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DirecTV Remote+

by Cognitial Mobile
Rated: All Ages

Price: Free Download
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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This app needs permission to access:

  • TRANSMIT_IR
  • Open network sockets
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.8.0
  • v3.8.0
  • * (PRO) New Quick Command notification allows you to use your choice of 3 remote buttons from a secondary notification. Android API 16+ ONLY!
  • * (PRO) Added 'Multiple On/Off' (long-press on POWER button) to quickly set power on all or specified networked receivers (primarily intended for restaurants, bars, etc).
  • * (PRO) New option to control default behavior when short-pressing on the POWER button.
  • * (PRO) Some newer devices complained about missing WAKE_LOCK permission when using that option.
  • * (PRO) Built-in Search Assistant 'DVR search screen' macro changed to reflect changes to DirecTV menus. Thanks Gabe!
  • * (PRO) Added ability to use volume, mute and input buttons in macros and sending 'power' in a macro now also controls the TV/AVR if one is configured for current DirecTV receiver.
  • * (PRO) Long-pressing on the Replay button will skip back to the beginning of the recorded program. DirecTV network control only.
  • * (ALL) Added ability to use IR (HTC or Samsung only) to control power on Genie *clients* that are configured for NETWORK control in the app. Obviously your phone or tablet needs to have IR. :)
  • * (ALL) If current receiver does not have a volume profile associated with it then volume, mute & input buttons are now disabled.
  • * (ALL) IR was not working correctly on Galaxy devices running Android 4.4.3+, ironically due to an Android IR bug being *fixed* in 4.4.3. Thanks for your help Richard!
  • * (ALL) Scrolling Remote: Buttons surrounding the navigation buttons are now spaced further away.
  • * (ALL) Many other minor changes and bugs fixed.

Product Details



Product Features

  • Control your networked DirecTV receiver through your phone
  • Use a variety of remote functions, including Slow Motion
  • Three remote layouts to choose from
  • Look up in-app help support if you need it
  • Enjoy this free app with no advertising
  • Pro version adds many more cool features

Product Description

Control your DirecTV receiver with the best looking DirecTV Remote for Android! No ads, no kidding!


** REQUIREMENTS **

1) DirecTV HD receivers and/or HD DVRs connected to your home network and set up for External Device access (option in receiver/DVR). Supported models are H21, H22, H23 and H24 HD receivers and HR20, HR21, HR22, HR23 and HR24 HD DVRs. R22s may work as well.

2) Your Android phone or tablet must be connected to your home network via WiFi, and that WiFi must also be on the same network as your DirecTV receivers.

3) In most cases this app will automatically find all of your networked receivers. If for some reason it doesn't, there is also an option to add one manually by entering its IP address.

4) Confirm your receiver's settings: Using your DirecTV remote, go to MENU > SETTINGS & HELP > SETTINGS > WHOLE-HOME. Select NAME LOCATION and be sure that a name is entered (such as BEDROOM). If nothing is entered here, enter it here now. Next, go down to EXTERNAL DEVICE and be sure that all options are set to ALLOW.

5) If you are having problems getting this app to communicate with your receiver, please see the FAQ at my website (http://www.cognitial.com/android).


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If you have requests or want to report issues, please email me. It is very difficult to properly respond in the Comments section.
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Key features of the DirecTV Remote:


FREE & PRO VERSIONS:
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* All-original button graphics look great on your mobile device! Inspired by the DirecTV backlit remote.

* THREE remote styles to choose from: Compact, mid-size and scrolling. Choose which one you like best! (Press Menu to choose a style.)

* The first (and only) Android DirecTV remote app to support the Slow Motion remote command!

* Create a Favorite Channels list.

* See what channel the selected receiver is tuned to and find out what is on.

* Reboot your receiver with a couple button presses (handy for when it starts to get laggy, as they unfortunately tend to do).

* Don't you just love those ads in free apps? Me neither, and you will not find any ads in this app!

* Basic help is built into the app, with links to a website where you can find a FAQ list to help with issues.

* Haptic Feedback strength can be adjusted to suit your taste or turned off all together.


PRO VERSION ONLY:
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* The first and only Android DirecTV remote app to support macros (see below)!
* Easily enable and disable Closed Captioning with one button press! (Built-in macros)
* Full macro support. Create and use your own macros!
* Search Assistant allows you to enter search queries using your phone then sends them to the receiver.
* Easily launch the DirecTV DVR Scheduler app from the menu (Menu > More).
* Rearrange and rename your receivers, favorites and macros. (Menu > More).
* See more about the current show, movie or song by searching on IMDb, AllMusic.com, Google and Amazon ('On Now' > More).
* See what is currently airing on all of your receivers and favorite channels ('On Now' > Mini-Guide).
* Optionally show an icon in the Notification area. This allows you to quickly access the remote control from the Notification area.
* Easily toggle between SD & HD output on the new DirecTV HD GUI. Handy when you have a standard definition TV hooked up to composite output and also have an HD TV hooked up to component or HDMI output. Allows you to view the guide and menus on the SD TV. (Menu>More).
* Option to lock the app to portrait or landscape mode regardless of device orientation.
* Create shortcuts to remote buttons, favorites and macros right on your home screen! (FREE ADD-ON)

EXTRA INFO:
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Please note that the reliability of the "Slow Motion" command and macros strongly depend on the responsiveness of your DirecTV receiver. The pro version has settings that you can adjust in order to make it macros more reliable.

Technical Details

Size: 1.7MB
Version: 3.8.0
Developed By: Cognitial Mobile
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • TRANSMIT_IR
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • Access the vibration feature
  • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Write to external storage
Minimum Operating System: Android 1.6
Approximate Download Time: Less than 30 seconds

Customer Reviews

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By M. Massa on October 2, 2011
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This app is great!! It found my receiver in no time. The practical joke factor must also be weighed in here. My only wish is that I could also control the volume. Maybe with an update.
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this app doesn't control the TV volume because it is controlled by the TV not the receiver/ DVR. otherwise it's a great way to replace your remote.
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By Nicky on October 26, 2012
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Thus app is awesome.Its a great way to trick your parents/ sibblings. You can control any tv in the house as long as youre in the house. The bad thing is thougb is that there isn't any volume on it. If you lose your remote you could just use this instead. This app is amazing. Completely brilliant. :D
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I have a Droid 2 phone. This app recognized all my DirecTV boxes in the house. It controls them just like the actual remote from your Android phone. I love this thing. Just remember that it only controls the DirecTV box, not the TV or stereo (so it can't control volume). Wonderful App that works well. Keep On.
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Works just like the real one. No volume control though I was suprised how easy it loaded up and works just like a the real control
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Awesome app. Really nice if your receiver is in a cabinet since no line of sight is required. Even better when you have 2 TVs in the same room with 2 receivers trying to watch Sunday ticket. Makes controlling the desired receiver a snap.
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I really like the ease of use. It looks and responds just like our current remote.
It's nice to have this available. I put it on my android phone and Kindle Fire HDX.
When the remote is out of my reach, I just use this app.
I would recommend this app to anyone that has to share the remote.
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Works great, however it doesn't control tv volume. While I do understand that is a tv issue, the app peel on the Google play store does control everything so this could work if they added tv checks as well. Still a great app when I don't need volume controls.
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