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DIRECTV App for Android Tablets v1.1.3: Initial Release Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Apr 8, 2013 #121 of 169

    mikek Godfather

    May 17, 2007
    I am running the app on a 7 inch Galaxy Tab2.

    I love the app and almost everything works great.

    I am having problems getting the recording options to "take".

    I have tried to change them but they always revert back to the original setting.

    For example I have tried to change the default to "keep until I delete" but it won't stay.

    I have also tried to add 30 minutes to a recording but it always reverts back to stop on time.

    Any ideas?
  2. Apr 9, 2013 #122 of 169

    utlimate_ed Cool Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    Well, thanks to you guys, I was able to side load on to my Nexus 7 and life is good.

    What's funny is that it is much much more responsive than on the Ipad.
  3. Vinny*

    Vinny* Legend

    May 17, 2008
    Is this ever going to be compatible with the Kindle Fire HD 7 inch display without having to back into it and change resolutions?
  4. mattbooty

    mattbooty AllStar

    Jul 19, 2007
    I like the app, but two things that would make it indespensable woud be (as mentioned before) let me stream recorded shows when I'm withibn my home network. I don't have a tv in my bedroom, and often use my tablet there, it would be nice to be able to watch shows I've previously recorded. The live streaming is nice, but i would guess few people savvy enough to use the tablet app warch very little live tv anyways hehe.

    The other feature that would be nice woud be managing series passes on it. We can see our recordings and schedule new ones, but would be nice to delete or change the options on existing ones.
  5. mystic7

    mystic7 Icon

    Dec 9, 2007
    It's more like a glorified remote control. I can't believe Time Warner's app lets you watch any channel (except locals) on a tablet, but I can't with the Directv app. Lame.
  6. Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    DirecTV lets you stream live versions of any of the channles they have the content rights to do so.

    Last I knew Time Warner let you watch any channel they carried, and they were getting sued over that since they don't specifically have the rights to be streaming some of those channels (they evidently thought if they had the right to broadcast the channel, they could stream it too, and the channels feel otherwise).
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  7. sean67854

    sean67854 AllStar

    May 9, 2007
    Did you have to do anything special to get it to connect to your receivers?
  8. makaiguy

    makaiguy Icon

    Sep 24, 2007
    Aiken, SC
    Acer Iconia 7" tablet. Shown as not compatible, but side loaded and seems too run well.
  9. Santi360HD

    Santi360HD Icon

    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
    speaking of android apps...the official DBS Talk app in google play store is bricked with the main site's overhaul...i un-installed it yesterday
  10. coolman302003

    coolman302003 2014 NBA CHAMPIONS!

    Jun 2, 2008
  11. Santi360HD

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    Oct 6, 2008
    New York City
  12. lotbass

    lotbass Mentor

    Mar 24, 2007
    I have a similar issue with my hp Touchpad running CM 10...

    I can only stream 5 channels: AUDIENCE, axs.tv, Sony Movie Channel, SHORTS and bein sport.
    Interestingly, they all have the "ON THE GO" logo.
    Many other channels appear in the "Live TV Streaming" panel, but don't have the "ON THE GO" logo, and won't stream.

    Makes me think the tablet doesn't believe I am on the same network with my receiver, but I can see what I am watching on my receiver and change channels on it.

    The phone app on my same tablet allows me to live stream dozens of channels.
    ipad app (on an ipad, of course :)) also lets me stream dozens of channels.

    In addition, when I do stream one of those 5 channels using the tablet app, the video is squished. On the same channel & program, the aspect ratio is correct via the phone app.

    (Also, I have a problem mentioned in another post... the 'buttons' (like "Share") get cropped in some cases.)
  13. pdawg17

    pdawg17 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 17, 2006
    That is exactly what I see. Bummer. I've tried setting static and dynamic IPs for the DVRs but no change. Must be something within the TP. Even upgraded to a 4.2.2 rom but same.
  14. Draconis

    Draconis New Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    I'm having an issue trying to enable receiver control. The Android app is not detecting my HR24 and when I enter the IP address manually the validate button never enables itself, so I enter the IP, and all I can do is go back.

    I tried force-closing then app, then clearing all data, signing back in, and had the same issue.
  15. May 4, 2013 #135 of 169

    Nofences Legend

    Jan 12, 2007
    I have an Asus TF300T on the same network as my 3 HR20 receivers, the app worked before, but my old SWM-8 recently died and the technician replaced my dish, now I am back up and running on all receivers, but my app no longer works. It will not validate any of my receivers IP addresses. I can ping the receiver from my tablet, verified the receivers are all connected, and able to be controlled by external devices, but still can not connect. Anyone have any idea. My HP Touchpad is able to see all of the receivers and connect to them (though I am having the same problem as others in that I can not watch show on my TP). I have uninstalled the app from my tablet and re-installed from Play store. RBR'ed all of my receivers, Even put one of my receivers in to the DMZ on my router, but I am still unable to connect. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    EDIT: Though the app says it can not locate the receivers, I can select the remote tab at the top and control my downstairs receiver, it will not update the "What's Playing" portion of the app, nor can I schedule a recording to any receiver.

    Update: This issue on my system was being caused by the App AdBlockPlus, I disabled it and it is working again. Just so happens I installed it while the DirecTV system was down.
  16. Draconis

    Draconis New Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    My tablet just downloaded version 1.2.2.

    It fixed the issue I was having where I could not manually enter the IP address for the IRD it was not detecting.
  17. BubblePuppy

    BubblePuppy Good night dear Smoke... love you & "got your butt

    Nov 3, 2006
    For those who need to side-load the app here is a link to the update apk: http://d-h.st/9hd
  18. pdawg17

    pdawg17 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 17, 2006
    Darn. Was hoping the update would fix the problem with my Touchpad where I cannot stream live tv. All channels other than "on the go" channels are still greyed out...
  19. makaiguy

    makaiguy Icon

    Sep 24, 2007
    Aiken, SC
    I'm new to this Android stuff. Do I need to uninstall the old version before side loading the new one?
  20. dorfd1

    dorfd1 Icon

    Jul 15, 2008
    I just did another build.prop mod on my 4 inch Galaxy player and android now thinks I have a 10 inch screen even though the screen is 4 inches. this mod allows me to download this app through the play store. I no longer have to side load this app.

    my Galaxy player 4.0 has cm10 on it.


    if you are using 160 DPI on a 7 inch tablet. try setting qemu.sf.lcd_density=160 in the build.prop.

    download a screen info app to check to see if the screen size has changed. if it is at least 10 inches do the clear market data thing and the DirecTV tablet app should become downloadable from the play store.

    for other screen sizes you will have to experiment with different values.

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