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IcerJo

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If you try it or switch, let us know what you think of the video quality between it and HBR ATT :D
My mom has it on her account, so I may add my other email to her family and test it out when I get back from my anniversary trip in a few weeks. Or I could ask Achilles to addecto his family temporarily heehee
Soo I added myself to my mom's Family and did some general testing, I love the fact that they have stats for nerds (some channels are only 720p), sofar I can't find any 5.1 audio via the Android TV version or the WebOS version but the WebOS Version does trigger the Dolby logo on my receiver indicating that the TV is pushing Dolby but only 2.0, unfortunately on the Android TV side the Audio is PCM 2.0, which is pretty common if the audio is AAC , I experience this on Plex withy movie Collection which is in AAC.

On the video side, seems like compression is more with less Bitrate compared to high Bitrate on AT&T TV HBR, 4K might be a way to counter act this as the video scaling seems to be horrible on the android side, but best I can say is YouTube TV's Quality = YouTube Quality but with Protection in the Stream.

Also side note: Data usage seems to be lower on on YouTube TV which less me to believe it's the compression.

Though I'm tech Savvy I'm not a Professional so by all means, if there are those who are better and have the proper tools etc please feel free to correct anything that I have stated.
 

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I don't know if this is the place, but I am having difficulty launching the apk on my Samsung Galaxy View (loaded with Lineage OS). The problem is that it switches between tv mode and mobile mode based off the screen size (Launches in TV mode but when I place the app into split view, it launches the mobile version). Is there anyway, I can modify the apk so that it launches in mobile mode and ignores TV mode?
 

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Started getting the "You must update to continue..." message on V4.07 on my Nvidia Shield this morning. Is there a newer version available to install? Regards, Kirk
Aaarrrg, me as well. Thank goodness the hard working devs at XDA usually update things quickly.

And here's hoping the new DirecTV Stream has an official Android TV app. AT&T really made a mess of things, but I'm grandfathered in and have a fantastic streaming deal that's not available at any price from anyone any longer.
 

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AchillesR32 will address it this evening when he gets home from work :)
That's greatly appreciated.

I always thought I could just sideload the Amazon Store and AT&T TV apk from my Fire TV Stick 4K, but after doing that I see there are other necessary modifications. Specifically it only works in stereo PCM, the video quality isn't as good, and the icon sizing is incorrect so it appears zoomed in.

By the way, I'm a retired embedded systems designer (hardware, firmware, and software) and I'd be happy to help keep this apk up to date if someone can't point me to some kind of directions. I'm not an Android developer (it was after my time, we used hex, assembler, and then C and C++; and Verilog and VHDL for hardware after hand drawn schematics were abandoned) but I've dabbled with Android Studio and other Java stuff so I'm sure I could follow an outline of the overall tools and process, with specifics on what needs to be modified in this apk.

I'd be happy to help with other apks as well, but I use this one so it would give me a lot of motivation to get up to speed ASAP.
 
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That's greatly appreciated.

I always thought I could just sideload the Amazon Store and AT&T TV apk from my Fire TV Stick 4K, but after doing that I see there are other necessary modifications. Specifically it only works in stereo PCM, the video quality isn't as good, and the icon sizing is incorrect so it appears zoomed in.

By the way, I'm a retired embedded systems designer (hardware, firmware, and software) and I'd be happy to help keep this apk up to date if someone can't point me to some kind of directions. I'm not an Android developer (it was after my time, we used hex, assembler, and then C and C++; and Verilog and VHDL for hardware after hand drawn schematics were abandoned) but I've dabbled with Android Studio and other Java stuff so I'm sure I could follow an outline of the overall tools and process, with specifics on what needs to be modified in this apk.

I'd be happy to help with other apks as well, but I use this one so it would give me a lot of motivation to get up to speed ASAP.
You would have to check with @AchilesR32 about that, I'm just the best friend who uses and tests out the software 😁 when new changes occur.
 

IcerJo

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I found one posted in XDA forum, it works on both of my shields but one of them only launches from side loader.
I can't vouch for others, but I know of at least 1 other person who used to do it and knows the full process. I personally I know AchillesR32 and have become good friends with him from the get go, back when the app was called Direct TV Now and still relatively new :)
 

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    Well I got the new app overnight on my phone. Just for fun used APKExtractor and tried to install it on my Shield. No go.

    Can't say I didn't try!
    I'll check this evening to see if the new app is available on my firestick. Last release was delayed on my device for some reason.

    Update :

    Here is the DTV Stram apk untouched from my firestick , i have not tested anything. At work now

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    I did not have time to check all of my channels but NBC is the only one I found not working. Last night and this morning. I also feel it's a temporary problem. I think the changes are definitely for the better. The picture quality, especially in fast action sports is the best I've seen yet in any streaming service.

    Here is the error:

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    Hmmm ... it is odd but that seems to be a typical back-end streaming error message. There's no error code so it's unlikely to be a local app issue. though as I said everything's up in the air right now.

