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 </a href=” http://www.dish-systems.com/” >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
- 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
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.