NEW APP on the hopper 3-Local NOW

bluegras

bluegras

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 18, 2008
3,308
1,096
Good morning you guys and gals here on satguys there is a new app on the hopper 3 this morning called Local NOW it is a brand new company.check it out.
Weather,locals,sports etc. owned by weather channel and bunch of companies.i wish newson and plutotv would come to dish.
here is the website you can check it out.
Local Now

thanks

Allen bluegras
 
Brussam

Brussam

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Nov 30, 2006
1,337
504
Maybe in your Hopper 3, not mine.
 
pattykay

pattykay

formerly crodrules
Pub Member / Supporter
Jun 14, 2014
7,999
6,726
North Central Ohio
If bluegras is just now noticing, maybe that means Dish recently expanded the areas where the app is available?
 
BamaFan2

BamaFan2

SatelliteGuys Family
Oct 6, 2012
47
18
Huntsville, AL
It’s here in Huntsville, AL. No idea when it appeared.

It doesn’t seem to add anything much.

Gamefinder is the only app I use consistantly. YMMV.
 
bluegras

bluegras

Thread Starter
SatelliteGuys Pro
Apr 18, 2008
3,308
1,096
i always check the apps section everyday it was not there yesterday and in their press release on their twitter account it says the app was launched on the hopper just yesterday.i rather have newson so you can watch local newscasts from all across the country.plutotv would be great also i have it on my 4ktv and they are expanding to other platforms besides roku and google play on their website.
 
  • Like
Reactions: charlesrshell
W

wemathis

SatelliteGuys Family
Apr 22, 2013
56
20
Albuquerque
Just tried it for the first. Just a black screen with no way to exit. Had to reboot. Great app!
 
dweber

dweber

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Jul 29, 2005
1,363
1,651
Plain City, OH
It just showed up on my Hopper 3 on September 29th. My local market is Columbus, Ohio. I agree that before it was probably only available in select markets.
 
  • Like
Reactions: pattykay
Hall

Hall

SatelliteGuys Master
Feb 14, 2004
18,409
3,195
Germantown OH
It shows up for me in the Dayton OH market. I don't know what others see, but all I get is a button for the weather channel along the bottom - both national and local option - a 'find location' button, and "info" (IIRC). In the top 3/4 pane, it scrolls 'local' news headlines but I didn't find a way to select one of them to 'read' (nor did I try hard).
 
navychop

navychop

Member of the Month - July 2014!
Pub Member / Supporter
Lifetime Supporter
Jul 20, 2005
54,084
19,356
Northern VA
And I for one, will not go back to involuntarily watching commercials. If I can't DVR it, I'll DVR OTA programming and find other forms of entertainment.

For example, I have this dead tree titled "Churchill, taken from the diaries of Lord Moran." Very enjoyable. Until someone turns me in to the firemen....
 
HipKat

HipKat

SatelliteGuys Master
Pub Member / Supporter
Aug 25, 2017
10,581
16,785
Pekin, IL
And I for one, will not go back to involuntarily watching commercials. If I can't DVR it, I'll DVR OTA programming and find other forms of entertainment.

For example, I have this dead tree titled "Churchill, taken from the diaries of Lord Moran." Very enjoyable. Until someone turns me in to the firemen....

Same here, I DVR everything just to avoid a commercial. I looked last night and I have 93 timers. Where some are absolutely a need to be able to read it but still
 
  • Like
Reactions: MikeD-C05
dweber

dweber

SatelliteGuys Pro
Pub Member / Supporter
Jul 29, 2005
1,363
1,651
Plain City, OH
It shows up for me in the Dayton OH market. I don't know what others see, but all I get is a button for the weather channel along the bottom - both national and local option - a 'find location' button, and "info" (IIRC). In the top 3/4 pane, it scrolls 'local' news headlines but I didn't find a way to select one of them to 'read' (nor did I try hard).

When I bring up the local app it starts loading content. It gives me local weather, Columbus traffic detailing any traffic events, departures and arrival information on John Glenn Airport, short snippets of national and local news, local sports scores, statistics and headlines and a lot of coffee shop advertising. Obviously the coffee shops are sponsoring the channel. I wonder if the sponsorship will change periodically.

It reminds me of the local channel that Time Warner cable had.
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Total: 0, Members: 0, Guests: 0)

Latest posts

Top