Dish Anywhere app - powered by Hopper with Sling.
Hopper will be able to connect wirelessly to the home network.
Hopper will allow you to watching shows on your mobile device and watch them offline.
Hopper Transfers - allows you to move DVR programs to your iPad for offline use.
Dish Explorer - information resources for watching programs.
Our goal will be to differentiate to consumers through products, consumer service, value, and variety of content.
Now on stage is Vivek Khemka, VP of product management.
I asked Dish about the Transfers feature coming to Android devices. It seems to be in the works but no time frame was given.
Khemka now patting Dish's on the back a bit by pulling up some media praise for the Hopper.
80% are satisfied with the Hopper, and 54% would recommend it to their friends, he says.
With content choices exploding, they are faced with choice of 100s of hours of DVR content, channels, plus simultaneous use of second screen. We built the new Hopper to address that, he says.
Hopper has a fast processor and a 2TB hard drive -- the largest in the industry.
New Hopper with Sling has faster processor. Allegedly double the speed.
Khemka touts the speed of its Hopper interface, compared with slower rivals.
The Hopper has built in WiFi, so it's easy to connect to the home network.
With built in Sling, Hopper advances the TV everywhere experience, he says.
TV everywhere experience is either broken, or very confusing.
You're essentially getting a Slingbox 500, which retails for $299, in the new Hopper. The 500 is the new Slingbox with built-in WiFi.
Some require separate apps, others have limited channels, or require extra hardware. Dish is simpler, he says.
DVR and LiveTV at home and on the go.
Customers can watch the media on iOS and Android anytime and anywhere they have a WiFi and cellular connection, he says.
For those who don't know, Echostar is the parent company of both Dish and Sling.
The only problem is that the file sizes are kind of big. An hour show is about 2GB, so it eats up space on your iPad.
The best of TV+Web is software that serves up programs that you want, including game finder.
Yes, support is only for iOS and Android now. No word on BlackBerry 10 or Windows Phone.
The list of Hopper features is pretty impressive.