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DIRECTV iPhone App makes Top 10

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Apr 7, 2009 #1 of 23
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    DIRECTV DVR Scheduler for iPhone(TM) and iPod(R) Touch Downloaded over 100,000 Times in First Four Days of Availability on Apple App Store

    New App Vaults into the Top Ten Free Apps After Just One Week

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Apr 07, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- DIRECTV today announced its DVR Scheduler App has been downloaded over 100,000 times since its launch on March 30, 2009 and has vaulted into the top ten free apps in the Apple App Store after just one week. The new app allows customers to tap the DIRECTV icon on their iPhone(TM) or iPod(R) touch to begin remotely scheduling and recording DIRECTV programming on their home DVR - wherever they are.

    The new app combines the innovative Multi-Touch user interface of iPhone and iPod touch with an improved search function that enables users to quickly browse the entire programming guide by channel or date and time and schedule programs up to 14 days in advance. A keyword search option also lets the viewer search DIRECTV shows by actor, title, and description and the guide can be customized for easier viewing and program selection. Once a program is located, viewers have detailed information like air date, duration, and description at their fingertips. The most popular shows will display a colorful graphic that can be tapped to view more images of the cast. DIRECTV customers can then easily set a remote recording with additional options and settings, and simply touch to record.

    The DIRECTV DVR Scheduler app is available for free from Apple's App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.

    For more information customers can visit www.directv.com/iphone.

    DIRECTV has led the industry in the application of remote DVR scheduling technology - its customers have been using the complimentary service on their cell phones and computers since early last year, scheduling nearly 5-million recordings on their home DVRs to date. Future versions of the application will offer DIRECTV VOD search and remote record, content recommendations and ratings, and streaming of show and movie trailers.

    About DIRECTV, Inc.

    DIRECTV, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTV), the nation's number one satellite TV service, presents the finest television experience available to more than 17.6 million customers in the United States and is leading the HD revolution with more than 130 HD channels. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over 265 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming, industry-leading customer satisfaction (which has surpassed national cable companies for eight years running) and superior technologies that include advanced DVR and HD-DVR services and the most state-of-the-art interactive sports packages available anywhere. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please call 1-800-DIRECTV or visit www.directv.com.


    Darris Gringeri, 212-205-0882

    Copyright Business Wire 2009
  2. Apr 7, 2009 #2 of 23

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Looks like the iPhone folks picked a winner to hook their horns to...:D
  3. Apr 7, 2009 #3 of 23

    Jotas AllStar

    Jan 5, 2006
    Yeah it's a great little app. I've already scheduled a couple of shows on it, works great!
  4. Apr 7, 2009 #4 of 23

    Grentz New Member

    Jan 10, 2007
    Impressive! It is an awesome app though. Even for those without DVRs ;)
  5. Apr 7, 2009 #5 of 23

    barryb New Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    I have been using this app daily... it's a winner for me.
  6. Apr 8, 2009 #6 of 23
    Mark L

    Mark L Godfather

    Oct 23, 2006
    Ehhh, I'll stick to my Windows Smartphone and Sling Mobile :D
  7. Apr 8, 2009 #7 of 23

    tomkarl Legend

    Jan 6, 2009
    I use this app while in the same room with the DVR. Just having the keyboard to search for show names makes it a huge hit with me. Works great.
  8. Apr 8, 2009 #8 of 23
    Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jun 22, 2001
    Actually those work well and have more capability but the great thing about this app is the speed. It takes just seconds to perform any task.
  9. Apr 8, 2009 #9 of 23
    Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    Well, if you don't have an iPhone, it will be difficult to use the App, so i understand this. However, those with iPhones .. The App is much better than using Sling Mobile or the DVR Scheduler online.

    I've used the App just to lookup show information with no intention of setting a recording at that time.
  10. jmunick1

    jmunick1 Legend

    Jan 1, 2007
    Not surpirsed, they produced a great app for first release.

    If a developer is listening, hiding Non-HD in browse by channel should be in the next release! :)
  11. xmguy

    xmguy Active Member

    Mar 26, 2008
    Middle, TN
    I don't have an iPhone or iPod Touch but the app looks very sweet.
  12. Packersrule

    Packersrule AllStar

    Sep 10, 2007
    I have to agree - works great. I now use it and not my DVR to search for shows.
  13. Starchild

    Starchild Legend

    Sep 4, 2007
    I use the app daily on my iPod touch to set recordings as well as just look up shows while I am watching my dvr. How did I live without it?
  14. mgavs

    mgavs Legend

    Jun 17, 2007
    Me, my wife, and 2 friends with iPhones and HR20s love this! It is much faster to lookup shows. The other day a friend was over and forgot to schedule Tudors, she just pulled the iPhone up and in less than 15 seconds had her DVR schedule it. This thing is great and I applaud the CE testers for this. Hopefully, other search functions will be added such as actor, etc. Thanks DirecTV!
  15. turey22

    turey22 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 30, 2007
    Sounds like a great application. I am glad they have made it that good, now for the BB application! :)

    NOLANSKI Legend

    Apr 4, 2007
    I think the Star Trek phaser app is far better and much much cooler.:D
  17. vonzoog

    vonzoog Mentor

    Jul 23, 2005
    Hang in there. As good as this app is I'm sure the BlackBerry is next on their list.

    As an iPhone user and one that now has this app I have to agree with others who have already posted. This app is soooooo good that I use it while watching TV instead of using the TV remote. Much faster, better, and easier to use.

    Way to go DirecTV (or however did it) this is really a good one.
  18. hummer1823

    hummer1823 Mentor

    Apr 6, 2009
    Yeah looks like a sweet app. Better than just using m.directv.com
    I would love an iPhone but the reception around my parts sucks. :mad:
  19. turey22

    turey22 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 30, 2007
    I read all this about iphone app and it makes me think that a BB application wont be as good as the iphone one. Might even be slow but if it has all the features like the iphone app it will be loved by many BB owners.
  20. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    This already exists - under the search options (click the arrow in the upper right of the search screen) you'll see a "cast and crew" field, among others, that's selected by default.

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