Here's what I've done:
I'm using 64 bit Windows 8.1 (not RT).
Went to the Direct TV website to download their viewer so I can watch through my laptop.
It tells me that I need to download Adobe Flash Player to make it work.
When I click ok, it tells me this error message:
An error occurred while downloading the file http://download.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/licensing/win/install_flash_player_11_plugin.exe. What would you like to do?
I would like it to work but that's not happening. The research I've done tells me that Windows 8.1 doesn't need any updates for flash player and that's also what the Adobe website is telling me. Direct TV tech support's suggestion was to clear the cache, which didn't work.
I'm not liking 8.1...