Stream Live TV on the DISH Anywhere App
Watch DISH on the go or from your own living room with the official DISH streaming app.
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Take DISH Streaming Wherever You Go
Can you stream DISH Network? Absolutely.
Whether you’re on your way to work or school, flying to your next destination, or lounging around at home, you can stream DISH Network on almost any mobile device with the DISH Anywhere app.
Not just a pared-down DISH streaming service, the official streaming app neatly folds your entire DISH TV plan into one easy-to-use app. All your live channels, DVR recordings, and On Demand options are available at the tap of a finger. Get the app today and take DISH on the go.
**Watching live and recorded TV anywhere requires an internet-connected Hopper w/Sling or Hopper 3 and compatible mobile device.
How Does DISH Anywhere Work?
The official DISH Network streaming app uses the internet and Sling™ broadcast technology to tap into your compatible DVR receiver right from your phone. That means wherever you have cell data or Wi-Fi, you and your family can stream 100% of your live, recorded, and On Demand DISH programming.
Stream Live Television
Borrow Wi-Fi or use your unlimited cell data to sneak your favorite shows and sporting events wherever you go. Any channel in your lineup is there in the DISH streaming app.
Just like at home, new episodes are saved and ready as soon as they come out. Plus, manage your DVR library—add, delete, and even download recorded TV with select receivers.
Stream On Demand
Wander outside your usual TV choices and watch DISH On Demand. With over 80,000 titles in the library, you’ll never run out of entertainment—even on a long flight or road trip.
View on 5 Devices at Once
Up to 5 users can stream DISH Network from the same account at once, so parents keep busy during soccer practice and kids stay content on the way to their grandparents’.
How Do I Get DISH Anywhere?
It’s easy. If you’re reading this on your phone, scroll to the next section and tap the button that matches your OS to download the app instantly.
If you’re reading this on your computer, grab your phone or tablet and open App Store on iPhone, Google Play on Android, or Amazon Appstore on Kindle. Use the search bar to find the app, then download it and sign in with your DISH account credentials.
Get DISH Anywhere included FREE with these packages!
Download DISH Anywhere Now
Or watch TV on your desktop at DISHAnywhere.com.
Need help working the DISH app? Check the FAQs or call customer service at 1-800-333-3474.
How DISH TV Streaming Technology Works
You open the app on your iPhone or Android and select a show from the guide.
Your phone pings your cell tower or Wi-Fi source, which then pings your Sling-enabled DVR, which then pings your satellite dish to request the live video feed.
Your satellite dish sends the requested data over a live stream back to your DVR, then to your cell tower or Wi-Fi source, then to your phone.
Your show streams on your mobile device.
Stream DISH TV Offline Too
When you can’t use all your cell data for streaming, but you’ve got hours to kill, download your favorite shows before you leave the house.
With a DISH Hopper DVR, you can save downloads right to your phone. And great news—the Hopper Smart HD DVR is included in the price of America’s Top packages. With other Sling-enabled DVRs, you’ll need a Hopper GO external drive to store and stream your offline recordings.
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 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.
Microsoft Windows 7 or above
Macintosh OS X 10.9 or above
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