Las Vegas – Satellite-TV provider
revealed at last week’s
International CES it has added a new free Sling Remote Access mobile app
offering instant access to DVR recordings and the ability to schedule new
recordings from Android tablets on the go.
Versions of the Remote Access app have been available for Apple’s
iPhone and Android smartphones for a while, but the capability has now been enhanced
with be better resolution for playback on larger-screen iPad and Android
tablets, which were all the rage at the giant trade show.
The latest announcement means the Remote Access app has been
updated to support higher-resolution video tablets, instead of viewing content
configured for small-screen phones.
Dish Remote Access subscribers with Slingbox capability and a
compatible Dish DVR can browse and search up to nine days of programming,
schedule DVR recordings, manage conflicts, delete shows on multiple receivers,
and then use the tablet as a DVR remote control.
Dish said the Remote Access app for Android tablets can be
downloaded for free through the Android Market.
Dish Remote Access is also available on compatible iPad, iPhone,
iPod Touch, Android mobile phones and BlackBerry devices.