Dish & the iPad
The iPad app offers much of the same cool stuff (access to the IPG, show searches, remote DVR management), but it's now optimized for the bigger screen. And Dish subs can get it for free, though they'll of course need a high-speed Internet connection. Dish Remote Access is compatible with a range of the company's receivers, including the 512 (SD/DVR), 522, 625, ViP 612, ViP 622, ViP 722, ViP 722k, and ViP 922.
The app also turns the iPad into a remote control, something that Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is pursuing as well with its browser-based Xfinity Remote app. (See To Xfinity... & Beyond!)
And Dish's latest iPad effort joins up with its broader TV ambitions, which include "SlingLoaded" receivers and a Web-based video hub. (See Dish Starts Selling 'Sling-Loaded' HD-DVR .)
Here are a couple of screen shots:
— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Light Reading Cable