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Where do the App channels come from?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by loudo2002, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. loudo2002

    loudo2002 Mentor

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    When I log in to my app on the road and I start watching live tv (specifically local channels) am I watching from my own network at home, or is is being sent to me from DIRECTV headquarters?

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  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Depends, if you are watching the big 4, you could be streaming from their everywhere feed. But if you locals don't have an everywhere feed, then you are screaming from your Genie back at home. Clicking (tapping) on the program will tell you where you steaming from. If is Video on Demand, then you are using the EW feed, otherwise is MobielDVR


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  3. loudo2002

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    I have Chicago local channels. I'm using an iPad and when I click on the program it doesn't give me sort of info on where it's coming from.

    I'm pretty sure it's being sent from my genie back home, but I just wanted to make sure.
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    The app always tells you.

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  5. loudo2002

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    Ok thanks.

    Is there anywhere in the app where I can see a bit rate or connection speed?
     
  6. peds48

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    No


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  7. mgmrick

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    Some channels are streamed from your home network others from dtv. Because my home internet is so slow I can't stream the channels from my dvr
     
  8. peds48

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    The default is Video on Demand or the everywhere feed. as explained above locals are a little bit different and most are stream from the server unless you are within the big 4 area.


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  9. cpalmer2k

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    What about DNS customers? If I upgrade to an HR54 (my 34 doesn't support this currently) would I be able to view the east coast DNS stations I get off the DirecTV feed? That's one reason I haven't bothered- I know my internet uplink isn't good enough to stream from the DVR. But, if it would make the DNS feeds stream off their end it would be worth it. Typically when I am home I use Charter's Spectrum app because they stream almost everything, including locals in home. But out of home they stream almost nothing, so I use the DirecTV app for anything away from home. Having access to the networks out of home would be an awesome upgrade
     
  10. peds48

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    Well DNS are not considered locals. So I don't think you will be able to stream those. You will have access to whatever locals are in your market.


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  11. KyL416

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    The streaming option is only associated with the local channel numbers (4, 5, 7 for NYC; 4, 7, 11 for LA) and not the DNS channels in the 390s. They also use the network streams and their geodetection, so the streaming is only available in market, even if you get them as DNS channels outside of the NYC or LA markets.
     
  12. mgmrick

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    Its more than just the locals that stream from your home... a couple I have tried... mlb and yesnetwork
     
  13. peds48

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    You are missing the point here. Channels that DIRECTV doesn't have the rights to stream via the everywhere platform will obviously stream from the server.


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  14. mgmrick

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    Its a moot point right now... now all my dtv app does is crash. Uninstalled and reinstalled same thing....ugh
     
  15. peds48

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    Not for me, it only crashes while visiting the network assistant part of the app


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  16. mgmrick

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    Mine would stream from dvr but live tv would crash the app... Dtv fixed on its own at about noon today

    Android app
     
  17. cpalmer2k

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    Just an update to this.. I upgraded to an HR54 and C61k today and I can confirm when the Live Streaming feature is activated the DNS channels do stream both in and out of home. It appears they stream from the DVR and not the national feed, however. One trick I've found is that channels streaming from the national feeds always pop up the "Optimizing Video Quality" message when they start, those streaming from your DVR do not
     
  18. mgmrick

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    Is it just my slow att internet or do dvr streaming channels work without constant buffering? The national feeds work fine for me but not those that come off the dvr
     
  19. cpalmer2k

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    That likely is your internet. AT&T (assuming you're talking UVerse) has a much lower upload rate than most cable & fiber providers in most areas. She using these features the upload is the most important part.

    Mine works OK, but they aren't anywhere near as clear as the DirecTV provided feeds.
     
  20. mgmrick

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    I figured it was my slow att homebase 4g internet
     

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