genietogo update for andriod

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  1. peds48

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    Sure as a whole, but not per app.
     
  2. mreaves53

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    I see this app does not work on rooted Androids. Is there any way around this problem. I would like to install it on my Mini PC (Android Stick).
     
  3. Bill Broderick

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    While it appears that some people are able to access OOH immediately, without first running the app within their home network, that wasn't the case for me. I couldn't access my GenieGo from my office yesterday. However, after running the application last night at home, I've been able to access my GenieGo via the cell phone network on the road (no didn't watch TV while driving, I checked it at a long red light) and wifi in my office.
     
  4. Milkman

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    Geeeee 1 out of 1000 isn't bad huh??? ALSO, let's see how long it takes you to get that update. I bet NO WHERE NEAR as long as the Android people wait.

    I didn't have to be connected to my network to get OOH working... BUT Prior to getting the update, I did configure OOH to work on my Genie through my PC app. That may be why it worked for me instantly.
     
  5. mrdobolina

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    Yeah, did you have OOH working for any other (iOS or PC) devices prior to yesterday, Bill Broderick?
     
  6. Bill Broderick

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    I've had OOH working on my iPad since the day had the GenieGo installed in September. My PC is not a laptop. So, OOH is not a necessary feature. It's also right across the room from an 82" TV. So, the GenieGo app never gets used on my PC, unless it's for debugging putposes.
     
  7. peds48

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    I guess now iOS users have to cry as loud as Android users did and see if we get OOH on cell...
     
  8. Milkman

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    Wow.... You have absolutely ZERO objectivity if you believe this. Coming from an iPhone user though, I can't say that I would be surprised.
     
  9. mrdobolina

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    Was GenieGo new to the Android device? Or had you downloaded content to the Android device from GenieGo prior to yesterday? Weird. I had used my GSIII for downloading GenieGo content to before, I used it that way quite regularly. Probably still will. But I got the updated app and boom, I was able to stream OOH from work before being back on the home network.

    Oh well, it's working now, yeah?
     
  10. dlleno

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    I got the update while away from home and the streaming worked for the first time. But I had already registered my android device on the home network. the OOH streaming just appeared as a bonus, and yes it worked over 4G Verizon
     
  11. Bill Broderick

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    I was installed on the Android. But I had never downloaded any content to it. I've only downloaded content to my iPad to watch on the plane(s) during a recent vacation. That may be the reason or it may just be a fragmentation thing where things work differently on different Android devices. My phone is nearing 2 years old now. So, I'm just happy that GenieGo works on it. Now that OOH works, I'll be more likely to use my phone with the GG than I was before. I'll continue to use the iPad when I know that I'm going to want to use the GG ahead of time and when I find myself in situations where I unexpectedly need to wait for someone or something, I can now use my Droid to kill time with GG.
     
  12. peds48

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    You should of have waited for the new iPad, it is SO much better then its previous generations....
     
  13. Bill Broderick

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    Well, the tech who I discussed the iPad with, when he installed my Genie & GenieGo, neglected to mention that a new iPad was coming out, when he recommended that I get the one with the largest amount of memory available, which I bought about an hour after he left my house. :grin: I didn't learn that a new one was coming soon until he made a comment here, the next day, after I bought it.

    However, even if he had, I really wanted it before I went on vacation in early October. So, I would have bought the one that I did anyway. On the other hand, I now want to get an iPad mini as well. For that, I'll be waiting for the new one to come out.
     
  14. peds48

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    Hmmm, IIRC he did mentioned a new was coming out, the issue was that the date was unknown....
     
  15. Bill Broderick

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    If you did, I missed it. My recollection is that we discussed the new iPhone that was coming out a week or two later. Regardless, as I wrote earlier, it wouldn't have mattered anyway as I needed it before the new one became available. So, it didn't matter.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    As someone who has been using the Android client since the very first day it was available on my Android tablet...I'd have to say that this version is the best production version to date.

    Key things that have been improved from this user's perspective (streaming is NOT a priority here):

    What's New

    - Now instantly stream recordings on your HD DVR anywhere you have an Internet connection without having to be on the home network. Just click “Watch Now” on any program in your Playlist to start watching instantly.
    - Set programs to prepare for download while you are away from home so they are ready to download when you arrive home.
    - Support for SD card storage (a big deal for tablet users with extended storage capacity)
    - OS v4.2 support
    - Opened support for additional devices (it works on my Android v4.0.3 ICS OS)
    - Includes bug fixes and stability enhancements
     
  17. NR4P

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    I wonder with the SD card support is that if you store content on the SD card and then update the app, will the updated app play the content that was previously stored?

    I know we can't test that until the next version comes along but with iOS, if you update the app, the content on your iOS device is gone.

    That will be a nice feature if it comes to be.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Nope...the SD card support is just so you can store more content to take with you using GenieGo. Since yesterday....I've got 38 recordings transcoded and all play back very well on the Android tablet here (content stored on the SD card). This is a differentiator of Android units - the ability to use the expanded storage.

    One down note...they continue to impose the 3-hour limit on recordings that can be played back on Android units...a limit that is restrictive to many common recordings (sports events just as one example). This needs to get addressed...the only real issue left.
     
  19. dlleno

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    on that note -- I discovered quite by accident, and to my astonishment, that there appears to be a similar duration limit of 6 hours to recordings that can be streamed to the PC. Does anyone know exactly what the limit is, and is it different for download vs stream? Without setting up a set of manual recordings, It is not possible to stream the RZC, even within the local home network.
     
  20. dlleno

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    yea I can confirm that true DOWNLOADS (not the pseudo-live streaming workaround for the lack of real remote DVR control) do not work from outside the home. On Android that is. Anyone know if OOH downloads work on the PC app? so far my experimentation indicates "no" using version 1.5.0.69 . thats frustrating. seriously, D* why not allow OOH downloads?

    what is the latest version of the PC app and does that one allow OOH downloads? there's no technical (and probably no legal) reason it can't be done and I just really wonder why it isn't baked into the app. As is stands now, all one can do is start the prep OOH. wit woo :-(

    I still suspect that D* better get their act together to stay up with the competition, as Slingbox and Dish are kicking butt in the area of true RC of the receiver. No reason GenieGo couldn't do that - its just a matter of software engineering, a talent I sometime wonder if D* has ... GenieGo is definately good at storing/downloading for offline use, and I've enjoyed that featureset immensely on airplaines. but once you are at your OOH destination its impossible to download another set of programs for the trip home!
     

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