DISH Anywhere now on Android TV

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DISH app now on Android TV
- Free DISH Anywhere app provides 10-foot viewing experience on Android TV, including media players, smart TVs and DISH's EVOLVE set-back box for hotels
- Delivers 100 percent of live and recorded content, plus thousands of on-demand titles, to any TV with an HDMI input at home or on the go
- Available today in the Google Play Store

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DISH today announced that its DISH Anywhere app is now available on Android TVTM devices, bringing more choice and flexibility to how customers watch video content on their big screens. While DISH Anywhere has been available on Android mobile devices since 2013, customers can now use Android TV media players and smart TVs for the first time to access their DISH programming, either at home or on the go.

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DISH Anywhere gives Hopper customers the ability to watch 100 percent of their live and recorded content, plus thousands of on-demand titles, from any location on internet-connected mobile devices, including smart phones, tablets and computers, and televisions via Amazon Fire TV and now Android TV.

"Media players provide easy access to video content, so it's no wonder one-third of U.S. broadband households own these devices," said Niraj Desai, DISH vice president of product management. "By expanding the DISH Anywhere app to Android TV, we're giving our customers more ways to view their content on devices they already own, at no additional cost."

How to watch DISH Anywhere on Android TV
DISH Anywhere can be accessed on Android TV devices, including media players like AirTV Player, Mi Box and NVIDIA Shield TV, and Sharp Aquos and Sony Bravia smart TVs. It's also available on DISH's EVOLVE set-back box for hotels, so customers can view their personal live and recorded DISH programming directly on their hotel room TV.

The following DISH set-top boxes give customers access to live, recorded and on-demand content on DISH Anywhere: Hopper 3, Hopper with Sling, and first-generation Hopper or compatible ViP receivers connected to a Sling Adapter. All DISH customers may use DISH Anywhere to watch on-demand titles.

To watch DISH Anywhere on Android TV, download the free app from the Google Play Store.
 
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Cool, its in the market on my Sony TV.....I tryed side loading it some time back and never worked. This will be intresting for sure!
 
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Tried this out on my Sony last night. I clicked on the update receivers button and the app hung, had to reboot the TV but everything else works well enough to eliminate the Joey currently connected to the TV, it will save me a monthly fee without having to purchase an external device, aka fire stick. Now if they would release a Roku compatible app all would be good.

Edit: My Sling source is a Hopper 3, using the internal wi-fi network to connect not the internet.

PS: Us propeller heads ain't too fond of the that sobriquet, we prefer techno-geek.:biggrin:biggrin:biggrin
 
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I think "10 foot" is the more technical relating to typeface/fonts, size of icons and UI easier to read at a common distance from a TV, and NOT necessarily the same UI that one experiences on mobile devices or even PC's as most have used DA. Now, "Lean Back" is more like jSheridan stated, as opposed to "Lean Forward."

I think Dish choose the "10 Foot" to make clear that the UI will be sized properly and in some places different than on mobile experience taking into account having more room to provide more info or less clutter on a big TV. I would expect the Android TV app to be nearly identical to the FireTV app. Amazon FireTV is forked Android, so it ought to be pretty close to what one would expect on Android TV.
 
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I think "10 foot" is the more technical relating to typeface/fonts, size of icons and UI easier to read at a common distance from a TV, and NOT necessarily the same UI that one experiences on mobile devices or even PC's as most have used DA. Now, "Lean Back" is more like jSheridan stated, as opposed to "Lean Forward."

I think Dish choose the "10 Foot" to make clear that the UI will be sized properly and in some places different than on mobile experience taking into account having more room to provide more info or less clutter on a big TV. I would expect the Android TV app to be nearly identical to the FireTV app. Amazon FireTV is forked Android, so it ought to be pretty close to what one would expect on Android TV.
I think it is pretty much the same code as the fire TV, had a network error tonight and the error massage said to reconnect my fire TV to the network. Sorry but it's a Sony Android TV not a fire TV.
 
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