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!
Follow your favorite teams with the Sports section**
- See up to the minute updated scores and game info for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAAB, NCAAF.
- Find the best games to watch by following the Excitement rating of each game.
- Set up and get score notifications about your favorite leagues and teams.
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)
Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information.
*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 6.44.1
* Bug fixes and improvements
Nice app with a glitch and easy workaround
The app now works well and is reliable. There is a glitch where video won't play and I'll tell my workaround. When I select a channel from the guide, a screen will appear with the option to select "watch." Important: two options should appear: 1 watch on iPad (or iPhone), 2 watch on tv, second option my say living room or something else depending on how your Hopper's set up. The important thing to remember is you should have two options. If you only see the one option: play on iPad, completely close the app. After restarting the app, and you navigate back to select a program, two options should appear and you should be able to watch you selection on your device.
If you have not had this problem good. If you have, I hope I was able to help. I would recommend this app to everyone with Dish service.
Better than nothing, just barely
When I lived in the city, I subscribed to Comcast cable. And , while they are the worst company on the planet, I have to admit that the one thing they did do well was their app. So, I got spoiled. Now that I'm retired and living in a rural area, DISH is my choice. Their service is great, but their app - not so much. I have DSL with 12 Mbps down, so there's ample bandwidth. Whenever I choose to "transfer" a recording to my device, most of the time it fails and I have to shut the app down and re-open to make the transfer. Then, while playing the transferred show, many times it just hangs up and stops, requiring me to shutdown and restart the app in order to continue watching. And there's no "resume" feature, so I have to search for where I left off watching. Also, the app doesn't always recognize that there is an Internet connection. Just lots of little annoyances that add up to an unpleasant experience overall.
Great app! BUT .... Only 1 stream at a time
This app works wonderfully if you have a good internet connection back to your house. If you are blocked by your hotel or hospital from seeing your Dish equipment, just activate a VPN and you'll have no problems.
But! And here's why I only give this app 3 stars instead of 5 stars. And this is a big But!
You can only have one connection at a time! Even though I have three TV's and am paying for 3 Dish receivers ( a Hopper 3, a 4K JOEY and a Joey 2), I can only get 1 stream.
There are three of us in the household and there's been a number of times that we "fight" over who gets to watch Dish Anywhere.
I am not sure if this this technical issue since there's only one Hopper 3 and one Slingbox transmitter (?), or if it is an artificial limitation imposed by Dish.
Dish phone tech support swears I should be able to get multiple simultaneous streams, but local Dish installers say NO!, I can only have one.
When I start getting multiple streams, then I'll give this app 5 stars.