ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

DISH Introduces New Hopper App

Updated on January 11, 2013
Source

Early this week, DISH introduced its new app for the Hopper: DISH Explorer for iPad. The new app is an innovative, social media-saturated, second remote control for the Hopper and Joey system that allows for a more interactive TV viewing experience.

What does it do?

You can already get online and watch your DISH programming with the Sling Adapter, so what does this do? Instead of working as a remote access tool, this app functions as a companion to watching DISH programming on your Hopper. It’s meant to be used in conjunction with at-home TV viewing by making it a richer and more convenient experience. Here are a few details:

· See what everyone’s watching. You can keep track of what your friends on social media are watching so you’re never out of the loop when they bring up their favorite shows. Want to know what’s hot in your area? The app will do that, too, by showing you the most popular shows by location. It also incorporates social media conversation about the most talked-about shows in realtime, so you can find something new, catch up, or tune in.

· Use it as a remote control for your Hopper. Not only can you use the app to access your guide and change the channel right on your iPad, but you can also use it to tune into your DVR recordings and On Demand programs. The DISH Explorer app also features a tap-to-watch function that allows you to instantly tune into a program you’re engaging with on social media.

· Get social. The app features descriptions and information on live shows, plus sidebars that show you who’s watching, how popular the show is, and Twitter and Facebook conversations from fans in real time. That way, you can learn more or tune into the gossip with fans who appreciate the show as much as you do. Ever watch an episode and experience a “WOW!” moment that you just have to tell someone about? Enter the social media features of the DISH Explorer app, which give you an instant, immediate audience so you can share and discuss.

How much is the DISH Explorer app?

This is usually a customer’s first concern when considering an app, and for good reason. There’s no return policy on apps, so you have to make sure it’s going to be worth it. I think you’ll find that this one certainly is. You may think that with all the innovative and advanced features of the DISH Explorer app, you’re going to be adding a few dollars to your next bill. However, this app is actually free to all DISH Hopper customers!

Start Exploring with the New DISH App for iPad

The new DISH Explorer app makes it easy for Hopper customers to enrich their TV viewing experiences by introducing a convenient, interactive way to enjoy their favorite shows ato no additional charge.

Will you be downloading the DISH Explorer app for the Hopper on your iPad?

See results

Don’t Have DISH? We can help.

If you don't have DISH yet and you're interested in the Hopper and Joey system, find more information here. As a DISH retailer, we're happy to offer this highly rated whole-home HD-DVR system to new customers along with great promotions like our exclusive $75 rebate.

Thank you!
-Your DISH Authorized Retailer
Satellite Solutions Networks, Inc.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)