question on the DTV app

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  1. krel

    krel New Member

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    has anyone used the DTV app on there tablets or phones. i'm wondering if i will be able to watch all of my channels while traveling. i know with spectrum you loose channels if your not on your homes WIFI network. i am wondering if this is how DTV rolls as well. the only thing i can see not being able to pick up is the sunday ticket. and can i watch DVR recordings on the DTV?
     
  2. litzdog911

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    You won't get all of your channels via the App, especially local stations.
    You can download DVR recordings to your phone/tablet using the app, but you can't stream from your DVR outside your home network.
     
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  3. dtv757

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    Slingbox

    With a slingbox you can watch all your channels away from your home.

    And local channels , in the app, depend on where your phone/tablet location is . Example if I travel to DC, PHI, NYC. The app does allow me to view local channels for that market .

    It may depend on if the local station is O&O. My locals (Norfolk) are not O&O so when I leave my house I cannot view them in the app.

    Or it might just be big metro areas . ... ??

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  4. ericknolls

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    To be accurate - you can see some local channels. I'm 25 miles outside my home. I can watch channels 2,4,5 and 7 plus some cable channels live. I can also watch my downloaded playlist from my DVR. Make sure you have some saved and downloaded on your DVR. Try to load up your playlist from home and see what happens when you are out and about. I am going to double check tomorrow at work. I will report my findings. It's hit or miss for some people. Litzdog is partly correct. I am using 4 LTE on VERIZON using my Moto G7.[​IMG]

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  5. compnurd

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    So be clear when you are "watching your playlist from home" your not watching the actual recordings from your DVR. If there is a On Demand equivalent of what you recorded it is streaming that.. If there is not you will not see that recording
     
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  6. SledgeHammer

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    Just use a VPN.
     
  7. ericknolls

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    I can see live tv and play it too on my smartphone using 4G LTE. I will download my DVR recordings later this evening and report back tomorrow on the job. I will be away from home when I attempt to watch something. It may or may not work.

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  8. dtv757

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    I turned off WiFi and tried to use the app via LTE

    Majority channels , including premiums are there except:

    Locals (may vary by market)
    Nfl network
    Mlb network
    Nhl network
    Ion east (305)
    Mgm
    Crime and investion


    Also no RSNs (only long horn and sports net LA)
    My local RSNs (NBC Washington and MASN were not showing)

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  9. dtv757

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    Sunday ticket has its own app and yes you can watch away from home .

    Blackout rules apply so if your traveling outside your DMA it may blackout other games.

    Again depending on the location of the device .

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  10. dtv757

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    I feel it's safer to say you will not get your DVR recordings on the app

    I just tried on LTE and it was hit or miss . Some shows said unable to connect to DVR , some shows its like the on-demand version of the show

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  11. compnurd

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    Downloading prior is different They killed mobile DVR last year so it works differently now
     
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  12. compnurd

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    As mentioned above you cant get your recordings outside of your home.. You can only get the on demand version if it exists
     
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  13. SledgeHammer

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    Not sure why folks ignore the VPN advice ;).
     
  14. ericknolls

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    These are my findings from my DVR. Note: It did say - cannot connect to your DVR after I opened the app using 4GLTE. But, there are 14 items from my recordings from my DVR I can watch on 4GLTE. I am at my job 25 miles from home and away from my DVR. I am going to post some screenshots. So like I said and the original OP said, It is hit or miss not I'm right - your wrong! See ON DVR? Cristina on the Coast. San Francisco 2.0 also played. It is an eposode I recorded on my DVR. See the second pic? It played. But, the app said it couldn't connect to my DVR. That's weird. Also the titles picture/icon did not populate but the title played.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. ericknolls

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    Now about those downloads. Make sure you set up the app to add your DVR recordings and downloads using WiFi. If you don't - you won't have access to them. I went on my DVR and clicked on the down arrow. It prepared the selection for download and did it's job. I also saw a blue arrow with a circle in the middle. If you selected it - you could watch the recording. Movie downloads were added to the downloads folder. It had a green check mark. Meaning: It was ready to watch. Note: you can watch the movie on 4GLTE or you can shut it off. <--- For people like me who does not have an unlimited plan. My download of City of God snapshot played with 4GLTE off. The app was started with 4GLTE - then I turned it off when the movie started playing. See below:[​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. ericknolls

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    Wrong pic above. This the correct one.[​IMG]

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