Dish TV announced Wednesday that the company’s Remote Access app for iPad now allows users to watch live streaming TV from the satellite service directly on the iPad. Version 2.2.88 of DISH Remote Access for iPad offers the feature, but it also requires the use of a Sling-enabled device, such as the Sling Adapter, to get the content to your iPad.
The feature is part of Dish’s “TV Everywhere” service, and it was already available on the Mac, iPhone, Windows, and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry Bold and Curve models. Dish offers the Sling adapter to its customers for US$99, or users can use whatever version of the Slingbox they may already have.
The app allows users to watch both streaming TV and TV recorded on their Dish DVRs. It also allows you to view programming schedules, schedule your Dish DVR, and otherwise remotely manage your Dish settop box.
DISH Remote Access for iPad is free from the App Store, it’s available now