Don’t Just Watch TV, DIRECTV Using Your iPad

It’s official. DirecTV has just unleashed their iPad DIRECTV experience controller app [iTunes]. Feature highlights include: customizable remote, 14-day EPG complete with show metadata, DVR programming / playlist, quick access to channel favorites and other customizable home screen modules, on-demand movie listings, and a pretty nifty sports scores and schedule pane that you can set for your favorite teams. The only thing missing at this point is the ability to stream content to the device and set recordings while not at home. No doubt DIRECTV has those two features set on their product roadmap.

Compatible set-tops: DIRECTV PLUS DVR (models R15, R16, R22), DIRECTV PLUS HD DVR (models HR20, HR21, HR22, HR23, HR24) or TiVo® Series 2 receivers with 6.4a software.

Tags: ,
Filed in: Portable Media Players, Software

1 Reaction to “Don’t Just Watch TV, DIRECTV Using Your iPad”

  1. Michael S says:

    I’m not sure what the point of this app is. Do you really want to turn your $500+ device into a glorified remote? I can understand the convenience (at times), but that’s not what DirecTV should be doing. As a DISH Network customer and employee I have a similar app (DISH Remote Access), except that my iPad app lets me stream my live TV and DVR recordings to my iPad from wherever I’m at in the world. Simply put, it’s amazing and I use it every day. If you’re looking for not only the latest technology but the best prices in the industry then I suggest checking DISH out.