Hopper Home Automation

The Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR from DISH is at the forefront of home automation. In just a few short years, we have gone from phones that make calls to phones that can turn off our house lights when we’re in another state. And the trend toward interconnectivity is just getting started — the so-called “Internet of things” is fast becoming a reality. For its part, DISH is already offering interconnected entertainment. For example, you can watch shows you recorded at home on your phone or tablet. DISH is now pushing the envelope by sharing its Hopper programming with other innovative home automation companies. At the audio/video tradeshow CEDIA Expo earlier this month, DISH announced partnerships with Crestron, Savant and AMX — leading providers of connected homes, offices, schools and health care facilities — to pursue new ways of blending the television experience with other aspects of daily life. With open access to the Hopper API, these companies will now have the capability to provide smart new features. Wouldn’t it be nice if your TV automatically turned to the right channel when it was time for your favorite program, or if you living room lights dimmed when you started watching a movie? Imagine being able to control your heating and air conditioning from your TV, or preheat the oven on your way home with your tablet. Some of this technology is already in place on an individual level for certain devices, but the growing demand for interconnectivity will lead to more convenient options for any viewing experience. With forward-thinking technology, the DISH Hopper provides the best whole-home experience.