How Many TVs Can You Have On DISH Network?

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How Many TVs Can You Have On DISH Network?

How Many TVs Can You Have On DISH Network?

With DISH, you can have as many as 7 TVs in your home Network simultaneous viewing different programing. Adding service to more than one TV is easy with DISH, and will only affect the primary and secondary receivers you will need.

Choosing Your Primary Receiver

Whether you want DISH programming for 1, 3, or even 7 televisions, you will need to select a primary receiver. Currently, there are 3 options to choose from – the DISH hopper 3, Hopper With Sling, and the Hopper Duo.

  • Hopper 3 – the DISH Hopper 3 is an advanced DVR with 16 tuners (you can watch and record up to 16 channels at once), supports 4k video, supports up to 7 TVs, and has a 2TB hard drive meaning you can store up to 500 hours of HD programming. There is an additional $5/month charge to upgrade to the Hopper 3.
  • Hopper 2 (Hopper With Sling) – the Hopper with Sling can support up to 4 TVs at once, has 2TB of recording space, lets you watch live and recorded TV from anywhere, and gives you the ability to watch or record up to 3 shows at the same time. There is a $5/month upgrade fee to get the Hopper with Sling.
  • Hopper Duo – the Hopper Duo is a great value DVR. The equipment fee is included in the advertised package price so there is no upgrade fee. The Hopper Duo can support up to 2 TVs, has 500 GB storage, and allows you to watch or record 2 TVs at the same time.

Adding Secondary Receivers For Additional TVs

The first TV in your home will utilize one of the primary receivers from above (Hopper 3, Hopper Duo, or Hopper 2), but for each additional TV (up to 6 additional TVs), you will need to add a receiver. DISH currently offers 4 receivers for different needs:

  • Wired or Wireless Joey: With the wired or wireless Joey, you will be able to watch different programming simultaneously as other TVs are being used. You will also have access to all of the live and recorded programming from your primary receiver. The Joey is offered in both a wired and wireless model depending on your TV setup. The wired version is recommended if you have a setup that can hide the wires. There is a $7/month fee for each Joey.
  • 4K Joey: The 4K Joey offers the same benefits as the wired/wireless Joey but can broadcast programming in 4k Ultra HD. There is a $7/month fee for each 4K Joey.
  • Super Joey: While the Joey, and 4K Joey let you watch different channels on different TVs, there is no recording functions available. With the Super Joey, you will be able to record programming from the TV the Super Joey is set up with. There is a $10/month fee for each Super Joey.

Have a 4k TV and want to watch in Ultra HD?

If you have a 4K rated television and would like to watch Ultra HD programming you will need to upgrade to the Hopper 3 for your primary receiver. For each additional 4k television you have, you will need to add a 4K Joey.