Thursday, June 7, 2012

DirecTV Remote Shortcut Add-on

DirecTV Remote Shortcut Add-on

Exclusive add-on for the most comprehensive DirecTV remote for Android!
EXCLUSIVE and FREE add-on for the DirecTV Remote only from Cognitial Mobile!
This app is an ADD-ON for DirecTV Remote Pro from Cognitial Mobile. The DirecTV remote apps themselves require networked DirecTV HD satellite receivers and/or DVRs. See those apps for supported models and be sure to get the other app installed and working before attempting to use this app.
You cannot "open" this app after installation. It is used to create shortcuts to remote buttons, favorites, macros and even a direct link to the Mini-Guide on your home screen.
While this add-on will allow you to create shortcuts with only the free version of DirecTV Remote installed, please note that they will not function. This allows you to somewhat test the feature before purchasing the Pro version.

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1) Working installation of DirecTV Remote Pro* from Cognitial Mobile (see more by Cognitial Mobile below)
2) An SD card (removable or non-removable) must be installed so that this add-on can retrieve your DirecTV Remote app settings
* This add-on app will still allow you to create shortcuts even if only the free version is installed but please note that they only function if the PRO version is installed.

** USAGE **
Note: You cannot "open" this app. You create shortcuts with it!
1) Long-press on your home screen and choose the option to add a SHORTCUT. This step may vary by device. Some devices require more steps, others are worded differently such as 'Long-press > Shortcut' or 'Long-press > Shortcuts > App Actions', etc.
2) Choose DirecTV Remote Command from the list of available shortcuts
3) Choose what type of DirecTV remote shortcut to create (Remote Button, Favorite Channel, Macro or Mini-Guide)
4) Choose your options then press Create
5) You can now send that button, channel or macro to the receiver right from your home screen. No need to even open the DirecTV Remote app!

This add-on app can also be used in conjunction with other apps such as Tasker (using a shortcut plugin) to automate repetitive tasks!
If you decide to specify the destination receiver for the shortcut (as opposed to 'whichever was used last') then it is strongly recommended that you use static IP addresses or DHCP Reservation. Since you are allowed to change receiver names in the Pro version, specified destinations are based on the receiver's IP address, not its name. The support site has more information on how to set your receivers to do this. If the receivers are not using static or reserved addresses then the shortcuts with specified receivers will need to be recreated if the IP address changes.
* All actual DirecTV Remote buttons that are supported in the app (except Slow Motion).
* All of your favorite channels and macros.
* Mini-Guide (launches the mini-guide without opening the full app).
* "Reboot" command (found under Remote Buttons). Reboot any receiver with one press of a shortcut.

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