Watching DISH Channels on Roku

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by Don M, May 27, 2020.

  1. Don M

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    Is it possible to watch DISH channels I subscribe to on ROKU?
     
  2. mwdxer

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    No, not on Roku, Dish Anywhere is on the Fire Stick. A few channels are live, but most of it is on demand.
     
  3. Don M

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    Thanks. I was mainly interested in catching episodes that I missed when they aired on DISH and were not being repeated.

    Does DISH Anywhere cost extra?
     
  4. mwdxer

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    No, it is a free app on the Fire Stick. The package you pay for on Dish, many of those channels are on Demand for free. Nice to have as I will miss some movie on lets say TCM, Starz, etc and I will find the movie on Demand and can watch it anytime. A lot of goodies on both Roku/Fire Stick. I like Fire Stick as there also are browsers, so if some streams on the computer, you can get it on the Fire Stick.
     
  5. dennispap

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    Yes you can if the channel has an app on the roku. I do it all the time for many of the channels.
     
  6. mwdxer

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    That is true, but the real Dish app Dish Anywhere does not work on the Roku. But if you sub to a channel on Dish, there may be an app that will work on Roku, but not Dish Anywhere. Why it is not on the Roku, who knows?
     
  7. Don M

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    How do you let ROKU know that you sub to the channel thru DISH? I was able to watch ep 1 of Barkskins that I missed on DISH, but when I tried to watch the next show I got an error message that said there was a problem with my provider.
     
  8. mwdxer

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    What you have to do is to add the channel app, like TCM. Use your computer to sign in to the app, then you will be directed to a screen listing all of the carriers of the channel. Dish is generally listed. You should get a message on how to proceed. . But remember after you get authorized, you may have to reauthorize every so often. When you add the channel to your Roku, you click on it, and you will to directed to a URL where you can authorize it. Since Roku does not have Dish Anywhere, I have a section in the channel list of cable channels, A&E, Discovery, MTV, Nat Geo, and so on. Works out well. I have been hoping that Roku and Dish would get an app going. The Dish Anywhere app is especially nice as all of your authorized channels are in one place. You do not have to authorize them separately. Sign in to your Dish Account and Dish Anywhere works fine.
     
  9. dennispap

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    On Dish Anywhere on the fire stick ALL of the channels you subscribe to are live. It is just like having a receiver on your account.
     
  10. mwdxer

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    Not on mine. The info says that I have to have a newer receiver like a Hopper, unless things have changed in the past new days...
     
  11. scooper

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    You're correct, you need the Hopper w/Sling (aka Hopper 2) or a Hopper 3 to use DishAnywhere. And I do not believe there is a Roku version.
     
  12. mwdxer

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    No app for Roku. Why I have no clue. But there are differences is the apps on Fire Stick & Roku. That is why I have both. Neither has everything.
     
  13. Don M

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    Thanks for all the info.
     
  14. Abe12

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    If you have Dish? you can download TCM app on Roku and then activate the app to watch shows you might have missed. It is the same for other channels also.
     

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