General improvements

Take your TV with you with the DISH Anywhere app – and watch all the TV channels you get at home on your iPad or iPhone. 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!

* Take your Live TV with you and enjoy watching all of your favorite sports, news, shows, and movies right from your Hopper
* Schedule and manage your DVR recordings all from one place
* Transfer your DVR recordings to your iPhone, iPad or Mac and watch them offline*
* 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 an online DISH account and a Hopper 2 or Hopper 3 receiver model for slinging Live TV and DVR.

(DISH Anywhere users that do not own one of the above supported receivers but do have an online DISH account can still use the On Demand and Live Stream features of the app).

This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software, which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see for more information.

*Transfer functionality requires high-speed internet connection to a Hopper 2 or Hopper 3 DVR. Your mobile device must be connected to the same home network as the Hopper2 or Hopper 3 to transfer a recording and you must maintain an active DISH account to view transferred recordings. Select recordings are not available to transfer due to programming restrictions. Sling Adapter functionality is not supported.

What’s New

Version 21.2.41

General improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
108.4K Ratings

108.4K Ratings

Clay4 ,

Log-in/Authentication nightmare

I still love this app, however the one thing I really like about the app has gotten worse. It constantly ask for you to log in. And what is worse, if you have no WiFi or internet connection, you are out of luck. I mainly use my app to store TV shows I have recorded so I can watch them when/wherever I want. Now if I can’t get internet or WIFi, I can’t even get INTO the app to watch what I have stored!! Log in should use have a memory so you could have the ability to check if you would like the phone to remember it. It should also be using the face recognition so you don’t have to constantly type it in...AND it should only require you to”authenticate” your service one a billing cycle instead of every time you open the app!!!

Also, developers might want to rethink where to place the ↪️▶️↩️ buttons on the bottom of the iPhone’s that don’t have a Home button. It makes for a clunky experience. It could easily be fixed by moving them to anywhere else, instead of where the digital home button resides.

Please work these items out so I can give it the 5 stars it truly deserves!!!

Developer Response ,

If this issue happens often, the next time you're connected to the internet, log out of the app and then close out the app completely. Once closed out, open it up again and log back in.

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.

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.

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