Nov 28, 2013
Everything is getting apps for mobile devices, and one of the biggest satellite TV providers are no exception to this. DirecTV’s mobile app, while allowing one to interact with their TV in many ways, including recording shows when away from home, but was lacking one serious feature: Using your mobile device as a remote control for DirecTV.
Unless you owned a device like the Samsung Galaxy S4, you did not have the ability to directly change the channels on your satellite. In the latest update however, DirecTV has added this coveted ability.
One has to be connected to the same WiFi network as the DirecTV receiver is however. Obviously, trying to control your dish from work will only serve to annoy your unemployed cousin who lives on your couch rent free.
Source: Android Police