DISH Remote Access adds Android tablets


Now it’s a trend: Adding to Comcast’s CES announcement that its “play now” feature which will enable customers using Comcast’s Xfinity TV iPad app and Android-devices and to stream VOD episodes and movies to subscribers, DISH Network said that its DISH Remote Access, the free app that gives customers the ability to watch their live and recorded TV on compatible smartphones, tablets and laptops, is now optimized for the Android tablet screens.

DISH Network customers with a broadband-connected, Sling-enabled device such as the Sling Adapter – a small placeshifting device that pairs with DISH Network’s ViP 722 or 722k HD DVRs – can watch live and recorded TV viewing on Android tablets.

In addition to TV viewing, the DISH Remote Access app also gives customers with compatible DVRs the ability to browse and search up to nine days of programming, schedule DVR recordings, manage conflicts, delete shows on multiple receivers, and transform the Android tablet into a fully-functioning remote.

The app can be downloaded for free through the Android Market. DISH Remote Access is also available on compatible iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Android mobile phones and Blackberrys.