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Initial post: Sep 3, 2014 3:29:34 AM PDT
Wendy D. says:
I have home cable from AT&T Uverse and I can watch the programs that I tape on my DVR on my tablets, phone or computer when I'm not at home but my Kindle Fire HD says I need to have Adobe Flash Player in order to watch anything. Is there anything that I can do to make this work. It won't let me download the Adobe Flash Player on my Kindle. I was getting ready to purchase the HDX but I'm not going to get it if I can't load Adobe on that one either. Can someone help me or give me some advise on what kind of tablet I should purchase that supports Adobe. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2014 3:47:25 AM PDT
Adobe stopped supporting Flash on Android devices over two years ago.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2014 5:17:22 AM PDT
Sarida says:
Call AT&T and find out if they use an app to view their programs. Then check the Amazon App store to see if it is available.

In fact, I found this:
AT&T U-verse for Kindle

It's free and you could try it to see if it works for you.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2014 5:49:46 AM PDT
Wendy D. says:
Folina, thank you for letting me know. I was starting to look for other tablets to buy but I guess what I really need is a laptop. I'm new to tablets and androids so I'm just learning. I have three tablets and the only one that I can use to watch some of my television programs on is the one that I have to pay to use every month if I go over on my usage so I really don't want to use it. Do you know if you can use Adobe on the Apple iPad? Thanks for taking the time to help me.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2014 5:52:39 AM PDT
Wendy D. says:
Sarida, thanks for the link, I already have it on my kindle. The app. will let me set my television shows to record and see what's recorded but it won't let me watch it. I think I may need to get a laptop.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2014 5:53:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 3, 2014 5:58:47 AM PDT
iPads have never had flash. You need the appropriate apps on any tablet device.

You need some sort of app from the provider in order to watch content that is on your DVR. For example, we use DirecTV, and have a GenieGo. I use the corresponding app from DirecTV to be able to stream content that is recorded on my DVR, on my iPad or Fire HDX.

I have used the download option a few times, but have never been away from home and watched something from my DVR. The download option takes a long time. My opinion is that it sounds great in theory, but isn't that great in practice.

For example...say I have an episode of Friends on my DVR, and I want to use my Fire to watch that episode while I am working in my kitchen. I can do it, via the DirecTV app, but I have no fastforward or rewind. So I have to put up the commercials and the clumsy playback controls.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2014 5:59:00 AM PDT
Wendy D. says:
Mega, someone else just told me that Adobe doesn't work on any android tablets. I really don't know anything about this stuff but should I just get a laptop? Wouldn't I be able to watch whatever I want on it just like on a PC?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2014 6:04:21 AM PDT
What you should do is talk to Uverse. What content is available on any other device is up to them. Go to their web site, and look for the information.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2014 7:50:54 AM PDT
Wendy D. says:
I will do that. Thanks for all your help and taking the time to answer my questions. I wanted to avoid dealing with my cable company because it's such a pain but your right I need to do that.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2014 7:59:38 AM PDT
In all likelihood they have apps for both iDevices and for Android. That is how you watch content from just about any provider on a mobile device. It is hardly ever done via the browser.

The apps not only give you a method to view content, it also makes it so that only those who pay for the service have access. I have to have the DirecTV app registered using my DirecTV account information.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2014 10:23:28 AM PDT
Tami S says:
Wendy in addition to what the u-verse app does on the Fire, the U-verse app for iPad DOES allow you to watch your shows, and also watch a lot of shows live.

We have both Fires and iPads in our home..... These extra features on the iPad U-verse app are a fairly recent update, so my family is hoping the Fire's U-verse app will get the same update soon.

As of right now though, either a laptop or an iPad will let you watch your U-verse shows. Hope this helps :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 3, 2014 12:08:23 PM PDT
Wendy D. says:
Wow Tami, that's the best news yet! I really do love my Kindle Fire HD. The picture is amazing when watching movies and I was away from home for 5 weeks taking care of a friend and I was so disappointed when I found out that it wouldn't work for my DVR taped shows. I'm going to contact AT&T U-Verse and ask them about it. Maybe the more people who call them about it the faster they will add it.
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