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GenieGO Remote Streaming

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Scott Kocourek, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. Jun 27, 2013 #21 of 360
    willardcpa

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    Regarding number 4, I don't recall having to call DTV when I activated my GenieGo. As I recall the app does it when setting it up - although that's just a difference in semantics, as the app is still "calling home" but online vs using a telephone.
     
  2. Jun 27, 2013 #22 of 360
    gpg

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    OK. I've got my router configured and my IPAD is all set to go. Is there a new version of the PC app out yet?
     
  3. Jun 27, 2013 #23 of 360
    willardcpa

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    I "think" that I have my wife's IPAD all set to go too. But how can I tell for sure? Short of hopping in the car and going somewhere to hook up other than my home network. I do notice something new under "help" - "network assistant" that I seem to pass all 6 connectivity tests. And I'm no longer getting the set up router, or failed router test when I go to "out of home access" under settings, I get a "congratulations! Your router is set up for GenieGO Out of home access" message.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2013 #24 of 360
    Crow159

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    Yes, I just finished downloading them and re-installing on two computers.

    Just go to www.directv.com/geniego and download them.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2013 #25 of 360
    keebler21

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    This is great! Can't wait to get this setup!
     
  6. Jun 27, 2013 #26 of 360
    mikefour77

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    Am I missing something, but is the out of home streaming only for iPhone and PC? There doesn't seem to be any message about a restriction on the DTV website.

    I have an android phone and the streaming option would finally make the Genie Go worth it to me, but I am not going to plunk down $100 bucks on a 'later this year promise' based on the delays with the original Genie Go android app.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2013 #27 of 360
    willardcpa

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    This worked for me. Under "system info" old application was 1.4.55.3, new one is 1.5.0.69. And under Settings down at the bottom I have a "Out of home access is successfully set up" message. I guess the only way to test for sure it is to go away from my home network. My old programs downloaded to my PC seem to have migrated to the new app SW version OK.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2013 #28 of 360
    mrdobolina

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    Here's a couple of good questions: Do you have to be on your home network when you inititally set up for "out of home" access? Or can you do that remotely?

    Are there any special router settings needed? Or does the app set up process take care of that?
     
  9. Jun 27, 2013 #29 of 360
    willardcpa

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    Looks like I was wrong on my speculation regarding scheduling new shows for download when "out of home" :blackeye:
     
  10. Jun 27, 2013 #30 of 360
    sigma1914

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    Is the GenieGO wireless? I'm out of Cat5 connection.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2013 #31 of 360
    willardcpa

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    Special router settings needed - Yes, you need to set up "port forwarding" to forward a couple of ports to the LAN address of your computer.
    Can you do it remotely? - No, I don't think so, unless you can access your router away from your home network?
    Does the app process take care of that? - I think that it can, when going through the set up of "away from home access", one of the options was to let the "set up process" automatically configure the router. I can't personally say whether or not this works, as I had already set up port forwarding on my router before I loaded the new apps on my PC and IPAD.
     
  12. Jun 27, 2013 #32 of 360
    Crow159

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    It did for me. The PC app gives you a list of routers, you pick your router and it automatically sets it up.
     
  13. Jun 27, 2013 #33 of 360
    willardcpa

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    Not wireless, gotta be attached with Cat5. I've got mine plugged into a "switch" quite aways away from my router, switches can be bought pretty cheap.
     
  14. Jun 27, 2013 #34 of 360
    dennisj00

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    It requires Ethernet but I have mine attached to a DECA in the basement on the wall with my Swims / splitters. Or a small switch will get you more ports.
     
  15. Jun 27, 2013 #35 of 360
    HoTat2

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    Yea ... but I was wrong as well thinking Engadget was wrong as it didn't support OOH streaming, ala the Slingbox. :sure:

    But I really didn't see that feature mentioned in Scott's write up in the first post. :engel08:
     
  16. Jun 27, 2013 #36 of 360
    mfeinstein

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    I downloaded the new version from the DirecTV website as the PC application had no option to check for an update.
     
  17. Jun 27, 2013 #37 of 360
    davemayo

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    I updated the iPhone app. Upon launching the new app, I get "Loading GenieGo Content" on the screen for 10 mins. Then it said there is no recorded content and hung the app. When I restarted, I get the same "Loading GenieGo Content for 10 mins. I haven't seen any option to set up my router. I am not on my home network.
     
  18. Jun 27, 2013 #38 of 360
    willardcpa

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    "I am not on my home network" - I think that is your problem, the new app wants to hook up with your home network and "do some magic" in order to set up "away from home". It's probably "hanging" because it can't hook up with the GenieGo box.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2013 #39 of 360
    dconfer

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    What do you do if you dont have one of the routers on the list? I checked the onlline list and mine is not there.
    I have to wait for andriod again so I guess there is no hurry. Soon
     
  20. Jun 27, 2013 #40 of 360
    dennisj00

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    You need to forward ports 8082 and 8083 to the IP of the geniego. The geniego should be listed in your DHCP list or you can set a DHCP reservation for it's MAC address outside of the DHCP Range. There's no way to set the geniego to a Static IP.
     

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