Mobile Satellite Television Now Available on Android Phones

DISH Network now offers subscribers the ability to stream live satellite television and recorded programs on their Android mobile devices with no additional cost to use the service. The mobile functionalities of the new DISH Network on Android app include current tools found on DISH Remote Access that allow subscribers to manage their digital video recorders, search program listings, schedule recordings, and even access features on the remote control. Users on the go will no longer have to miss out on all their favorite live or recorded shows, movies, or sporting events. DISH’s new mobile streaming television service will allow unfettered access to your favorite programs anytime and anywhere. As the DISH app utilizes a user’s television subscription, DISH’s new mobile streaming television service offers more channels than other major television providers and streaming alternatives. In addition to being a DISH Network subscriber, streaming live satellite television on your Android device will require some extra hardware. Since a placeshifting device is needed to remotely stream satellite television from a DVR to a mobile device via an internet or cellular data connection at any location, the service requires Sling Media’s SlingBox. There are a couple of options available for current DISH subscribers to easily utilize the new mobile streaming television service using Slingbox technology. If you already have a DISH DVR, a simple upgrade of your DVR receiver to the latest DVR model with built-in SlingBox technology and you’re ready to go. The other option is to purchase a stand-alone SlingBox adapter that connects to your existing DISH DVR and enables online satellite television streaming on the Android.