Dish Upgrades TV Everywhere App20 May, 2013 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Dish Network May 20 rolled out an upgraded app that allows users to access live TV, recorded programming and video-on-demand content on connected devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
The Englewood, Colo.-based No. 2 satellite TV operator previously afforded authenticated users remote content access to the iPad.
In addition, the upgraded app enables users to share their mobile viewing experiences on social networks. The new feature allows viewers to post what they are watching in real-time on Facebook and Twitter. Consumers can create personalized comments to share with friends and family or, for quicker and easier postings, use hashtags and words already populated by the app.
Also, Dish Anywhere users can use the new “Audio Only” mode, which allows them to listen to any live or pre-recorded show while doing other activities like driving or interacting with other apps on their device.
Current features of the mobile app include the ability to watch live TV channels in a user’s programming package via Sling technology, access personal DVR and view up to eight days of network programming via “PrimeTime Anytime.”
Other management features include the ability to search for programs via the guide or use keywords, schedule recordings from the app, manage recording conflicts and delete recorded shows.
“The ability to watch TV anywhere is only as meaningful as the shows you can view,” said Vivek Khemka, SVP of product at Dish. “By adding access to on-demand programming on iPhones and Android devices, Dish is giving customers the ability to view all their shows including, live TV, DVR recordings and On Demand, at no extra cost.”