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The Hopper 3 is the world's most powerful DVR ever

Power your whole home with the Hopper 3 HD DVR. Discover how you can watch and record 16 shows at once, turn any TV into a smart TV, and much more! Learn more about the Hopper 3's great features below.

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An upgrade charge may apply. Requires 24-month commitment. Higher monthly fees will apply. Recordings on your current DVR will not transfer.

Top Features

Record 16 Shows


On Demand


DISH Anywhere


MultiView


2TB Hard Drive


PrimeTime Anytime


Remote Finder


Smart Search


4k Compatibility


Game Finder


Netflix


Voice Remote



Additional Features

24 Hour Jump

 

6x7 Guide

 

AutoHop

 

AutoHop Indicator


Binge Watch

 

Bluetooth

 

Collapsible Guide


Compact Joey

 

DISH Perks

 

DISH Promotions


DVR One Click Delete


Easy Edit DVR

 

Guide Filters

 

Hopper Home Screen


In-Guide VOD

 

Hopper Transfers


Logo Guide

 

Multi-Channel View


New Recording Indicator


Trending Now

 

One Click Skip

 

Pandora

 

Parental Controls


Percentage Watched


Personalized Folders


Quick Help

 

Recall Last 6

 

Recover

 

Room to Room


Side-by-Side

 

Sling

 

TV Activity Screen


Vevo

 

WeatherNation

 

The Weather Channel


Wireless

 

Interested in Upgrading to the Hopper?

Upgrade now to get the Hopper technology with 25 advanced features and the best viewing experience in the industry.

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An upgrade charge may apply. Requires 24-month commitment. Higher monthly fees will apply. Recordings on your current DVR will not transfer. All prices, fees, charges, packages, programming, features, functionality and offers subject to change without notice. Monthly DVR and additional receiver fees may apply. If you cancel service during the first 24 months, early termination fee of $20 for each month remaining applies. $15/mo Whole Home DVR Fee, $15/mo for second Hopper, $10/mo per Super Joey, $7/mo per Wired or Wireless Joey. Commercial skip feature is available at varying timeas, starting the day after airing, for select primetime shows on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC recorded with PrimeTime Anytime.

You can press and hold the Info button and it will pull up an overlay describing the purpose of the current screen you are on and how to use it.
Watch all varieties of on demand movies, live shows and Netflix in 4K quality.
Have a TV in a room without a Cable. The Wireless Joey system gives you the ability to watch TV virtually anywhere in and around the home without pre-wiring or additional cabling.
Find a lost remote with the touch of a button.
 

How to Use Remote Finder

  1. 1. Go to your receiver
  2. 2. Press the LOCATE REMOTE button on the front of the receiver. The button is located behind the pull-down door on the left side.

  3. 3. Your remote will beep. Press any button on the remote to stop the beeping.
     
Guide displays 6 time slots at a time for 7 channels. Find out what's on now and what's coming up. The guide provides a full listing of all your channels.
 

How to View the Guide

  1. 1. Press the GUIDE button
  2. 2. Arrow to and select the program you want to watch
Skip ahead 24 hours in guide.
 

How to Skip Forward 24 Hours

  1. 1. Press the GUIDE button
  2. 2. The guide will display showing the current day and time
  3. 3. Press and hold the Skip FWD button
  4. 4. The guide will advance 24 hours
Every member of your family can create their list of favorite channels. You can then filter your guide to show only your favorite channels, HD or DISH channels you subscribe to.

 

How to Filter From Guide

  1. 1. Press the GUIDE button
  2. 2. Press the Options button
  3. 3. Select Guide Settings
  4. 4. Select Hide Duplicate SD Channels

How to Filter the Guide From Menu

  1. 1. Press the HOME button two times
  2. 2. Select Settings
  3. 3. Select Guide
  4. 4. Select Hide Duplicate SD Channels
  1. Press the GREEN COLOR button to turn on/off closed captioning
     
The TV Activity Screen allows you to view which tuners are free to watch or record shows. You can also label each receiver so you can monitor what is being watched or recorded in every room.
 

How to Use the TV Activity Screen

  1. 1. From Live TV, press the Options button
  2. 2. Select TV Activity
  3. 3. Arrow to and select a tuner to see viewing options
  4. 4. Arrow to and select your desired viewing option
  1. Press the GUIDE button


     
  2. Enter "99" on the remote keypad


     
  3. The channel will expand to show a 5-digit channel number (ex. 099-03)


     
  4. Press Select on channel 99 to collapse the channels

Quickly find what you're looking for. With Smart Search, you can find content by the title of a movie, TV show or by actor name. Results will include live, recorded, On Demand, and Netflix results.
 

