Watch TV On Your Phone With The DISH Anywhere App

by Scott Lewis on December 05, 2013
App Name: DISH Anywhere
Operating System: iOS, Android
App Cost: $0.00 (as of 12/05/13)

Why This is Wirefly BUZZworthy

Have you ever forgotten to setup a TV show or sporting event to record before going off to work or going out for the evening? Nothing is worse than missing your team or your favorite TV show. If you're a Dish Satellite TV subscriber, the Dish Anywhere app will put the power of your remote control on your Android or Apple smartphone or tablet.

The user-friendly interface on the Dish Anywhere app makes it easy to find your recordings, view your upcoming scheduled recordings, and delete shows you have already watched. Not to mention that if you are a subscriber to HBO, Cinemax, Epix, and many more channels, you will have access to thousands of On Demand movies and TV shows. If you are not currently using the On Demand feature on Dish, you are missing out and taking up room on your Hopper DVR. On Demand programs allow you to stream the TV show or movie right from Dish allowing you to save that precious DVR storage space.

Have you watched everything on your DVR or not sure what to watch on the Dish Anywhere app? With the new Predictive Search feature, the Dish Anywhere app will display suggested programing based on your previous viewing habits. You can feel safe allowing your children access to the Dish Anywhere app thanks to the optional password protection security code. After selecting the ratings or channels you would like to give your children access to, you can relax knowing that they will have access to age appropriate material.

Pros

  • Schedule DVR recordings from anywhere. 
  • One-touch recording- simply choose to record one event, all events, or only new events.
  • Search the program guide up to 9 days in advance. 
  • Search for shows by title, genre, network, keyword, or actor. 
  • View graphics and posters of your favorite shows and movies.

Cons

  • Requires internet connection to watch.
  • Uses data from rate plan on smartphones not connected to Wi-Fi

Final Verdict

If you are a Dish subscriber, you should download and use this great app.  It gives you control of your TV recordings and puts the power of TV in the palm of your hand.