The free DISH Remote Access App for the iPad is a fully-featured remote DVR scheduler that gives DISH customers complete access to DVR functions and features. Schedule DVR recordings on multiple receivers, delete timers, browse and search nine days of shows, and manage your DVR library by setting recording priorities, resolving recording conflicts, and deleting already-viewed programs!
Remote Control Feature for iPad
The new DISH Remote Access App for the iPad also includes a feature that transforms an iPad into a remote control for TVs connected to compatible DISH Network receivers (ViP612 DVR, ViP622 DVR, ViP722 DVR, ViP922 SlingLoaded DVR)! Using the iPad as a remote control, customers can change channels, browse the program guide, start playing recorded programs, and enjoy all standard remote navigation features such as fast forward, replay, and pause.
What is DISH Remote Access?
DISH Remote Access allows customers to manage their compatible DISH Network DVR from anywhere they have access to a PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with Internet access – whether they are at home, at the office or on the road! Keep in mind that the DISH Remote Access features that customers can access will vary depending on whether their receiver is connected to a broadband Internet connection.
Available DISH Remote Access Features
• Features on All Compatible DVR Receivers – With DISH Remote Access and a DVR receiver (512, 522, 625, ViP612 DVR, ViP 622 DVR, ViP 722 DVR, ViP 722k DVR, ViP 922 DVR), customers should be able to perform the following tasks from virtually anywhere, as long as they have access to the Internet:
o Schedule DVR recordings;
o Browse and search the program guide; and o View graphics and posters from television shows and movies.
• Features on ViP-Series DVR Receivers – In addition to the functionality listed above, customers with DISH Remote Access and a ViP-series DVR receiver (ViP 612 DVR, ViP 622 DVR, ViP 722 DVR, ViP 722k DVR, ViP 922 DVR) connected to a broadband Internet connection should be able to perform the following tasks from virtually anywhere, as long as they have access to the Internet:
o Manage DVR disk space;
o Set recording priorities;
o Manage recording conflicts (use the “Conflicts” option on the My DVR Tab to choose which recording timers to
skip if there is a recording time conflict); and
o Delete previously recorded shows.
Customers who have a model ViP 922 DVR receiver connected to broadband Internet OR a ViP-series DVR receiver connected to broadband Internet and also connected to a Slingbox should be able to watch live TV or DVR recordings when logged into a computer or when using the SlingPlayer mobile app on a compatible device!
Compatible Devices – Customers may use the following devices to access their DVR receiver over the Internet using DISH Remote Access, as long as they have a compatible Internet browser (i.e., Internet Explorer (I.E.) Version 6.0, 7.0 or 8.0; Firefox Version 2.0, 3.0 or 4.0; or Safari for a computer or Safari for a mobile device):
o PC; or
Computer Setup – Customers using a computer to access DISH Remote Access must create a username and password for their DISH Network online customer account at www.dish.com from a PC or Mac (if they have not previously created an online customer account).
• Mobile Device
o iPod Touch
o NEW! iPad
Mobile Device Setup – Customers using mobile devices to access DISH Remote Access must complete the following steps:
1. Customers must create a username and password for their DISH Network online customer account at www.dish.com from a PC or Mac (if they have not previously created an online customer account). Customers must then login to their account, click on the DISH Remote Access link on the left-hand side of the page, and use DISH Remote Access at least once from a computer before logging into a mobile application.
2. Download the FREE iPhone or iPad app for DISH Remote Access. It is available through the Apps icon on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, or through the Apps store on iTunes at www.apple.com.
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