How to Use Smart Search

  1. 1. Press the SEARCH button
  2. 2. Enter title, name, or keyword to find a program
  3. 3. If applicable, press the Options button to integrate Netflix into search results
  4. 4. Select Netflix
  5. 5. Arrow to and select the program you want to watch
Select from the last six viewed channels.
 

How to Use Recall

  1. 1. Press the RECALL button
  2. 2. The recall banner will display with the last six programs viewed
  3. 3. Arrow to and select the program you want to watch
Visit the Promotions folder to find info on great services and programs like DISH Perks, Refer a Friend and The Shopping Center.
 

How to See DISH Promotions

  1. 1. Press the HOME button twice
  2. 2. Select Apps
  3. 3. Select Promotions
Find the best in sports on TV. Game Finder gives you up-to-the-minute box scores and lets you tune-in to live events or schedule recordings for upcoming games.
 

How to Use Game Finder

  1. 1. Press the APPS button
  2. 2. Select Game Finder
  3. 3. Game Finder displays with scores on the right and game ratings and box scores below
  4. 4. For additional display options, select the drop down boxes to the top right
  5. 5. Arrow to and select the game you want to watch
  6. 6. Select Watch or Record if airing will be later
  1. Stay tuned for this app to launch in August 2015!
Watch two games or shows at the same time.
 

How to Watch Two Programs Side By Side

  1. 1. Press the Options button
  2. 2. Select Picture In Picture
  3. 3. Arrow to and select your desired Picture in Picture setting
  4. 4. Your selected option will display
Watch the top six trending channels all at one time on Channel 100.
 

How to Use Multi-Channel View

  1. 1. Press the Guide button
  2. 2. Enter 100 on the number pad
  3. 3. Select the program
  4. 4. Arrow to and select the channel you want to watch
  5. 5. If a soccer game is playing on Univision Deportes, beIN sports, beIN sports en Espanol, Fox Deportes, ESPN Deportes, or NBC Universo, Multi-Channel view will display as Zona Futbol
  1. Press the BLUE COLOR button
  2. Select Multi-Channel View
Wirelessly connect your Hopper to any Bluetooth-enabled soundbar, speaker, or wireless headphones. Now you can enjoy the audio experience you want without any wires.
 

How to Connect Devices Using Bluetooth

  1. 1. Press the HOME button two times
  2. 2. Select Settings
  3. 3. Select Bluetooth Audio
  4. 4. Turn on your Bluetooth headphones or speakers and make sure they are ready for pairing (See your device's manual for pairing instructions)
  5. 5. Select Bluetooth Pairing to turn pairing On
  6. 6. Select Find Devices
  7. 7. The attention 1223 pop-up will display. It may take up to one minute to pair
  8. 8. Enter Bluetooth Password (Enter 0000 if there is no password)
  9. 9. Select OK
  10. 10. The device status will change to Paired - Connected
Pandora is free, personalized radio that plays music you'll love. Discover new music and enjoy old favorites directly from the Hopper.
 

How to Use Pandora Music

  1. 1. Press the Home button two times
  2. 2. Select Apps
  3. 3. Select Pandora
  4. 4. Select CREATE NEW STATION
  5. 5. Enter title, name, or keyword to find a desired station
  6. 6. Arrow to and select the desired station
  7. 7. Select the desired station from Your Station List
Vevo features a library of music videos, exclusive original programming and live concert performances.

 

How to Browse Music in the Vevo App

  1. 1. Press the HOME button two times
  2. 2. Select Apps
  3. 3. Select Vevo
  4. 4. Select Browse
  5. 5. Arrow through the content and select the video or artist you want to watch
  6. 6. Arrow through the content and select the video you want to watch by the artist
  7. 7. If desired, select Play All

How to Search for Music in the Vevo App

  1. 1. Select Search
  2. 2. Enter title, name, or keyword to find a video or artist
  3. 3. Arrow through the content and select the video or artist you want to watch
  4. 4. Arrow through the content and select the video you want to watch by the artist
  5. 5. If desired, select Play All
Channels with a large number of sub-channels collapse or expand to simplify scrolling through the guide.
 

How to Use Collapsible Channels

  1. 1. Press the GUIDE button
  2. 2. Navigate to a collapsible channel
  3. 3. Press the SELECT button to expand the channel
  4. 4. The channel will expand to display a 5-digit channel number (ex. 099-03)
  1. Press the BLUE COLOR button
  2. Select Facebook
Seamlessly transition from DISH programing to your Netflix account without changing the input on your TV. Access the app from your Main Menu or simply go to channel 370.

