Chromecast is a household item. 2/5
No Chromecast support, no background play, very ugly UI. In a world where more companies are trying to offer more services, is Dish Network purposely trying to deter and lose customers? Offer Chromecast support! What year is this?
Your app is great 5/5
I don’t understand the negative feedback all the time. I run this on the iPhone 8 + it runs smoothly, compared to other apps. There is no such thing as a perfect app. Great job keep improving it!
Can’t Transfer from Hopper 1/5
I have been waiting weeks for a known issue to be fixed. Still waiting!!! I have called tech support and all they can say is that the issue is being worked on. I just got an updated app pushed to my phone and the issue is still there.
ISSUE: getting error stating that there is no connection to my home wireless internet when I try to transfer a tv show from my hopper via the app to my iPhone. This worked back in December.
This app is worthless to me if I can’t transfer for use while traveling.
Would be 5 star if Favorites worked correctly! 2/5
Please correct issue that prevents choosing and saving my favorite channels. This feature previously worked correctly. Was broken by update within previous 6 months.
Latest update did not correct issue described above.
Only decent with excellent bandwidth 1/5
By Colorado swede
Terrible in moving cars and medium or less internet speeds. Crashes and freezes up often. Upgraded to Hopper 3 but no difference in poor performance. On NBC the if you tap ahead for 30 seconds, it actually goes BACK several minutes!!! And now the progress bar is not accurate or complete. And if you tap along it it comes in at a point several minutes later than where you tapped!!! VERY POOR APP WITH NO QUALITY CONTROL, OVERSIGHT OR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.
Update: 3/15/2018. I was contacted by the DISH app people and I got a canned answer relating to it being the equipment on my end or the connection speed (I guess 100 MPs is not fast enough and the hopper is the current version!). It is a problem with the app ....but it’s easier to put the blame on the customer than to admit there is a problem with the app.
I have a blank screen 1/5
By Eric Dallas
This app doesn't seem to work and has no instructions. After a lot of research, it seems my receiver has to be a certain kind to activate my app. Can't use. Spectrum tv app works great.
The app cannot stream to Apple TV or chrome cast from either an apple or android device. Also, the app is not available on most major platforms.
Why make a mobile app for services that customers pay for, and the lock it down.
Just copy what Direct TV does.
Dish App 5/5
Works Great on my IPhone X no problems yet
App crashes on iPhone X 3/5
By My name is lex
The app design and operations all work great. Until I zoom in on video to fill out the iPhone X screen. After 15 seconds it zooms our to the standard view. With black bars on the sides. Tried deleting app and downloading again. Same issue. Please make the app for the iPhone X.
Just good enough to tease you but... 1/5
In the end, this app is horrible. It only works 1/3 if the time at best. I’ll be logged on watching something and then it will freeze. So I close the app and then reopen it only to have it say that the channel is no longer available. So I log out and then log back in only to get the same message. Do this enough times and you might get lucky enough for it to start working again. There are countless other bugs but not worth my time specifying each one. C’mon guys!! You can do better than this and your competition out there is beating you to it.
Almost Useless! 2/5
The only thing the app is good for is when you are holding a sleeping baby and the remote is out of reach. When I want to watch a show on my phone or iPad and I am in full strength WiFi that I have no problems with while using any other app it will work for 10 minutes or less then tell me it cannot connect to receiver and I need to go to WiFi or check my receiver. Well tonight I wanted to watch a recorded show on my iPad while my husband watches a basketball game on tv and it said the receiver wasn’t working after 10 minutes. Well I know the receiver is working because I’m sitting in front of it. Figure it out dish! I pay plenty of money to have these “perks” actually work.
Worked Before Update 1/5
This app worked perfectly before the latest update. Now, when I attempt to open the app, it automatically crashes. I am unable to access anything! When it does work (which is extremely rare), it won’t allow you to actually watch anything.
Whatever they did to the app, they made it unusable, which is unacceptable!
