If the app kept track of where you were at in a show better, it would be fine if the app closed and then you could pick up where you left off(like Amazon Video) Instead, you get 3/4 of the way through the show, the app closes, and when you open it back up, it hasn't saved the progress and you have to watch the entire show again as you are not allowed to fast forward. The second issue is that the commercials come on way louder than the show content. I have to rip earpiece
Update as of 19 January 2018 - the app is still hit and miss. Not as easy to use as it should be. My latest issue is I can't delete some shows from the app on my phone that I've downloaded from my DVR. I select the show, then select "delete" and try to delete it but it still shows up on the phone. Shows won't go away! Sometimes it works better than other times. Initially, it was difficult to get it to work with the DVR. Has a tendency to freeze and or lock up and you have to get out of the app entirely before you can try again. Not 100% stable.
• Worst app I've ever used and you're forced to use it as a DirecTV customer. • Can never connect to receiver to play back on demand shows. Support says this has been a known issue for *months* and not fixed! • App crashes after playing commercials when viewing on demand on phone. • UI is horrible - a mishmash of 5 different generations of Android OS controls, unresponsive, and has no elegance whatever. The UVerse app was better and I never should have switched!
Greatly Improved! It doesn't crash nearly as often (Or at all) anymore. It automatically skips commercials which used to be time consuming because loading used to take forever. Now it's actually an amazing app. I'm very pleased and impressed :D
I have selected two separate events to record using this app, and it did not happen. Very frustrating. Also, people who have Comcast can watch TV at work on their devices. I have to be at home on my network to watch TV on my devices. The only good thing is that I can change the channel using this channel - whoop whoop...
The commercials that comes with the regular channels programming works fine . The commercials that DirecTV ads on often edits out the best part of the show. It always happens at the climactic part as it will abruptly cut to commercial . By the time it comes back a whole scene was cut out because DirecTV put extra commercials on a are ready formatted program. So when it goes back to your show you have no idea what just happened. The commercial that come with the channel has been formatted for that TV program so nothing gets cut out.
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