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Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by LtMunst, Apr 24, 2013.
Any ideas when, if ever, the Dish Anywhere app will be available for the Kindle Fire?
I would not expect a Kindle Fire version.
Amazon offers the Kindle to support their content services. Because the Kindle Fire is ostensibly an Android device, it comes down to Amazon deciding that they want to offer it and I'd imagine they aren't too keen on the idea of offering a product that significantly reduces the dependence on Amazon's primary focus (content).
I doubt this is the case. There is a Kindle Fire app for Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBOGo...so it's not likely Amazon is blacklisting Dish. More likely that Dish has just not gotten around to submitting an app thru their process yet.
There is a Kindle Fire SlingPlayer app...but all the reviews say it does not work with the Dish Sling adapter or built in Hopper Sling (it's also $14.99).
Try to email the apk. or back load it to your device?
Haven't tried side loading it yet.
As I recall, side loading requires the use of a Android phone to assist. Am I wrong in this?
Yes. Lucky for me my wife has a Samsung Droid, so I'll have to give this sideloading thing a try.
It would of course be easier if Dish would stop ignoring a significant chunk of the tablet market and submit their app to Amazon.
I have the DISH Anywhere app on my Droid Razr and my Samsung tablet. I put the apk on a thumb drive and tonight I'm going to try and side load it to my wife's Kindle Fire.
I'm going to transfer the apk to her computer then plug her KF in to the computer to transfer the file. So, technically you don't need an android phone to do this, just the apk.
I'll report back on how it works.
Just got home and side loaded the Dish Anywhere app to my wife's Kindle Fire and it installed and works perfectly. You have to "allow unauthorized apps to install" just like most Android devices. You'll find that in Settings. Go nuts!!
Could someone kindly explain the steps in "plain english" how to do this? I'm pretty computer literate but have never done anything like this. My wife has the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and I would love to be able to set this up for her.
Thank you in advance.
Haven't done it myself yet, but I plan to follow the instructions in the below link:
Get the apk file....put it on a thumb drive,or email to yourself, or use an app sharing app....install....really nothing to it....Just access it from the Kindle and install.
I just got a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 yesterday. To get DishAnywhere, just download the apk file here on your PC
http://www.downloads.ws/android/app/com-sm-SlingGuide-Dish then copy it to your Kindle using the usb cable.
Then you install using ES File Explorer and allow install of applications. Works great!
The download which mitchflorida supplied also workes on my regular Kindle Fire, thanks for the info Mitch.
I have been looking at a number of ways to get the "Dish Anywhere"app onto my Kindle HD. Many were very complicated. I downloaded the app through the link provided by mitchflorida to my Mac. I have "Dropbox" on all my computers and the Kindle; it is a very handy file sharing program.
I copied the app file to to Dropbox and by doing so a copy was available on the Kindle. Opened "Dropbox" on the Kindle, clicked the app file and it loaded. Seems to work well right from the start. You do have to tell the Kindle to allow installation of all apps. Hope this helps someone.
You would think by now the folks at Dish and Amazon would have figured this out. All these work arounds, while they may work, are really silly. Common Dish, let's engage yourself here.
I would not blame Dish or Amazon - its the media companies. Also, the work-arounds keep getting easier and better.
Actually it is Amazon's fault as they are blocking the DishAnywhere app from their app store.
You can bypass Amazon by downloading the 1MobileMarket app, it includes a lot of apps that Amazon doesn't carry in their app store.