Directv app on a non certified tablet

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  1. Christopher Gould

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    I have an extra, cheap rca tablet, but the Google play store says it's not compatible with the tablet. Is there anyway to get the app installed on it?
     
  2. KyL416

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    What version of Android is running on the tablet? The app needs Android version 4.0 or higher and some of the cheaper tablets are only on 3.0
     
  3. dod1450

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    Is there an app that runs on Linux?
     
  4. litzdog911

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    No.
     
  5. SHS

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    Hmmm you do know that Android is Linux
     
  6. litzdog911

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    Right. But that's not the same as running on a "native" Linux OS.
     
  7. Christopher Gould

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    Android version 4.2.2. If you actually look at directv list their are only like 8 android tablet listed as compatible.
     
  8. KyL416

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    There doesn't appear to be a device blacklist for the tablet app in Google Play, I can actually install the tablet app on my phone (although because of the smaller phone screen size, I can't really do anything with it).

    Maybe the cheap tablet doesn't have one of the hardware or software requirements.
     
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    Hey what is DirecTV trying to pull?

    I go to use the app last night and it inform I needed the newest version. Go to DL it and it said my device can't run it.

    Well if the upgrade was out to screw their customer base, they're doing a good job at it.

    So what Androids version does this app run on now?
     
  10. Drucifer

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    It needs more than that now!
     
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  12. rahlquist

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    You probably got caught in the same upgrade snag I did with another app. Had App X installed on phone, running 5.x Android. App installed fine. Phone got upgrade to 6.x. New version of app released that blocks running the old version, requires you upgrade (similar to D*). So I try to upgrade, it then told me that App X is not able to run on my Device/Version of Android. Now mind you the phone has never been rooted, is on stock android. So now I have an app that I cant install, cant upgrade but worked fine up till they flipped the upgrade bit.

    Its one of those very crap grey areas that companies just dont care about.
     
  13. jimmie57

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    I have just gotten a used . LG G Pad F 8.0 LG-V495
    It is running android 5.1 and the app works fine on it. I am only using it via Wi-Fi.
     

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