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Tue, Feb 15, 2022 1:40 AM

Sony Bravia XBR - no app in goggle play story

Migrated from my DIRECTV sat to DIRECTVstream today.  Surprised to find NO app in the google store....whats with that?

It's possible to cast from your phone to the SONY TV, but that is very inconvenient.  The image does not always scale to full screen.

Think twice about DIRECTV stream if you have a SONY Bravia XBR.  

litzdog911

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You should have checked the Supported Devices information at the DirecTV Stream website. But the bottom line is that native TV Apps are generally garbage. Witness all of the issues posted here with the Samsung DirecTV Stream App. You'll have a much better experience with a $30 Roku or FireStick.

Ludwick577

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People don't do their homework then they blame the service. meh

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Your first attempt at fixing this should be to clear the Google Play Store and Google Play Services cache. Additionally, you can uninstall and reinstall updates on the Google Play Store. Also, make sure you are running the latest software available for your Android device.

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As far as I know DirecTV has its own products and often announces compatibility on different topic sites. If you even take for example https://www.bestessaytips.com/review_essay.php review on Stream App, you can see that it's not only you who's had this happen and it's written about it everywhere. You just need to double-check all the nuances beforehand. You choose a laptop by its features and a furniture by its size. It's the same with DirecTV. They have their own products and I believe they have done everything possible to ensure that you can use the network without any problems.  

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bcbsncjlj

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The issue is the OS on the Sony is not supported. The only Smart TV supported is Samsung and not all models are supported. It's as simple as that.

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Clearing and reinstalling updates on Google Play Store and Google Play Services is a good way to fix this issue. Additionally, you can uninstall the current app version on your Android device and install a new one. Make sure you are running the latest software available for your devices!

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Ok, you people are unbelievable.  I spoke to ATT  when they forced me off of my Uverse system for this.   They said it works with smart tv's.   The reality I was forced to make a change by them, and for all practical purposes, was lied to.  A few Samsung TV's is NOT the definition  of "smart tv's"  I  have three rokus, and will use one, but the interface is crap and I'm back to juggling multiple remotes again.  At least  I have 5 days to find another service.

bcbsncjlj

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@EmmaBrook There is no app for the Sony Smart TV. Nothing you mentioned is going to help. The OS is not supported is the reason you can not download the app.

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Not supported is a choice by DirecTV.  Please quit acting like their hands are tied and there's nothing they can do.  All of the larger live tv streaming services have one. I actually side loaded an older version of the app that didn't.work due to a DirecTV software update

Ludwick577

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@SRB151   I have the Dtv stream app sideloaded onto my android tv device and it works fine. If you sideload the correct version it works.

bcbsncjlj

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Sideloading apps are great as long as you understand it's not supported if you have issues. Rather the other services support the device really does not matter here with DirecTV Stream. You can always pursue other options. No one is forcing a subscriber to go with the service. The choice is yours.

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Nevermind, since I just got on, I was within my 5 day trial.  As many of you have aptly pointed out, it was clear that DirecTV does not and in all probability will not support Sony tvs with Google tv android.  Easiest solution was to change to one of the many that does.  Enjoyed my time here, and good luck to all.

P.S.  The point never was that they promised support for Sony (customer service aside), or that they should change, it's their decision and their business.  It's just that, to me, alienating a very large group of television owners just because, seems like a very poor business decision.   Sorry you don't see it this way.

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Ludwick577

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@SRB151 Enjoy the other inferior service! lol

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@lundeenm I am also facing the same problem. Do you get your answer. Kindly guide me also. Thanks

bcbsncjlj

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There is no app for Sony and never had been.  You need to use an external streaming device.


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