November 13, 2013
Satellite TV provider Dish Network will soon make it possible to transfer content to mobile devices. Using the Dish Anywhere app, Hopper with Sling subscribers will be able to transfer their favorite shows for offline viewing on iPhones, iPads, and Android-based devices. This enhancement will be pushed as an update to the app by the end of the year. Currently, Dish offers two different apps for remote viewing, Dish Anywhere, and Hopper Transfers. The first is used when connected to the Internet for remote viewing of live TV programs or recorded events and is available on most Internet-connected devices. Hopper Transfers is the second Dish app for remote viewing. It is used to move recorded programs from a Hopper with Sling to mobile devices for watching programs when an Internet connection is unavailable. This app and capability is currently only available for iPads. By the end of the year, both convenient features, Internet viewing and transfers, will be available within the new Dish Anywhere app. In summary, the new features include:
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- Addition of ‘Transfers’ functionality to DISH Anywhere speeds access of favorite content on mobile devices
- Watch transferred content even when no Internet connection is available
- Easily watch live TV and DVR recordings from Hopper with Sling on tablets, smartphones, and computers