Satellite Pointer - Dish Setup 4+

TV dish alignment made easy

TouchDown Apps

Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 2.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Satellite Pointer is a powerful tool that helps you install your TV dish easily. We update the app every week with new satellites and features.

It has never been easier to install your television dish.

Direct your device to the sky and look in realty augmented mode at the geostationary satellites orbiting around the earth. You will have access to an updated database of more than 200 satellites with a research option capability to facilitate your search.

Once a satellite has been selected, you will be able to read a number of information necessary to your installation, such as its geographical zone, its longitude, the available band frequencies, its azimuth, elevation and polarization angles as calculated based on your location.

You may then select such satellite in dish aligning mode (only available in PRO version): you will be provided with a four steps alignment tool that will help you install your TV antenna easily.


• Augmented reality, see satellites and target them directly on your display
• Azimuth, elevation and polarization angles calculated for your position
• More than 200 satellites referenced in the app
• Search option to quickly find satellite of interest
• Weekly updated database (daily for PRO users)
• Add satellites manually (PRO users)
• 4 steps alignment tool to easily set up you TV antenna (PRO users)

Thank you for using Satellite Pointer. You can send us your feedback at and we will reply as fast as possible. If you enjoy the app, please let us know by rating us five stars and leaving a nice comment on the App Store.

What’s New

Version 4.3.5

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Thank you for using Satellite Pointer, here are the new features for this version:
- Updated satellite database
- Improved performance
- Minor bug fixes

We hope you enjoy using Satellite Pointer. Do not hesitate to send us your feedback at and please consider rating us 5 stars on the App Store.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K Ratings

nathanshef ,

I use this every single day

Super easy to use, I paid for the pro version or whatever it’s called so I can make my own list and only have my satellites visible in the AR camera.

I’m a Dish Network technician and I use this on every job to check line of sight.

Only problem I ever have with this app is sometimes it takes a long time to load it up as it has to pull your location in order to give you accurate readings. I feel like this problem might also be caused by my cell provider who doesn’t have amazing coverage (att) which is why I gave this app a 5 start and not a 4 star.

SEC Dominance ,

Fantastic Dish Pointing App

I primarily got this because I was clearing some land/acreage at deer camp and I knew I would have line of sight issues with a few trees.

I set up the satellites (in settings) I needed to look at for Dish, went to the spot my dish was mounted on my pole, and held my phone up to the sky. I had an ever so slight obstruction on the 119 sat and the 129 sat was totally obstructed.

With that said, I went to work. Had to remove three obstructions that were causing issues and now I have a totally unobstructed view of all the birds I need. With this app, it let me know exactly which trees/branches were causing the issue.

New to apple too ,

Best around

We travel in an RV and always looking for a spot to set up the dish. I have tried several apps and this is the easiest most accurate I’ve found. The ability to have a satellite favorite list is so handy. With the use of the phone screen view you get a clear picture of where the satellites are in the sky and possible obstructions is great.

App Privacy

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