genietogo update for andriod

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  1. Nov 5, 2013 #1 of 68
    dconfer

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    I just downloaded a new version and it streams outside your home network. It even does the streaming over the cell network. Just played around with it for a little bit and it works so far. You can even choice to put the files onto your sd card.

    Looks like you can download the files to your device across the cell network also. There is a button to download to device. I selected it and it looks like its going to work.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2013 #2 of 68
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    Happy Happy Happy.......I have been waiting for this update...

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  3. Nov 5, 2013 #3 of 68
    Laxguy

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    Cell access is, I believe, up to your provider. And while you may be able to stream that way, you can only download on the home network. (unless things have really changed!)
     
  4. Nov 6, 2013 #4 of 68
    dconfer

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    It prepared it for download. When it came time to download it failed and said I had to be on my home network. Was really excited when it prepared it.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2013 #5 of 68
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    I played with it a little bit last night, and it isn't bad at all. Better late than never??? Yeah I suppose. Thanks DirecTV. At least this wait wasn't as ridiculously long as waiting for GenieGO to come to Android on the initial release.

    NOW.... I get to sit here and wonder what next cool technology that they will release that will be will be released to iPhone first, though to be honest I can't really think of anything else that I want at this moment.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2013 #6 of 68
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    Just got the update automatically on my GSIII. I'm at work, so I imagine I need to authorize OOH on this device once I'm back on my home network. I'm pretty excited about this, although I honestly don't know how often I'll use this feature. Still, it's a very cool feature to have. The WOW factor is definitely there.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2013 #7 of 68
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    Just downloaded on my GS3. Tried via cellular and everything seems to work perfectly! You do have to change a option on the phone to allow cellular streaming. No changes required at home or on home network.

    Let's hope it is as good as it initially looks!
     
  8. Nov 6, 2013 #8 of 68
    Bill Broderick

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    Is that correct? IF so, I guess it would explain why I can't currently see my GenieGo via my DROID 4, but I can see it from my iPad. I would have thought that once a device was authorized to the GenieGo, it wouldn't be necessary to reauthorize it when OOH became available for it.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2013 #9 of 68
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    Now cry babies can't say iOS gets everything first.... As the iOS app has not been updated yet


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  10. mrdobolina

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    Doesn't iOS already have OOH?? Or are you talking about cellular data streaming, Peds?

    Bill, as far as I understood, you have to authorize each device for OOH while on your home network. Skoach said he/she was using it (OOH?) via cell network and that it just updated. Not sure if Skoach is home or not. Perhaps it will work without in home authorization of your device. I'll check it out myself in a bit.
     
  11. Laxguy

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    I am still stuck in the belief that cellular streaming depends on your carrier and what plan of theirs you have.... No?
     
  12. mrdobolina

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    So I just tested from work. I did not get the updated app on my GSIII until this morning at work. I went into the OOH access menu, selected test OOH, and voila! My phone told me I was good to go. Currently watching 2 Broke Girls directly from my home DVR!
     
  13. Bill Broderick

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    OK. Thanks. I guess that I don't recall authorizing OOH separately from authorizing basic access to the GenieGo when I bought my iPad. This may be because OOH was already available for the iPad when I initially set it up.
     
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    I had already set up OOH for my wife's iPad and iPhone, plus my laptop. I guess once it's setup, it's setup.

    I really like the fact that this updated app let's me choose where to store the files I load onto my phone. Since I have a 32gig sd card, I would prefer to store them there.
     
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    Since I had to side load the app to my Toshiba Thrive, wiil I have to side load the new app?
     
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    Yes, OOH on cellular is not yet supported on iOS
     
  17. peds48

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    No, is the app. the apps checks for WiFi connection and if does not find out, it won't stream. When I had my iPhone 5 JB, I was using a tweak called 3G unrestrictor, this basically fools the app that is connected on WiFi when on cellular.

    http://modmyi.com/forums/iphone-news/677581-new-3g-unrestrictor-3g-3gs-replaces-trickerthreeg-voipover3g.html
     
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    Of course the app has to be enabled, or a workaround found such as you posted that fools the system. But the carrier can cut that off, or charge for it- again, depending on the carrier.
     
  19. peds48

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    No, the carries can't do anything about it. is on the app. This tweak came first when carriers were blocking FT on cellular. but it was not the carrier, it was a limitation built in the app face time app by apple since it was agreed that how is was going to work. this tweak fool the app to think it was wifi when in reality is cel. carriers would have to shut everything down, not just one app
     
  20. Laxguy

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    You really think a large carrier cannot restrict cell traffic to just voice and text?
     

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