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DISH Explorer

By DISH Network LLC

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Never worry about not finding anything good to watch again! The DISH Explorer app helps you discover relevant content, control your Hopper, and engage with your favorite shows and movies.

See the most popular shows based on real time tv viewership in your location, or what's trending on social sites, or even the most exciting sports events on now. You can also use the universal search to find content whether its on live TV, your DVR, or in the On Demand catalog. Once you've found what you want to watch, simply press the thumbnail of the show and your Hopper will automatically start playing it on your tv - no need to pick up your remote!

While watching the show, you can tweet or share the show on Facebook as well as view a live twitter stream and sports statistics all on your iPad.

- Control your Hopper and Joey from your iPad - Bridging must be enabled on the Hopper for Joey Control*
- Control your TV from your iPad **
- Find popular and socially trending programs to watch
- Get personalized recommendations based on what you're watching and what your friends like to watch
- Find content from your guide, DVR or OnDemand
- See detailed live sports stats for the game you're watching
*To enable bridging on the Hopper: Go to the Main Menu>Settings>Network Setup>Broadband>Network Details>Bridging. Click Enable and then select Save
**The front panel of Hopper should not be obstructed. (e.g. in closed cabinet or in another room) Hopper remote must be programmed to TV to check this go to Menu>Settings>Remote Manager and check for a TV code, if not present or if incorrect, click the TV code button and set up the remote

DISH Explorer requires a Hopper. Your iPad must be connected to the same network as your Hopper.

What's New in Version 1.8

- Fixed the crash issue reported by users
Note: if you are still experiencing crash issues, please turn off "Button Shapes" located in Settings -> General -> Accessibility and relaunch Dish Explorer

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Customer Reviews

WAY more helpful than I expected!

I used this expecting it to be a lame promotional / ad-driven app. While it doesn't stray too far from those types of apps, it is surprisingly helpful for finding new content and works flawlessly with my Hopper w/ Sling! Browsing On Demand on this app is a much more pleasant experience than any method with any other provider.


This app worked great until the last update. Now it crashes when you try to open it. I'm not sure what's going on with Dish lately but they keep rolling out things that do not work! So beware.
Updated from latest update. The latest update claims it has fixed the crashing issue. It has not. Still crashing. I updated then got as far as logging on with Twitter Facebook and it crashed again!!! I deleted the app and downloaded again and still crashes.

Constant crash

Crashes every time I launch it, unless I delete and reinstall, then it works until I close and try to start it again, and then it is back at square one again.

DISH Explorer
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  • Free
  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: Jun 05, 2014
  • Version: 1.8
  • Size: 35.0 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: DISH Network LLC
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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