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Feature Request for DishAnywhere/Sling

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by LtMunst, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. LtMunst

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    There should be a setting in the mobile Dish Anywhere app to keep the app open/audio playing when the screen is shut off. I use my Iphone as a radio at work and would like to use the app to sling local news from my Hopper. I would rather not have a video playing at my desk, but if I switch the phone to standby/screen off, the app closes.

    An sling audio only setting would be nice also to save bandwidth listening to a station in the car.
     
  2. tampa8

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    The actual sling app used to do exactly that. It doesn't either anymore. I would listen to parts ball games that way when out of town. Much less internet usage.
     
  3. Rob Glasser

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    I don't have my phone in front of me but I thought there was an audio only option in the new Dish Anywhere App. I think it's where you click on the 'Quality' of the streaming. It's at the top of the screen and I think defaults to SQ. If you click on that I think you get a list of of SQ - Standard Quality, HQ - High Quality, or Audio Only.

    The downside though is you still can't turn off the screen, that will kill the streaming. The plus side is that you conserve bandwidth.
     
  4. some guy

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    The options are ...

    1. Show Control Bar on Connection
    2. Enable Channge Up Down
    3. Enable Recent Gestures
    4. Enable Low Bandwith message
    5. Video Quality.

    I do not see any audio only option.
     
  5. Rob Glasser

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    What client are you using, I'm using the Android app. Also I wasn't clear in my previous post, I'm talking about when you are actively streaming in the app and you have the screen overlay on where you can use trick modes. In the android app there are a few options at the top of the screen, one of which lets you change the quality, it's in there I've seen audio only, not in the settings for the app itself.
     
  6. LtMunst

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    Wow..good catch. I am trying it out now. It's streaming audio at 32Kbps. It even works in background! Perfect! :) Using Iphone client. It would look better if there was a nice Dish Logo instead of the Audio Only Mode text locked in Landscape....but I'm being picky. :D
     
  7. some guy

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    I was using android but wasn't streaming at the time. I see the option now.
     
  8. LtMunst

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    Ok...looks like the audio mode is only available on the Hopper w/Sling. The Audio Only option is not presented on a regular Hopper with Sling adapter...not on the Iphone client anyway. I wonder if there is a hardware reason for this or if it's just a software oversight.
     

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