 

How to Browse Shows in the Netflix App

  1. 1. Press the HOME button two times
  2. 2. Select Netflix
  3. 3. Arrow to and select the program you want to watch
  4. 4. If needed, select More Episodes to choose the episode you want to watch
  5. 5. Select Play

How to Search for Shows in the Netflix App

  1. 1. Press the SEARCH button
  2. 2. Enter title, name, or keyword to find a program
  3. 3. Arrow to and select the program you want to watch
  4. 4. If needed, select More Episodes to choose the episode you want to watch
  5. 5. Select Play
  1. Press the BLUE COLOR button
  2. Select Shopping Center
Parental locks allow you to limit the programming that can be watched on your receiver.
 

How to Use Parental Controls

  1. 1. Press the HOME button twice
  2. 2. Select Settings
  3. 3. Select Parental Controls
  4. 4. Select your desired Parental Control preferences
Select any four channels to watch at the same time.
 

How to Use Multiview

  1. 1. Press the Options button
  2. 2. Select Picture In Picture
  3. 3. Select MultiView
  4. 4. Last four previously viewed channels will display
Get the current weather, forecasts, conditions and alerts for your town and favorite cities on The Weather Channel app.
 

How to Set Weather Channel Preferences

  1. 1. Press the HOME button two times
  2. 2. Select Weather
  3. 3. Select Maximize App
  4. 4. Select Locations
  5. 5. Select Add City
  6. 6. Enter ZIP Code
  7. 7. Select Done
Get the current weather, forecasts, conditions and alerts for your town and favorite cities on WeatherNation.
 

How to Set WeatherNation Preferences

  1. 1. Press the HOME button two times
  2. 2. Select Apps
  3. 3. Select WeatherNation
  4. 4. Press the Options button
  5. 5. Select Settings
  6. 6. Select Add Location
  7. 7. Enter City or ZIP Code
  8. 8. Select your location from the RESULTS list
Select from thousands of movies and TV series. From New Releases to Free On Demand, enjoy content on your schedule.

 

How to Access On Demand from the Guide

  1. 1. Press the GUIDE button
  2. 2. Arrow to a program with a Next Airing indicator
  3. 3. Press the PLAY button
  4. 4. Press the SELECT button

How to Access On Demand from a Virtual Channel Bar

  1. 1. Press the GUIDE button
  2. 2. Arrow to and select a virtual channel bar
  3. 3. The channel Video On Demand screen will display
Pause a show or movie in one room and resume watching it in another.
 

How to Use the Room to Room Feature

  1. 1. Pause the current program you are watching
  2. 2. Go to the desired room and turn the TV and receiver on
  3. 3. From Live TV, press the Options button
  4. 4. Select TV Activity
  5. 5. Arrow to and select the program you want to resume
  6. 6. Select Join
Edit recordings from the guide.
 

How to Edit Recording Settings from the Guide

  1. 1. Press the GUIDE button
  2. 2. Arrow to the program you want to record
  3. 3. Press Select
  4. 4. Choose a recording option
Hopper lets you record sixteen shows at once.



 

How to Record From Live TV

  1. 1. Tune to the program you want to record
  2. 2. Press the Select button
  3. 3. Select the record icon (red dot)
  4. 4. Press the Select button again to bring up timer options

How to Record From the Guide

  1. 1. Press the GUIDE button
  2. 2. Arrow to the program you want to record
  3. 3. Press Select
  4. 4. Choose a recording option
This exclusive feature lets you record every primetime show on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.

 

How to View PrimeTime Anytime Content

  1. 1. Press the DVR button
  2. 2. Select PrimeTime Anytime
  3. 3. Arrow to and select the program you want to watch
  4. 4. If needed, select the episode you want to watch
  5. 5. Select Watch/Start Over

How to Save Primetime Anytime Recordings

  1. 1. Press the DVR button
  2. 2. Select PrimeTime Anytime
  3. 3. Arrow to and select the recording you want to save
  4. 4. If necessary, arrow to and select the episode you want to save
  5. 5. Select Save or Save Series
Instantly skip commercials on any of your PrimeTime Anytime recorded shows that display a red kangaroo before the title or on the show thumbnail.
 

How to Use the AutoHop Feature

  1. 1. Press the DVR button
  2. 2. Select PrimeTime Anytime
  3. 3. The PrimeTime Anytime screen will display all PrimeTime Anytime content
  4. 4. Arrow to and select the program you want to watch
  5. 5. If applicable, arrow to and select the episode you want to watch
  6. 6. Select Start Over
  7. 7. Attention 410 will display, select Yes
  1. Press the DVR button
  2. The guide will display with album art designs
Record up to 2,000 hours of shows or movies and view it from any room in the house.
 

