Firewall settings, Applications/Pinholes & DMZ and add my Plex and camera under TCP and UDP. I found two YouTube videos describing how to do this. One had good explanations, but wasn't 100% complete. The second video had all the steps, but I'm glad I watched the first one that gave me a better understanding of what I was doing.
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2017
  6. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    Another point: My android tablet wasn't working in late-December. Then I noticed on the Play Store there was a DIRECTV App and a DIRECTV for Tablet App. After I installed the Tablet app, my tablet starting working fine. Both versions on the Play store are 4.9.602.
     

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