Use to be good 😥 1/5
The best part of this app now doesn’t seem to work. What I loved about Dish TV was the fact that you could down load content from your DVR so you could watch it later when you didn’t want to use or have an internet connection. It seems it wasn’t to “verify” Me each time...which requires an internet connection 😡!! There has to be a better way! Please fix this problem so I can give this app the 5 stars it should have
Buggy in many ways 1/5
This app has potential to be something valuable, but the amount of issues is incredibly frustrating. If I try to fast forward through commercials on something I’ve DVR’d, the audio will come back but the screen remains blank. So you have to back out of the show, reopen it to continue, but then it also doesn’t pick up right where you left off. Fast forwarding or rewinding just causes the problem all over again.
There are issues with some programs just not opening and constantly “loading.”
Often the app is buggy in being able to screen mirror from an iPhone or iPad, to an AppleTV, which is hit or miss.
Again, the concept could be great, but the issues that exist with actual functionality just make for too many annoyances and headaches to warrant a decent star-rating.
And good luck trying to get ahold of someone after hours. They advertise 24/7 customer service, but more than a few times I’ve just gotten a recorded message stating “we’re currently closed.”
All together it just makes for a bad experience and leaves a whole lot to be desired from this company. It’s a shame.
Truly a terrible app.
Text size 4/5
Text size is getting smaller and more difficult to read for some people. Please provide option to increase text size.
Can not open app. All it does is the logo screen, then crashes.. developers, please contact me for proof.
Won’t ever work 1/5
By Wob c
I watch mainly sports and I can never get the app to work
And now volume doesn’t work again 3/5
By Bronco Smitty
Does most everything you'd want. Except control TV volume and mute. It worked until the last “upgrade”.
Playback or live both don’t work 1/5
When ever I’m excited for a show and I’m on the run,I use dish anywhere to watch my DVR. It never plays smoothly and it’s not because of a poor internet connection. I have never had a problem with streaming with Netflix, Hulu, or even just a regular search engine. Watching shows on the iPad just inches away from the hopper don’t stream, and close far, everything won’t work. Concept is great. Outcome isn’t great.
It’s almost perfect 4/5
I wish I was able to cast to my Apple TV and then shut my phone off and have it still play. That’s the one thing this app is lacking. I use the app all the time though!
Live tv issues 3/5
Whenever I watch live tv if I exit the app for a bit and go back into it the app doesn’t allow me to get back to live tv I am always behind even when I drag to the right it goes back to where I left off at.
Please Fix the Horrible Buffering and Low Battery Stop 1/5
This is by far the worst app that I’ve encountered as it relates to constant buffering. Now I have tested all my other apps like Netflix and Hulu and none operate in this manner. I’ve also had Xfinity app to watch television on it and it never operated at this poor level. This needs to be fixed immediately given that the whole purpose for the app is to watch television. If that’s not happening effectively the app is useless. Not to mention the fact that my low battery alert stops my movie altogether instead of pausing it. I have to start all the way back over. This is ludicrous!
can’t get past the login 1/5
i always use the right username and password every time but it keeps saying it failed to do so. please fix
Worst video player ever 1/5
By Truth 24/7
Forgets where you left off, then the scroll button doesn’t work, so I have to re watch 2 hrs of a 3 hr movie to get back to where i was.
No way to choose what audio device to play thru.
Barely earns 1 star.
I don’t usually leave reviews but this was such an utter waste of my last several hours that its better I write the review than call and speak to one of your employees. I have now downloaded this on iPhone and iPad and my samsung tv. The iPhone and iPad both said I couldn’t watch any of the shows through the actual apps because they were not supported by my iOS browser. Then I downloaded chrome onto my iPhone and iPad and tried to use chrome and go through dishanywhere.com. Same error message. Both iPhone and iPad received all of the latest software updates just yesterday before I started this grueling process today. When I use my samsung smart tv, it tells me I need Flash 11 to view, which I cant download on my tv. Why even offer the app to iPhone and iPad users if it is not going to work??? That truly is my real gripe here. If I had known from the get go that this app would not work on either I would have looked for a different solution from the beginning. Just because I can open the stupid app on my iPhone does not make it a viable app if it doesn’t actually play anything.
