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New York – DISH said it soon will be upgrading its DISH Anywhere app with Transfers functionality to support and Android phones and tablets in addition to those with iOS.
The new DISH Anywhere app will let Hopper with Sling users transfer favorite shows for offline viewing to iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets, the company said.
This update will be pushed as an update to the free DISH Anywhere app by the end of the year.
Currently, DISH offers two different apps for remote viewing, DISH Anywhere and Hopper Transfers. DISH Anywhere is used when connected to the Internet for remote viewing of live TV programs or recorded events and is available on most Internet-connected devices including iPhones, iPads and Android phones and tablets.
Hopper Transfers is the second DISH app for remote viewing. It is used to move recorded programs from a Hopper with Sling to mobile devices for watching programs when an Internet connection is unavailable. This app and capability is currently only available for iPads.
By the end of the year, both features, will be combined within the new DISH Anywhere app and will work with both iOS and Android mobile devices.
“Responding to subscribers who want an even easier way to fully utilize the capabilities of the Hopper with Sling, today, we’re announcing an overhaul of the DISH Anywhere app,” said Vivek Khemka, DISH product management senior VP. “By year’s end, Hopper with Sling users will be able to remotely watch live and recorded shows and transfer recorded programs to their iOS and Android devices, all within the new DISH Anywhere app.”
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