Software-based "Virtual Joey" client connects to DISH Hopper, making
live TV and recordings accessible on PlayStation® platforms
DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation
(NASDAQ:DISH), today announced that it will be launching an application
that gives customers control of the Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR on Sony
Computer Entertainment's PlayStation®3 (PS3 TM) and PlayStation®4 (PS4 TM)
systems starting Spring 2014. DISH's Virtual Joey provides a nearly
identical experience to the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR's hardware-based
Joey®, making live TV and recordings accessible on PlayStation platforms.
Virtual Joey with PlayStation (Photo: Business Wire)
With millions of PS3 and PS4 systems in U.S. homes, PlayStation owners
with a DISH subscription will be able to stay connected with their
Hopper system via a software-based Virtual Joey client. Using a
customer's home network, the Virtual Joey can connect wirelessly to the
Hopper allowing for installation options where coaxial or Ethernet
wiring may be difficult to access.
"DISH's 'Virtual Joey' brings the industry's most awarded DVR experience
to millions of PS3 and PS4 systems already in American homes," said
Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and CEO. "We strive to provide
consumers with the best TV experience and 'Virtual Joey' means DISH is
delivering even more choices in how and where consumers enjoy their
The software-based clients operate on users' wireless or wired home
networks and provide access to and control of the Hopper Whole-Home HD
DVR, including live TV, recordings and navigation of the electronic
DISH expects to release the PS3 and PS4 apps to DISH customers within
the first half of 2014.
To use the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR capabilities on PS3 and PS4 systems,
DISH subscribers will need to download an application from the
PlayStation Store to their PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4. Customers can
operate the Virtual Joey on PS3 or PS4 using a DISH remote or DUALSHOCK
DISH will provide "Virtual Joey" demos on PS3 systems in the Las Vegas
Convention Center in Central Hall at booth #8243.
DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH), through its subsidiary DISH
Network L.L.C., provides approximately 14.049 million satellite TV
customers, as of Sept. 30, 2013, with the highest quality programming
and technology with the most choices at the best value, including HD
Free for Life®. Subscribers enjoy the largest high definition
line-up with more than 200 national HD channels, the most international
channels, and award-winning HD and DVR technology. DISH Network
Corporation is a Fortune 200 company. Visit www.dish.com.
PlayStation is a registered trademark, PS3 and PS4 are trademarks of
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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