By Harley dalton Quinn
There’s a glitch where if I scroll down it goes right back up this is a problem help
By Fman 27654
This latest update has really put a hit on the Guide tab. Now it doesn’t even show up. GUIDE DOES NOT LOAD AT ALL.
It’s hard to use and when it works is very slow 1/5
It’s not intuitive for many important functions. And often, I can get a full list of my DVR contents. You can’t remote transfer either. But the Dish DVR user interface is now horrible and slow, too, so I don’t know what I expected.
I hate this app. If I try to watch live TV or anything from my DVR it cuts out and buffers constantly. I used to solve this by transferring recordings to my iPad, but after the most recent update, I can’t even do that anymore. It acts like it’s transferring and then just stalls and sits there forever. Absolutely useless.
Needs updating. 1/5
The guide doesn’t work with my iPhone 8. Fix it please.
Can’t use HDMI ** Fixed ** 5/5
I travel a lot and this app was 5 stars for me because I could watch my shows wherever I was. I would hook up my HDMI adapter and hook it to the Hotel TV and it was just like watching my shows at home. Unfortunately, for whatever reason they have decided to disable that functionality. Since my eyesight is poor it just isn’t feasible for me to watch shows on the iPhone. So my rating is now 1 star. Outstanding way to improve your app... NOT!
Received an email from the developer notifying me that they fixed this issue with the latest update. I’m a happy traveler again! Five stars!
Terribly glitchy 2/5
Dish app gets increasingly worse. It's so glitchy which is very frustrating!! And don't even think about leaving the app to come right back to what you were watching! You have to go thru all the steps again to bring back what you were watching, and that's if you're lucky enough to not get a"connection failed" screen!
App does not work 1/5
The App asks for Online ID and Password. I enter those and the app goes to a splash screen with the Dish Anywhere logo. After a delay, a pop up box announces “Dish Anywhere Failed to authenticate user credentials. Please enter your username/password and login again.” Repeating login produces same result. Tech support was contacted, verified my input was correct, tried changing my username and password from their console, and could not get their servers to authenticate my ID. Same results on my iPad 2. They escalated me to next level of support. Same problem persisted. They told me they were reporting the problem up. Not resolved. Four days later still not authenticating my ID on IOS devices. I can login through browsers on desktop computers, so I know my username/password are valid. Still can’t get them to work on IOS devices. Did Apple IOS updates crash their authentication processes? So fix it already, please ......
Update 2/19/18: I chatted in as requested in the Developer Response. My login works in MyDish and in Dish Anywhere. But Dish computers fail to “authenticate” my login to open the Dish Anywhere app and returns me to the login screen. I have uninstalled the app, powered off and on my IOS device, reinstalled the app and same results. Same on my iPad. I was informed that the problem has been sent to engineering.
It’s great when it works 4/5
I’ve used this app for a few years and while it’s never worked flawlessly, it’s been good overall. It’s easier to schedule recordings with the app than with the remote. The Transfers feature is great when it works; the ability to watch my DVR recordings anywhere without an Internet connection is my favorite Dish feature.
Transfers stopped working for a few weeks when I got a new phone, unable to play recordings with some unhelpful error about needing to authenticate. I tried everything I could think of, including deauthorizing and reauthorizing the phone. The app confirmed the phone was “authorized” but for some reason couldn’t “authenticate” to play my shows. Today it finally started working for some reason, all by itself.
This could easily be a 5-star app if the developers would spend more time fixing bugs.
It doesn’t even load on my iPhone, just sits and spins
By Brother Don
Need work on buffer less frequent and faster recovery
No Internet connection 1/5
By Her girl drug
I absolutely love the dish anywhere app. Except for when it gives you the warning that you do not have Internet connection. When I’m trying to watch shows that I have transferred onto my phone/dish anywhere app. That warning pops up over and over and over again and it is very annoying. Please fix so that it will only come up one time. It would actually be better if it never pops up!!!
