Use DISH Anywhere on your DISH Anywhere app to watch TV while you travel! Either DVR or download your favorite TV shows on the new Hopper 3 DVR then watch on a plane, on a train, or even on a boat! This guide will tell you everything you need to know so your favorite show is never spoiled again just because you weren’t home to watch!
I travel a lot. Traveling used to mean that I regularly had TV shows spoiled because I got on Facebook before I had a chance to watch the latest episode in a show. And in shows like Nashville or some of my favorite reality shows where there are huge spoilers, not being able to watch shows soon after they’re originally aired is the worst. No one wants to find out about a huge spoiler from Twitter! Definitely not the same as seeing it played out on screen.
After doing a lot of research in ways to stay up to date on my favorite TV shows while I’m traveling, I finally came up with ways to watch TV while I travel that actually work – no matter if I’m staying in a remote apartment in a national park in Croatia (like I am right now!) or in a popular hotel room in Orlando.
How to Use DISH Anywhere to Watch TV On the Go
DISH is pretty much made for people that are constantly on the go. They’ve designed a program around being able to watch TV anywhere called DISH anywhere, and it’s just that – your DISH everywhere! Once you’ve signed up for DISH, you have access to all of these things travel-friendly perks.
#1 – Get the Hopper 3 to Record All the Shows for Your Trip
First and foremost, the brand new smart Hopper 3 gives you the ability to record up to 16 shows at any given time. And with 2000 hours of space available, you can literally record entire seasons worth of TV before your trip then just binge watch all of your DVR programs on the go with DISH anywhere. Oh and this has nothing to do with travel, but the Hopper 3 DVR has a find your remote feature and allows you to skip commercials, giving you more time back in your day.
Or you can use your own phone, tablet, or computer to set up recordings while you’re on the go, in case you forgot to download the latest episode of CMT’s Nashville as you were rushing out the door. Not that I’ve done that or anything. Learn more about the Hopper 3 DVR.
#2 – Use the DISH Anywhere App to Watch Live TV Anywhere
With some shows, especially reality ones or sports, you really don’t want to watch them recorded days later. DISH anywhere not only allows you to watch recorded shows from anywhere, you can watch the same live tv on the road that you could at home. We’ve been watching live basketball games while traveling, never having to miss a single shot.
If you forget to record something or missed something live, there are 1000s of onDemand titles available as well to catch up on shows you missed. Or if you are like me and turn a show on while you’re packing but didn’t get a chance to finish it, just pause the show on your TV and finish it on another device using the DISH anywhere app! Learn more about DISH anywhere.
#3 – Download Shows From Your Hopper 3 to Watch Sans WiFi
We’ve been traveling all over by trains that technically have WiFI, but it’s spotty at best. Definitely not good enough to use streaming through the DISH Anywhere app. If you know you’re headed somewhere without WiFi such as a long car ride, you can actually download DVR programs directly from your Hopper 2 or Hopper 3 DVR to your computer, phone, or tablet before the trip. Then watch away whenever you want, whether you have WiFi access or not.
#4 – Use DISH Netflix Integration to Download Netflix Shows
You don’t just have to limit your downloads to DISH DVR shows. DISH recently partnered with Netflix and now you can access your Netflix account right through your Hopper 3 DVR at home. No need to switch inputs, change screens, or anything
Before your trip, first download any shows from your Hopper DVR then click the Netflix integration button and download any Netflix shows you want as well. It couldn’t be simpler. And Netflix shows are a great way to relax at the end of a busy travel day!
#5 – Save Space On Your Own Device Using the HopperGo
If you’re constantly running out of room on your phone, tablet, or computer – check out the HopperGo to store all of your shows for travel instead. It’s basically a mini storage drive for all of your favorite shows from your Hopper DVR.
Just connect the HopperGo to your Hopper DVR before your trip to transfer your favorite shows over via a USB cord. Then when you’re traveling, the HopperGo becomes a little entertainment hotspot that up to five devices can connect to at a time to watch up to five different shows stored on the device.
No need for WiFi or an outlet (battery power for up to four hours), making it perfect for cars, planes, or trains that don’t offer free WiFI. And for families who want to take a lot of shows (up to 100 hours of programming!) on the road without having to free up space on your personal device.
DISH Network Special Offers
DISH Anywhere really makes keeping up with your favorite shows while you travel simple. Just figure out what you want to watch, download or record your favorites (or do it from the airport!), and stay entertained anywhere in the world. And right now they are offering a couple of fantastic deals available just through the end of July. Perfect time to switch, just in time for all of your summer travel!
When you sign up as a brand new customer for DISH between now – July 30, 2017 you can choose from one of these three offers for free as a bonus for signing up. Just enter the code indicated when you checkout. This is in addition to free installation and HBO for your first 12 months when you purchase a 2-year package at $54.99/month.
- Free professional TV mounting (bracket included) using the code MOUNT4753
- Free Polk Soundbar wireless sound (installation included) using code DISHSOUND967
- Free pair of $100 wireless bluetooth headphones to connect to DISH anywhere while you travel using code BTOFFER852.