    That's why I'm going to hold off most of my development efforts until Thursday when the DirecTV Stream apk is released, and I suspect @ACHILLES R32 and @IcerJo are doing the same. I'm really hoping they natively support Android TV, as the apk is now structured in a way that new devices can be added more elegantly. I haven't figured out the details though, as it will require actually running the code via a debugger, and that's a heck of a lot of work.

    However I have the real-time hardware debugger and remaining development environment set up and ready to go, so if there's no native support on Thursday I'm sure we'll all be ready to jump in and begin support for the new generation of apk.
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    No doubt. 4.0.18 had some really exciting changes in it. Clearly making it the best live streaming service as far as picture quality and sound goes. Now no longer? Makes no sense.
    I just took a look at the code for the DTV stream app and they went back to the att tv 4.0.17 structure. It's so puzzling why they would revert to the old structure. I honestly don't want to touch anything because they can't seem to make their mind up. I would just use version 4.0.18 till it works . Maybe the DTV dev team needs some time to figure stuff out😂😂😂
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    Update on the latest release of ATT TV version 4.0.18.35254

    So they made quiet a few changes to the app structure with this latest release.

    I want to thank @muncrief for providing the apk for the latest release my firestick 4k still seems to be stuck on the prior release . His has updated .
    He has been doing a lot of debugging in android studio regarding the 5.1 issue that was present with the prior version. Thank you for that as well!

    It seems that now the app offers a stream quality option " good , better , best " i changed the bitrate on the best quality but as of now it doesn't seem to to have made any impact. I will continue the testing later in the week and @muncrief was also doing some testing as well.

    as of now Ill call this a v4.0.18HBR test apk. and below that is the original untouched apk


    Original untouched apk thanks to @muncrief

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    Icon is perfect but they stripped everything out of it.. no 5.1 and no stream quality control..
    I have gone back to the release from Tuesday for time being.
    Damn , all the flip flop is driving me crazy and I don't even use their service
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    Welcome to the most extensive AT&T TV (formerly DirecTV Now) and Fire TV repository thread.

    Over the last few years I have gathered various AT&T/DirecTV Now apks and other Fire TV apks.
    My plan is to continue uploading the latest AT&T TV apk files and various Fire TV apps until they are officially available on the Shield TV.

    Feel free to comment and request any Fire TV apks that I have not uploaded , I'll do my best to keep the apps up-to-date.
    Since it's time consuming I may not update the less popular apps frequently. Unless someone requests it.

    I want to thank anyone that contributed to the previous thread. Please continue to post any questions or issues you guys have .

    Please read the FAQ some of your questions may already be answered.


    Click Here to Download APKs
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    Working on the updates now, will update and reply to posts in a bit
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    Just download the desired version and Enjoy!!

    Click Here to Download AT&T TV APKs

    Click Here to Download AT&T Watch TV APKs

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    AT&T TV and WATCH TV RELEASE NOTES:

    What's new in version 4.0.17.35261
    •Performance improvements and bug fixes
    •User Interface & Playback enhancements
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    IMPORTANT

    I have decide to release multiple versions of each released, please pick the best one for your device and needs.

    *** Icon fix applied to HBR and Modified versions of app, untouched apps have zoomed icon. ***

    Original Amazon APKs
    : Apk file pulled from fire stick 4K , untouched.

    Modified APKs : Amazon app store verification removed.

    HBR (high bitrate video/audio ) : Higher Video and Audio bit rates resulting in the best possible quality.
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    Update !!

    @ACHILLES R32
    Released Today
    Version: 2.0.15.02146

    New Release is available, see FAQ if you have questions. I also included a poll on the first post . Trying to see which versions users use most , thank you for participating in the poll.

    DIRECTV NOW RELEASE NOTES:
    What's new in version 2.0.15.02146
    · Performance improvements and bug fixes

    Click Here to Download APKs

    IMPORTANT: Enable both storage and location permissions, also under location select use Wi-Fi to estimate location.
    Sometimes it may take multiple toggles for the new permissions to register and a device restart maybe required


    If you want to donate please see the donate button under my avatar . Thank You !
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    I also updated the AT&T Watch TV App new version is 2.0.15.02146 seems like the DTV Now and ATT Watch TV build numbers are the same now.

    See the above link for download info
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    @ACHILLES R32

    New release....

    Latest Developer Update: June 15, 2020
    Done :D

    Latest ATT TV and ATT WATCH TV Apps have been updated, i uploaded the HBR version and the untouched apks.

    Please test the apk and report back, i no longer have a subscription to AT&T TV Now so i cant test it myself.
    Thank You!!


    Also if any user shares the modified apks with any other site please give us credit. I and numerous other people contributed to this thread over the years.


    Click Here to Download ATT TV APKs

    Click Here to Download ATT WATCH TV APKs


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