OUT OF HOME DVR

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  1. mpinales

    mpinales Topic Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    Directv announced that after 3/3 you won't be able to use the app to download and view your DVR out of home. I used it all the time when I was on a plane. I guess one more service is gone from AT&T.
     
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    Tampa8 I'll Stand Up and Say So Pub Member / Supporter Lifetime Supporter

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  3. slice1900

    slice1900 SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Incorrect, you will still be able to download programming for later viewing elsewhere, and live stream, what is going away is the ability to stream recordings off your Genie when you are away from your home network.

    Changes to the DIRECTV App
     
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  4. Scott Greczkowski

    Scott Greczkowski Scanning the Skies! Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Boy thats a big step backwards.
     
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    CSM SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Will you still be able to stream your locals out of home? I wonder if this could be the start of AT&T ugrading the DTV Everywhere App to the DTV Now app and that would use DTV over IP and the cloud DVR?
     
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    You will still be able to view the channels that were not being streamed from your Genie. You'll also still be able to download recordings while on your home network to your device to view while out of home. What you are losing is the ability to stream recordings that reside only on your DVR, like your local stations news casts or channels that DIRECTV doesn't stream via their CDN, such as channel 287 AHC. And yes this sucks and is another step backwards by DIRECTV.
     
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  7. comp9

    comp9 SatelliteGuys Pro

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    I get the feeling you might be right with this one for once lol. The Directvnow app does all of this minus the dvr part
     
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  8. jcrandall

    jcrandall Proud Staff Member Staff Member HERE TO HELP YOU!

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    Gotta be honest here, I use that feature occasionally, time delay sports when traveling. This is a real step backward. It was always a little finicky and hard to troubleshoot, tough on their tech support maybe, but has been a feature for several years going back to Nomad / Genie Go.

    It’s one thing to stop innovating, cut costs/people, but it is entirely different thing to start actively removing features for the sake of making support and development easier.

    Sad times getting worse.


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  9. mikew

    mikew Supporting Founder Supporting Founder

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    I wonder how much of this has to do with a single company being both the content owner and the content distributor.
     
  10. Don in CT

    Don in CT SatelliteGuys Pro

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    Has it hampered X1?
     
  11. comp9

    comp9 SatelliteGuys Pro

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    It did for awhile. They got sued by Tivo over it and believe they still are
     

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