Today, Dish Network announced the availability of its free Remote Access service that allows its customers across the nation to program their DVRs with any Internet-connected device.
Remote Access does require that customers have a broadband-connected ViP Series DVR for the service that allows them to manage their programming remotely.
Dish Remote Access also includes a search functionality that looks for content throughout a nine-day programming guide. It uses keywords and filters set by the user, such as genre, channel, sports, content rating and language, and more.
Once they find the programming event they want to record, customers can click the record button next to the event description, selecting to record the one event, all events or only new events.
In addition, Dish customers who lease or purchase the ViP 922 HD DVR, which will be available later this year, will have the ability to view both their live and recorded DVR content via integrated Slingbox technology. The same integration is also available to customers who have a Slingbox connected to a Dish ViP Series DVR.