DISH extends TV everywhere app to Kindle Fire

Michelle Clancy | 06-03-2014

DISH Network has expanded its DISH Anywhere TV everywhere app to Kindle Fire HDX tablets. The app, previously only available on Android and iOS devices, gives satellite customers the ability to watch their subscription content on the tablet, including live TV programmes, DVR recordings and video-on-demand (VOD) titles, inside and outside the home.

"After launching the newest version of the pay-TV industry's only all-in-one app for remote television viewing earlier this year, we have delivered on our promise to extend the app's availability to Kindle Fire owners," said Jimshade Chaudhari, director of product management at DISH. "By offering DISH Anywhere to this new group of tablet owners, we continue to show that we are dedicated to the expanding mobile market by allowing our customers to watch everything, anywhere no matter what mobile device they are using."

Through the DISH Anywhere app, DISH Hopper with Sling DVR owners can view live, recorded and VOD content at home or remotely from their smart phones and tablets when connected to either Wi-Fi or a 3G/4G connection. Additionally, the app gives users the ability to view programme guides, set recordings and manage DVRs.

DISH recently announced the integration of the Hopper Transfers feature with the DISH Anywhere app. The app now allows users to transfer recorded content from their Hopper with Sling DVRs to their mobile devices for viewing offline, when an Internet connection is not available.

The DISH Anywhere app is available to download for free via the iTunes Store, Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.