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Thursday, January 27, 2011

DISH Network First to Provide Live TV on Android Tablets

Dish Network offering subscribers Stream Live TV to their mobile devices at no extra cost. This good news is only for people who have Apple iPad, iPod, Blackberry and Android based phones, where Dish Network is planning to offer this feature on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and BlackBerry devices and phone using Google Android system.Other than that, DISH Remote Access app provides customers, who own supported DVRs, browsing ability of up to nine programming days, delete multiple receiver shows, handle conflicts, schedule recordings and convert Android-based tablets into remote control devices.

DISH Network announced that its free app Remote Access is extending support for Android-based tablet computers, allowing DISH Network customers to watch live TV on supported devices. DISH Network customers having broadband-connected, Sling-enabled devices such as the Sling Adapter, a small place-shifting device that matches DISH Network’s ViP 722 or 722k HD DVRs, have the comfort of viewing live and recorded TV on tablet screens powered by Google’s Android mobile operating system.

DISH Network is the only PAY-TV provider to offer a true TV everywhere solution, and now we’ve optimized that experience for the larger screen size of the Android tablets. Now Dish Network customers can enjoy their TV Everywhere experience on tablets like the Galaxy Tab, as well as the dozens of new Android-based tablet devices soon to be introduced.

And the SlingLoaded ViP922 DVR is actually available from Dish Network it’s ready to offer that features.The iPhone and recently released iPad app just let the devices control the box and view listings information, it will offer similar functionality to the $29.99 Sling Player Mobile, minus all the IR blasters and potential compatibility issues.

To get this feature, subscribers will need special hardware such as Sling Media SlingBox, which retails for $180 to $300. According to it released, Dish subscribers can also pay $200 to $400 to upgrade to the company’s high-definition digital video recorder with SlingBox features; they’ll need to pay $10 a month for multiple DVR service, but they’ll get recording capabilities with it.

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