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"Dish Anywhere" Question

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by chris83, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. chris83

    chris83 Legend

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    I recently received an email from Dish promoting the "Dish Anywhere" website; I assumed this was a progression/upgrade from "Dish Online". I have a Sling Adapter and have never had any issues using the "Dish Online" site. I went to the new website and logged in; it looks to be a "Beta" version. When I click on "Live TV" a little window comes up telling me I could be watching my TV on my computer with a Sling Adapter and would I like to learn more? Well, I already have a Sling Adapter, so when I closed this window I expected the TV viewing interface to come up; instead it just takes me back to the website. Clicking on the "Learn More" button just explains the advantages of the Sling Adapter.

    I'm not able to view live TV via my Sling Adapter on the "Dish Anywhere" website. Has anyone else accessed this location and encountered any issues?
     
  2. hoophead

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    I didn't get an email but I am like you with the sling adapter, so reading your thread start I decided to see what would happen as we actually have two adapters and will be taking the laptops with us on an upcoming vacation. I received that first message and opted to not learn more but clicked on my live tv. I had an upgrade plugin, I think it was and did that and it would be installed after FF restarts. Well, happy to say it ended up working fine for me.
     
  3. Slamminc11

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    worked fine for me just now
     
  4. chris83

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    I'm guessing (at least in my case) it doesn't work with Google Chrome. I don't really use Internet Explorer much anymore, but when I logged on there it came up and installed just fine.

    Thank you for the feedback!
     
  5. some guy

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    Chrome is a compatible browser if not one of the recommended browsers.
     
  6. MaryB@DishNetwork

    MaryB@DishNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    Hi Chris, you should try again with the chrome but you will most likely need to upgrade the plug in. When I signed on on my Mac, it made me update and gave me Chrome with the new plug in. Please PM me if you are still having a problem. Thank you!
     
  7. Travisimo

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    I had this same problem after a Hopper with Sling install yesterday. I went to the website to try Dish Anywhere and it gave me the same message about having a Slingbox installed. I was able to get it working after a little trial and error. And while I am not absolutely certain what caused the problem at first, it was either one of two things that fixed it:

    - Confirming that my receiver was connected to the Internet. My box has two Ethernet ports. When my cable was connected to one port, it kept on disconnecting periodically. After switching it to the other port, my receiver has been staying connected.

    - I refreshed the page by right-clicking and choosing "Reload Page". After reloading the page, it gave me the message it was reconnected to my receiver and from that point on, I was able to watch TV. This was with Chrome on my Mac running Mountain Lion.

    Not sure if that will help others, but I can at least confirm that the Dish Anywhere website is working with my new Hopper with Sling while on my Mac running Chrome on Mountain Lion.
     
  8. some guy

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    That Sling error is a site bug that's being worked.
     
  9. Paul Secic

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    Chrome is the worse browser ever. There's nothing to it.
     
  10. lparsons21

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    The site bug is that it doesn't always prompt for the slingplayer plugin. Until today, neither my Mac or Win8 box would play my recorded stuff off my DVR, today it prompted install the needed slingplayer and all is good.
     
  11. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    off topic but "what the what?"
     
  12. fudpucker

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    Yeah, Chrome is the worst browser, other than all the others. ;)
     

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