DISH Anywhere for iPad
By DISH Network LLC
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Take your TV with you. With the DISH Anywhere app, you can watch every TV channel you get at home on your iPad. Enjoy your favorite live or recorded programs anytime, anywhere. Also, manage your home television with a full-featured DVR manager and a searchable program guide. This is a must-have app for DISH Subscribers.
Now with thousands of On Demand movies and TV shows from HBO, Cinemax, Epix, and many more networks!
Watch Live TV*
-Take your TV with you and enjoy watching all of your favorite sports, news, TV shows, and movies from your Hopper with Sling or 922 Slingloaded™ DVR. You can also watch TV from your Hopper, 722, or 722k DVR with the Sling® Adapter accessory.
-Integrated user interface makes it fast and easy to find the shows and movies you want to watch.
Schedule DVR Recordings
- Schedule DVR recordings from anywhere.
- One-touch recording- simply choose to record one event, all events, or only new events.
Browse and Search the Program Guide, On Demand & your DVR
- Search the program guide up to 7 days in advance.
- Search for shows by title, genre, network, keyword, or actor.
- View graphics and posters of your favorite shows and movies.
Manage your DVR Library**
- Set recording priorities.
- Manage recording conflicts.
- Delete shows you’ve already watched.
- View and adjust your recording schedule.
Transfer your DVR recordings***
- Users that have a Hopper with built-in Sling technology can now Transfer DVR recordings to their iPad and watch them offline.
- You can enjoy your favorite shows on an airplane, while commuting, or to keep your kids entertained during a long road trip. Simply transfer your DVR recordings and you’ll always have entertainment at your fingertips!
DISH Anywhere requires an online DISH account and one of the following DISH Network receiver models: 512, 522, 625, 612, 622, 722, 722k, 922, Hopper, Hopper with Sling.
(DISH Anywhere users that do not own one of the above supported receivers, but do have an online DISH account can still use the On Demand feature of the app)
*Requires high-speed Internet connection to a Hopper with Sling/ ViP™ 922 Slingloaded™ DVR, or a Hopper, ViP™ 722, or ViP 722k DVR with Sling Adapter accessory.
**Requires high-speed Internet connection to one of the following receiver models: Hopper with Sling, Hopper, ViP922, ViP722k, ViP722, ViP622, ViP612
***Transfer functionality requires high-speed Internet connection to a Hopper with Sling DVR. Hopper with a Sling Adapter is not supported. Your mobile device must be connected to the same home network as the Hopper with Sling to transfer a recording and you must maintain an active DISH account to view transferred recordings. Select recordings are not available to transfer.
What's New in Version 5.2.1
-Users that have a Hopper with built-in Sling technology can now Transfer DVR recordings to your iPad and watch them anywhere, even without an internet connection!
-You can now set Parental Controls for On Demand & Transfers from inside the app.
-View and manage your iPad's ability to stream On Demand programs and Transfer content through Authorized Device option in App settings.
-View Closed Captioning text on Live, On Demand and Transferred programs.
-Quickly browse the most popular programs with What's Hot feature on the showcase screen.
-Additional bug fixes.
Good, but Dish is gaming the system
If you have a Hopper, the new release is finally an almost usable product when on the road. If you have older equipment, you will find it frustrating. The reason for the title of this review is that Dish is soliciting 5-Star reviews periodically when you use the system. Other companies solicit reviews. What Dish is doing is to explicitly solicit 5-star reviews, implying that the link they supply will automatically result in a five-star review. Thus, unhappy customers won't use the link. Apple should not have approved this app just because of this underhanded trick. I think it's safe to say that, considering this app is barely a three for non-Hopper owners and barely a four at best for Hopper owners that their gaming of the system is working.
If you are seeking this solution for use within your own home, then you're looking at perhaps a two-star performer: it is still phenomenally sluggish since the signals are sent across the Internet and back, just about the least efficient method possible.
Bottom line, however, is that for Dish customers, it's the only game in town. For me, no matter it's continuing faults, it's a must-have.
Update: Dish continues to supply a steady stream of bugs. The latest is that pressing either leap key immediately takes you to the start of the show. Sometimes killing the app and restarting it will clear this bug for a while.
We have a 1.25 megabit DSL connection, slow, slow, slow. The Dish installer told us good luck with the Hopper and viewing content via the internet. We are in the UK and decided to give it a try for the NFL playoffs. A foreign IP address is usually a no go, so hopes were low given the double negatives. I'm stunned it works! Lower bandwidth gives a lower picture quality, but we are very happy with the result. The hopper is a Great Leap Forward, worth every penny!
We use the ipad and airplay to put it on the big screen, great to watch our team in the living room. Higher bandwidth at home will only improve this service. Keep it up dish programmers!
Best update for app
For those of u complaining about losing old recordings from hopper transfer, u can re transfer to new dish anywhere (updated) app as long as recordings are still on hopper itself. Now for the review...this is the best update yet!!! For those of you who are fans of the original sling box, u probably already know that dish has been the owner of the technology for a few years now, their progress made is great and has come along way. Same rules apply, as long as you have a good upload speed at home and decent wifi connections at mobile devices.e. 4g you will get great service.
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Dec 19, 2013
- Version: 5.2.1
- Size: 31.6 MB
- Languages: English, French
- Seller: DISH Network LLC
- © 2013 Sling Media
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.