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AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon

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AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon

Before ATT aquired DirecTV, my television provider had a desktop app called Genie Go. (whole house DVR.type of thing)

was pretty buggy and ATT dropped it and removed all the help support.

The new DirecTV mobile app for smart phones and tablets works good for playing the Recordings>Playlist from my DirecTV receiver.

I recently bought a new ATT phone and a prepaid plan. Only 2 gb service.

I dont need more cell data cause I can do most every thing on Wi-fi by connection of my newly aquired HT2000w HughesNet modem.

I installed the app on my cell phone. Works good.

 

The tree branched finally grew in front of my DirecTV dish. August was time for an upgrade to HD DVR. They needed to free install a new dish for me. They brought a much newer DVR receiver a Genie   HR54/200   There was a new software revision came out last month   Oxd8f   01/18/18   

 

Considering the TV receiver is using the same wi-fi network as the smartphones and tabletson my HT2000w modem.

My desktop is ethernet cable......................... The DELL can see the HT and it can see the HR54. did i lose anyone on that one??  Smiley Happy  

Here's a picture.

DirecTV-Media-share-O.pngDELL HR54 HughesNet Voice

 But What in the bleep are these 3 media servers?

If my desktop can see the HR54 receiver I should be able to interact with it. But NOooooo...... I have to be a hand held device. Smiley Sad

I dont want to stream Live TV thru media player or my phone, I would rather let DirecTV record it , then I can watch it anytime thru the wi-fi local network using NO HughesNet data        Token - Free (500MB)                                                                           Token - Free (500MB)

This is getting lengthy, I'll add more later

 

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Assistant Professor

Re: AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon

All DTV boxes have a media renderers in them. I have one in each of my HR24s. However, they're really for playing things off a media server on your PC to your TV, not the other way around. I use a Plex app on my TV for that because it's a lot more reliable.

 

The HR24s also have media servers for playing shows using the DirecTV app as long as you're on the same home network. It is supposed to work outside your home network if you had a static public IP address, but you likely won't have that unless you have a HughesNet business account.

 

There used to be a desktop application called Supercast that was in beta a long time ago, but it never materialized because there were too many reliability problems. Plus I think there were issues with the copyright protections. I never got it to work anyway.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
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Re: AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon

Thanks for your imput on this topic @MarkJFine

After finding the (originally two) Media devices on my wi-fi network, I right clicked on them for my options, which was to open Media Player. Another was to turn on Music and pictures Media sharing. OK.        I had quit using that resource hog probably five years ago. I had not set it up in this current box. I cringed and went thru the ritual.

There was the third media device. I had shared my Users\ folder.

As expected Media Player had completely re-arranged my folders of music, videos and pictures. 

Wasn't too long that I had the TV playing music from the DELL and also playing a slide show of picures from (aup gag) Media Player in leu of a screen saver.

Pretty cool... so I sat there listening , seeing slide show, so I picked up my smart phone and watched Fox News at five.


@MarkJFine wrote:

 

... also have media servers for playing shows using the DirecTV app as long as you're on the same home network. It is supposed to work outside your home network if you had...

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Tomorrow I will drive up the road   (to cell coverage)  start my DirecTV app and see If I can watch "Days of our Lives" I will Have to use my ATT Data to test your theory.

 


@MarkJFine wrote:

 

 

..... application called Supercast that was in beta a long time ago, but it never materialized because there were too many reliability problems. Plus I think there were issues with the copyright protections. I never got it to work anyway.

 


I never got "GenieGo" to work either

 

Assistant Professor

Re: AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon

Guarantee it won't see the box, because it won't be able to tunnel to it from outside the home LAN. Been there. Done that.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
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Re: AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon

Ill bet ya two bucks.....    thats not too much to lose Smiley Happy

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Re: AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon

@kitnbob

 

Maybe I'm misunderstanding this, as I don't have anything networked, nor would I even know how to do so, but why would you want to watch something on your phone or desktop that you have recorded on your Genie's DVR?


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Assistant Professor

Re: AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon

My wife lives on steady diet of Bravo, HGTV and Hallmark Channel. Imagine bogarting the TV on that.

I'd want it just to be able to watch something I recorded the evening before in another room.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
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Re: AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon


@GabeU wrote:

@kitnbob

 

Maybe I'm misunderstanding this, as I don't have anything networked, nor would I even know how to do so, but why would you want to watch something on your phone or desktop that you have recorded on your Genie's DVR?


I know when I had Direct before.... being up in bed and just wanting to watch a quick show... it was nice to be able to do that from bed as an example.  Just another option to take up sweet minutes of our lives.  I go to bed around 11PM but don't try to sleep until well after midnight... so having access to movies, TV, etc... is cool.  ;-)

 

TJ

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Re: AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon

@GabeU    You are not mis-understanding... 

 Originally  That was my point... Why would anybody want to watch Television on their Phone? It depends on which you angle you look at it from.
 
My reason is my phone screen is 4.5" and the speaker is so small cant even find it.    WHY???
The living room tv is 27" LED flat not bad, small surround speakers.
Office has the stereo with 12" woofer cabinets and a  21" LED monitor for the desktop pc. 
The office would have the equipment for the more awesome audio video experience.
 
Not my phone  Smiley Tongue you get it
this is just a discussion for all those who may have tried the same approach

 

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Re: AT&T says Desktop app For DirecTV-DVR is Coming Soon

@MarkJFine That's what I'm talking about.... 

GabeU must live alone... ya think? Smiley Wink