Mobile DVR

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  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    He's talking about stuff recorded in the DVR. You can't watch recorded programs from your DVR on a computer with mobile DVR like you used to be able to with genie go.

    I think it will come back.

    I have heard of one person who got it to work after jumping through some hoops though. They used an android or iOS emulater to run the phone app on their computer and it evidently worked. Rather ingenious.
     
  2. peds48

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    he was referring to the DVR playlist, not regular channels streaming.


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  3. texasbrit

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    Yes, that was me. I ran an Android emulator called NOX on my windows 10 laptop, and then downloaded the DirecTv app onto that. Runs fine. Haven't tried it out of home though. And the video quality on transcoded programming is absiolutely terrible, it was bad enough on my phone but on the 15in laptop it is often unwatchable.
     
  4. poppo

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    I just started having this same problem on my Kindle Fire. I did not reinstall the app, just cleared the data to start all over. Like you said later, it never gave me any option to remove a registered device, and no new device was registered because I was already at my limit. I have a HR54.
     
  5. HaterSlayer

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    I have an LG K7 and it's not letting me register it. The Get Started button doesn't pop up. Anyone else have a similar issue. Was able to get a Samsung phone on with little trouble. Tried reinstalling app with no success. I'm on Android 5.1.1 and the minimum is 4.1

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  6. poppo

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    Do you mean there is no "get started" button at all, or it just doesn't do anything? Because when I had the issue I noted above, I had the button, but it would not do anything until I cleared the data and let the app start all over again with the initial log in. Then the button worked and it let me register it again.

    But I am really getting fed up with the app (both the iOS and Android versions). I use the iPad app all the time and it's just one problem after another. This morning half of the shows that had been deleted from the DVR (and the app) over the last two days suddenly popped back up again on the app. <sigh>

    <edit> Now the iPad app is stuck on "searching for Mobile DVR". This is in my house. Nothing had changed since yesterday.

    <edit 2> Closed the app, reopened it and it promptly crashed. Reopened it again and it seems to be ok (for now).
     
  7. texasbrit

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    When the app starts up, it seems to use the list from when it previously closed, It takes a few minutes for the app and the Genie to sync.
    I'm running the Android version and the only problems I am having are with the terrible design of the UI. It's not obvious where to find everything and sometimes I forget.
     
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  8. poppo

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    I agree. The problem I have with the iPad version is it either does not remove deleted items when it syncs (even if you manually sync it with a down swipe), or it randomly pops previously deleted items back in the playlist for whatever reason. Very frustrating.
     
  9. Brad00111

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    The apps are terrible. Not only do I experience issues with the playlist and being able to play videos but I constantly get error messages when trying to record shows. It used to work just fine.
     
  10. HaterSlayer

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    The button is missing completely

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  11. raott

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    The app is a confusing mess. Is there a guide anywhere?

    Last night, while in my home, I attempted to watch the Norte Dame game via the app, so my wife could watch something on the main tv. The game was on local tv.

    When I tried to start there game, I received an oops there is a proble, something about the receiver may be in use (it was). Yet when I tried to stream a different game on another channel, (ESPN)l it worked fine.

    Tried several times. About an hour later, it started to work. Made no sense and the Att website had no information on the issue.
     
  12. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    sounds like the game was being blacked out.


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  13. trh

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    Are all local channels available for streaming?
     
  14. IndianBird

    IndianBird New Member

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    Yes


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  15. texasbrit

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    Yes, but for most of them only through the Mobile DVR feature.
     
  16. IndianBird

    IndianBird New Member

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    Yeah. Maybe I'm confused but I thought that's what we were talking about.

    I watched some of the Green Bay Dallas game in my phone yesterday. It was mostly ok. It's clearly still buggy. It would take a couple tries to start it up because the app would crash.


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  17. raott

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    That was not the error I was getting. The error I was getting was as I described. The error I was getting is nowhere to be found on their FAQ. As I mentioned, it started working halfway through the game.


     
  18. HoTat2

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    Anyone else have a problem with DIRECTV severe herking and jerking while streaming from their servers on the Home Network at least with the Android app?

    Streams fine on cellular (4G LTE).

    Man, like watching Skipe or something.Terrible.

    Internet speed from Spectrum Cable is "officially" 50/5, but due to an obsolete DOCSIS 2.0 modem only getting about 24/4 right now. Have upgraded to their 100/10 service tier and they're shipping me out a DOCSIS 3.0 modem, so will give the DIRECTV app a try with that soon as the modem arrives. Router is a Linksys WRT1900ac ...

    However, every other streaming app I have here works just fine on the Home network. ESPN, Netflix, HBO Go, Max Go, etc.

    Notice some Smartphones here suffer from this while others don't for some reason.
     
  19. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    No problem for me with my Samsung s7 Edge (not the one that catches fire!!)
     
  20. Wyannuzzi

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    Still having issues with viewing playlists out of home. Whenever I am out, none of the shows taped since I left my home network show up on playlists until I reconnect to my home network. I keep getting the following message when not on home network

    Your Ipad cannot connect to your mobile dvr

    Any ideas on why it cannot connect?
     

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