Dish Network has released an updated version of the DISH Explorer app for Apple iPad that includes the integration of features from the social networking site GetGlue. The app will now let you check-in while watching TV shows, sports events and movies to get media feeds from your connections on GetGlue. You can also have the app automatically load your Facebook and Twitter feeds, with pictures, comments, videos and retweets.
“DISH has proven to be an innovative developer, and is an ideal fit to be the first to integrate our media feeds,” said Evan Krauss, President of GetGlue.
GetGlue partners include studios and networks such as 20th Century Fox, ABC Family, Disney, ESPN, FOX, HBO, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. The company boasts real-time activity for approximately 35,000 shows and 50,000 movies, as well as current sporting events.
Other features of the DISH Explorer update include new filtering for On Demand content, media from your favorite shows, and unidentified app bug fixes. The Version 1.4/28.6MB app is available for download from Apple iTunes and is compatible with iPads running iOS 6.0 or later.
The DISH Explorer second-screen app was introduced for the Hopper DVR set-top-box at CES 2013 earlier this year.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a move to give DISH (NASDAQ: DISH) customers the power to check-in and connect with their favorite TV shows, movies and sporting events, DISH incorporated features from GetGlue into its second-screen app for iPad, DISH Explorer. The update is available for immediate download. This integration allows DISH Explorer users to interact with the more than four million GetGlue users. In addition, this marks the first time GetGlue has allowed a third party app access to its media feed.
“Social media users regularly check-in to restaurants and venues to show their friends what they’re up to, and the beauty of integrating GetGlue is it takes this concept into the world of television”
GetGlue’s media feed tracks real-time activity for approximately 35,000 shows and 50,000 movies and current sporting events. Information within the media feed includes a mix of official and fan-generated programming content including pictures, comments, videos, recaps and tweets.
“DISH has proven to be an innovative developer, and is an ideal fit to be the first to integrate our media feeds,” said Evan Krauss, President of GetGlue. “Now, DISH subscribers can use GetGlue to share what they are watching and consume curated content from GetGlue show feeds directly within Dish Explorer. This will enhance the Dish Explorer app with official and fan-generated multimedia.”
Additionally, GetGlue’s integration with DISH Explorer allows users to earn rewards from various entertainment partners when they check-in to shows. GetGlue check-ins within DISH Explorer can also automatically populate to a user’s Facebook and Twitter feeds.
“Social media users regularly check-in to restaurants and venues to show their friends what they’re up to, and the beauty of integrating GetGlue is it takes this concept into the world of television,” said Vivek Khemka, senior vice president of product at DISH. “GetGlue’s inclusion in DISH Explorer fits perfectly with how our customers use the app, to better discover, experience and connect with their favorite programs while also being able to interact with fellow fans of those programs.”
DISH Explorer is the Hopper DVR’s highly rated second-screen iPad app that was announced at the 2013 International CES. The app combines program-discovery tools, social media engagement and remote-control capabilities on the iPad.