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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. Jun 5, 2013 #141 of 169
    mikek

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    I still can't pad recordings that I set up using this app.

    Can someone check if you can pad recordings? I see the option, but it never stays after I set it to add 30 minutes.

    I am using a 7 inch tab2, so maybe something on the screen is getting cut off?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2013 #142 of 169
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    Having trouble with version 1.2.2 on my Galaxy Tab 10.1

    App loads fine and can control both of my receivers (HR20 & HR21) but it won't pull the playlist from the HR20 (comes up the an error message of We were not able to access XXXX.) The remote control portion works fine so the app obviously can see the DVR and I have access set to "Allow" for all the options. I don't have Whole Home DVR but my understanding is that it's not needed for just simple access - plus it works fine on the HR21. If I go into settings for the app the IP address is correct (naturally since the remote feature works) so I'm currently at a loss as to what's happening.

    ETA: I don't have the option to to share the playlist on either device yet it does work on the HR21.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2013 #143 of 169
    peds48

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    I am not sure about the need for WHDVR. but the reason for the playlist is so that you can see your unified list and play it back on the receiver (TV) that is currently selected. If you are wanting to be able to watch your playlist on the tablet, you will need the GenieGo

    www.directv.com/nomad


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  4. Jun 9, 2013 #144 of 169
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    It's more of a curiosity question at this point as I've got a Slingbox 350 I installed a couple of weeks ago for remote TV capability. Hopefully, at some point we'll at least be able to watch stuff on the local network using the basic app so I'd like to get full access working.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2013 #145 of 169
    peds48

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    . Hopefully, at some point we'll at least be able to watch stuff on the local network using the basic app so I'd like to get full access working.


    From the way things are going with the GenieGo, it is very unlikely that this is going to happen, at least soon. DirecTV is very focused now on the GenieGo, for both in-house and on the go streaming of the DVR playlist. you can however use Directv2PC to watch your playlist on a compatible PC


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  6. Jun 9, 2013 #146 of 169
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    In that case I'd just stick with the Slingbox as I need it on a table so I can use it while I work out at home. I've used D2PC in the past and have been less than thrilled with it although it has more or less done the job. However the portability factor is what's needed now, thus, the Slingbox.
     
  7. gregchak

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    Wow! Thanks for the info. I mainly used the phone version for streaming live content. I was at a loss when I saw that live streaming was not there. You would think they would have made the streaming line one of the default panels rather than having to specifically add it. I never would have thought it would work like that. Thanks so much for the help. I guess I'll have to change my app review on play now. :)
     
  8. Aug 6, 2013 #148 of 169
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  9. dorfd1

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    The app has updated
     
  10. tzphotos.com

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    I'm not sure which tablets this is compatible with... I have a Nexus 7 (2012) and it shows not compatible.
     
  11. dorfd1

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    I'm not sure which tablets this is compatible with... I have a Nexus 7 (2012) and it shows not compatible.


    Change your qemu.sf.lcd_density to 160 and clear play store data and then the app will be downloadable.


    That is what I did on my galaxy player 4.0.
     
  12. tzphotos.com

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    I'm not sure I want to be changing settings I don't know anything about, to get this app. Does anyone know where you can d/l the apk and side load it?
     
  13. dorfd1

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    You don't need to side load it. If your tablet is rooted , setting qemu.sf.lcd_density to 160 in the build.prop will fool the device into thinking it has a 10 inch screen.

    Changing the setting is safe.

    I did that mod on my 4 inch galaxy player and I can download the app via play store.

    Try seeing if the nexus 7 forums at xda developers has a link to the apk.
     
  14. bobnielsen

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    I sideloaded the original version on my Nook Color (CyanogenMod 10.1) and it works fine. The changelog for the new version says it adds Android 4.3, while my tablet has 4.2.2. I tried changing build.prop (the qemu.sf.lcd_density line did not exist so I added it). I rebooted and Play Store still does not display this app. I guess I'll stick with the earlier version unless someone can provide a direct link the the updated app.
     
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    I sideloaded the original version on my Nook Color (CyanogenMod 10.1) and it works fine. The changelog for the new version says it adds Android 4.3, while my tablet has 4.2.2. I tried changing build.prop (the qemu.sf.lcd_density line did not exist so I added it). I rebooted and Play Store still does not display this app. I guess I'll stick with the earlier version unless someone can provide a direct link the the updated app.


    Nook color has a lower resolution. Try setting qemu.sf.lcd_density to 100. You also have to clear playstore data and reboot.

    Qemu.sf.lcd_density has to be set to a DPI value equal to or higher than a 10.1 inch screen for this mod to work.
     
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  17. mikek

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    Can someone set a recording with padding using this app and let me know if it works? I am wondering if something is getting cut off since I am using a 7 inch tablet.

    I can set the recording, but I cannot pad it. The option shows up, but it doesn't get set for the recording.

    Thanks.
     
  18. peds48

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    IIRC, padding only works for HDDVRs via the app
     
  19. dualsub2006

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    I don't know if this app is being discussed in another topic and I'm missing it, but the Android tablet app was updated Thursday. Looks and works great. 7" tablets now supported.

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  20. Santi360HD

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    wow !! better late then never!! I never thought I'd see this app EVER work..
    I posted on the topic a few pages back earlier this year..1st time I wasn't rooted then I became rooted.

    This Works !!! on Kindle Fire HD 7, with Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0.3 via Kindle OS 7.4.6
    and no restrictions like some other streaming apps because I'm rooted..

    Downloaded it from the Google Play store (had it wish listed still) and it installed without issue. for those of you still left on 7" ICS android tablets…gather around those of you who haven't flocked like sheep to iPad or newer android tablets just because they're new!!!! this is fully functional..
     

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