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Jan 06 2011
Dish Network Lets Customers Watch Live TV on Android Tablets
January 6, 2011
Chalk up a win for Android users who are Dish Network Customers!
The free "DISH Remote Access Android" application gives Dish Network customers the ability to watch their LIVE and RECORDED TV on compatible smartphones, tablets & laptops. With the latest edition, it is now optimized for higher-pixel Android tablet displays. Broadband connected customers with compatible hardware using a "Sling-enabled" device like the Sling Adapter, paired with the ViP722 or 722k HD DVR's are now able to utilize this service on dozens of new Android tablets.
In addition to watching Live or Recorded TV, the DISH Remote Access application allows full DVR controls, including scheduling and deleting shows. Imagine using your Android tablet to completely control your television needs. This is a free application in the Android Market, but requires compatible hardware to fully utilize all the features.
Without a "Sling-enabled" device, most functionality is there, minus the ability to play videos. With or without the proper hardware, this is a very cool application for Dish Network subscribers.
Slingbox functionality is on its way to Google TV, according to a new report.
Technology blog ZatzNotFunny is reporting that Sling Media has developed a Web-based application for Google TV that allows users to control their DVR and access programming from the site.
Sling, which is currently showing off the product at the Consumer Electronics Show, reportedly told ZatzNotFunny that the Google TV option features the same interface available on the company's SlingPlayer Mobile Android app, which launched in June.
ZatzNotFunny says the Google TV-optimized site streams content at 1080i and should launch "sometime this year."
Further details on the site, like whether Sling will be charging users for access to it (the company's mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone, and Android devices cost $29.99), are unknown. But considering Google TV still doesn't have an applications marketplace available to consumers, Sling's option seems like the next best thing for its users.
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