How To Add Apps To Dish Hopper: [2 Methods]

You’re a lucky one if you own a Dish Hopper; it will let you record live TV shows, movies, sports, and much more. And you can play back the recordings any time. 

The good news is Dish Hopper also lets you add your favorite streaming apps, all in one place, for a more convenient streaming experience.  

In this article, I will let you know how you add your favorite Apps To Dish hopper, so whether you want to add HBO Max, Hulu, Paramount, Crunchyroll, or any desired streaming app, you can add them effortlessly. 

Different Ways To Add Apps To Dish Hopper

Different Ways To Add Apps To Dish Hopper

If you have a subscription Dish TV package, you can simply upstage the package to get the desired apps or use the add-on feature to add a Specific app to your package. 

And if you have Hopper Plus, the Google Play Store hosts apps, welcoming you to access over 10,000 Android apps.

Adding Apps To Dish Hopper From Google Play Store

First, let’s discuss an easy method to add apps on Dish Hopper. 

The Google Play store is the ultimate place for your streaming apps, but unluckily it’s not directly available on Hopper 3. If you have Hopper 3, install a small add-on box (not a separate receiver), it will convert the Hopper 3 to Hopper Plus. 

Once you have Hopper Plus, it will be easy to find your desired app and hit the install button to add it.

The Hopper Plus also offers Google Assistant on your Dish TV, so you can do a voice search and quickly find out your favorite streaming app.  

You will be glad to know that over 10,000 Android apps are available on Play Store, and you can access all of them if you have Dish Hopper Plus. 

Here Are the Steps To Add or Download Apps On Dish Hopper

Step 1:

First, ensure your Dish Hopper is connected to a stable internet connection. Also, it’s operated on the latest version of the software. 

Step 2: 

Open the Google Play Store on Dish Hopper. You can use the voice command via DISH voice features to open the Play Store. 

Step 3: 

Once you’re in the Play Store, search for the specific app. 

You can navigate different app categories to find the top rate or best app that matches your interests. 

Or you can use the search features of the App Store to get the desired app. A search icon is on the top of the screen; tap on it, enter the app name to install it.

Step 4: 

Once you have got desired app, tap on it, and it will take you to the next page. There you can see the “Install” or “download” button, hit that button.

Now the installation process will begin on the Dish Hopper; once the app is downloaded, it will appear on home, or you can access it under the “Apps” section. 

Upgrade Your Dish TV Package

Upgrade Your Dish TV Package

If you have subscribed to any Dish package and want an extra streaming app on Hopper, you can simply upstage the package or use the add-on feature to add the desired app. 

First, you should hover over the Dish Website to see the package details and ensure the package you choose includes the desired app. 

Alternatively, you can customize your current Dish package with an add-on option. So you don’t need to upstage the plan; just pay for the app you want on your Dish Hopper. 

By the way, the add-on apps in Dish Network are comparatively cheaper than subscribing separately.

Follow the below steps to add your desired app to Dish Hover by upstaging the Dish plan. 

Step 1: 

Visit the official website of Dish Network. 

Step 2: 

From the top menu bar, choose Shop > TV Packages. 

Step 3: 

Check every package’s details, and ensure that the desired app is available in the package. 

Tap on “View all channels” under plans to check the availability of channels. 

Step 4: 

You can also look for Add-ons; the Dish Network provides dedicated apps that you can add to your selected package. 

Step 5: 

Now you have two options: upgrade the Dish plan to get the desired apps on Hopper or customize the current plan with available add-ons. 

Make a clever decision to save your money. 

Step 6: 

Once you got the perfect plan, hit the payment button to pay. 

After payment, the app will be added to your Dish plan, and you can access it on your Dish Hopper. Now you can record TV shows, movies, and series from that app via your DRV. 

Some Exciting Features Of Dish Hopper That You Must Use 

Downloading apps on Dish Hopper is one side; there are some other amazing features of Hopper that you must use to elevate your streaming experience.  

  • Record Your Favorite TV Shows: The Dish Hopper is a high-definition digital video recorder; you can record your favorite TV shows, movies, and other content for later use.
  • AutoHop: With this feature, you can instantly skip the commercial that causes a distraction while streaming. 
  • PrimeTime Anytime: Recording primetime shows is one of my favorite things. As the prime-time shows are available for only a limited time, you can use the PrimeTime Anytime feature to record prime-time shows. 
  • Voice Control: The Dish Hopper remote also allows you to use voice commands, so you can search for apps, shows, and movies with a precise voice command. 
  • Massive Storage: The 2 TB storage on Hopper seems like cloud storage. It allows you to store a substantial amount of recorded content.

Final Words:

Adding apps on the Dish Hopper is like a breeze. The Hopper Plus includes the Android Play store, where you can access over 10,000 apps. 

If you’re using a Dish subscription on your Hopper, you can upstage the plan or use add-ons to get the desired app. 

I hope this guide on “How to add apps to Dish Hopper” was helpful for you.