Dish Network said it will make the Pandora radio service available via its Hopper whole-home DVR offering. The link will allow Hopper users to search for artists and songs and build “personalized radio stations” streaming through the TV.
Existing Pandora users with a Hopper can log in with their current account or sign up for a new one. An Internet connection is required.
Vivek Khemka, vice president of product management at Dish, stated the arrangement is an "example of how we are working to make Hopper” a more prominent “entertainment platform.”
The Hopper, which was launched last month, can store up to 2,000 hours of video and allows users to pause live TV in one room and begin watching again in another.
The Hopper also offers access to Facebook, Twitter and photo sharing along with news, weather and other information.
Dish Network has been trying to reposition itself from a satellite service where its lower prices offer primary appeal to one where cutting-edge offerings and services attract customers.