Harmony experience with DISH Network

It's compatible with all Harmony products

DISH Network

Setup


Set up your DISH Network entertainment system
Set up and connect your DISH Network entertainment system. Connect your Hopper, Joeys and any other applicable devices to your home Wi‑Fi network.
Connect Harmony and DISH Network
Once connected, you may use Harmony to control your DISH Network device and trigger Activities in which your device is included.

Add DISH Network to your Harmony setup

  1. Launch the Harmony app.
  2. Select MENU, then Harmony Setup > Add/Edit Devices & Activities > DEVICES.
Harmony app select devices
  1. Select the ADD DEVICE button at the bottom of the screen, followed by ENTERTAINMENT DEVICE.
  2. Enter the manufacturer and model number for your device, then tap ADD.
Harmony app scan devices
  1. If you have multiple devices, select the receiver that you like Harmony to control.
  2. Enter the PIN code displayed on your TV to allow Harmony to control DISH Network.
  3. Once added, Harmony will prompt you to create an Activity. Select Yes.
  4. Continue through the series of questions to finish creating your Activity.
  1. Launch the MyHarmony desktop software and sign into your account.
  2. Select your Harmony product from the Remote Gallery screen.
  3. Select the Devices tab on the left side of the screen, then the Add device link near the center of the page.
  4. Enter the manufacturer and model number for your device, followed by Add.
Harmony Desktop Softare - DISH Network
  1. If you have multiple DISH Network devices, select the receiver that you'd like Harmony to control.
  2. Enter the PIN code displayed on your TV to allow Harmony to control your DISH Network devices.
Note:

Once you've added your DISH Network devices, we recommend you create an Activity.

  1. Launch the Harmony app and sign into your account.
  2. Select your Harmony remote, followed by DEVICES > ADD DEVICE.
  3. Enter manufacturer DISH Network and the model number for the device you're adding.
  4. Finally, select the sync icon in the upper right corner of the settings menu, followed by SYNC NOW.

Control

Harmony hub‑based products can control DISH Network by navigating to the Devices tab and selecting your DISH Network device. Using the Harmony app

  • Control icon lists commonly used DISH Network buttons.
  • Gestures allows you to control your Activity using simple swipe gestures over your phone screen. For example, swiping up/down will change your volume and left/right can rewind and fast-forward.

Customize

Adjust the physical buttons on your remote

Harmony has already optimized the buttons on your remote; however you can further customize these buttons depending on your preference.

Add, remove or rename commands on your remotes screen

Harmony automatically imports your DISH Network control options. Commands specific to your Watch DISH Network Activity are also displayed for which you can add, remove or rename them.

Customize Harmony app buttons

You can view common DISH Network commands on your phone or tablet screen. You can add, remove or rearrange these commands.

Set your own swipe gestures

By default, swiping up or down on the gestures screen will change volume. There are 22 gestures in total, view and customize them from the app.



Creating a unique Netflix Activity using Hopper with Sling


Create a Netflix Activity
Follow the instruction below to create a Netflix Activity.
  1. Select MENU > Harmony Setup > Add/Edit Devices & Activities > ACTIVITIES.
Select Activities
  1. Tap ADD ACTIVITY and select Add your own Activity, choose a name and icon for this Activity and select your devices.
  2. Select your Hopper, TV and any other devices that are needed for this Activity.
Netflix Activity on DISH
  1. Select an Activity type, Harmony will power on all included devices, tap MY DEVICES ARE ON once complete.
  2. Finally, select your inputs, Harmony will ask if you are able to see and hear content from your device(s). If so, press YES.
Adding the Netflix Start Sequence
Once your Netflix Activity has been created, use the following steps to modify your Acitivity start sequence.
  1. Select MENU > Harmony Setup > Add/Edit Devices & Activities > ACTIVITIES.
Select Activities
  1. Select your Watch Netflix Activity, followed by EDIT START SEQUENCE.
  2. Tap ADD A STEP, select DEVICE followed by Hopper DVR and enter 370.
Set Hopper on DISH

