DirecTV for Android updated to 3.0, boasts voice commands and new UI

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Athlon646464, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. OnTheRidge

    OnTheRidge Cool Member

    Jan 10, 2009
    Sammy, most call centers have a "clean desk" policy to prevent agents from (accidentally or intentionally) removing customer information from the premises; the only electronic devices they can use are their computer and phone. Even pencil and paper are forbidden in many centers.
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  2. MikeW

    MikeW Hall Of Fame

    May 16, 2002
    I'm having the same issue as Sammy CL. Works fine on iPad and I can ping the android device and recievers from my computer so I know they are on the same network. If I don't have and don't intend on introducing an RVU client to my environment, will I not be able to see my recievers on my android tablet? I have an HR34, HR20-700, 2 HR24-700s and a few other recievers. The tablet is the ASUS Nexus 7.
  3. wxguy

    wxguy AllStar

    Feb 17, 2008
    I keep seeing the Directv ad that shows how easy it is to do this voice thing. OK, so I tried again to see if my android phone would work on my system. I get the same response as before, it sees voice activated receivers on my account, but doesn't hook up. I enter the IP address but never hooks up.

    So I decided to look at the website for guidance. Hmmm. Says it only works on receivers I don't have, plus after looking farther down the page I see it only works with certain phone models, and mine isn't listed.

    Seems like marketing department and IT dept don't match up on capabilities. Am I misreading what this software is supposed to do, or is this one of those things that is screwed up like the latest government venture into software development? This is as bad as the Directv dvr to pc program that was floated out a few years ago, but I couldn't use it because only a limited set of computers had all the hardware that would allow it.

    I wish they would quit doing all this development on new features and just make my boxes work so it doesn't take 15 seconds to change channels.
  4. mrdobolina

    mrdobolina AllStar

    Aug 28, 2006
    A Mile High
    What receivers do you have, wxguy? The voice search feature will only output results onscreen for the HR24's, the HR34's and the HR44's, as far as I know.
  5. wxguy

    wxguy AllStar

    Feb 17, 2008
    HR22/100 The app says I have voice enabled receivers on my account. Same programmers that worked on Obamacare. I don't have the right cell phone either.
  6. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    While voice search works with any HDDVRs, "on TV" feature only works with HR24 and above.
  7. mrjacobrussell

    mrjacobrussell New Member

    Jun 4, 2013
    LOL you think you talked to a manager.

    I have also had issues with this app since the update , I was able to make it see my dvrs by manualy entering the IP but then it forgets them. seams like its a buggy update to me,
  8. gpg

    gpg Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2006
    Long Island
    I had the same problem, but once I deleted and reinstalled the app, it remembers my receivers. It does take about 30 seconds after the app opens for the receivers to show up, however.
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  9. mrjacobrussell

    mrjacobrussell New Member

    Jun 4, 2013
    Sounds like software as usual. "Trash user, Re-install" :D

    I know that fixes a lot of iOS / Directv issues but I've never ran into an issue on my Droid that I needed to actualy uninstall and reinstall before.
  10. mrjacobrussell

    mrjacobrussell New Member

    Jun 4, 2013
    A second update came out and now its detecting my receivers and clients, working fine now.
  11. balboadave

    balboadave Legend

    Mar 3, 2010
    That worked for me too. Thanks.

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