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We’re an entertainment family; we love our movies, we love our TV and we love our DISH Network. Having DISH in our house has allowed us to keep up on our favorite television shows – even when we have to watch them on the DVR – along with great movies, Emmy- and Golden Globe-award winning shows and, for my kids, Nickelodeon and Disney channels.
We worried about how difficult the process of transferring our DISH service to our new home, but it ended up being one of the easiest things about moving.
Moving With DISH Network
When we moved, we left our satellite dish and took our receivers; we have the Hopper and the Joey. We called their customer service number, set an appointment and they came out and got us set up. They installed a new dish, connected our receivers and we had our shows and movies back.
I can’t even make an entire post about the process because it was that easy.
This year, DISH is making some awesome changes, which make us even more thrilled about being DISH Network customers!
Netflix Now Available On DISH Network
DISH is now the first major pay-TV provider in the U.S. to integrate the Netflix app into its set-top box. Available on DISH’s second-generation Hopper, the app gives customers the ability to instantly stream Netflix movies and TV shows, including “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black,” from the same platform used to access their linear television channels. The Netflix app is currently available by pressing the ‘Menu’ or blue button.
This will help eliminate other set-top boxes, saving customers the hassle of having to keep track of yet another remote.
Hopper customers will find the same Netflix user interface found on most other platforms. The app is easily accessible from any channel by clicking the blue button on the DISH remote and selecting the Netflix icon, or from the Netflix icon on the Hopper main menu. Those new to Netflix can create an account in the app or by visiting www.netflix.com/dish.
DISH Network Launching First 4K Set-Top Box
DISH also announced that it will be the first pay-TV provider to launch a 4K ‘Ultra HD’ set-top box. Named the 4K Joey, the unit is designed to easily integrate with DISH’s Hopper Whole Home HD DVR system.
This, we’re excited about, since we just purchased a 4K television! Unlike other 4K pay-TV options which are confined to an app on select TVs, the DISH 4K Joey is dedicated hardware that will be compatible with all HDMI 2.0/ HDCP 2.2-compliant televisions. The 4K Joey will not only play back 4K ultra HD content, it will also enhance everyday viewing of television and sports programming by supporting side-by-side display of two programs, each in HD. This picture-in-picture (PiP) capability was not possible previously and is ideal for sports fans who want to watch two games playing at the same time.
The launch is slated for second quarter and DISH will have more information as it draws closer to its launch.