Dish Network has launched its Dish Remote Access service to customers across the US. The service – free to Dish Network customers with a broadband-connected ViP Series DVR – gives customers total access to all the features of their DVR from any Internet connected device, allowing them to manage their programming from anywhere in the world.
Dish Remote Access includes a comprehensive search functionality, which looks for desired content throughout a nine-day programming guide. It uses keywords and filters set by the user, such as genre, channel, sports, content rating and language, and more. Upon finding the programming event they want to record, customers simply click the record button next to the event description, selecting to either record the one event, all events, or only new events.