Watch TV on your Android device via DISH Remote Access app

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Dish Network has dropped an application in the Android Market that allows customers to watch your home TV on your Android device, we must note that in order to take advantage of this offer, you’ll need Dish Network’s ViP™ 922 Slingloaded™ DVR or a ViP™ 722 or ViP722k DVR with Sling Adapter accessory.

“DISH Network is proud to be the first pay-TV provider to bring our customers the ability to enjoy their TV anywhere, anytime on a variety of popular devices,” said DISH Network Chief Marketing Officer Ira Bahr. “Unlike mobile viewing from cable and telcos that limit access to select programs, our TV Everywhere services give consumers 24 x 7 access to all of the live and recorded content included with their DISH Network programming subscription.”

Other features of this application include the following:

  • Includes a DVR manager
  • Searchable program guide
  • Virtual remote control

Watching TV on your Android device definitely comes in handy especially if you’re looking to tune out your significant other, make your restroom experience that much better or given the time of year, tune out your family and in-laws. This is definitely a must have app for Dish Network subscribers.

Scan the QR code below or if browsing with your Android device, simply click the image.

Check out the official press release below.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 18, 2010 — DISH Network L.L.C. today became the first pay-TV provider in America to introduce a true TV Everywhere™ offering, giving DISH Network subscribers the ability to watch all of their live and recorded television programs on compatible smartphones, tablets and laptops. DISH Network subscribers can access these features when they download and use the DISH Remote Access application in concert with their broadband-connected, Sling®-enabled receiver.

“DISH Network is proud to be the first pay-TV provider to bring our customers the ability to enjoy their TV anywhere, anytime on a variety of popular devices,” said DISH Network Chief Marketing Officer Ira Bahr. “Unlike mobile viewing from cable and telcos that limit access to select programs, our TV Everywhere services give consumers 24 x 7 access to all of the live and recorded content included with their DISH Network programming subscription.”

Introducing Sling Adapter

To enjoy the live viewing capability of DISH Remote Access, consumers need to be DISH Network subscribers and have a Sling-enabled device such as the newly-released Sling Adapter™ – a small placeshifting device that pairs with DISH Network’s ViP® 722 or 722k HD DVRs. With a Sling Adapter, customers can then view their high-definition or standard-definition DISH Network programming, including live and recorded shows, on compatible mobile devices or laptops. The award-winning Sling Adapter is powered and operated through a USB connection, offering an easy, plug-and-play set-up without the need for any other wires or connectors. The Sling Adapter is available for $99 to new and current DISH Network customers.

The DISH Remote Access app is free.

Mobile Applications, Available Today

The DISH Remote Access app provides the following features:

Enjoy live TV programming from all subscribed channels,
View all DVR recordings,
Manage recordings and delete shows,
Use a mobile device as a remote control.
DISH Remote Access is powered by SlingPlayer Mobile™ technology for support of 3G and WiFi-enabled phones, laptops or tablets, including the following devices:

iPhone® & iPod touch®: Watch your TV on your iPhone’s Retina display. You can download the app now through the iTunes Store®.
iPad™ (TV viewing coming soon on iOS 4.2): Catch your favorite TV shows, live and in HD, on the iPad’s crystal-clear 9.7 inch screen. The DISH Remote Access app is currently available through the iTunes Store and will soon be updated to provide full-screen TV viewing for the iPad.
Android™: DISH Network offers full support for the fastest-growing smartphone OS in the world. DISH Remote Access for Android devices is available for 4.3-inch display smartphones and tablets, and can be downloaded through the Android Market using your device.
Windows® & Mac® Computers: DISH Remote Access allows high-definition TV viewing on Windows and Mac systems. DISH Network subscribers can log in to DISH Remote Access at DISH Network’s website to use the service.
BlackBerry®: DISH Remote Access means your BlackBerry is no longer just for business, unless your business is watching your TV anywhere and anytime. The beta app is available for Bold (Models 9700 & 9000) and Curve (Models 8520 & 8900) through the TV Everywhere section on DISH Network’s website.
DISH Network will continue to expand its menu of compatible devices.

For more information about the Sling Adapter, DISH Remote Access and other DISH Network TV Everywhere products, visit www.dish.com/tveverywhere.


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Alex Smith
I once served in the USMC from 02'-08' I purchased the G1 in 2008 and then watched the Android OS turn the mobile world upside down. I then got the Nexus One followed by the Samsung Vibrant. I also have the HD2 running Shubcraft CM6. I've been following the Android community for a while now and couldn't be happier doing anything else. "Go Green, get -C}[\][D[R[-][][D-"

  • Jesterpezz

    Wow! Nothing better than having 300 channels of nothing….. Now in your pocket Lol :-P

  • Joseph Lopez

    Hi Joe here and as a DISH Network employee. The Sling Adapter is great. Simply having the ability to travel wherever and have the ability to watch recordings from home, is enough to make me look twice. Any and all features can be found at DISH Networks website

    • brenda

      Is there a receiver or hopper that has a sling???? Thingy already built in.

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    … Just like advertisers will place ads in mobile apps. That’s where the TV show production… Reach Your Perfect Audience With Smartphones; Mobile Marketing …A Mobile Tv is in my Pocket

  • http://www.dishtvoffer.com/hd/ Samantha Kirk

    LOL.. guess now channels are just a few clicks away!!! “Mobile TV” is a perfect term!!!

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