How to activate DISH Anywhere on Fire TV, Roku, Xbox, TV

DISH Anywhere has thousands of movies and TV shows. It also has lots of live and recorded TV programs that you can view on-the-go or On-Demand.

The service is available for free for all users. You can access the content on your computer or Smart TV. You can also download the DISH Anywhere app and stream it on your mobile device.

DISH Anywhere gives customers access to internet-streamed channels. You can access the live streaming programs from their website and iOS or Android mobile apps.

If you are a DISH customer, you can log in to unlock much more content from the networks you subscribe to at home, including Starz, TNT, and more.

But if you are using a connected device to stream DISH Anywhere, you will need to activate your device first.

Is DISH Anywhere free?

DISH Anywhere is free. However, you will only gain access to thousands of movies and TV shows if you have a subscription package.

If you are a DISH customer, you can log in to DISH Anywhere using your user ID and password. That will allow you to unlock content from any network you have subscribed to at home through a DISH service.

While everyone can use DISH Anywhere, only DISH subscribers enjoy the premium content and advanced features.

How to activate DISH Anywhere

Find out how you can activate DISH Anywhere on various devices.

Chromecast

The best way to access DISH Anywhere on Chromecast is through casting. But the application does not have the Cast function. Thus, you will have to access it through mirroring.

If you have an Android device, here is what to do:

  • Install the DISH Anywhere app on your Android smartphone.
  • Open the Google Home app on your smartphone.
  • Connect the device to your Chromecast.
  • You will see your smartphone mirrored to Chromecast.
  • Open the DISH Anywhere app on your phone.
  • Log in with the account linked with the DISH Network.

If successful, select any video to cast. You will see the content mirrored to your Chromecast.

Amazon Fire TV

Here is how to activate Dish Anywhere on your Amazon Fire TV:

  • From the Amazon Fire home screen, scroll down to APPS & GAMES.
  • Select the DISH Anywhere icon. If necessary, enter your Amazon Video PIN.

If you have not downloaded the DISH Anywhere app, use the Alexa voice remote that came with your Fire TV to search for the DISH Anywhere app. Next, click on Get.

Alternatively:

  • Press the Home button to go to the Home Screen.
  • Select the Search bar or magnifying glass icon.
  • Enter the term DISH Anywhere.
  • Download and install the app.
  • Launch the app.
  • Your TV will display an activation code on the screen.
  • Using an internet-connected computer or smart device, go to dishanywhere.com/activate.
  • Enter your mydish.com username and password.
  • Enter the activation code
  • Select ACTIVATE DEVICE.

The activation page will show you have registered the device successfully. It will display the DISH Anywhere app homepage and allow you to start streaming all the content.

Android TV

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The first step of activating the service on your Android TV is to download the app. Follow the steps below:

  • From the Android TV Home screen, scroll to Apps.
  • Select the Google Play Store app.
  • Browse or search for apps and games. Alternatively, select Search and enter the term DISH Anywhere.
  • Select Install once you find the app.
  • Launch the app after the installation.
  • Your TV will display an activation code on the screen.
  • Using an internet-connected computer or smart device, go to dishanywhere.com/activate.
  • Enter your mydish.com username and password.
  • Enter the activation code
  • Select ACTIVATE DEVICE.

If the credentials are correct, you should start to stream all TV shows, movies, and other videos on DISH Anywhere.

Roku

DISH Anywhere is not available on Roku as a standalone channel or application. The only way of accessing the service on your Roku device is to use screen mirroring.

It is a feature that allows you to replicate the screen of your compatible device (Android or Windows) wirelessly onto the Roku device.

That means you will have to activate DISH Anywhere on the device before you can mirror its screen onto the Roku device.

Xbox One

The DISH Anywhere app is not available on the Xbox One. However, you can use your DISH subscription to sign in to select apps on Xbox One.

Furthermore, you will need to connect the console directly to your DISH receiver to watch DISH TV.

Apple TV

DISH Anywhere is not available on Apple TV. However, you have one option to watch its content on your device –use Airplay.

If you have an iOS device, you can open the DISH Anywhere app on the phone and airplay the video to your Apple TV.

Since you cannot airplay the video feed, you will have to mirror the device.

But before you can use Airplay, you will have to activate DISH Anywhere on your iOS device.

Smartphone

The steps for activating DISH Anywhere on your mobile phone are straightforward. Here is what you do:

  • Download and install the DISH Anywhere app on your iOS or Android
  • Open the app on your device after its installation.
  • Read and accept the End User License Agreement.
  • Enter your mydish.com online ID and Password.
  • Select LOG IN.

After logging in, you will access the service on your mobile device.

Note that having the DISH Anywhere app on your mobile will allow you to mirror it on other devices where the service is not available.

For example, you can replicate the screen on Roku, Chromecast, or Apple TV.

I can’t activate Dish Anywhere! Troubleshooting guide

If you have trouble activating DISH Anywhere, do the following:

  • Check to ensure you have registered with your DISH account.
  • Check to ensure you have created a DISH user ID and password and entered the correct details.
  • Uninstall the application, reinstall it, and try using a new activation code.

Also, ensure the device you are using has the minimum requirements for streaming DISH Anywhere content.

Conclusion

The DISH Anywhere app gives you access to thousands of TV shows and movies instantly. You can access the content on your mobile device, web, Smart TV, or connected devices.

If you want to stream, the first step is to activate the service. But to do that, you require your mydish.com online ID and Password.

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