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Compare DirecTV App vs. Dish Anywhere

DISH Anywhere and the DIRECTV App: Same idea, different benefits.

According to a May 2017 Pew Research Center study, 90% of U.S. households have at least one Internet-connected device, like a smartphone, laptop, or tablet. The average family household? Five such devices. Think gaming consoles, PCs, and smart TVs, too, which means more ways to watch what you want.

Satellite companies like DISH® make it easy to do just that from any device, anywhere.


What are DISH Anywhere and the DIRECTV App?

Both DISH Anywhere and the DIRECTV App let you watch your favorite TV shows, movies, and more while sitting in a different room in the house or on the go, even while on vacation.

They’re both available on iOS and Android devices, Kindle Fire HD, as well as through web browsers like Chrome®, FireFox®, and Microsoft® Edge. So whether you take transit to work, like to soak up the sun on the beach, or prefer to binge watch from the comfort of your own home, you’re never far from your entertainment.

The primary difference between the two is access to content, and with a DISH subscription, you get more for less.


Why is DISH Anywhere Better?

With revolutionary technology, the Hopper is made to go where you go.

Hopper vs. DIRECTV

The magic of DISH Anywhere is the award-winning Hopper technology combined with Sling. The DISH HOPPER 3, which CNET calls “the most powerful and feature-packed DVR to date,” comes with built-in Sling technology. Sling technology makes it easy to transfer things like live TV shows and DVR recordings to other devices, like smartphones and tablets.

With a DISH subscription, the DISH Anywhere app, plus a HOPPER 3 with Sling technology connected to your home WiFi network, you can watch what you want as if you were at home on the couch. That means streaming live TV while taking transit to work or waiting in the checkout line.

The best part? When you transfer content from your HOPPER 3 with Sling technology to other devices, you can still watch even if you don’t have an Internet connection. So when you board your flight, you and your family can keep watching movies and TV shows.

LIVE TV & Premium Content

Don’t miss your favorite sports event! Watch all your favorite shows LIVE anywhere and access your premium content subscriptions like HBO®, Starz®, TNT, and more.

Watch and Manage Your DVR Recordings

Are your Sunday evenings booked solid with non-negotiable, can’t-miss television events? Now you don’t have to sacrifice any of your favorites. Get the easy-to-use DVR that records up to 16 shows at once.

On Demand Programming

Choose from 20,000 full-length TV shows and movies from over 150 of the top networks including ABC®, CBS®, Bravo®, and more.



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