09-14-2016 3:47 PM
Few local channels are actually available for streaming via iPhone. Are you sure that yours should be available?
09-14-2016 3:54 PM
If you have an HR44/54 Genie DVR, you can use the new Mobile DVR feature in the DirecTV App to steam recordings from your Genie DVR ....
09-20-2016 5:24 PM
Answer the customer's question DirecTV! We are not asking about the mobile DVR, we want to know why we can't watch locals (and other select channels) live from the guide... These channels were available recently and you do advertise that you can watch your DirecTV on any device... Well my DirecTV offers all these channels, and thus they should be available online also.
09-20-2016 5:56 PM
It's not up to DirecTV which channels can be streamed live. The stations and networks make that decision, and it has to be included in their contract with DirecTV. Like I said earlier, not all local stations allow live streaming.
09-20-2016 9:15 PM
Please explain how you're trying to "stream"?
With Mobile DVR on your Genie DVR and the DirecTV App, you should be able to record any channel and view that recording on your mobile device.
09-21-2016 8:14 AM
Not the issue... the problem is that all locals (and a few other channels i.e WGN, CBS Sports) but the local ABC channel are NOT available to be streamed on any of my devices (laptop, phone, ipad) as they were as recently as July... They do not list in the guide.
10-10-2016 7:17 AM
I believe the answer here is local channels are not available for streaming due to contract restrictions that are currently only allowing streaming access to cable services and the Dish network. If you don't see local channels that are available in your DTV app guide for "watch on Phone, iPad, etc.", then there isn't a contract with Directv at this time. Of course we're not privy to the reasons, but most likely due to Directv lossing revenue if such access was made available. It's technically possible, so we'll just have to play the waiting game to see if the powers that be can afford to pull the trigger.