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Fri, Aug 16, 2013 5:56 AM

Recent channels viewed list

Hello! Last night while watching tv, I sat on my silver uverse remote. When I looked up, on the right side of the screen, a menu saying "recent channels" was listed. I accidently pressed exit anactor the life of me can't figure out how to get it back on the screen. I have tried pressing every button and different combinations of buttons. Does ANYONE have ANY advice on this? I would be extregreat grateful!! thanks guys!

 

 

 

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dhascall

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7 years ago


@viscountuk wrote:

Not sure if this has any bearing on what is being discussed but the only time I have seen a 'recent channels visited' type of service is while watching something On Demand and clicking the Last button.  This results in showing a list on the right of the last 5 or 6 channels viewed (including a PIP) allowing you to scroll up and down to select.


Interesting.  I do not watch OD much, so I may have to try it.   Anyone who wants to test this, please do.  Press the Last button at various times and activities, and see if it jumps to the Last channel or gives you a list.

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46 Messages

7 years ago

The same thing happened to me Monday evening on a non-DVR STB with the black remote (using the"Last" button). I cannot replicate it and the STB has not been rebooted.
RCSMG

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7 years ago

Try going to the intreactive menu and see if you can see it there.

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7 years ago

It was not via an Interactive App, the "Last" button brought it up. Unfortunately I didn't think to take a photo.
ATTJulieCS

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7 years ago

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but click here for channel favorites options. 

 

Let me know if this is what you were looking for. 

dhascall

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@ATTJulieCS wrote:

I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're looking for, but click here for channel favorites options. 

 

Let me know if this is what you were looking for. 


Julie - I have not seen anything relating to Recent Channels, visited.  I am studying up on Comcast's new X1 Platform and they are including a list of the last 9 viewed channels - so maybe the OP witnessed AT&T testing an upcoming new feature.  I have never seen a recent list show up, so it could be a test on unknowing subscribers.

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7 years ago

Not sure if this has any bearing on what is being discussed but the only time I have seen a 'recent channels visited' type of service is while watching something On Demand and clicking the Last button.  This results in showing a list on the right of the last 5 or 6 channels viewed (including a PIP) allowing you to scroll up and down to select.

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7 years ago

I just tried it and it shows a list of recent On Demand and recent Channels. A On Demand program has to be playing for it to work.
dhascall

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7 years ago


@catchtwentytwo wrote:
I just tried it and it shows a list of recent On Demand and recent Channels. A On Demand program has to be playing for it to work.


I concur 100%.  SO, AT&T is either 1) testing this feature out by having the feature only in the VOD section, 2) has tried to implement this everywhere on U-Verse but it's not working anywhere but VOD or 3) they are only going to use it in VOD, which, IMO defeats its purpose.  Xfinity's new X1 platform shows the last 9 viewed channels or titles, so I'm guessing that AT&T is trying to keep up with the Jones's or Comcast's, as it were. 

 

Here is a screenshot.  AND yes that is an original Picaso.  An original mass produced lithograph. Smiley Tongue

 

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6 years ago

I know this thread is fairly old, but I've figured out how to replicate this while watching live TV. Press the back button, then last and the list will show up.

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6 years ago


@AtlantaNole wrote:
I know this thread is fairly old, but I've figured out how to replicate this while watching live TV. Press the back button, then last and the list will show up.

Nope.  Didn't work for me.

Don't mess with old people.  The older we get, the less "Life in Prison" is a deterrent.

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6 years ago

Looks like the latest STB version 2.4.29140.12 eliminated this capability.

 

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If anyone who hasn't been updated to 2.4.29140.12 could check this out and reply, it would be great.

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@catchtwentytwo wrote:

Looks like the latest STB version 2.4.29140.12 eliminated this capability.

 

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If anyone who hasn't been updated to 2.4.29140.12 could check this out and reply, it would be great.

I'm running 2.2.28184.50 and found that it only works when you are watching On Demad and not regular programming...which I find weird. 

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4 years ago

Select "Menu", scroll down to "options", in system settings there is an option for "recently watched", select and enable. When watching TV you can press "last" it will show your recently viewed channels.

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3 months ago

I figured it out! All you have to do is go to menu, then options and then to system and then go to recently watched and it gives you an option to enable the list to show everytime you press the last button of the last ten programs you've watched. Once you've enabled it to do so, exit to live TV, press the last button and the list will show. They should have it like this to begin with and tell people how to do it. One of att big mistakes is uverse is not very user friendly, we shouldn't have to figure out stuff like this. They should let people know how to do this from the start. That's like Apple iPhone doesn't come with a manual and they claim it's so easy that people should be able to figure it out. If that were the case then they wouldn't need a tips and tricks app to help people figure it out. If they are worried about trees then make a manual for the whole operation of the phone in an app so it's easy on the consumer and att should do the same. I think we all pay enough for them to do this! Anyway, hope this helps. 

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