March 30th, 2015
If you’re one of SONY PlayStation’s millions of users you might have wondered why you need a DVR set at all, doesn’t your PlaySation already do that stuff? Do you really need all those extra wires and boxes?
Well, DISH has your back now. Now if you own a PS3 or PS4 you can get all of your DISH, On Demand and live TV action, on your PlayStation now. Just download the DISH app, and you’re off enjoying DISH just like you have a DISH DVR (Hopper or Joey) right in your living room. No extra wires or equipment required.
It’s a big shift, not necessarily for the individual but another symbol of the movement away from all-encompassing TV packages, of which DISH has been a front runner in leading the charge for cable cutters.
Here’s the official word from DISH:
LAS VEGAS — DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH), today announced that it will be launching an application that gives customers control of the HopperÂ® Whole-Home HD DVR on Sony Computer Entertainment’s PlayStationÂ®3 (PS3â„¢) and PlayStationÂ®4 (PS4â„¢) systems starting Spring 2014. DISH’s Virtual Joey provides a nearly identical experience to the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR’s hardware-based JoeyÂ®, making live TV and recordings accessible on PlayStation platforms.
With millions of PS3 and PS4 systems in U.S. homes, PlayStation owners with a DISH subscription will be able to stay connected with their Hopper system via a software-based Virtual Joey client. Using a customer’s home network, the Virtual Joey can connect wirelessly to the Hopper allowing for installation options where coaxial or Ethernet wiring may be difficult to access.
“DISH’s â€˜Virtual Joey’ brings the industry’s most awarded DVR experience to millions of PS3 and PS4 systems already in American homes,” said Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and CEO. “We strive to provide consumers with the best TV experience and â€˜Virtual Joey’ means DISH is delivering even more choices in how and where consumers enjoy their Hopper.”
There is a small fee A “Joey outlet fee” is required: Hopper, $12; Joey, $7; Super Joey, $10.
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