I have thought about maybe getting a Chromecast specifically so that I can watch my DirecTV in one of the rooms that doesn't have a receiver installed. Will that D* app work on Chromecast, or can I just bring up the webpage where I can get the DirecTV Player software like I would on the computer?
Most of the channels are now streamed directly from DIRECTV's servers. And if you have a HR44/HR54 and it's connected to the internet then the channels that DIRECTV doesn't stream from their servers will be streamed from the HR44/HR54.
Where I "live," there are 2 sets of locals. All populate and show on the app. It kinda works like Jimbo said - first they're not there, then the Boston locals appear and then the Burlington locals appear. However, I can only watch the Burlington locals on the phone and they look like poor SD. The Boston locals just sit there loads forever and never actually do anything.
I was in an area with 4G LTE cell service (the DMV... blah...) yesterday and streaming the national channels actually looked really good and it worked very well. I didn't check anything with the locals but they were listed. I will try not to forget that next time. It felt like the "I wonder if it's too early to leave?" "You're not going anywhere." commercial.
Interestingly, for me, I can stream any of my locals now. I wonder what causes the inconsistencies. I get nothing from channel 600 and above on any of the guides on my phone tonight.
For those having issues, try pressing the right arrow that appears in the blue banner. That seems to make things appear and disappear. Edit - nevermind, that is just the forward in the guide. lol Obviously. My bad...
My question about the DIRECTV app is does sports packages show up, I know the NFL ST has it's own app, and you can stream data free, but say the NBA League Pass, do they show up, I haven't had a chance to check. Or would the RSN be able to be streamed, like for my Rockets, 674 is ROOT Sports, I have the Sports Pack.