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Dish pushes TVE app into Android devices, social media

Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:52pm
Mike Robuck

Dish Network has updated its TV Everywhere app to include Android devices and more Apple iOS devices and integrated it with Facebook and Twitter.

After previously working with just iPads, the satellite video company’s Dish Anywhere app is now live on Android devices (version 4.0 or higher) and all Apple iOS devices that use operating systems that are versions 5.0 or higher.

With the app, Dish customers can tap into their DVR content, including live TV, recorded TV and VOD titles. The app also lets Dish customers access their DVR programming on the go via the company’s Sling technology that’s embedded in its Hopper boxes.

Using the app, Dish subscribers can access all of the on demand content associated with their programming package regardless of their set-top box model, although the Hopper boxes are required fot viewing outside of homes.

The update also included Dish Anywhere integration with Twitter and Facebook, which gives users the ability to share their mobile viewing experiences.

"The ability to watch TV anywhere is only as meaningful as the shows you can view," said Vivek Khemka, senior vice president of product at Dish. "By adding access to on demand programming on iPhones and Android devices, only Dish gives customers the power to view all their shows, including live TV, DVR recordings and on demand, at no extra cost."

Another new feature for the app is an audio only mode that allows Dish customers to listen to any live or pre-recorded show while doing other activities such as driving or interacting with other apps on their device.

Dish first launched its Dish Anywhere app in January. 

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