DISH Adds Multi-Room Music to Hopper DVR with Upcoming Launch of New Mobile App
DISH Music uses DTS Play-Fi technology to stream music on TV audio
systems throughout the home
App available on all Hopper 2, Hopper 3 and connected Joey clients
by February 2017
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
DISH today unveiled DISH Music, a Hopper-driven feature powered by DTS
Play-Fi technology that gives customers the ability to sync music
throughout their home using one central control. DISH Music provides a
complete, room-to-room music entertainment experience by enabling users
to play content from popular streaming sources, such as iHeartRadio,
Pandora and TIDAL, via TV audio systems connected to Hopper 2 or Hopper
3 DVRs, and Joey clients.
"The Hopper is capable of serving as a household's comprehensive
entertainment hub," said Niraj Desai, DISH vice president of product
management. "Incorporating DTS Play-Fi technology into our offerings
provides DISH customers with a premium whole-home music streaming
option, in addition to the television experience they already love, at
no additional cost."
DISH Music turns DISH's Hopper DVRs and Joeys into music streaming zones
that are controllable from Android or iOS smartphones and tablets. Using
the app, customers can choose to sync the same music across rooms, or
play different content in each zone. The whole-home music feature can
also be controlled directly from an app on the set-top boxes. Hoppers
and Joeys will display the metadata for the music being played, such as
the artists, song name and music service.
In addition to TV audio systems directly connected to DISH set-top
boxes, DISH Music can wirelessly pair with DTS Play-Fi-enabled speakers
connected to the same wireless network. Manufacturers of DTS
Play-Fi-enabled speakers compatible with DISH Music include Aerix,
Anthem, Arcam, Definitive Technology, Klipsch, MartinLogan, McIntosh,
Paradigm, Phorus, Polk Audio, Rotel, Sonus Faber and Wren presently,
with products from Elite, Integra, Pioneer, Onkyo, Thiel, SVS Sound and
Music services available with DISH Music currently include iHeartRadio,
Pandora, TIDAL, Deezer, Napster and Amazon Music. Users must have
accounts to access content from these services, when required. DISH
Music will also play from personal libraries on mobile devices and is
compatible with DLNA media servers.
DISH Music is currently rolling out to customers, and the app will be
available on all Hopper 2 and Hopper 3 DVRs by February 2017.
DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), through its subsidiaries, provides
approximately 13.643 million pay-TV subscribers, as of September 30,
2016, with the highest-quality programming and technology with the most
choices at the best value. DISH offers a high definition line-up with
more than 200 national HD channels, the most international channels and
award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network Corporation is a
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