Dish launches ‘app’ to deliver DVR recordings to iPad
Dish Network announced Wednesday the availability of the “Hopper Transfers” app, an exclusive feature for its Hopper with Sling Whole-Home High-Definition DVR service that lets customers move television recordings from the DVR to an iPad for viewing without an Internet connection.
“Hopper Transfers completes the TV Everywhere equation by giving Dish customers the ability to take their recorded television programs and watch them even when no Internet connection is available, such as on a plane,” said Reynaldo Pagani, Dish Puerto Rico country manager.
“For the first time, customers can truly enjoy their DISH service anytime, anywhere,” he said.
With the Hopper Transfers app, customers can set up their Hopper with Sling to prepare television recordings for mobile viewing. Recordings are then transferred from Hopper to an iPad via the home’s Wi-Fi connection.
Each mobile recording transferred features Digital Rights Management technology and is limited to one mobile transfer per recording. Once a recorded television program is finished encoding for mobile viewing, a 30-minute program takes approximately five minutes to move to an iPad.
Other features include the ability to schedule transfers of single episodes or television series, parental locks that block or limit selected programming, and all the technology necessary to move television recordings from DVR to iPad. No additional cords or adapters required.
The App available in Apple’s App Store and functionality are offered at no additional cost, the executive said.