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DIRECTV Application for iPad 1.3.1: First Look/Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 17, 2011.

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  1. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...
    Anyway the video quality is really good!

    Back to the jailbreak thing... it's one thing to block STREAMING from jailbroken devices, but it should still allow you to remote control your receivers. It should just not ask you if you want to add on the live tv streaming. No idea that it's there, no idea that it *needs* to be 'fixed'.

    Not that you can pirate anything off of it. Even on a jailbroken device, it plays on the screen. Plus they double authenticate you 1) DirecTV username and password and 2) checks home network for presence of your receiver.

    I can't see what else you could do besides just use the app like any normal unjailbroken ipad.
  2. Smidgerine

    Smidgerine Mentor

    Jun 2, 2007
    Yes I got it working on my jail broken iPad too. I wonder if I VPN from my office tomorrow if I can use the app on the iPad? I think my cisco rv220 will make it look like I'm on my home network, right?
  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I think we can have a rational discussion about whether or not it "should" be allowed to work on a jailbroken device, but in the meantime there are contracts in place, and decisions have been made. DIRECTV will continue to exercise its right to build the app so that jailbroken devices are excluded.
  4. DodgerKing

    DodgerKing Hall Of Fame

    Apr 28, 2008
    Scratch that. It is even more useless than before as now I cannot use it at all because my iPad is JB.

    JB tablet with other APPs that allow me to stream the same channels from the same DVR anywhere is more important than a fancy remote APP that allows me to stream a limited number of channels within my house only. JB stays and DirecTV APP goes
  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I don't think that would work.
  6. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I would also like to say publicly, that I've decided that discussion of enabling this app to work on a jailbroken device is against forum rules. It's open to interpretation but I think it violates the rule against infringing on the rights of others.

    If you have any questions, please PM me. Do not post your questions here.
  7. markrubi

    markrubi Icon

    Oct 12, 2006
    Useless if I can't take it on the road. I have several hd tv's I paid good money for. Plus watching on reg tv I won't go over my Internet cap whenever ATT gets their meter right and starts actually capping me.

    Will streaming from a remote network ever be possible?
  8. cypherx

    cypherx Hall Of Fame

    Aug 27, 2010
    PA - Berks...

    Well it is possible to get working, but it's not something an ordinary person would understand how to do. If they are not really tech savvy they may say "do what now?".

    So I think DirecTV is safe in that regard.

    I guess what angered me is that the application as a remote control, dvr programmer, and guide fail to function if the device is jailbroken. However in the prior version they had no issue whatsoever the status of the device. Sure it's because the prior version did not show live content from the respective content owners.

    I will just casually express that I believe that DirecTV should just omit the streaming feature if the device is Jailbroken. After all there is nothing wrong with a simple remote control application (heck waltzremote.com can do it). When I upgraded and did my little tweak to get it to work, it ASKED me if I wanted to enable the live TV streaming add on. I think this question should just not even be asked if the device is Jailbroken. This way you are still allowed in the app for the guide and control features, but what you don't know doesn't hurt you. You don't know you can't do streaming because your jailbroken? Well then your not expecting to do streaming! Everybody wins!

    Thats all I really have to say about that topic and how it applies to DAFI. I could certainly write a book about how I feel about jailbreaking or rooting a device you own, but that topic can really branch out well beyond DirecTV. :)

    Have a good one guys.
  9. Stewpidity

    Stewpidity Godfather

    Jan 25, 2008
    wow pretty sweet addition, very nice
  10. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    For the 3rd quarter of 2011, sales of Android tablets accounted for 27% of all new tablets sold. That's not a statistical insignificance when more than a quarter of all new tablet sales are for Android devices. The number of Android tablet apps grows daily, and now it's just a waiting game to see when DIRECTV will share the tablet love with the new kid on the block... but I have no doubt it will happen. Soon.
  11. Diana C

    Diana C Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    I would just point out that the Blockbuster app declines to start on a rooted Android so I expect the DirecTV app for Android (should one be released) will be the same.
  12. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    Regarding the jailbreaking issue, you have to look at it from Directv's point of view. There are too many unknowns when it comes to jailbreaking and the purpose of the jailbreak. DirecTV simply needed to make a choice on which one to support. It can't be both especially when you look at it regarding time and money.
  13. gio12

    gio12 Icon

    Jul 31, 2006
    Sorry, thats crap! It worked before. They wrote simple simple piece of code to check for the jailbreak. they could easy omit this and just let people use their device like they did before.
    The hardware is NOT their property, its mine.
  14. Garry

    Garry Legend

    Jul 4, 2006
    While it's a nice app, I agree that I wish it could stream when I am not at home.
    When I first saw the first look (while at work), at first blush, I thought that was it was for. Oh well. As you said, I have tvs in most rooms of my house.
  15. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Hadn't use the last version of the app too much but this version brought me back. I don't have a tv on the patio but where I live the weather is great in the evenings. Sitting on the patio with this app means I don't have to be inside the house to watch everything. Hopefully more content will be available but for now, its very cool.
  16. Alebob911

    Alebob911 Hall Of Fame

    Mar 22, 2007
    The hardware might be yours but without software what would you end up with? Most people that buy these products are looking for a stable easy to use reliable product.DIRECTV did the right thing with this.
  17. BudShark

    BudShark New Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    Actually there is a piece in that you are missing. Your legally paid for DirecTV content is authorized for legally complying DirecTV systems. And the ONLY legal DirecTV system on an iPad is the DirecTV app running on a non-Jailbroken device. Otherwise, you are not legally following the agreement you signed with DirecTV.

    So if you want to make a BIG deal out of it, yes, you are technically breaking legal agreements. Otherwise, it would be best to "stick it to the man" quietly without making a big deal out of it, thereby requiring an "equally" big response. By screaming from the mountaintop all you are doing is encouraging and pointing DirecTV and Apple towards a solution to stopping your workaround and pushing DBSTalk into having to comply with the very grey area of what is legal jailbreaking and what is illegal DMCA violation.
  18. Thaedron

    Thaedron Hall Of Fame

    Jun 29, 2007
    Wow, very nice, can't wait to check it out.
  19. hbkbiggestfan

    hbkbiggestfan Godfather

    May 24, 2007
    This is cool... if you don't have a slingbox that is. I can watch anything from my DIRECTV service, anywhere, on my iPad, Android phone or Android tablet. NO LIMITS. Trumped!
  20. hbkbiggestfan

    hbkbiggestfan Godfather

    May 24, 2007
    Looks like you need spell check on your PC and/or tablet...
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