What is Hopper?

The Hopper® is a whole-home HD DVR that gives you the power to pause, rewind and record live TV in any room. Exclusive to DISH, when the Hopper® is conntected to broadband, the included Sling technology allows you to watch your live channels anywhere. Only DISH and Sling deliver live channels and everything on the DVR, anywhere with internet access, to a computer or mobile device. Subscribers can even transfer their DVR recordings to a tablet and watch them anywhere, even if there is no internet connection. Other providers allow you access to your DVR or watch live programming on a mobile device when at home, but only the Hopper with Sling from DISH allows live access to all channels, anywhere there is an Internet connection. For a sports fan, this is an especially important distinction.

Product Features

  • Built-in Sling®
  • Record 2,000 hours of TV
  • Web Apps for TV
  • Bluetooth® Audio Streaming
  • Automatically skip commercials
  • Transfer Recordings to Mobile
  • Compact- 61% smaller than DIRECTV Genie™
  • PrimeTime Anytime® automatically records primetime TV
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
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Automatically Skips Commercials


Use Autohop to automatically skip commercials on PrimeTime Anytime.

DISH’s PrimeTime Anytime feature records up to three hours of primetime television on each major network to watch later, for up to eight days after its original air date. Hopper’s newest feature, Autohop, allows users who are watching PrimeTme Anytime recordings to completely skip commercials! When you start watching a PrimeTime Anytime recording, you’ll be allowed to choose (via an on-screen pop-up window) whether or not to skip commercials.

Skipping commercials puts YOU in control of your experience! Watch your favorite sitcoms in 21 minutes, and hour-long dramas in just 43! You can use Autohop on PrimeTime Anytime recordings, starting as soon as four hours after the shows have ended! The Hopper logo will appear on all PrimeTime Anytime recordings where Autohop is available.

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Record up to 8 channels at once and store up to 2,000 hours on your HD DVR.

The Hopper from DISH gives you the power to record up to 8 live channels at once. Never experience channel conflict again.*

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*Requires Super Joey

Take your live DISH TV or recorded DVR shows wherever you go!

Only the Hopper DVR gives you the power to transform your computer, smartphone or tablet into your TV with DISH Anywhere. Enjoy your same TV programming from home– anywhere you go! All of your live channels, everything on your DVR*, and thousands of On Demand titles** will keep you and your family entertained anywhere.

Dish Anywhere

*Requires a broadband connected, Sling-enabled DVR. **Selection will be based on your programming subscription.

Transfer recordings from your DVR to your tablet, laptop compter, or smartphone to watch offline.

No Internet? No problem. Now you can watch your DVR recordings anywhere you want. Enjoy your favorite movies or shows on flights or keep your kids entertained during a long road trip, even when you’re offline. Simply upload your recorded TV programs to your mobile device with our free app before you leave the house.

Transfer Recordings

*Requires a Internet-connected Hopper with Sling; transfers requires Android OS 4.0 or higher to watch on an Android device and iOS 7.0 or higher to watch on iPhone or iPad. Select recordings cannot be transferred.

Connect your Hopper to the internet with built-in Wi-Fi and get even more features.

Connect the Hopper® to your home Internet and open a new world of entertainment. Get instant access to thousands of On Demand movies and TV shows, including titles from HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, Starz, DISH Movie Pack, and more. Order Pay-Per-View movies and events using your remote.


Enjoy your Hopper with Sling with social apps, music apps, news and weather, and DISH TV apps.

DISH brings the Hopper to life with a suite of Apple and Android apps that Connect your home entertainment world with your “on the go” world. Featuring Netflix, Pandora, Facebook, MLB Network and MSNBC apps – the information you want is just a click away with the Hopper.


Instant, on demand acces to 8 days of network shows with PrimeTime Anytime.

With the Hopper’s® exclusive feature, PrimeTime Anytime®, three hours of PrimeTime programming are available to you for up to 8 days from initial air date. Plus you can save your favorite PrimeTime content forever. You can also instantly skip commercials in recorded PrimeTime TV on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.

Primetime Anytime

More Hopper Features

State of the Art Interface

Easy User Interface

The Hopper features a sleek, state-of-the-art HD user interface, with super-fast scrolling and colorful channel logos listed for easy visual reference.

SRS TruVolcume

SRS TruVolume.®

The Hopper DVR includes SRS TruVolume technology, which prevents annoying volume fluctuations. No need to adjust the volume and better yet, no more loud commercials!

Remote Finder

Remote Finder.

Never lose your remote again! Press a button and the Hopper will call your remote, so you can hear where it’s hiding – and then get back to watching TV.

Intuitive Search

Intuitive Search.

Search by title, actor, channel and more to find your favorite shows, recorded programs and On Demand content. Plus with Predictive search, the Hopper will start showing results immediately as you type, so you’ll find your favorite shows faster than ever.

SlingTV on Phone and TV

Sling to the TV.

Hopper with Sling now provides a great way to view movies, photos and listen to music stored on your tablet or smartphone. Connect your device to the same Internet network in your home, and you can simply “sling” your locally stored items for enjoyment on your TV, similar to some functionality used in Apple Airplay technology.


SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio.

Music lovers will love this. Only DISH offers over 70 channels of SiriusXM satellite radio, the same music channels available in your car, with America’s Top 120, DishLATINO Clasico and higher packages. DISH is the only pay TV provider to give you SiriusXM satellite music.

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