Harmony experience with Dish Network

It's compatible with IR based remotes

It's compatible with Harmony hub‑based products

Dish Network

Harmony and Dish Network

Harmony allows all the same functionality as your existing Dish remote control while allowing integration with all your other entertainment and home automation devices, there's no need to switch between remotes. You can also custom map commercial skip buttons, or other buttons to whatever you'd like.


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
We recommend using the Harmony mobile app for setup and configuration as it allows greater customization than the MyHarmony desktop software.

Add Dish Network to your Harmony setup

  1. Launch the Harmony mobile app and connect to your Harmony hub.
  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.

Control

Control Dish Network with Harmony hub‑based products

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

Control Dish Network with Harmony IR based remotes

All Harmony IR remotes may navigate and control Dish Network using infrared (IR) signals sent directly from your Harmony remote.


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 mobile 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.

How Harmony integrates Dish Network

All Harmony hub‑based remotes

Harmony hub‑based remotes connect to Hopper and Joey receivers through your home 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 home network as your Harmony hub.

Harmony remotes without Harmony Hub

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

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