Dish offers whole-home 4K Netflix viewing via Hopper DVRs

Dish has added an app to its 4K Joey clients, allowing up to six other TVs in other rooms to simultaneously have the same Netflix 4K functionality as the Hopper 3 situated in the living room.

After integrating Netflix’s 4K programming services on its Hopper 3 DVRs, Dish Network has enabled the SVOD’s Ultra HD service to be viewed throughout the home. 

Dish has added an app to its 4K Joey clients, allowing up to six other TVs in other rooms to simultaneously have the same Netflix 4K functionality as the Hopper 3 situated in the living room. So, up to seven TVs in the home can stream Netflix 4K at the same time, provided the necessary robust broadband access is available. 

Customers must, of course, not only have the Hopper 3 and associated Joey 4K clients, but they must also subscribe to Netflix’s $11.99-a-month 4K service. Oh, and they need a 4K TV and internet connection supporting at least 25 Mbps download speeds. 

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Netflix has steadily added to its 4K library since introducing the service two years ago. Customers access Netflix’s 4K programming by selecting the “Home” or “App” button on their remotes, then selecting the Netflix icon. The app can also be accessed on channel 370 on the Dish programming guide. 

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“Netflix is leading the industry with one of the largest 4K libraries available,” said Niraj Desai, Dish VP of product management, in a statement. “Our customers love watching their favorite Netflix TV shows and movies in Ultra HD on Hopper 3, so we’re extending the app to our 4K Joey clients to deliver the added flexibility of a whole-home 4K Netflix experience.”

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