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DIRECTV's iPhone application [App Store, Free] is now available in the App Store. The application allows DIRECTV subscribers to program their DVRs while on the go via Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE.

- Search for any television show up to 14 days in advance
- Browse programs by channel or date & time
- Get program information instantly, including description, length and rating
- Record a single episode or an entire series
- Program Pay Per View movies to be recorded and ready to watch anytime
- Record to any DIRECTV DVR in your home

DIRECTV also notes that one of the following DVR models is required for remote recording functionality: DIRECTV PLUS DVR (models R15, R16, R22), DIRECTV PLUS HD DVR (models HR20, HR21, HR23) or TiVo Series 2 receivers with 6.4a software.

Article Link: DIRECTV iPhone Application Now Available
 

Lara F

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I have an old (single tuner) Series 2 Tivo - is there any chance this would actually work on that without a DirecTV subscription? I can't believe it would but might as well ask.

Nice stuff in any case! Now hurry up Apple and approve Sling. :)
 
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scirica

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May 13, 2008
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

I've been using (playing with) this all morning. One of the best executed native apps to date. I saw the tease on a commercial a few weeks back and was praying it was a real app.

Prayers answered!
 
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ilfn143

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it required 2.2.1, i have 2.2 and it won't let me download. i hate to re-jailbreak just to install this app
 

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moonzilla

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jailbreak/unlock

i would just keep using m.directv.com

2.2.1 doesnt offer enough improved functionality to warrant a clean install and re-jailbreak/re-unlock. i dont believe the native app gives you that much more than the web app anyways. id hold out till iphone software 3.0
 
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ironfrost

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Apr 22, 2008
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Is this only available in the USA? I'm from Australia and i couldn't see this app in the iTunes store?
 
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kupua

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DIRECTV iPhone Application Now Available

If this is NEW... and release as of today.... why does it not show up in the New and Noteworthy section of iTunes?:confused:
 
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kupua

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maybe cause apple doesn't think it's "noteworthy"?

That's what really sucks about these forums, you ask for help, but all you get these days are stupid sarcasm.

Your opinion is one thing, but being constructive or positive I guess is not in your world.
 
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ilfn143

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from DirecTV:
Thank you for your email.

Unfortunately Apple requires us to only work on the current version of software that is available when the application is first available in the iTunes store.

We cannot make the app compatible with software previous to 2.2.1 due to Apple’s standards.
 
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drew0020

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I still get a cannot connect to server error on Edge, 3G, and Wifi. The application connects, but this notice always pops up. Any ideas?
 
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FreeState

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I have an old (single tuner) Series 2 Tivo - is there any chance this would actually work on that without a DirecTV subscription?


No it wont work. THe app signs you into your Directv account - and does all the services offered on Directv's website (it sends a signal via the satellite to your DTV box).
 
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