Good, but not great...yet. 3/5
I’ve been a Dish customer for over a decade and y’all have one persistent problem. Software. In the receivers, and this app. It’s glitchy, and it takes way too long to download recordings. Why isn’t every recording “prepared” for transfer already? What could it possibly need done to it? It’s certainly not compressing the file. Why must I be on my home network to download?! My fiancé is a trucker, which makes that restriction extra annoying. How is that “Dish Anywhere”? Please get some better software engineers. Y’all have every competitor beat in customer service, and price. Time to bring your software game up to the same level.
Lacking many features 2/5
Currently the iOS App is pretty meh once all said & done. Minimal capabilities and missing quite a few key features:
1) Login using TV Provider provided in settings app.
[I mean this works with 3rd-party apps (FoxSports Go, HBOGo, etc.) and not DishAnywhere when Dish is literally the provider..]
2) iPhone X support
3) Apple TV (tvOS) App
4) (lesser) Siri support, TV App (+universal search) support.
Could list the occasional glitches / bugs but I’ll stop there. All of these services/platforms listed above have been out now for >3mon. minimum. Also the app has been updated multiple times since then. Pretty lackluster effort overall that causes the need to install each individual network’s App (15+) just to get live TV without glitches or hassles (even most of them support using SSO TV provider from settings).
It’d be great to use my AppleTV as my main receiver, but it’s clear all efforts are on pushing their proprietary Hopper platform and minimally supporting others such as iOS/tvOS.
Several new issues from the previous release 2/5
As pointed out by other reviewer’s and mentioned by me in my feedback within the app to the developers, in transferred material the resume playback function no longer works properly in the iPad and iPhone versions of this application. In the previous release of this app shows would resume automatically where you left off even if you simply left the app and went to another app. (Without pressing the pause or the stop/“Done” buttons. This new version of the app (even if you press pause) comes back to a location in the recording that is different from where you left off.
Can’t watch anything on the app 1/5
It freezes and doesn’t work or stay connected. Very frustrating. Needs fixed to be any good
Not good on iPhone X 3/5
The app does not take advantage of iPhone X screen. Also, battery use by this app is awful!
Again. Stop updating if you’re just going to release more versions that fail to connect. Can’t find program guide or DVR despite full working internet connections on both ends. Again.
Not Good 1/5
Did everything they said to do to hook up to my cell phone. I notice I put 1 wrong number of my phone number and needed to change it and it won’t let me update again. So this app is no good to me
Make this app work with iPhone X pleeeeaaseee 5/5
I love this app but it doesn’t utilize the entire screen on the iPhone X, please make this a feature upgrade in the next patch!!!!!! I use this app a lot and I hate using it on my iPhone X
Never worked 1/5
It’s never worked for me and I’ve had it for more than a year....
Not Dis Anywhere. - “Dish Sometimes” 2/5
By One Armm
Dish Anywhere is good when it works. Of course the internet must be up at your house. And even when it is connections are slow or may not work. I never count on it working and my expectations are met.
No sirve 1/5
By M.m.d 79
Actualizan esta mi
No funciona en iOS 11
By Bronco Smitty
Does most everything you'd want. Including, finally, the functioning option to control volume or allow muting
Needs an update 3/5
This app has been awesome, but lately it has not be letting me delete, update or change my settings or shows.
Worst app ever!! 1/5
Again I say this is the worst app ever. Ever time I sign in I have to choose a default. Nothing downloads. Called customer support twice for a total of being on the phone for over 3 hours and no help! I told that I can delete the app and try again and it would not erase the programs that I can’t re-transfer. Wrong all of those shows lost. I’ve been trying to download Archer for weeks now and not dice. Worst app ever to the point that I am strongly considering changing my service and going to Directv.
Tired of missing recordings 1/5
By Slagged Heap
About half of the time I set recordings via the app the shows aren't recorded. No rhyme or reason why this happens - it shows they are all set to record. Disappointing to come back later and find something did not record.
Bad timing 1/5
They picked to do updates to their server as the college football national championship is airing. Way to go dish!
