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Wed, Aug 10, 2022 8:13 PM

Apple TV Browsing Experience - Questions or Requests

Hi all,

Really new to the DirecTV Stream and I'm using it on our Apple TV.  The quality is good and the responsiveness is great.

I have some useability issues though and wanted to ask the group here:

1) Whenever I go to the search feature in the directv guide, if I "enter" text by using Siri to type it out for me, it won't let me select anything.  If I type it out manually by selecting the letters then it works just fine.  Is this just a me thing?

2) Is it possible to enter channel numbers or, even better, just say into siri what channel I want to jump to?  If it's not possible (and won't be possible) to do the voice jump (e.g. "ESPN") would it be possible to get a shortcut in the guide somewhere that lets me type in channel numbers?  Obv the apple remote doesn't have any numbers so i'd need a way to "type" them in.

3) Is there any way to make it harder to accidentally exit the app?  I find I'm jumping out of the app a lot on accident trying to get between guide and video or other selections.

4) Finally the apple remote on the phone has a channel up/down button but nothing happens on directv app when I push these.  Is that expected?

Sorry for blasting these out just a few quick observations with 24hrs of experience or so.

Cheers.

Dedric

JAL123

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It does allow voice commands to change channels, but not by numbers as far as I can tell.  If you say “Tune to CNN” it will work but it doesn’t work for all channels.  

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The best option here (from my perspective) is to get an Osprey box ($49 refurbished) from DIRECTV. I used to be an AppleTV user but gave up because of the remote. With an Osprey remote you can enter channel numbers, has a backlight, you have a "guide', "recordings list", "home" buttons, etc. and it's integrated w Google voice ("tune to ESPN" or "ESPN" works)

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Hm a new box isn't a good answer for me keeping DirecTV Stream :).  Def realize it may be the best answer to get the functionality I am asking for


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