Recording a show while away from home?

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Hi, I was hoping someone could help me out and hope I am posting in the right category. I thought I cold remember a few years ago, you could go on your phone and go to directv website and select something to record when your not at home so long as your genie and/or DVR is left on? I had tried doing this with the new directv app that I downloaded on my phone today as a test run. What I had set to record never recorded. Am I missing something or doing something wrong?

I selected which box I wanted the show/movie to record to, and nothing happened even though in the app it said it was set to record. I even went through and selected both DVR and genie to see if one of them would pick it up. Still nothing happened.

Did something change and I didn't know it had or am I doing something wrong? Any help would be appreciated
 
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Hi, I was hoping someone could help me out and hope I am posting in the right category. I thought I cold remember a few years ago, you could go on your phone and go to directv website and select something to record when your not at home so long as your genie and/or DVR is left on? I had tried doing this with the new directv app that I downloaded on my phone today as a test run. What I had set to record never recorded. Am I missing something or doing something wrong?

I selected which box I wanted the show/movie to record to, and nothing happened even though in the app it said it was set to record. I even went through and selected both DVR and genie to see if one of them would pick it up. Still nothing happened.

Did something change and I didn't know it had or am I doing something wrong? Any help would be appreciated
Normally, you'l get an email from D* confirming the Recording ....

I have not don' that in awhile, but yes, it h as been available.
 
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I received confirmation it was scheduled to record but nothing happened on the box. :/
 
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I received confirmation it was scheduled to record but nothing happened on the box. :/
Hmmm, ill have to try it, ill record something that way at the top of the hour.

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Ok, I just set it up online, not the app, don't know if that makes a difference or not, but I was in front of my computer.

edit 2:
Ok, I also went to my phone and pulled something up to record, also should start at 10 pm
 
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Ok, the Recordings I set up last night, one from the D* website and the other from the app on my Cell phone .... both Recorded properly.

However, I did get a email confirmation for the one I set up on the website, but not for the one that I set up from the Cell ...
Not sure why, or maybe thats just the way they do it.
 
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I’ve recorded multiple times from app and never received email notification. Never recorded from website.
 
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