Great app 5/5
My husband has a job that keeps us on the road most of the year. We love being able to watch shows since most hotels just carry a few channels. Please keep this app for many years to come.
Outdated !!! 1/5
I used to use this app YEARS AGO whenever I had the iPhone 6, though I no longer have that phone anymore. Phones have gotten bigger by the years , and the UI needs some major attention. I’ve been wanting to use the app but my friends have apps like Directv , which works and look amazing. I’m using a iPhone 8+, please bring this app back to life.
Needs optimized for iPhone X 3/5
Like the app however would like it to be optimized for iPhone X. Viewing screen in landscape is very small.
Update for iPhone X
I can be on the train...anywhere 5/5
I can be on the train, office or at home and check my recordings and watch what I need! I am in the media. I need to know now. That’s what this app and DISH does for me!
Great App 5/5
Love the app.
Love this app 5/5
I don’t know what people complain about, really! I’ve had this app for a while and it gives me all that its supposed to give. Quality and performance. I am a truck driver and use it in all states and weather conditions, and it delivers. Yes, there are some places that it’s fruitless but not because of the app but the signal in remote areas. I’ve been out in the middle of nowhere Nevada or Wyoming and I get to view my Dish. I’m all teary I’m so happy. 5 *’s from me. Yes, nothing is perfect but this app makes me happy.
This app is absolute garbage. It doesn't even work half the time I try to use it. And when it does work it is generally laggy and very low quality. Sometimes it plays something random rather than what I'm trying to watch, or it'll play the correct show in Spanish! This app is great to watch football, when it works. I'm up to date on all updates but they still don't make this app useable. This app needs major fixes. Great idea, horrible execution
Had them all before! 5/5
By Had them all.
I've personally have had all the networks and apps before, even Dish, but non of them really came close to what Dish offers. I can see ALL channels "live", all recordings, OnDemand and for a better price than any other network. Sometimes I don't have a good signal, but I didn't have one either when I had ATT, DirecTv, TimeWarner etc. That's a good reason to come back to Dish. I'm a happy customer. Thanks Dish!!!
Its a good app. Needs some work. PLEASE optimize it for iPhone X!!!!!
Not working this week! 3/5
By Grace 235
Was working great for the last couple of weeks. Now dish anywhere keeps stopping and buffering. My speeds are great here. Not my Wifi. Bugs need to be worked out. I’m out of town and was really enjoying having dish anywhere now I can use it!!!
By zero 0ne6
I’m new to full use since I now have unlimited data. I can watch a game previously recorded, transfer, if one stops viewing via top left end/done one can resume where left off. Very nice. Conflict recording resolution not clearly stated when it won’t record. Sometimes live games won’t be recorded if already started so set to record in advance.
Stuck on launch. 1/5
Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. I open the app and get some weird white screen that says can’t find hopper but I know it works fine because u used it an hour before. I don’t know what the problem is? It’s does this half the time I want to use it.....
Needs work 2/5
By Mz. Jones!
The app freezes! In some instances, after pausing a show, the show will start playing anyway. And sometimes you cannot read info about a show.
Most useless app I used to have 1/5
They definitely got this one right. Love this app. It is very user friendly. In fact, this app may prompt me to get dish over cable or DirecTV. That’s how much I love it.
Needs updating 1/5
No iPhone X update???
Crashes, buffering, no connection.... 1/5
By sandy cracker
The list of things that go wrong with this app are endless. Not robust and super frustrating
Weather always an issue!!! 2/5
If it merely gets cloudy, dish goes out!
The main reason I keep Dish 5/5
I’m not going to say this app is perfect, but it works and I use it almost daily. I am a truck driver and have to record a lot of the shows that I want to watch. As long as I have a good signal, I can watch my recordings while on break at night or occasionally catch them on live tv. In a weaker signal, it does freeze up occasionally and I get the “reconnecting to receiver” message a lot. The only thing I’ve found that needs some work, would be the fast forward and rewind buttons. They work most of the time, but are slow and cause the app to freeze up at times. Thanks!
