Satellite TV provider Dish Network has announced the release of an application that turns an Apple iPad into an remote control for a dish digital video recorder. Similar to Dish’s applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch, the Remote Control for the iPad transforms the tablet style Apple computer into a full feature remote with access to all DVR functions and features. The fully featured remote DVR scheduler allows users to easily browse and search the program guide, schedule DVR recordings, and manage their DVR library.
The Remote Control application also includes a remote control feature that allows users to change the channel on their TV, start playing recorded programs, and use standard navigation features including pause, rewind, and fast forward. Thus, the new Dish application can be downloaded free from Apple’s App Store. The TV service provider also offers remote control apps for Internet-connected laptops, PCs and non-Apple smartphones.