The way we enjoy television has been changing for quite some time. While traditional television packages are filled with robust channel offerings that cannot be replicated by streaming, it’s safe to say that streaming brings its value to the table. From exclusive content to a variety of releases, these days it’s common for many homes to receive their content from traditional pay-TV providers as well as apps such as Sling TV or Netflix.
Roku can help viewers receive more of the entertainment apps they love to explore and keep you connected to traditional channels. Combining your Roku experience with a DISH Network subscription brings untold value and allows you to watch your favorite shows, movies, sporting events, exclusives, new releases, local channels, on-demand, and more here, there, and everywhere there is an Internet connection.
Learn more about how you can get DISH Network on Roku for your home. To get started with a customized DISH Network package for your home, contact us today!
DISH Network on Roku: How Does it Work?
Roku is a family of devices that allows you to connect via streaming to a massive library of entertainment apps. You can catch your favorite content from channels such as ABC, ESPN, Lifetime, and so many more through your Roku. The device comes in handy in homes where you may have multiple televisions but only a limited number of television receivers. Rokus are also incredibly helpful for those who travel. You can take your Roku to places such as a vacation home, Airbnb, a hotel room, etc. and connect to the same shows you watch at home.
How to use DISH Network on Roku
Using DISH Network on Roku is very simple. The first step is to have both a DISH Network subscription and a Roku device. You’ll also need the Internet to use Roku and usually plans offering at least 25 Mbps are required for a smooth streaming experience, so make sure you are subscribed to a reliable Internet service provider. From there, you simply connect your Roku device and download your favorite apps and channels. Once downloaded, you can input your DISH Network subscription credentials and voila! You have access to your favorite channels, shows, and movies!
You’ll need to connect your Roku device to your TV and your smartphone and Roku device to the same WiFi. Next, go to your Roku device options menu and enable “screen mirroring”.
From here, users will install the DISH Anywhere app onto their smartphone.
Once installed, you simply select the “connection and sharing” option from your smartphone’s settings and select the “Cast” option.
Click “Cast” which will enable your device to search for the Roku, which you will then select. Once selected, you can enjoy your mobile screen on your television and select the DISH Anywhere app to enjoy your favorite content!
What DISH Network Channels are Available on Roku?
DISH Network is always working to adding new channel offerings to Roku, but here are the few that are compatible with a Roku device:
- Cooking Channel
- DIY Network
- FOX Now
- National Geographic Channel
- The History Channel
Why Subscribe to DISH Network if I Already Have Roku?
The biggest benefit of DISH Network on Roku is the access to the channels you love is not possible without a pay-television subscription. Roku users must use a valid pay-television subscription to log in to many of the channel apps, or they will likely miss out on many of the great apps that are available. Sure, your streaming subscriptions are separate so there is access to those programs, but many apps require a verification that you are subscribed to their channel via a pay-television provider such as DISH Network.
DISH Network on Roku allows you to access all of the wonderful content available to subscribers of that channel. Beyond the regular television programs you know and love, Roku users can also find plenty of exclusive content that is available on individual apps but not provided through a regular pay-television subscription.
DISH Network on Roku: Find the Right Package for You
Nobody does television quite like DISH Network and when it comes to getting the most out of your Roku, having access to more channels is the key. DISH Network offers packages that begin with 190 channels with some packages reaching more than 240! You can even add-on tremendous premium channel packages at affordable monthly rates such as the Multi-Sport Package or DISH’s Lifestyle Packages for even more entertaining content! To top it all off, you can also bundle your home’s Internet services and gain access to the Internet through one of our many reliable, fast providers. Sign up for DISH Network today and get content that you can enjoy virtually wherever you are!