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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by HoTat2, Jan 16, 2016.
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Re-read your post with your added clarification.
Still believe the original comments are unclear as to where you were pointing any finger. That said, you are spot on that people who have/had issues with GenieGo often did self-inflict them through network setups/configurations, or a lack of understanding how the technology works. In contrast, the documentation for this wonderful device never really aligned well with the general population. For those of us who have come to know GenieGo and GenieGo intimately, this was not a problem - but for mainstream users, the documentation was very poorly crafted and insufficient.
Still - using the device brings great enjoyment for those of us who travel extensively, as not being dependent on any internet connection is a big plus over streaming services that end up with a mixed bag of results in hotels and other locations where wen access is inconsistent and often slow/poor.
"...if UPnP worked better than it did"..... "because UPnP didn't work as expected."..... "...at the same time, UPnP worked fine for other devices on my home network."
Are you saying that DIRECTV didn't account properly for how UPnP works?
That was my experience, back in the early days of Nomad. I always had to open my router ports manually.
Not sure how well UPnP works now. I haven't used D* equipment for more than two years.
I have had the NOMAD device (relabeled GenieGo) for years and worked flawlessly. It is heavily used to download my DVR recordings to my Android phone, Android tablet, IPAD, and Mac laptop devices for use while traveling without internet access (i.e. airplane). The GenieGo app worked great on all those devices. Streaming of my DirecTV was not really a need for me and I rarely used it.
I only started having major issues when AT&T took over and *messed* with the application. AT&T disabled the GenieGO app and forced me to go to the DirecTV app (except for the Mac Laptop). Automatic updates caused the device to loses its downloaded programs and "rights" until you reconnected to your home network. Work around here was to disable automatic updates of the app (both pre/post AT&T).
Another update that made the app significantly less stable seems to require the "DirecTV App" to connect to the internet so that you can watch your programs. If you open your app w/o internet, you might not be able to watch your shows. If you have wifi on to connect to the local airplane wifi for flight info, that will screw with the DirecTV app and prevent it from loading your downloaded shows. I've learned to open the app first, then go to "airplane mode". GenieGo app developed this prob after AT&T messed with it too.
The GenioeGO app, i could tell the app were to store the data (i.e. to the external SD card). DirecTV app does not thus can quickly fill up your phone/tablet.
Finally, DirecTV App is not supported on the Mac Laptop, so when they disable geniego, I won't be able to use my mac to download my recorded programs to watch later.
GenieGo needs to relabled as GenieMaybeGo.
My DirecTV experience has definitely gone downhill with these new products "improvements" since AT&T starting changing it, and the lack of support for the "GO" on the Mac.
The fact that GenieGo will be integrated into the receiver doesn't bother me, what bothers me is I seemed to be losing features, specifically reliable "downloaded on the go" of my recorded content without internet access, and not able to use the Mac either.
My GenieGo app is still working fine on my iPad and iPhone. I had done backups to my devices on iTunes in the past, so I was able to reload the apps.
With the GG2 setup I have, I have playlists from my Genie and 12 other HD-DVR's. Once it gets canned, I will only have playlist from the Genie. Thanks for anther downgraded feature AT&T!