|[August 07, 2014]
DISH Anywhere App Updated with New Interface, Enhanced Personalization Capabilities
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
DISH rolled out the latest update for its DISH Anywhere™ app on iPad,
Android (News - Alert) and Kindle tablets. DISH Anywhere gives Hopper® with Sling
customers the ability to view live, recorded and Video On Demand content
at home or on-the-go from their mobile devices. The update delivers a
modernized user interface and new capabilities that enhance the way
customers discover, select and view entertainment.
DISH Anywhere, featured programs screenshot on iPad. (Photo: Business Wire)
The new DISH Anywhere shifts to an image-centric format featuring large
programming thumbnails on a flat, dark background, making it easier for
users to navigate to their favorite TV shows.
"DISH Anywhere has been embraced by DISH customers as the premier
platform for watching television shows while on the go," said Vivek
Khemka, DISH senior vice president of product management. "This is a
powerful upgrade; the app's streamlined design creates a user-friendly
experience while giving consumers a dynamic way to engage and discover
DISH Anywhere's added enhancements are detailed below.
Program recommendations: This feature enables custoers to
discover new shows based on what they are currently watching and what
they have previously viewed.
Watchlist: Customers can add shows and movies to a "Watchlist,"
consolidating desired TV programs into an easily-accessible queue for
Recents: This drop down menu gives customers the ability to
quickly resume recently viewed recordings and Video On Demand titles.
Media page: This feature aggregates information from the
Guide, DVR recordings and Video On Demand into one place so users can
easily see all of the available ways to watch a specific program,
including, if a show is currently on TV, when upcoming episodes are
airing, and whether or not episodes are recorded on their Hopper or
accessible within Video On Demand.
What's Hot: Previously available only on Hopper and DISH
Explorer™, the What's Hot feature makes it easy to find a TV show, movie
or sports event to watch by highlighting the most popular programs based
on real-time data from viewers. Programs can be filtered by local or
national viewership and different genres.
Remote: Customers can control their TV from their tablet using a
built-in DISH remote. This includes the ability to turn a TV on/off,
change channels, adjust volume, access the Hopper menu, and set and
playback recorded content.
The updated version of DISH Anywhere is available on iPads, Android and
Kindle tablets at no cost. It is expected to rollout to iPhone (News - Alert) and
Android smart phones later this year. For more information, please visit www.dish.com
or call 1-800-333-DISH.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiaries,
provides approximately 14.053 million pay-TV subscribers, as of June 30,
2014, with the highest quality programming and technology with the most
choices at the best value. Subscribers enjoy a high definition line-up
with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international
channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network
Corporation is a Fortune 250 company. Visit�www.dish.com.
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