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DIRECTV App for Android v2.2.1 - Issues and Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, May 17, 2012.

  1. JamesTPDI

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    "Only it doesn't run non-stop. Go check your running processes, if you haven't used the app recently it won't be there. My guess? Some type of an update check. App update, program info, who knows really. I can tell you, there is no constantly running process on my phone."

    So then why would it need to start at boot?
     
  2. BubblePuppy

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

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    As can be seen in this screen shot I have 71 apps that have the same boot up requirement.
    This is not a big deal, not worthy of concern.
    As mentioned up above check your running apps after boot up and you won't find the Directv app running.

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  3. dualsub2006

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    You quoted my best guess. App update check or it's refreshing it's guide data. It may not even be starting at boot.

    Remember, just because an app asks for a permission, that doesn't mean that it is actually using it.

    I rebooted my phone one time to see if the D* app ran at boot. It either didn't, or the process closed in the short time it took me to get the settings open.

    You're better off checking out permissions like that on your own device before you get worked up about it. Sometimes, you gotta can app. Other times, it's not as bad as the permissions make it seem.
     
  4. BubblePuppy

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

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    If you're interested in checking out apps permissions there are many apps in Google Play. This is one.
    There are apps that will allow you to selectively deny permissions. Use with caution.

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  5. jacmyoung

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    Like several others, can only watch trailers. Is there a fix?
     
  6. WB3FFV

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    I have the HTC Rezound on Verizon, and though I can go in and launch the app, I can't get it to play any video, it just says "Errror in Media Player". It will let me watch the trailers, they play perfectly, but if I select play on anything it's a no go. Not sure if the 1280 resolution of the screen is an issue or not..
     
  7. lneck30

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    Im having the same trouble with dtv everywhere saying media error screen.
    I have an HTC Hero. I can watch trailers on the app flawlessly but not actual program. I did reboot and reinstall. Still nothing. Any ideas?
     
  8. lokar

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    I'm new to this android stuff but every time I try to watch something I get a message that says "Unfortunately, DirecTV has stopped." I am trying the D* app on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and haven't been able to watch anything yet. The wifi seems to work OK for other internet applications.
     
  9. BubblePuppy

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

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    Using my SGII movies play fine. If your phone is rooted try fixing permissions. I have no idea if this will help but it can't hurt.
     
  10. WB3FFV

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    I can't speak for any others, but nope my phone is stock, no root or unlock of any kind done on the phone. Wonder if they are not compatible with ICS yet..
     
  11. BubblePuppy

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

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    My SGII is rooted and I've run leaked ics and custom ics based roms and the app worked fine. You may have a device incompatibility issue.
     
  12. WB3FFV

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    Agreed, it looks like HTC and the DTV apps don't get along, that is the 1280 rez is causing issues. I guess the bottom line is, it doesn't work for everything. At the moment I am running ICS 4.0.3 which I know it pretty common..
     
  13. lokar

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    My tablet is stock too and it has ICS, I guess this just doesn't work right now.
     
  14. Sgt. Slaughter

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    Yeah thus far there are more than a handful group of people over on xda that are reporting it NOT working either on the EVO 4G LTE...

    Just tried it on my EVO 4G LTE and whenever I try to stream it says "Media Player: Error in media player".....stinks it doesn't work...stock too here so its not something ive done to the device.
     
  15. njfoses

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    Just confirming here as well. Does not work on the evo lte.
     
  16. freerein100

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    :cool:I also have an EVO LTE and I blame apple for it not working:rolleyes::uglyhamme
     
  17. Altcool

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    Nexus 7 Running 4.1.1 over wifi when trying to " watch on phone" the app reports "Unfortunately, DirecTV has stopped."
     
  18. sdirv

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    Unfortunately, the only tablet D* is currently supporting for their "Everywhere" thing is the iPad. No Android tablets are currently supported and only some android phones.

    Netflix was the same way when they started with their mobile offering, only on a few devices at first, then there was a flood of devices that worked.
     
  19. stsrep

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    I have a Rooted Samsung Galaxy Nexus cell running Jelley Bean and a LePan II tablet running ICS non-rooted.
    Both will allow me to watch trailers but no movies-it either says on screen no streaming available,error code 5100 or Directv Everywhere has stopped working.
    I spoke with Mobile App Tech at Directv and they were no help.
    WTF ??
     

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