Because there is no such client for PCs. You are forced through the cumbersome process of logging into DishOnline, slogging through all manner of extra cost videos you probably don't even want, after which you may or may not get access to your receiver. Or am I missing something?
The DRA site is still operational, I seldom use DishOnline. Just click the "X" when the popup tries to send you there.
But does the Android App go up to "HD" quality like DRA can inside the house on the same network. It seems in my experience using the app on my Galaxy Nexus on wifi in the house it does quite get up past 1mbps streaming.
Neither DRA or Dishonline work as well as the android app, at least on my computer, compared to the Kindle.
I just wish they would release a kindle fire app. I know you can side load but I don't know how to do that and I shouldn't have to. With the kindle fire only behind the ipad in popularity for tablets it's kind of crazy that dish doesn't have an app for it.