Chadt4141 wrote: The remote acts as a virtual remote and is quite handy. I can change my living room tv channel for my 5 year old, without stopping what I was doing.
I didn't think of the use of the App's remote for someone (such as a child) that can't manage the remote themselves. Good use case.
I also would like to be able to use the virtual remote for our Joey.
We have one 4k TV in the office and another larger HD in our main living room.
We wanted the 4k capability for our Dish Network viewing. That means that the Hopper is installed in the office and the Joey is in the living room (our main viewing area).
Subsequently the Anywhere app is useless in our main viewing area which is extremely disappointing.
Obviously the Joeys have remote capability as ours, like many others, was operational for a few days. And again, like many others, we lost that capability.
There are so many complaints about this that I'm quite sure that Dish Network knows about it and also they must know the reason. Yet there is no fix made public.
Currently you would only be able to use the DISH Anywhere remote feature for the main Hopper since this is where the tuners are stored. I will be glad to submit a feature request to let our engineers know you'd like to see this feature added for the Joeys.
Hi Robert, Thanks for the info. Is there a workaround to use the Dish Anywhere remote feature to control a Joey? Why would Dish Anywhere allow you to select between receivers if there's no connectivity to the Joeys on your network?
Is there an alternate Dish/3rd party app to control Joeys?
The Joeys should still be an option, I believe. Have you already checked the "Bridging" option on the main Hopper to make sure the network is being shared to the Joey?
Looks like you have to have the mobile device "paired", not just logged into. After I logged out, then paired my mobile device, my Joey's appeared and I could use the remote for both the Hopper and all Joeys.