How to View Content on the DVR

  1. 1. Press the DVR button
  2. 2. Arrow to and select the program you want to watch
  3. 3. If needed, select the episode you want to watch
  4. 4. Select Resume/Start Over
Hopper organizes DVR recordings and On Demand programs by season and episode. When you finish an episode, a pop-up screen will appear showing the next episode available to watch.
 

How to Binge Watch from the DVR

  1. 1. Press the DVR button
  2. 2. Arrow to and select the program you want to watch
  3. 3. Press the PLAY button
  4. 4. Once the program has stopped playback, select the next episode you want to watch
The Hopper Home Screen provides recommendations based on what you already watch. Find shows you love and discover new shows based on your go-to favorites all in one place on the Hopper Home Screen.
See which recordings are new.
 

How to See Which Recordings are New

  1. 1. Press the DVR button
  2. 2. New recordings are designated by a "new" icon which overlays the top left of the album art cover
  3. 3. In list view, new recordings are designated by a "new" icon on the right side
See which recordings are available with automatic commercial skipping.
 

How to See Which Recordings are AutoHop Enabled

  1. 1. Press the DVR button twice
  2. 2. AutoHop Recordings are designated by a red kangaroo icon in the top left corner
See which recordings have been watched, and where you left off.
 

How to See Percentage of Recordings Watched

  1. 1. Press the DVR button
  2. 2. Arrow to the event you want to watch and press the SELECT button
  3. 3. The percent watched is displayed on an indicator to the right of each episode
Organize your recordings with custom folders.
 

How to Organize DVR with Folders

  1. 1. Press the DVR button
  2. 2. Press the Options button
  3. 3. Select Manage Recordings
  4. 4. Arrow to and select which programs you wish to add to your folder
  5. 5. Select Move to Folder
  6. 6. Select a Folder or Create New Folder
Delete one or multiple recordings with a single click.
 

How to Delete Recordings

  1. 1. Press the DVR button
  2. 2. Arrow to the program you want to delete
  3. 3. Press Recall
  4. 4. Notification will display on the bottom right to indicate that program has been moved to trash
Recover a deleted recording.
 

How to Recover Deleted Recordings

  1. 1. Press the DVR button
  2. 2. Select Trash
  3. 3. Arrow to and select the recording you want to restore
  4. 4. Press the Recall button
With Video On Demand integrated into the guide it allows you to watch future shows now or restart shows currently playing from the beginning when indicated by the VOD symbol.
 

How to Access On Demand from the Guide

  1. 1. Press the GUIDE button
  2. 2. Arrow to a program with a Next Airing indicator
  3. 3. Press the PLAY button
  4. 4. Press the SELECT button
Sling is the technology that powers our industry leading DISH Anywhere. It allows you to watch all your programs, both live and recorded, from anywhere. You can also transfer content from your DVR to your device and take it with you to watch when you don't have an Internet connection.
 

How to View Event on DISH Anywhere

  1. 1. From iPad or mobile device, select Guide
  2. 2. Select an event from the guide
  3. 3. Select Watch on iPad
Transform your computer, smartphone or tablet into your TV and enjoy the comfort of home anywhere. Only with DISH Anywhere can you enjoy all of your live channels, everything on your DVR and thousands of Video On Demand titles while on the go.
 

How to View Event on DISH Anywhere

  1. 1. Launch DISH Anywhere app from computer, iPad, or other mobile device
  2. 2. Select DVR
  3. 3. Select My Recordings
  4. 4. Scroll to and select the program you want to watch
  5. 5. Select Watch
Transfer DVR recordings to your tablet so you can view them when you are on-the-go without an internet connection.
 

How to Transfer Recordings from Hopper to Mobile Device

  1. 1. You will need to be on the same network as The Hopper for Hopper Transfers
  2. 2. You will need to open the DISH Anywhere app before starting these steps
  3. 3. Select DVR
  4. 4. Select RECORDINGS
  5. 5. Swipe to and select the recording you want to transfer
  6. 6. Select TRANSFER
  7. 7. Select OK
  8. 8. Select Transfers
  9. 9. Select MY QUEUE to view the status of the transfer
  10. 10. Select MY VIDEOS to view your transferred content
DISH offers exclusive extras including month-long free previews, exclusive content on DISH studio channel 102, DISH Anywhere and more to every customer at no added cost! Find out what we have in store for you this month.
 

How to View DISH Perks

  1. 1. Press the BLUE COLOR button
  2. 2. Select DISH PERKS
Enables Hopper DVR functionality in every room.

 
  1. 1. Access your Hopper's interface from any television in your home by installing a Joey in that room
  2. 2. The compact Joey can be easily installed behind a TV or in a small place