GenieGo Now Discontinued?

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  1. Feb 16, 2016 #41 of 106
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    I just talked to a guy on the phone couple of hours ago to get a 4k box. They are coming on friday. The last guy who came to our house said geniego is built in to the HR54 he gave us. Swapped for our 44. The guy on the phone couple hours ago said he had no clue and was never informed of it being integrated. He was nice and not mean. But he said as far as he knew it was not built in nor would it be soon. Every directv person I have talked to says its not so. But here and other sites say it is and is just not activated yet. Would be nice to know for sure.
     
  2. Feb 17, 2016 #42 of 106
    codespy

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    Still in beta testing to get the bugs out. Patience grasshopper.....and different CSR's will give you different answers. Stay tuned to this site for the latest updates on the GenieGO progress!!

    Hopefully you do not have the need for caller ID when you swapped the 54 for a 44.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2016 #43 of 106
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    Caller id is nice but not necessary.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2016 #44 of 106
    tonyc

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    ok Directv is promoting Directv anywhere but they are not sell the genie go anymore, am i missing something?
     
  5. Feb 25, 2016 #45 of 106
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    DirecTV anywhere is the service where you can stream some live channels and PPV movies from DirecTV's servers to your phone/tablet/computer. Those channels and PPV movies are limited to the ones that DirecTV has specific agreements with. Anyone with DirecTV service can use this function. It has nothing to do with Genie Go.

    Genie Go lets you transfer or stream content from your home DVRs, etc. So it pretty much works with any channel/PPV movie that you subscribe to/pay for. It requires the stand alone Genie Go device at your home hooked up to the same network as your DirecTV receivers. That is the big difference.

    What is about to change is the need for the stand alone Genie Go device. Evidently the new Genie HR44/HR54 devices have hardware built inside them that can perform the same functions as the Genie Go. It sounds like they are currently in the process of writing/debugging the software that will add that feature to the HR44/HR54 at some point of time in the future.

    The Genie Go would still be needed for customers who only have older HR2x series HD-DVRs. To me the fact that they have stopped selling the Genie Go is a good sign that they are going to stop supporting the older HR2x series hardware and push for all customers to switch over the the Genie/Client type systems, or whatever they may be coming out with next.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2016 #46 of 106
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    I just hope it will allow to stream everything on your DVR playlist.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2016 #47 of 106
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    And what about the 250 GB external drive I have hooked up to my GenieGo for transcoded shows? I wonder if that is not going to be supported anymore.
     
  8. Feb 25, 2016 #48 of 106
    NR4P

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    Same could be said for TV remote controls
     
  9. Feb 25, 2016 #49 of 106
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    Laptop on same network... I can bring up the network map and see them both... all 3 actually, Genie DVR and Laptop.

    Disable the firewalls both private and public networks and still doesn't work.
     
  10. Feb 25, 2016 #50 of 106
    tonyc

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    I called Directv yesterday and asked about the genie go, I was told by the CSR that they are working on the software on the DTV mobile app so you can see your recording that way without need a box.
     
  11. Feb 29, 2016 #51 of 106
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    I have a question about the possible new implementation of GenieGo services: I currently have a 1st generation GG hooked up in a system with an HR44 (that I got almost 4 years ago), an HR24, and an HR22.

    From what I have heard (yes, I understand it is speculation at this point), GG services will be offered directly from the HR44/HR54/H44(if it has the hard drive and is in DVR mode). Would my HR44 - that is 4 years old - work with GG in this case (and without my 1st gen GG in the mix)? Are the capabilities in my HR44 already? Or would it just be "new" HR44s that have been built in the last year or so with this new implementation in mind?
     
  12. Mar 1, 2016 #52 of 106
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    It will work with your HR44. I don't think it could 4 years old yet though.
     
  13. Mar 1, 2016 #53 of 106
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    Are they ever going to fix being able to stream over cellular on iPhones outside of the home?
     
  14. Mar 2, 2016 #54 of 106
    mrdobolina

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    I am pretty sure I got the HR44 almost 4 years ago. I got it when we moved into our new house in April of 2012. How long have the 44s been around? Perhaps I just have a bad memory and got an upgrade a year or 2 after moving in. Either way, I got the 44 when the GG was still DIRECTV's solution for making your DVR "portable" so my question still stands.
     
  15. Mar 2, 2016 #55 of 106
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    It doesn't appear as though that will happen after talking with CM today.
     
  16. Mar 2, 2016 #56 of 106
    trh

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    I thought someone said previously that this was an Apple issue?
     
  17. Mar 7, 2016 #57 of 106
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    It was an Apple issue with their requirements for apps. Not sure if they have adjusted the restrictions though.

    You can blame it on Apple not wanting their stupid users to have huge bills because they streamed a ton of data.

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  18. Mar 7, 2016 #58 of 106
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    I have heard it was Apple, I have heard it was D*. That's why I'm trying to get a definitive answer, and what we can do to get it fixed.

    Yet Apple allows all other streaming apps to stream over cellular? That doesn't make any sense.
     
  19. Mar 7, 2016 #59 of 106
    prushing

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    There is/was an Apple restriction to the bit rate and the amount of data streamed in a time period. Check the archives here you can probably find it, I think I may have posted a link to it in the past.

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  20. Mar 7, 2016 #60 of 106
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    Yes that is correct so it wouldn't make sense for Apple to target GG and restrict streaming over cellular.
     

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