Dish Network Remote Access app for Android gets optimized for tablets, works on Nook Color

More people using tablets, more applications get optimized for them, its that simple. The latest to follow this trend is the free and useful Dish network Remote Access app which, if you have a Sling enabled DVR (I got the VIP 922) allows you to access the guide, DVR recordings and live TV everywhere you are in the world. You can also schedule recordings and use it as a remote control to change channels via Internet and screw up with your family while abroad 😉

The new version of Dish Network Remote Access app also improves the video quality over the previous one and brings a bunch of stability fixes as well. Best of all, it is perfectly compatible with my new rooted Nook COlor (see our full review here, and our how to root tutorial here) and it works rather nice on the train while tethering through iPhone 4 and MyWi.

The application is free and available in Android Market.

Jump after the break for Dish Network’s press release.

Free DISH Remote Access App Transforms Android Tablet into a TV

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — DISH Network L.L.C., today announced that DISH Remote Access, the free application that gives DISH Network customers the ability to watch their live and recorded TV on compatible smartphones, tablets and laptops, is now optimized for the higher-pixel 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 ViPÂŽ 722 or 722k HD DVRs – can enjoy live and recorded TV viewing on Android tablets.

“DISH Network is the only pay-TV provider to offer a true TV everywhere solution, and now we’ve optimized that experience for the larger screen size of the Android tablets,” said DISH Network Chief Marketing Officer Ira Bahr. “Now Dish Network customers can enjoy their TV Everywhere experience on tablets like the Galaxy Tab, as well as the dozens of new Android-based tablet devices soon to be introduced.”

In addition to TV viewing, the DISH Remote Access app also gives DISH Network 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 control.

The DISH Remote Access app for Android tablets can be downloaded for free through the Android Market. DISH Remote Access is also available on compatible iPad, iPhoneŽ, iPod touchŽ, Android mobile phones and BlackberryŽ devices.

For more information about DISH Remote Access, visit

About DISH Network

DISH Network Corporation (Nasdaq: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH Network L.L.C., provides more than 14.2 million satellite TV customers, as of Sept. 30, 2010, with the highest quality programming and technology at the best value, including HD Free for Life. Subscribers enjoy industry-leading customer satisfaction, the largest high definition line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit