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Social Conversations on TV Made Possible by DISH with New Hopper App

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by James Long, May 29, 2013.

  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Apr 17, 2003

    Social Conversations on TV Made Possible by DISH with New Hopper App
    • Industry's first and only set-top app that delivers on-screen social content relevant to the show or channel a viewer is watching
    • Connect up to eight social media accounts to Hopper DVR and post from within the app to personal Twitter and Facebook accounts
    • Interact with Twitter feeds relevant to on-screen shows and follow personal Twitter or Facebook feeds
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH today launched Social, the latest in a series of new apps for the Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR, gives consumers the power to join social conversations about their favorite shows on their TV screen. DISH's Social app on Hopper is the first set-top box application capable of providing contextually-relevant social feeds. Fans can multitask between watching a show on TV and following social posts about it on the same screen.

    "Last year, Twitter saw 32 million Americans tweet about TV programming, an incredible display of consumer interest in wanting a more social experience from TV," said Jimshade Chaudhari, director of product marketing and management at DISH. "Through our Social app, we've made it easier for consumers to follow social conversations and post in real-time without leaving their TV screen."

    The new Social app is accessible via DISH's "quick launch" bar (to access, press the blue button on remote control) on the Hopper. Customers can link up to four Twitter and four Facebook accounts to the app. Viewers have three options for the type of content displayed in the status bar, which is located on the right side of the TV screen when the app is open:
    • Now Watching: shows the Twitter feed relevant to the show or channel the user is currently watching.
    • My Twitter: displays the user's personal Twitter feed (if logged-in) and gives them full Twitter functionality, including the ability to "Favorite" a tweet, reply to a tweet, retweet a post and create a new Tweet.
    • My Facebook: displays the user's personal Facebook feed (also requires log-in) and gives users the ability to post a status update, with the option of selecting one of several pre-drafted, easy-to-use updates.
    The Social app also contains a data bar at the bottom of the viewer's TV screen that displays stats and relevant information related to the program being watched. Displayed information includes stats about the top areas in the country where people are Tweeting about the program, the program's sentiment rating, percentage of Tweeters by gender and frequency of Tweets.

    Today's announcement builds upon DISH's focus on giving consumers the social functionality they crave from their TV-viewing experience. Recently, DISH also announced enhancements to its DISH Anywhere™ mobile app that give consumers the power to follow and post on Twitter and Facebook about shows they are viewing. Earlier this year, DISH announced the DISH Explorer second-screen app, which includes social features such as the ability for customers to track Twitter posts of fans of programs they are watching, and post directly to their Twitter and Facebook accounts from their iPad.

    [​IMG]With the new Social app, now available on DISH's Hopper(R) Whole-Home HD DVR, customers can keep up with social conversations surrounding their favorite shows without taking their eyes off their television screen or interrupting their viewing experience. (Photo: Business Wire)
  2. Jim5506

    Jim5506 Hall Of Fame

    Jun 7, 2004
    Just what we need, more screen clutter.
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    and how it will works if someone watching XXX movie and want to share it ?
  4. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
  5. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    seem to me dish smell MONEY !!!
  6. samrs

    samrs MANC

    May 30, 2004
    Flat Branch, NC

    I think I'll stay on the DirecTv forums.
  7. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

    Jan 23, 2008

    And while it's probably not for you, it's for other people who do things like this. It's not like it's the default viewing mode.
    1 person likes this.
  8. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    I agree with SayWhat.
  9. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    WOW! What nabobs of negativity! :)

    While I don't find any value in this anymore than I do with Twitter and Facebook, for those that live their lives on those social sites, this looks to be a good way to waste even more time...
  10. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

    May 22, 2012
    Perfectly said. This is going to blow some subscriber minds, and for others, just another app to collect dust.

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