DirecTV DVR app breaks into Apple’s top 10

Wed, 04/08/2009 - 8:50am
Mike Robuck

DirecTV launched its DVR Scheduler App on March 30, and since then it has been downloaded more than 100,000 times and has broken into the top-10 list of downloaded applications on Apple’s App Store.

The new app allows customers to tap the DirecTV icon on their iPhone or iPod Touch to begin remotely scheduling and recording DirecTV programming on their home DVR – wherever they are.

The free application combines the multi-touch user interface of the iPhone and iPod Touch with an improved search function that enables users to quickly browse the entire programming guide, by channel or date and time, and schedule programs up to 14 days in advance.

A keyword search option also lets the viewer search DirecTV shows by actor, title and description, and the guide can be customized for easier viewing and program selection.

Once a program is located, viewers have detailed information such as air date, duration and description at their fingertips. The most popular shows will display a colorful graphic that can be tapped to view more images of the cast. Once a show is found, DirecTV customers can set a remote recording with additional options and settings, and then touch their screens to record.

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