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DISH Anywhere App Adds Transfers

DISH Anywhere App Adds Transfers

DISH Anywhere App Adds Transfers


  • Product Name: DISH Anywhere App Adds Transfers
  • Manufacturer: DISH
  • Review Date: November 13, 2013 04:00
  • MSRP: $Free
  • First Impression: Gotta Have It!

One of the coolest things you can do with the latest DISH content, is view it on your iPad or smart phone or mobile device. Now, however, DISH is readying an upgrade to its DISH Anywhere app that actually incorporates Transfers functionality to both iOS and Android phones and tablets. With this new DISH Anywhere app, Hopper with Sling technology will allow users to transfer their favorite shows for offline viewing to iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets. This is a free enhancement that is slated to be pushed out as an update to users of DISH's free DISH Anywhere app. The update is due out by the end of the year.

Right now DISH offers 2 different apps for watching program material remotely: DISH Anywhere and Hopper Transfers. The DISH Anywhere app is for use when you are connected to the Internet. It lets you view live TV programs or recorded events remotely and it works on nearly any Internet-connected devices including iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets.

Hopper Transfers

Hopper Transfers, however, is the way DISH customers can move recorded programs from a Hopper with Sling to mobile devices for watching programs when an Internet connection is not available. While the DISH Anywhere app works on just about any mobile device, the Transfers app is slated to only work (at inception) on iPads.

The big deal is that the end of the year (at the latest) will see both apps becoming merged into one. That means both internet viewing, DVR management and offline viewing can be done at the same time, on the same app. The new DISH Anywhere app will also work with both iOS and Android mobile devices, so the Transfers functionality will come to Android (and smaller smart phones) at long last.

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