In response to consumer input, DISH has added new functionality to its second-screen iPad app, DISH Explorer, giving customers using the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR the ability to control the TV’s volume and power from their iPad. The app update, available immediately in the US iTunes store, also brings users personalised programme recommendations based on viewing habits.
DISH Explorer is a second-screen app that combines programme-discovery tools, social media engagement and remote-control capabilities on the iPad. By highlighting the most popular programmes on TV using real-time TV viewing trends and its integration with Facebook and Twitter, consumers have a more intuitive and social TV experience.
“Over the past year, DISH Explorer has become the highest-rated second-screen app for iPad, in part because we continue to make updates our customers want,” said Jimshade Chaudhari, Director of Product Management at DISH. “While DISH Explorer has had native control of Hopper capabilities such as search, record and channel navigation, consumers also want to use the app to turn their TVs on and off and control the volume, now they can.”