Dish Network adds remote DVR access

Following in the footsteps of TiVo and DirecTV, Dish Network today launched Dish Remote Access, which lets customers access and program their home DVRs from any Internet connected device.

Users can search for, and schedule to record, content on multiple receivers up to nine days in advance. Searches can be filtered by genre, channel, content rating, language, and more. There are currently a few limitations to the service, which include a lack of control over external hard drives, no ability to switch between Tuner 1 and Tuner 2, and over-the-air listings that are subject to irregular availability.

Receivers compatible with the free service include the ViP 612, 622, 722, and 722k. The Slingbox-enabled ViP 922, scheduled to launch later this year, will also be remotely programmable through Dish Remote Access.

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