DISH Releases the Hopper 3 and Joey 4K to Customers Nationwide
Unveiled at CES 2016 last month, DISH has officially made their new Hopper 3 and Joey 4K DVR clients available to consumers. The third-generation of DISH’s whole-home DVR system, the Hopper 3 featured 16 tuners, is 4K enabled, and supports up to seven TVs simultaneously. And in the coming weeks, the Hopper 3 will launch a dedicated Netflix app and integrate the Netflix library into its universal search results, DISH said.
“Packed with industry firsts, Hopper 3 is the most advanced DVR in the world. It provides our customers with the innovative features they loved on our legacy Hopper DVRs, while additionally delivering the ultimate, conflict-free entertainment experience,” Vivek Khemka, DISH Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, said in a statement. “Since the introduction of our first-generation Hopper only four years ago, we have continued to invest in innovation. DISH has a history of being at the forefront of consumer entertainment technology, and I’m proud to say that Hopper 3 offers no exception.”
As for the 4K streaming ability, consumers concerned about the lack of available content should take solace in the fact that the Hopper 3 will include a selection of 4K programming, including titles from Sony Pictures. And once the Netflix app becomes available, the Hopper 4 will give users access to the media giant’s library, which currently stands as the largest collection of 4K content.