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How to Watch DISH Network on Xbox One and PS4

Combine gaming and TV into one seamless interface when you connect your Xbox One or PS4 to DISH Network.


If you have an Xbox One or PS4, you don’t have to switch inputs to watch satellite TV from DISH Network. You can watch DISH TV directly from your gaming console, either by physically connecting your console and DISH receiver or streaming premium content on third-party apps. Either way, you’ve got plenty to watch. Let’s get started.


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Connect your Xbox One to your TV with an HDMI cable.


Connect your Xbox One to your DISH receiver with a separate HDMI cable.


Launch your Xbox One. When you see the Entertainment hub, select Live TV Setup and answer the prompt questions.


When you finish answering the questions, select Set up your cable or satellite box. Your Xbox will automatically search for HDMI connections.


Select your DISH receiver and hit Next to populate Xbox OneGuide with your DISH channel lineup.
Troubleshooting: If you don’t see your DISH receiver as an option, select You see a black screen or experience poor video quality when watching TV with Xbox One. When Live TV appears, hit Next.


Enter your postal code and hit Next. Then select DISH from the dropdown menu and hit Next.
Troubleshooting notes: If you don’t see DISH in the dropdown menu, select Antenna, hit Next, and then type in the word “DISH” and wait for Xbox to connect. If that doesn’t work, follow the onscreen instructions.


When your Xbox and DISH receiver have connected, you’ll see the message, “Your cable or satellite box has been set up” on your screen. Select Next to configure your startup settings.


To watch DISH TV content, select DISH from the Home menu or navigate to your favorite apps and log in with your DISH credentials.

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A popular media hub in American homes, the Xbox One offers not only 1,300 games for the whole family but also Blu-ray compatibility, 75 third-party multimedia apps, and high-quality streaming with sound by Dolby Atmos and graphics in vivid 4K. Use your DISH subscription to unlock full episodes and other premium content—just navigate to the app menu, select your app, and sign in. Check out our complete list of Xbox apps compatible with your DISH subscription to start watching today.



Connect your PS4 to your TV by plugging the included HDMI cable into the PS4’s Out port.


Launch your PS4. Plug the controller into the PS4 using the included Micro USB cable and press the PS button on the controller to pair it with your console.


Connect your PS4 to your Internet router or modem with an Ethernet cable (recommended). Or, if you want to use Wi-Fi instead, navigate to the Home screen and press the up button on your controller. Then find Settings > Network > Set Up Internet Connection > Use Wi-Fi > Easy. Find your network from the displayed list and enter the password.


Select Do Not Use when asked if you want to use a proxy server. Then select Test Internet Connection to confirm the connection is secure.


A true multimedia device, the PS4 gives you access to thousands of games and includes 1 TB of storage for music, video, pictures, games, and more—not to mention 105 apps. Like the Xbox, the PS4 makes it easy for DISH subscribers to access full episodes and premium content—just select the app you want from the Home screen and sign in with your DISH credentials to start watching.


  • Is DISH Anywhere on Xbox One?
  • The DISH Anywhere app isn’t available on Xbox One, but you can use your DISH subscription to sign in to select apps on Xbox. You can also watch DISH TV on your Xbox One by directly connecting your console to your DISH receiver. For instructions, click here.
  • Is DISH Anywhere on PS4?
  • The DISH Anywhere app isn’t available on PS4, but you can stream content from select apps by logging into each one with your DISH subscription. Like the Xbox One, the PS4 can also be connected directly to your DISH receiver so you can watch DISH TV from your console. For instructions, click here.
  • Does the Virtual Joey App still exist for PS3 or PS4?
  • The Virtual Joey App from DISH Network is no longer available on PS4, but you can still watch content on your PS3 or PS4 using your DISH subscription. To watch, either connect your console to your DISH receiver or find compatible apps and log in.