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DirecTv Everywhere or not everywhere

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Birdieman30, May 28, 2012.

  1. May 28, 2012 #1 of 116
    Birdieman30

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    What am I missing? On the road and I decided to try out the new DirecTv Everywhere for a Stanley Cup playoff game on NBC Sports. It appears I could only remotely set my home DVR to record the target programming. I could not watch live programming with the iPad except on my home network. Not sure why I would want to watch live programming on my iPad when I am at home where I have 3 TV options. Looking at the D* website, there are 10 "networks" that are available for streaming by signing in on the "network" website with your D* login info and there is some premium channel content available for streaming. I understand there are technical and network issues with such an undertaking, but is this just more marketing smoke and mirrors, and shouldn't it be called "Some DirecTv, Someplaces".
     
  2. May 28, 2012 #2 of 116
    Xsabresx

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    I took it to mean that it was still new and channels would be added over time. Right now it is pretty much just a portal for the "Go" networks it seems. Never expected it to tbe permanent though.
     
  3. May 28, 2012 #3 of 116
    goinsleeper

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    If you go on their website you will see it still has 'beta' next to it. It's a work in progress. It's also not a slingbox. You may not have a use for watching tv on you iPad while at home but some people would like to walk around the house without missing a minute. Currently, the only thing for streaming is going to be On Demand content from specific providers. Keep an eye out for updates. Also keep in mind this is a free feature. ;)
     
  4. May 28, 2012 #4 of 116
    onebadmofo

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    What really bothers me is how the directv app doesn't work on a Jailbroke ipad/iphone.

    Apparently, DTV is in bed with Apple...
     
  5. May 28, 2012 #5 of 116
    goinsleeper

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    I know right! No love for people using devices against company policies!
     
  6. May 28, 2012 #6 of 116
    mreposter

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    TV Everywhere.*
    *Not all TV and not everywhere. Certain restrictions apply.
     
  7. May 28, 2012 #7 of 116
    andrewj0781

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    I thought there was a jailbroken app that will trick your iphone/ipad to thinking it won't be jailbroken?
     
  8. May 28, 2012 #8 of 116
    Laxguy

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    Really? Could it be that DIRECTV® plays by the rules? :nono2:
     
  9. May 28, 2012 #9 of 116
    sshams95

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    Yes. Look for it in cydia ...I think it is called directv fix for iPad. Also download Excon.
     
  10. May 28, 2012 #10 of 116
    Combat Medic

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    For being in Beta they sure made it annoyingly prominent on their webpage.
     
  11. May 28, 2012 #11 of 116
    onebadmofo

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    First off Jailbreaking isn't illegal. Second, rules?? What stinkin rules??? :hurah:
     
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    onebadmofo

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    Just jailbroke from 4.3.3 to 5.1.1 so not working yet...:(

    Gonna hold of on 5.1.1 on iPhone til I can get it working on iPad2 on 5.1.1....
     
  13. May 30, 2012 #13 of 116
    man_rob

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    DirecTV Everywhere is a sad, sad, joke compared to the other carriers streaming options. DirecTV was caught with their pants down on mobile technology.
     
  14. May 30, 2012 #14 of 116
    RunnerFL

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    The packages are "DirecTV iPad Patch" and "xCon".
     
  15. May 30, 2012 #15 of 116
    crawdad62

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    It's my understanding that it has more to do with having control in regards to DRM which they (content providers) lose on jailbroken devices.
     
  16. May 30, 2012 #16 of 116
    RunnerFL

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    That is correct. It has nothing to do with anyone being in bed with anyone.
     
  17. May 30, 2012 #17 of 116
    RACJ2

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    Hopefully it will get better, because currently its Premium Channel TV Everywhere. The only reason I get DIRECTV anywhere is because I have a Slingbox. Although I actually have access to TWC's online programming through my parents account.
     
  18. May 30, 2012 #18 of 116
    smithrh

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    Sad commentary, but unfortunately very true.
     
  19. May 30, 2012 #19 of 116
    TBlazer07

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    Works fine. ;)
     
  20. May 30, 2012 #20 of 116
    TBlazer07

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    Now THAT is funny! Kind of like "Unlimited Data" and "Macy's 20% off everything in the store."
     

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