DISH has become the first major pay-TV provider in the United States to integrate a Netflix app into its set-top box.
Customers with the next generation Hopper device will be able to stream Netflix movies and TV content on the same platform as used by DISH linear TV services.
“Pairing Netflix with Hopper represents the consolidation of two incredible video experiences,” said Vivek Khemka, DISH senior vice president of product management. “This app integration eliminates the need to switch television inputs to access content on varying devices. It gives our customers easy access to their favorite shows and movies, on both DISH and Netflix, without ever having to leave their Hopper.”
“As the first major pay-TV provider in the US to add the Netflix app to its set-top box, DISH strengthens an already robust video entertainment experience for its customers,” said Bill Holmes, global head of business development at Netflix. “Many households subscribe to both Netflix and a traditional pay-TV service. Our vast library of TV shows and movies, combined with DISH’s lineup of live television content, gives customers easy access to a wide variety of complementary programming.”
DISH also has plans to rollout the app to Joey, Super Joey and Wireless Joey clients boxes.
It will also be integrated into DISH’s Search functionality.