Direct Remote iPhone App Updated For iOS 8

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[prMac.com] Longwood, Florida - Independent developer, David Likosar, today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Direct Remote 1.8, an update to his popular remote control utility for iOS devices. Direct Remote offers a new way to control DirecTV receivers connected to your home network. The app features quick tuning using up to 65 favorite channels and allows control of your receiver using intuitive gestures or a more traditional touch control. The 1.8 release adds support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Direct Remote is an ideal app for anyone looking for an alternative to the standard DirecTV Remote control. It has a backlit screen that enables easy control in the dark and it can control any compatible receiver on your network, even if it is in a cabinet, another room or otherwise out of sight. Setup is a breeze since properly configured receivers are automatically detected the 1st time you open the app. See notes below to check compatibility with your DirecTV system.

Features:
* Updated for iOS 8
* Control using gestures or a more traditional touch interface
* Quick tuning for up to 65 favorite channels
* Program guide for favorite channels
* Displays program information and name of the program you are watching
* Automatically discovers receivers on network
* Enables easy control in dark
* Allows control of every receiver on the network with one device
* Receiver can be hidden in a cabinet or another room
* Works with DirecTV receivers enabled for network control (see compatible models below)

*** Requires iOS 7.0 or higher.

Notes:
* Receiver must be connected to Wi-Fi network in order for this app to work. One way to check this is to push the right arrow on your remote control. If you have access to Internet connected apps, your receiver is connected to the network.

* Compatible models are HR34 (Genie), C31 (Genie Client), C41, HR20, HR21, R22, R23, HR24 and H21, H23, H24, H25 and all newer receivers. Also works with 3rd part RVU enable TV sets. You can verify your model by looking under the front panel door of your receiver.

* Controls DirecTV receiver only, will not control your TV or volume.

The new version (1.8) adds:
* Updated for iOS 8
* User selectable default control mode
* Bug fixes

Version 1.30 added:
* Updated User Interface For iOS 7
* Performance improvements
* Bug fixes

Version 1.20 added:
* Support for C31 Client receivers (Genie Clients)
* Press and hold receiver name to change receivers
* Improved auto-find of receivers
* Improved help screens
* Bug fixes

Version 1.15 added:
* Optimized for iPhone5
* Added additional buttons
* Added lock screen delay setting
* Support for entering passwords
* Bug fixes

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 21.1 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Direct Remote 1.8 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.

David Likosar is an independent developer in Longwood, FL whose focus is on iOS applications development. Copyright (C) 2014 David Likosar. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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