Where’s the Apple TV Version? 4/5
Great app, but I’m disappointed there’s no support for Apple TV. There’s been a Dish AnyWhere app for Fire TV for a while.
Using AirPlay is not as good as having an app on Apple TV.
NEEDS TO BE UPDATES 3/5
This app needs to be quickly updated, so it is optimized for the iPhone X. Right now, when I am watching something, I the video just displays two black bars on each side, which looks terrible. Also, the video on Dish Anywhere takes forever to load, and when it finally does load, it will slow back down if you pause it. Please Fix!!!
Horrible App 1/5
By Apple rocks 2
We switched to Dish because we believed they had great technology.
We were wrong! This app barely works. I tried it on multiple devices both on WiFi and Data. Throughout the show, it pauses automatically then starts at a different point in the show. Sometimes when you exit an episode, it does not save the spot where you are at. You have to start from the beginning and retract your spot even though you hit resume from previous point.
On top of that, sometimes our shows do not record even though we set a timer.
We would switch back to Comcast if we didn’t have a contract with Dish.
My advice is don’t get Dish. They used to be ahead of the game but now competitors are better.
Phone TV 5/5
Not worth the frustration. 1/5
In a perfect coincidence, I was just using the dish app and was feeling beyond exasperated, when the opportunity to rate this app popped up on the screen. I would like to give it no stars but that doesn’t seem to be an option.
The option to jump ahead or back by moving the progress bar while watching a show has never worked well so I reluctantly use the 15 seconds forward or rewind buttons with just a little more success. Just now I hit the pause button. When I hit play, the audio came back but not the video. I restarted the show and selected resume. Of course now I was much further ahead in the program and had to press the rewind, which made the video disappear again.
I only use this app for one program that I can only record and watch. It’s not available online. All other shows I use other online viewing options. I’ve had this app for two years on ios and android and have had consistently bad results.
Clunky, but helpful! 4/5
The app can have sone annoying buffering sometimes, but for watching tv on the go, it works
Horrible App 1/5
This app is ok on its good days, but now I can’t even open it. It shows the Dish Anywhere front, then blacks out and crashes. Can you guys ever get this app functioning to full capacity? Kind of defeats the whole “what your recordings from your mobile device” part of your ads, doesn’t it?
Connectivity is horrible 1/5
It would be great if connectivity was good , it has problems playing video even with wifi
Needs updating 2/5
This app feels so outdated. I hope someone is listening to these comments. Please update it!
Lacks basic features 2/5
Haven’t tried video playback for the iPhone X yet. The dvr capabilities for the app are weak. Please mirror what the hopper can do in the app. I can’t pick folders for shows. There is no list to view the schedule. Instead you opted for big pictures of the shows. It is less helpful than you think.
Plan double time to watch a show 1/5
This is the most frustrating app ever. It’s constantly skipping and buffering and causes me to miss most of the show I’m trying to watch. It also often looses connection causing me to completely close the app and restart it several times before I can resume my show. Have never used a streaming app that’s so horrible.
Updated response to developer- my internet is not the issue. I have the recommended settings and everything else I use for streaming works just fine. Also, everyone I know that uses the app has the same issues. The issue is not our connection it’s the inadequate app.
Update the app already 2/5
This app needs updated to not only work with the X but better with the plus phones as well. The app also needs more user friendly updates as well so that the video does not stop upon small interruptions like notifications.
Stuck forever on launch screen in latest iOS on both iPhone and iPad 1/5
Downloaded latest updates for iOS and the dish app. Now instead of lame and buggy experience that sometimes lets me watch shows in a frustrating way, I get the launch screen with the spinning donut and let it sit there for minutes before giving up. Entirely useless experience identical on iPad and iPhone. Deleting and reinstalling the app changes nothing.
I only resorted to using the app in iOS after abysmal issues using dish anywhere via a PC in the chrome and Firefox. Time to ditch Dish all together based on this failure. The sling experience for remote viewing of dish programs once upon a time was that somewhat decent. It’s gone downhill for years and gets worse it seems by the month though at this point I don’t see how to get much worse. Beware!
Love having my shows anytime anywhere!