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Watch TV On your PS4 and PS3

PlayStation fans who are DISH subscribers can now take control of their Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR with the new DISH “Virtual Joey” app on PS3, which will be available to download with the PlayStation Store update later today.
As we announced earlier this year, the DISH Virtual Joey app will also be coming to PS4 and we’ll have more details to share very soon.

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Applejack1184d ago

This reminds me of something but I'm trying to remember what.

AceBlazer131184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

You mean TV TV TV dog TV?

Meh so long as gaming is primary. And look at that the games consoles could probably do TV better as well XD

zeee1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

This reminds you that TV on consoles could be achieved with simples apps and you don't need separate accessories for that and try to charge an extra $100 only to pull one 180 after another later on :)

UltimateMaster1184d ago

More apps has always been a good thing.
I don't think people were mad that Xbox One had TV DVR.
They were Mad because they wanted to see Games instead.
It was Microsoft chance to show how the Xbox One evolve Gaming. and it didn't. Now kinect is gone.

DanielGearSolid1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

An app vs a debut press conference all about TV features

Nah, not the same

Outside_ofthe_Box1184d ago

You'd be surprised how many people actually think it's the same.

Applejack1183d ago

You're right about that

jjonez181184d ago

So your saying I can watch tv, on my tv?

Game changing.

kingmushroom1184d ago

So you're telling me i don't have to buy an Xbawx guannnn! WOW

potedude1183d ago

I have something on my PS3 called playtv, it allows me to watch, record and rewind live TV.

Works pretty well...

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No_Limit1184d ago

Nope...my PS4 is for games and games only.

kingmushroom1184d ago

and i thought there was No Limit

No_Limit1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

There is no limit to the games I can play since I have all the consoles. My motto is "If you limit yourself to a single console, you are cheating yourself" ;)

Mario Kart 8, Titanfall, and MLB 14..[email protected], it is nice to own all consoles!

TheTwelve1183d ago

@kingmushroom --- hilarious

kingmushroom1184d ago

yup , i couldn't agree more, it seams like you're having a blast :)

kingmushroom1184d ago

@ CAB1802 PlayStation fan mostly but I like nintendo also, i grew up playing nintendo games on snes, but got a Ps1 before N64. so i like the two console.

ProSid1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

If im not wrong, this is basically the same as having xbox one go through hdmi in but without any wires connecting to the console
This is kinda taking away xbox one tv feature.

Godmars2901184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

Actually, something like this was suppose to happen with the PS3 and 360. MS if not Sony were practically promising DVR TV functionality at the start of 7th gen. Just now have gotten around to delivering it. For what its worth now.

Though I think the XB1 wont let you record TV, which this app does?

Would still prefer an ad-hock, choose your own channel rather than something that teeters you to a cable provider.

dumahim1184d ago

I don't think it does record. Just allows you to access your DVR through the app.

Ausbo1184d ago

The perks of the Xbox one pass through is instant switching and snapping tv. Which you cannot do here.

UnHoly_One1184d ago

Not to mention this is only Dish, and only with the Hopper.

The XB1 can work with anything that outputs over HDMI.

I have Charter cable and a TiVo DVR, for instance.

Godmars2901184d ago

@UnHoly:
Sony's playing catch up with MS in regards to cable providers, so so as long as no exclusivity deals they'll likely get there. Eventually.

Question is; is this suppose to be Sony's own efforts into cable, or is there something else along the way?

Volkama1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

Not really, no. The xbox passes through a signal, and pretty much the only benefit is the voice commands (and possibly save an hdmi input on your TV I guess)

This thing hooks into hardware from a specific provider, and pretty much the only benefit is maybe you can watch in a second room, or use the ps4 as a DVR.

Possibly some overlap in use for some people. I suppose maintaining your online presence while watching tv could be good for some.

Edit: oh yer, snap is probably useful to some

LackTrue4K1184d ago

This could be off topic but,

Now that new Xbox is coming out without Kinects dose this mean it's snap won't work any more?
Or is there a snap back botton on the controller it's self??

ProSid1184d ago

Im not sure, but you can press like option button on the app and snap it? I dont own xbo so idk.
But if u get the new xbo then, i dont think u can take screenshot, record video, or stream unless MS redisgns it

UnHoly_One1184d ago

You can snap and unsnap without Kinect. There is a dedicated panel for it right on the home screen.

Other shortcuts can be found by using the "menu" button on an app.

Recording can be done manually via the Game DVR app.

its_JEFF1184d ago

@ProSid

Not really the same. The Xbox has to be connected to the cable box. With this it's an app, you just have to have the service.

I'm hoping in the future Sony can convince other "providers" to let us buy ala carte programs/shows that we like, rather than being tethered to a cable plan.

Yes, it's true that this doesn't have the "perks" of snapping a tv show, but in all honesty this was one of the things that made MS sound so ridiculous when they were pitching the TV features. I remember one quote where an Xbox exec was talking about "Watching TV, while I play my fave game or playing my Gears and at the same time making a skype call"... but do you really want to do that? that sounds crazy to me.

When I'm playing GEARS, that's all I want to do. A phone call/Skype call would just be distracting me from the game, wouldn't it be an annoyance to you?

At the end of the day, when I get home from work, if I have time to play a game... I just want to sit there and be immersed in that experience.

T21184d ago

Well said. I always laugh when one of the must have features for Xbox is to watch TV and play a game at the same time. Lol that must be some game if you don't even need your eyes for it