Satellite TV for PC
Watch Live and Recorded Satellite TV on a PC
Personal desktop computers are now better equipped than ever with all the latest hardware for a fraction of the cost of older PCs with inferior specs only years ago. Savvy computer users today are utilizing their desktops in true multimedia fashion. Multimedia capabilities of desktop computers such as high-speed internet and high-definition video are fully realized in exciting ways with newer PCs featuring widescreen HDMI monitors and faster processors. A popular and still growing trend for desktop users is streaming satellite television on their PCs. Consumers looking to stream satellite TV on a PC will welcome the luxury of turning their home desktop computer into an extra home television set, and doing so is as simple as having a broadband internet connection and a little extra hardware.
Sling Media’s Slingbox is a device that uses placeshifting technology and is a required component to view streaming content from home televisions, digital video recorders, or other video sources on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices with broadband internet connection or data network. For DISH Networksubscribers, the capability to stream satellite television on your desktop from your DISH DVR receiver simply requires the use of a Slingbox-enabled device. Options available for DISH customers include:
- Acquiring the latest DISH SlingLoaded DVR (ViP 922) with built-in Slingbox technology that allows desktop users to stream satellite television instantly without further hardware.
- Upgrading current DISH DVR receivers to the latest SlingLoaded DVR model with embedded Slingbox to use the satellite TV for PC feature.
- Obtaining a stand-alone Slingbox adapter that connects to your DISH DVR receiver enabling access to online video streaming through your PC.
Managing DISH Remote Access on a PC:
Desktop computers with a broadband internet connection can access and manage their DVR receivers online using DISH Remote Access where users can perform all the same functions such as schedule recordings and search program listings as they would on their DVR receivers. Accessing DVR receivers over the internet to use DISH Remote Access requires one of these compatible browsers:
- Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, or 8.0
- Firefox Version 2.0, 3.0, or 4.0
- Safari or Safari for a mobile device
To use DISH Remote Access on the PC, customers must first log into their DISH Network online account at www.dishnetwork.com. Customers without an online account will need to create a username and password before using DISH Remote Access.
Download the free SlingPlayer software:
Download and install the free SlingPlayer software from Sling Media and starting watching now. The software also provides a Setup Assistant to display the remote controls of your DVR on your computer.
*HD streaming is only available for HD video sources hooked up to the Slingbox PRO-HD. Depending on your PC’s specs, the minimum system requirements for high-definition streaming and standard-definition streaming will also vary. For more information regarding system requirements and compatibility, visit the Slingbox software page here.