The iPhone proved the viability and importance of having a variety of applications available to offer your customer base, but it seems DirecTV may have learned the wrong lesson. Instead of focusing on quality of product it appears DirecTV simply assumed that having an App Store at all was a victory.
Based on countless forum complaints, and a particularly interesting YouTube video, the new addition to DirecTV has been met with quite a bit of dismay. Consumer expectation may have been set too high, but it seems as if the App Store, and the Apps themselves are too slow to be worth using.
That is, of course, assuming that one of the very few apps was one that caught your fancy. DirecTV offers several apps for sports scores and Flickr browsing, as well as a few throwaway apps like “What’s Hot” which shows users the most popular programs on DirecTV.
Catch the YouTube video here to get a peek at the App Store in "action."