DirecTV app

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TRICKorDEVICE, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    #1
    Can anyone get the DirecTV Apple Watch up to work consistently? If so, what your trick?
    On a separate note can you get the iOS 9 widget to work?
     
  2. batristain, Nov 24, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015

    batristain macrumors 6502

    batristain

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2014
    Location:
    Richmond,VA
    #2
    I haven't had any luck with the directv app - I actually uninstalled it on the watch. I didn't realize they had a widget for the phone - I will have to test that...

    UPDATE - i just installed the DirecTV widget and it doesn't work - says it can't find an internet connected receiver even though my phone is on the same network and I'm literally sitting in the next room???

    Cheers,
    B
     
  3. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    #3

    Thanks for checking. I do appreciate it. Hopefully they get it working.
     
  4. irod87 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
  5. Böhme417 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    #5
    Ditto! I would say about 90% of the time it says that it can't find any receivers. The remote part of the app is almost useless on my iPhone, iPad and watch.
     
  6. Nacket macrumors member

    Nacket

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2013
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #6
    Mine works great! Keep in mind that only the HD DVRs that are connected to the network can be controlled from the app.
     
  7. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    #7

    So satellite Genies in the network (WVB) won't work?
     
  8. WarHeadz macrumors 6502a

    WarHeadz

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2015
    Location:
    Los Angeles
  9. Nacket macrumors member

    Nacket

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2013
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #9
    Totally forgot to mention Genies, they should work, but take my words with a grain of salt as I do not own one.
     
  10. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    #10

    Hmm, thus far my experience is that the primary DVR works just fine as far as the pulldown widget and the Apple Watch app. However, I have found that the satellite genies, which are wireless on the (WVB) do not work. I guess I'll have to call DirecTV to see if that's the way it's supposed to be or not. Although I have no faith in their customer service at this point.
     
  11. likegadgets macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2008
    Location:
    US
    #11
    The DirecTV and Genie Go Apps are a crapshoot. Completely unreliable. You never know when all the downloaded content will disappear when you are out of the home - happens often. For example, today Dec 9 , 2015 both Apps are unusable for DVR content. DirecTV tells me it is systemwide issue. They are blaming iOS 9.2 - but my iPhone is not upgraded yet and the iPad upgraded early yesterday functioned with 9.2 until today. They have no clue (again) what is going on.
     
  12. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    #12

    Damn, that sucks. AT&T U-verse was generally pretty reliable. Perhaps the merger will improve DirecTV's shortcomings.
     
  13. furbzv1 macrumors 6502a

    furbzv1

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    #13
    it works most of the time for me .. from time to time it will bring up the receive in the bedroom instead of the living room, so i have to open the app on the phone to change the receiver and then it starts working again
     
  14. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2014
    #14
    Do you have Genies? My problem is that it only brings up one receiver even though I have three TVs in the house. I have one primary receiver and then two satellite genies that can pull content from the primary DVR. The app can only ever see the primary DVR.
     

Share This Page