DISH Anywhere 12+

DISH Network LLC

    • 4.5 • 184.7K Ratings
    • Free



Take your TV with you with the DISH Anywhere app – and watch all the TV channels you get at home on your iPhone or iPad. Enjoy all your live or recorded shows and movies anytime. Manage your home DVR from anywhere. And get access to thousands of On Demand movies and shows from Showtime, Starz, EPIX, and many more!

Key Features:
* Take your Live TV with you and enjoy watching all of your favorite sports, news, shows, and movies right from your Hopper
* Schedule, manage, and watch your DVR recordings all from one place
* Download your purchased shows and movies, and watch them offline
* Follow your favorite teams with the Sports section
* Set up-to-the-minute scores and game info for NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NCAAB, NCAAF
* Pair the DISH Anywhere app with your Apple TV to airplay your show or movie on your TV
* Have T-Mobile? DISH Anywhere is part of Binge-On – so you can watch all you want without using up your data

DISH Anywhere requires a MyDISH account, and a Hopper with Sling or Hopper 3 receiver model for streaming Live TV and DVR.

(DISH Anywhere users that do not have one of the above supported receivers but do have a MyDISH account can still use the On Demand and Live Stream from select channels).

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What’s New

Version 24.1.50

General improvements, bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
184.7K Ratings

184.7K Ratings

Phillier23 ,

Still ruined compared to old app

This app was perfect before. Now jumping forward or backward while playing is torture.

When you push on the 30sec forward arrow to jump through the commercials it will freeze playback, these little red squares start blinking in the middle of the screen letting you know that “it is doing something” and then it will freeze and you have to push the PLAY arrow again. If you have to do this thru 3-1/2 minutes of commercials, 7 times, it is frustrating. Sometimes if you hit the forward arrow “just right” you can stack up the pushes and get it to jump forward 90 seconds. The touch area to activate jumping forward is way too small - I do not have big fingertips.

Then if you jump too far forward and want to back up, the 10-seconds back arrow
Is right next to the “X” which quits the page. Genius. So now half the time you want to back up 10 seconds you accidentally quit the whole playback because the “X” area is much larger and too close to that too tiny arrow.

These arrows used to be prominent and centered near the bottom of the screen with the PLAY/PAUSE toggle between them. It was intuitive and easy to jump to and fro.

Please please fix it. It is so frustrating to have your show stop and have to reload or push the PLAY button then try to jump
30 seconds again repeatedly thru commercials. So unnecessary when you had a great set up before. I wish I could use the old app. Sigh.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback, Phillier23. We are always looking for ways on how to improve. We will share this with our team for review and consideration. If you experience any issues, please chat in by visiting us on Facebook via Facebook Messenger at and Twitter @DISH_answers.

Chizlr ,

Leaves a lot to be desired!!

I used the “Old” app with my 722k receiver and had no issues, until YOU decided for me that I must upgrade to the Hopper to use it. So I did upgrade and installed the New App on my iPhone. A very sad sad application. I have no problems watching my recordings while I am on the road. The problem is with watching Live Tv. The guide that pops up only has a few channels on it. So I delete app and reinstall, all channels are now there. Now I click on channel I want to view and it is not Live Tv, but some sort of a recorded loop. Shut it down and restarted, same result. Got frustrated and quit. Next day restarted app, now I have only a few channels again in my guide. Uninstalled and reinstalled again, all of my channels are back. I can actually watch Live Tv now, however I am at home and do not need to watch on my iPhone. There are no issues with my home network and I have more than enough Mbps to power my Hopper when I am not at home. While on the road I have full bars and great Wifi. Have you ever thought about using dedicated servers for your Dish Anywhere services, instead of my at home receiver. You are behind the power curve on this technology, time to rethink your strategy for the future. In the meantime , for me I guess I will uninstalling and reinstalling the app everyday until you do something about it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know you are experiencing this issue. We are aware of this problem and are currently working on a solution. In the meantime, logging out and back in has temporary corrected this issue. We are collecting feedback from our customers so that we can resolve it as soon as possible. Can you send us an email at for more information? Thank you!

Slangy_Girl ,

Revamp is STILL terrible 7 months later

The old Dish Anywhere app was fantastic! I never had a problem with it, the interface was intuitive and the picture was as good as when watching my tv. This ‘new’ app (it’s not really new anymore) is ridiculous. Anytime I want to use it there are problems— missing recordings, low-quality video or programming that won’t load at all—that I often simply give up trying. I just spent 38 minutes on the phone with Dish because I couldn’t play any recordings (black screen with pause bars in the middle). We solved that issue (yippee?) but the picture is still awful (barely SD and skipping) even though I am three feet from my modem.

I have no idea why Dish had to redesign/engineer the Anywhere app (to crack down on theft?). But for paying Dish customers this is a TOTAL step down from the previous version. And the few times I’ve called for technical help I hear, “We’re working on it”. Great. When’s it going to be done?!?! Because I’m fed up paying for Dish Anywhere and never being able to use it.

Finally, the customer service rep I spoke to was an arrogant jerk who would not listen to me, talked over me and, as a result, the call probably took longer than it needed to. Here’s a news flash—when the customer calls and is explaining the problem it’s usually a good idea to LISTEN as that will speed up the process of solving the issue.

Developer Response ,

We appreciate your feedback! We do include our Dish Anywhere app for free with your services, but we definitely understand the frustration with these issues. We can certainly look into any issues that come up if you can chat in with us at, send us a message on Facebook at, or send us a Twitter DM @Dish_Answers. You may also email us at for assistance as well. Please be sure to include the issue you are experiencing, your device type, device operation version, and DISH Anywhere version.

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