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Dish to let mobile users watch TV on their devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Aug 2010 15:27 User comments (1)

Dish to let mobile users watch TV on their devices The Dish Network has announced this week that it plans to let subscribers watch satellite TV programming on their mobile devices, for free, in the near future.
Starting in September, the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and BlackBerry devices will get the free functionality via an app.

Android devices will get the service a month later.

While on the surface the announcement sounds great for Dish owners, unless you have a dual-tuner DVR at home, you will have to watch whatever channel is on at home on your smartphone or tablet, without the ability to change it.

You will also be required to purchase a SlingBox, or SlingBox-supportive DVR from Dish.

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15.8.2010 22:56

LOL...that isn't much of a service! You can already do something similar to this with free software and an old TV tuner. When I read the headline, I figured that they did something really smart...like creating a kind of "online DVR" that has multiple versions of the videos...apple format for apple, optimized flash for android, and maybe something for HD viewing on laptops as well.

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