EL SEGUNDO, California — DirecTV’s new Wireless Genie Mini (WGM), which allows DirecTV subscribers the freedom to place their TVs anywhere and enjoy a full HD DVR experience without the clutter of cable wires and boxes in every room, is now available nationwide.
Each WGM acts like an ordinary HD DVR — recording, pausing and rewinding live TV, with the ability to fast-forward and delete pre-recorded shows from any TV in the home. Customers also have complete access to DirecTV’s on demand platform if their DirecTV Genie is connected to the Internet. In addition, customers can begin watching a show in one room and finish it in another.
Romulo Pontual, DirecTV executive vice president and CTO:
“Along with our technologically advanced DirecTV Genie, which is now capable of wireless distribution, we’re proud to launch the new Wireless Genie Mini that will allow customers to eliminate messy cable wires and boxes in every room. Customers will love the simplicity of wirelessly connecting multiple TVs to their DirecTV Genie anywhere inside the home or even in their backyard.”
Customers interested in a Wireless Genie Mini will need to have both a DirecTV Genie and a Wireless Video Bridge (WVB) professionally installed, which gives customers the flexibility to add additional TVs in any room.
Setting up a WGM is simple. The DirecTV Genie connects to the Whole Home Network via coax wiring. The WGMs then connect to the Genie wirelessly on a private, secure network created by the WVB.
New customers who take a Genie HD DVR can upgrade to wireless for $99.