Guide doesn’t work... 2/5
By Gregory R_93
Guide shows a blank page, and searching results in “Failed to get guide items...”
Wonderful service 5/5
By Varinder 532
Wonderful service everyone should have it
Work on sync of deleting 5/5
By Awesome . . .
End up deleting the same shows several times after watching. Deleted the transfer to iOS, deleting from DVR delete from DVR again. Delete from prime time. Can I watch a show and delete once?
When is this app going to support Chromecast type option? 4/5
I don't understand the lack of support for Chromecast type option which would allow one to display the program on any TV.
I travel often and it's really handy to have dish on the go especially in foreign countries but watching it on the iPhone gets annoying.
Please help and get this option implemented!
So annoying 1/5
Most annoying app and service ever. Makes me want to throw my tv out the window. We have service, and use this App for our fire sticks in FL. Works for 10 seconds at a time. My speed test says I have 40 mbps here and 60 where the dish is. No reason I should have this much trouble. And of course customer support says it’s a connection issue. Really? I wish I knew where cause my internet is great at both places. Drives me through the roof. I don’t bother even trying anymore. Oh and also, Itdid work for a little bit at first, well it lasted at least an hour before it buffered and stopped. Can’t be our internet service because there’s plenty of speed.
Needs major work 1/5
The dish anywhere app is almost totally in accessible for those of us who need to use voiceover on our phones. All attempts at getting dish to address any of these issues over the past couple of years have failed. It is impossible for example to choose a recording off the DVR if you have more than one show of the same name recorded. Many other issues exist and unfortunately Dish is not interested in addressing any of the issues of accessibility
Needs work 3/5
I use this app daily, and it works fine - AS LONG AS THERE ARE NO INTERRUPTIONS. If I pause without pressing Done, I usually have to force-close the app in order to resume playback. If I press the side button to put the phone to sleep during playback, I usually have to force-close the app in order to resume playback. If there are any interruptions at all, I can rarely navigate back to the video. The other quirks of this poorly-designed are less annoying than playback/resume issues, and it generally connects to my Hopper DVR without issue.
No Apple TV app 1/5
This is very frustrating. Although the app is buggy on the iPhone, it doesn’t bother me much. My biggest issue is that the is no Apple TV app for Dish. I know you can use AirPlay to stream videos from your iPhone/iPad but why not support a native app for the Apple TV? This makes no sense to me. I know you can stream shows/movies by signing into your Dish and using apps available on the Apple TV such as HBO Go but I want to be able to use this app on an Apple TV for channels/shows/movies that are not available by using your Dish subscription on other Apple TV apps.
Otherwise I would rate this 5 stars. I’m sure I’m not the only one frustrated by this decision from Dish.
This is the worst streaming app I’ve ever come in contact with. This app was developed to work in possibly 2007. Bring the app into this decade, Dish. This is terrible.
New update is terrible 1/5
New update is so bad. Cannot scroll up or down.
Version 7.8.4 3/5
Removed ability to use mirroring to Apple TV from iPhone. The removal of this functionality was not identified in the version update description.
Thank you. V7.9.0 fixed the issue.
Wonderful App! I’d NEVER leave home without it on my smartphone!!!😉😇✝️👍👌 📡➡️📺/🖥📲/⌨️ 5/5
ANYWHERE (For subscribers to DISH NETWORK) is Quite possibly one of the BEST APPS for entertainment/control of your DVR & viewing video recorded OR live EVER!
P.S.: Don’t let those TV ads fool you, DISH NETWORK IS simply HANDS DOWN in my opinion, one of THE BEST SOURCES FOR ALL OF YOUR ENTERTAINMENT NEEDS & DESIRES!
And I love ❤️ that I can record my favorite news shows & ministry broadcasts from CTN [Christian Television Network] that air late night/early in the morning [before I want to wake up] & watch my Christian TV broadcasts anytime I want/as many times as I want❗️
THANK YOU VERY MUCH DISH NETWORK ❗️🛐🤗✝️😇👍👌