DISH Anywhere for Tablet Makes the Holidays Easier

Let’s review the holiday checklist. Buy tickets to go see the family – check. Request time off at work – check. Download the DISH Anywhere app for your mobile and tablet – wait, what?

The holidays are fast approaching, and for many people that means one dreaded thing – travel time. Whether your holiday plans involve planes, trains, or automobiles, holiday travel inevitably means downtime. And if you’re traveling with children, let’s just say that layover in Houston can be pretty painful without something to pass the time. The good news is that the DISH Anywhere app lets you transform your mobile device or tablet into a portable TV, complete with all of the benefits of DISH.

DISH Anywhere makes entertainment more portable than ever, so your shows will never be delayed, even if your plane is. Want to watch all of your live shows on the move? Not a problem. With the Dish Anywhere app, you can watch the November 30th season finale of The Walking Dead no matter where you may have been stranded in the post-Thanksgiving rush.  Or maybe you want to curl up and watch that movie you haven’t given yourself time to watch yet. DISH Anywhere gives you access to thousands of On Demand movies and TV shows from quality networks like HBO, Cinemax, and Epix.

DISH Anywhere is also the easiest way to take your DISH DVR across the country. DISH Anywhere is a great way to catch up on all those shows you’ve been loading into your queue all year. Imagine being able to take advantage of your personalized DISH DVR queue instead of watching bad hotel television, or catching up on your favorite show from the passenger seat on that long drive back into town. With the app and a tablet, you could catch up on the whole season of How to Get Away with Murder on the road. (Just remember, you only have between now and the second season premiere on January 29th, 2015).

You can also use DISH Anywhere to manage your DISH DVR remotely. There’s no more anxiety about whether or not you forgot to set up recordings before you left town. DISH Anywhere seamlessly integrates with your home system, so you can search all available programs and start recording right from your tablet or mobile device. Simply log into the DISH Anywhere app using your DISH Online ID and password, select the show or event you want to record from the “Guide” menu, and select “Record.” You can create a one-time or recurring timer the same way you can from home, and then get back to what you were doing.

 

How does it work?

The Dish Anywhere app lets you take full advantage of your DISH subscription by freeing you from your home system.

  • Step 1: Visit the Play store (for Android phones and tablets) or the App store (for iOS phones and tablets) and download the Dish Anywhere app. It’s completely free and available for all of your mobile devices.
  • Step 2: Make sure your DISH online account is up to date.
    • Check here if you aren’t sure.
  • Step 3: Make sure you have the right equipment.
    • To watch live TV, manage your DVR library, or transfer your DVR queue to your tablet or mobile device, you will need a high-speed (broadband) Internet connection and a little bit of information about your DISH receiver. You can find your receiver model on your latest bill, or by calling a DISH customer service representative at 1-888-957-5464 with your account information.
    • Some DVR features require a Hopper Home DVR system. More information on the Hopper can be found here.

How do I watch OnDemand movies with DISH Anywhere?

You can access OnDemand movies from where with an active DISH online account and the DISH Anywhere app on your tablet.

  • Log in to DISH Anywhere with your DISH Online ID and password
  • Select “On Demand” at the bottom of the screen
  • Select your OnDemand movie and hit “Watch”

How do I schedule DVR recordings with DISH Anywhere?

You can schedule DVR from anywhere using an active DISH online account and the DISH Anywhere app on your tablet.

  • Log in to DISH Anywhere with your DISH Online ID and password
  • Make sure your DVR is selected in the upper right hand corner
  • Select “Guide” at the bottom of the screen
  • Select a live event and hit “Record”

How do I watch live TV with DISH Anywhere?

You can use the DISH Anywhere app to watch live TV on your mobile device or tablet by connecting over high speed internet with the following home receivers: Hopper with Sling, the Slingloaded ViP™ 922 DVR, or a Hopper ViP™ 722 or ViP 722k DVR with Sling Adapter accessory. If you are unsure if your receiver supports this feature, contact a service representative at 1-800-333-3474.

Note: A Sling Adapter accessory is easy to setup – just connect your Sling adapter to any of these receivers using the attached USB cable while the DVR is connected to high-speed internet. Then, download the DISH Anywhere app to finish setup.  More information is available here.

  • Log in to DISH Anywhere with your DISH Online ID and password
  • Select “Guide” at the bottom of the screen
  • Select a live event and hit “Watch”

How do I manage advanced functions in my DVR library with DISH Anywhere?

You can use the DISH Anywhere app to manage advanced functions in your DVR library, such as deleting shows you’ve watched, managing recording conflicts, and setting recording priorities. You need a high-speed internet connection to your Dish DVR, such as the one the following DISH receivers: Hopper with Sling, the Slingloaded ViP™ 922 DVR, or a Hopper ViP™ 722 or ViP 722k DVR with Sling Adapter accessory. If you are unsure if your receiver supports this feature, contact a service representative at 1-800-333-3474.

  • Log in to DISH Anywhere with your DISH Online ID and password
  • Select “My DVR” at the bottom of the screen
  • Select a recording or timer you want to edit or delete and follow the prompts

How do I watch my DVR queue with DISH Anywhere?

You can use the DISH Anywhere app to transfer your DVR queue from your Hopper with Sling to your mobile devices. At this time, the Hopper with a Sling Adapter is not supported. Your tablet or phone must be connected to the same high-speed internet home network as your Hopper with Sling in order to transfer your recordings. You must also maintain your DISH account in order to watch those recordings. (Select recordings not available for this transfer feature at this time).

  • Log in to DISH Anywhere with your DISH Online ID and password
  • Select “My DVR” at the bottom of the screen
  • Select a recording you want to transfer and select the “transfer to mobile” option
  • Open the “My Transfer tab” to see which items are being transferred. Please keep your DISH Anywhere app open to complete the transfer
  • Open the “My Videos” tab to access your transferred recordings from anywhere
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