YouTube Comes to Pay-TV For First Time with DISH Network

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October 31st, 2016 by

While DISH Network is the leading provider of premium satellite television entertainment, it’s hard to top YouTube in terms of sheer volume of content available. Fans of watching videos on the site will be glad to know that the YouTube app is now available on DISH Network’s Hopper 3 DVR. Best of all, the app has a number of features that improve upon the experience and it’s incredibly easy to use.

According to DISH Network’s website, Hopper 3 users simply need to flip over to channel 371 on the DISH programming guide or hit the “apps” button on the remote control to start using YouTube. Once there, navigate YouTube like normally and select your favorite videos to watch. It really is that easy to get countless hours of content directly to your Hopper 3 device.

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Another option to consume YouTube on DISH Network is to fire up the YouTube mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. Once you have it open, click the cast button and select the Hopper 3 as the device to output the video. This allows you to control what you see on your television directly from your phone, which now functions as both a programming guide and remote.

The app has flawless integration with the Hopper 3 system and offers the option to switch back and forth between television and YouTube without skipping a beat. Before this seamless addition to the Hopper DVR was implemented, Dish Network users would have to take out their phone or computer in order to watch YouTube. The company realized this wasn’t ideal and worked to improve the experience. They succeeded in making it so their loyal customers could access the unlimited video that YouTube provides in addition to their high-quality satellite television programming.

This is the first time YouTube has offered their services to a pay television company. This theoretically adds a level of legitimacy to the videos, which are already the most popular in terms of traffic and volume on the internet.

If you are looking to blend YouTube and DISH Network, look no further than PES Dish. Give us a call today to get set up with a Hopper 3 DVR and start watching satellite television and YouTube as soon as possible!

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