Create a Netflix Activity
Follow the instruction below to create a Netflix Activity.
  1. Sign in using the MyHarmony desktop software and select your remote from the gallery.
  2. Select the Activities tab on the left and click Add Activity.
  3. Select your Hopper, TV and any other devices that are needed as part of this Activity.
  4. Select Hopper for your channel changing device, then secelct a device to control the volume.
  5. Select your TV icon and input devices, then click Done.
Adding the Netflix Start Sequence
Once your Netflix Activity has been created, use the following steps to modify your Acitivity start sequence.
  1. Select the Activities tab on the left, followed by your Watch Netflix Activity.
  2. Select Customize this Activity and + Add Step, a new line item will appear.
    Customize Activity on PC
  1. Select the Hopper and set the Channel Number to 370.
  2. Click Save, remember to sync your remote after making any changes.
Set Hopper for DISH on PC

FAQs

I'm not able to control DISH Network with Harmony

If you your DISH is no longer controlled by harmony or you skipped the pairing process you can repair it using the steps below.

  1. Sign in using the MyHarmony desktop software.
  2. Select your remote from the gallery.
  3. Select the Devices tab on the left side of the screen.
  4. Select your Hopper/Joey.
  5. Select Pair DISH.
  6. Enter the PIN code displayed on your TV screen.

I want to know Hopper and Joey range specifications

The Wireless Joey has a technical range of 200 feet from the Hopper.

I have more than four TVs

For households wanting whole-home HD-DVR on four or more TVs, we suggest using a Super Joey or an extra Hopper. You can hook up to six TVs to the Hopper and Joey system by using two Hoppers and four Joeys.

Setup

Adding DISH Network to your Harmony setup

  1. Launch the Harmony Express app and tap Edit Setup.
  2. Next, tap + to perform a Wi‑Fi scan, and select your device.
    • If your device isn't found, ensure it's on the same Wi-Fi network as Harmony Express.
    • If you still have issues, reboot your device and router then try again.
  3. Tap Continue and follow the on-screen prompts.
Add Device to Harmony Express

Control

Voice

You can use your voice to send commands such as turn on, turn off, and more. Tap What to say in the Harmony Express app to see sample commands for your device. Launching apps using your voice is not supported for this device.

For more information on how to use your voice with Harmony Express, see: Voice commands on Harmony Express

Remote

Although Harmony has already mapped default commands to your remote buttons, you have the ability to assign custom commands to them. For more information, see: Customizing physical buttons on your remote

Supported apps

Amazon

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Amazon app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work.

Netflix

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Netflix app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. Netflix allows you to move a frame forward or backward using the direction left and right arrows.

Hulu

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Hulu app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. Hulu allows you to skip 10 seconds forward or back using the direction left and right arrows.

YouTube

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the YouTube app.

Media Keys such as Play, Pause, Stop, FastForward and Rewind commands work. YouTube allows you to navigate between videos using the Direction Right and Left commands.

Browser

Direction Pad Navigation will navigate the Browser app.

Media Keys are not used within the Browser app.

Other apps

The behavior of other apps may vary depending on the app's design.

FAQs

My controls stop working correctly after searching for content

Your Harmony Express remote connects with your Alexa account, allowing you to control DISH. If you’ve been using another Alexa-enabled device to control DISH and have added the DISH Alexa skill, there may be voice commands that conflict with Harmony Express.

If you’ve previously added the DISH Alexa skill and are having issues when sending commands, you can allow Harmony Express to control DISH instead. To do so, press and hold the OK button on your Harmony Express remote and say “Turn on DISH”.

When using this method, subsequent commands will come exclusively from Harmony Express and will not use the DISH Alexa skill.

Integration details

Harmony Express remotes Hub‑based remotes

Harmony Infrared remotes

Harmony hub‑based remotes connect to Hopper and Joey receivers through your Wi-Fi network; therefore, there's no need to place Harmony Hub near your Hopper or Joey setup, please ensure DISH Network is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Harmony hub.

DISH Network may be controlled using infrared (IR) signals that are sent directly from your Harmony remote.

Harmony Express remotes connect to Hopper and Joey receivers through your Wi-Fi network; therefore, there's no need to place Harmony blaster near your Hopper or Joey setup, please ensure DISH Network is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Harmony blaster.

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