1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

TVApps - WebSite? AppStore? Other?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Earl Bonovich, Jul 20, 2010.

TVApps: How to do YOU add/configure them

  1. I use the TVApps website

    0 vote(s)
  2. I use the AppStore

  3. I don't use TVApps

  4. I would use a secure 3rd party site

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jul 20, 2010 #1 of 126
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    I had this discussion with a group of DBSTalkers last week... but now I wanted to have it with everyone....

    For DIRECTV TVApps... where do you go to find, setup, and configure TVApps?

    Do you use the Website? http://tvapps.directv.com
    (Did you even know there was a website?)

    Do you use the AppStore from the TVApps Dock ?

    Do you use both of them?

    Why do you use the method that you use... what can be done to either method to improve them?

    Would you be intrested in using a 3rd parties website, to setup and add TVApps to your setup... (This would be done via secure method, that your DIRECTV credentials would only be communicated with DIRECTV)

    Please be blunt, honest, detailed... this is your chance to give your feedback on how to make it easier to use TVApps.
  2. Jul 20, 2010 #2 of 126

    RawisTheGameHhH AllStar

    Mar 5, 2008
    It won't let me sign into the apps website and it never has. I access them via the AppStore on the TV Dock which is quite slow. I have a few apps setup that I look at a few times a week. I would be in favor of a 3rd party website if it actually let me sign in.
  3. Jul 20, 2010 #3 of 126

    Frank5575 Mentor

    Nov 1, 2006
    I occasionally use the AppStore. I haven't used it in quite a while because it was painfully slow. Has this improved?

    BTW I didn't know there WAS a website
  4. Jul 20, 2010 #4 of 126

    fluffybear Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jun 19, 2004
    While I have used both the Website and the AppStore, I prefer the AppStore as I consider it to be more convenient.
  5. Jul 20, 2010 #5 of 126
    Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    I've used the App Store, it's there when I want it, right on the TV.
  6. Jul 20, 2010 #6 of 126

    ffemtreed Icon

    Jan 30, 2008
    I honestly gave up on using TVapps awhile ago because they took SO long to load. It also only worked 1/2 of the time when it did load. I always used the TVapps dock to add new apps to the menu.

    I do still use it every now and then when I want to check the weather or sports scores, but other than that its more of a pain to use than it is to just get up and log onto my computer.

    I would love a custom app that would allow access to Netflix streaming!
  7. Jul 20, 2010 #7 of 126

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Use the website and the Appstore.

    While it's actually nice having those choices, and each brings some value to the table, I don't see this as a frequent maintenance function.

    Once you choose and set them up, only minor changes/additions/deletions tend to be needed.

    Given that..the secure 3rd party website would seem to be best for the initial setup....and keep the app store.
  8. Jul 20, 2010 #8 of 126

    RawisTheGameHhH AllStar

    Mar 5, 2008
    We need more and better apps too!
  9. Jul 20, 2010 #9 of 126

    kfcrosby Godfather

    Dec 17, 2006
    Memphis, TN
    TV apps ? When and where did this come from and how would I have known ???
  10. Jul 20, 2010 #10 of 126
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Most certainly and with some new tools and features for developers to use coming this year... my goal is that soon, that will not be an issue.
  11. Jul 20, 2010 #11 of 126

    speedcouch AllStar

    Jun 23, 2004
    I downloaded the free DirecTV (dvr scheduler) ap for my Droid as soon as it came out. Thing works like a charm and it SO much faster than logging into DirecTV on the computer to schedule a recording. That takes SO long. Use the ap on the Droid all the time and it's never let me down.

  12. Jul 20, 2010 #12 of 126

    gully_foyle Hall Of Fame

    Jan 18, 2007
    Los Angeles
    I tried TV Apps in beta. Very very slow and buggy store then. When I finally got the apps, they seemed pretty lame. And really, with smartphones, ipod touch and etc, who needs apps on a TV?

    So, put me down for "tried that and gave it up as a bad idea."
  13. Jul 20, 2010 #13 of 126

    barryb New Member

    Aug 26, 2007
    I always use the DirecTV app store.
  14. Jul 20, 2010 #14 of 126

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

    Aug 16, 2006
    Tried them and stopped - they were way too slow. It's quicker for me (HR20-700) to go to my laptop than to get the weather radar from TV Apps.

    Great idea, but way too slow.

    To the poll - the "AppStore" is also painfully slow and essentially unusable.
  15. Jul 20, 2010 #15 of 126

    RyanX Mentor

    Aug 21, 2006
    On the rare occasion that I use it, I use the App store. The apps are so slow to load that they are not really useful. I used to look at the weather radar, but it is much easier to look that up on my ipod touch.
  16. Jul 20, 2010 #16 of 126

    NASCR2424 Legend

    Nov 16, 2007
    I used the app store, but rarely pull the apps up because they are slowwwwwwwwww
  17. Jul 20, 2010 #17 of 126
    Earl Bonovich

    Earl Bonovich Lifetime Achiever

    Nov 15, 2005
    Have you tried it lately? No so much the store (As we are going to improve it's performance), but the TVApps / Dock itself?

    Even though I have my smartphone typically close to me, I now almost a nightly basis (and multiple time a night), hit the right arrow so I can keep up with the current score on the WhiteSox.

    And it is pretty darn close in speed to using the smartphone (overall between time to wake up the smartphone, navigate to the app, wait for it's refresh)

    Give it another shot.
  18. Jul 20, 2010 #18 of 126

    Directvlover Legend

    Aug 27, 2007
    This is not the kind of app this survey is asking about.
  19. Jul 20, 2010 #19 of 126

    Grydlok Icon

    Mar 31, 2007
    The apps a boring.
    Everything is old and I can't use the website because it won't log me in.
  20. Jul 20, 2010 #20 of 126
    Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

    Nov 18, 2008
    I use both.

    I use the app store for convenience mostly. I have to agree with others about its speed though: Slow.

    If I find stuff I want on both my receivers I usually use the website so I can copy/add to both receivers from one place.

    I would use a third part site for configuration as long as it remained secure.

Share This Page