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Hands on with DISH Network’s Hopper Transfers App for iPad

One of DISH’s big announcements this year at CES was the pending availability of a new iPad app, Hopper Transfers, that will let consumers take their Hopper recordings on the road to play offline. Since few providers offer such a capability, we were pretty excited about this, and we wanted to check it out for ourselves. The app still needs a little polish, and we don’t understand why DISH didn’t just bake these features into the DISH Anywhere app (like TiVo’s best-in-class app does). Nonetheless, this is a great new offering, and we’re happy to see it.

In this short video from the show floor, we walk through the app’s two main features—downloading and playing video.

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About the author

Richard Gunther

Richard is a product experience consultant with a life-long interest in consumer electronics. He has been immersed in smart home tech for decades now and hosts The DMZ's home automation podcast, Home: On and co-hosts Entertainment 2.0 with Josh Pollard. Richard looks at products through an experience lens, always seeking the right mix of utility and delight.