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If you own one of Dish's Hopper DVRs and have ever been stumped as to what to watch next, you'll want to grab the latest version of Dish Explorer for the iPad. The new app now recommends shows based on your viewing habits; watch a lot of crime dramas and Dish may suggest the others you've missed....

February 27th 2014 at 1:06pm 0 Comments
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You might want to hold off on thinking of a portmanteau for Dish and Lightsquared. The satellite TV company has officially withdrawn its $2.2 billion bid for the ailing firm's wireless spectrum, despite actively pursuing the acquisition last year. In fact, Lightsquared even filed a case against Di...

January 10th 2014 at 2:13am 0 Comments
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A troop of new Joey devices wasn't the only thing Dish had up its sleeve for CES. In an effort to bring its streaming chops to game consoles, the company has just announced an app for PlayStation that does just that. Dish customers will be able to take advantage of the Hopper's functionality via i...

January 6th 2014 at 2:42pm 0 Comments
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Dish may already be testing wireless broadband in Virginia, but it's not content to stop there. The TV provider has just partnered with Sprint on an upcoming trial of fixed LTE service in Corpus Christi, Texas. Both companies are shy on details, although they expect to use both indoor and outdoor...

December 17th 2013 at 11:46pm 0 Comments
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Dish's Hopper software team is clearly busy; just two months after it brought home-automation support to its DVR, it's rolling out another update that offers considerably more control. The new "Denver" firmware enables promised HDMI-CEC support, letting the Hopper send and receive commands from co...

November 22nd 2013 at 3:46pm 0 Comments
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Dish currently has a splintered mobile app strategy: you have to use Dish Anywhere for streaming TV shows, and Hopper Transfers for all your offline viewing. It's about to get much simpler, though, as the company has just promised that Dish Anywhere will handle offline videos by the end of the ye...

November 13th 2013 at 11:33am 0 Comments
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If you're a frequent flier who hasn't yet invested in a tablet of your own, Southwest has you covered: As part of a larger partnership between the airline and television provider Dish, Southwest will now not only provide in-flight entertainment for passengers who have iOS devices of their own, but...

October 29th 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments