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Watch DISH Anywhere, Anytime

Get access to DISH Anywhere!

Now you have the power to get DISH anywhere! The DISH Anywhere® app allows you to access DISH from your home or on the go, whenever you want.

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DISH Anywhere Unlocks Your Entertainment

With the premiere DISH Anywhere app, you get access to your DISH account and exclusive access to the best in HD quality programming, as well as thousands of On Demand titles, LIVE TV, and much more.**

Watch LIVE TV

Watch your favorite shows and sporting events LIVE. Watching LIVE TV requires a Sling™-enabled DVR. Get the Hopper® with Sling for the best TV experience.

Watch DVR Recordings

Program your DVR, check schedules and programming, transfer your recordings, and view your saved programs while you’re away from home.

Watch On Demand

Check On Demand programming, TV shows, movies, and news from your mobile device or computer. With a library of 80,000 choices, you’ll never be without the entertainment you need.

**Watching live and recorded TV anywhere requires an internet-connected, Sling enabled DVR and compatible mobile device.

How Do I Get DISH Anywhere?

Watch on Any Device

Take DISH with you wherever you go.

DISH Anywhere gives you the convenience and flexibility to make the most out of your entertainment experience.

Whether you are on your way to work or school, flying to your next destination, or lounging around home—watch your favorite TV shows, live TV, or offline DVR recordings on the go, on any device.

Watch Shows Offline

Not only will you get access to LIVE TV on the device of your choice, but you can also watch your saved and downloaded DVR recordings while on-the-go. You’ll harness the power of your TV right in the palm of your hand.

Control Your DVR and Programming Guide from Your Smart Phone

DISH Anywhere lets you control your programming, set up recordings, and make changes to your account, all from the convenience of your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or Macbook.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the DISH streaming app free?

Yes! Android and iOS users can download the DISH streaming app for free, and subscribers with a compatible DISH receiver can log in to watch thousands of TV shows and movies at no extra cost.

Which DVRs support streaming?

Your DVR needs Sling technology and an internet connection to stream DISH Network on the official DISH Network streaming app.

Both the Hopper 2 Smart HD DVR and the Hopper 3 Whole-Home DVR come preloaded with Sling. A few older DISH receiver models also support Sling for DISH Network streaming:

  • ViP SlingLoaded 922

  • ViP 722

  • ViP 722k with Sling adapter

How do I set up DISH Network streaming services?

First, make sure your compatible receiver is connected to the internet. Then grab your phone or tablet, download the DISH streaming app, and log in with your DISH account user ID and password.

  • To Watch Live TV: Choose “Guide” from the menu to see what’s on TV, or type what you want to watch into the search bar.

  • To Watch DVR Recordings: Choose “DVR” from the menu to see your available recordings.

  • To Set New Recordings: Find the program you want to save, tap its name for details, then hit “Record” under the title.

  • To Unlock Premium Content: Use the Guide or search bar to find your premium networks (Cinemax, SHOWTIME, etc.) and watch them online.

If you need personal assistance using the DISH streaming app, call DISH customer service at 1-800-333-3474.

Can I download videos from DISH Anywhere?

DISH Anywhere currently does not support video downloads to your home computer or PC.

Why are some episodes of shows not available?

Due to certain licensing rules, DISH is unable to live stream every episode of every program. If you can’t find the show or episode you want, the licensing may have expired, or it may be pending release.

What On Demand content is available for streaming?

With occasional exceptions for licensing, the DISH streaming app gives you access to the entire DISH On Demand library of 80,000 titles, including full-length TV shows from over 150 networks, recent theatrical releases, and other exclusive content not available on live TV.

Do I need internet access to stream DISH Network?

Yes, although you can also download select videos to your phone or Hopper GO to watch offline.

How to download recorded TV from the app

To download select videos, open the DISH TV streaming app and tap “More” in the menu. Then select “Transfers,” followed by “DVR,” to see your programs and choose which device to save them to.

DISH customers with a Hopper DVR can download recordings directly to their mobile devices. Customers with other Sling-enabled DVRs can download recordings to the Hopper GO, DISH’s external drive for offline streaming.

Can I download videos from DISHAnywhere.com?

No, the desktop website doesn’t support video downloads to computers or laptops. But with the app or Hopper GO, you’ll have plenty of offline content for your internet-free hours.

Can I watch DISHAnywhere.com on my phone or tablet?

No, the website isn’t optimized for mobile devices. You’ll need the app to stream DISH Network on your phone or tablet.

What technical settings are best for streaming DISH?

Network and Bandwidth

DISH recommends an upstream and downstream bandwidth of 3 Mbps or higher for the best playback quality. Test your bandwidth here.

Operating Systems

  • Android

  • iOS

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or above

  • Macintosh OS X 10.9 or above

Recommended Browsers

For streaming on the website, DISH actively supports the latest two versions of the following browsers. JavaScript cookies must also be enabled.

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