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Dish Network app for PlayStation 3, PS4 will turn console into TV box

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According to a report today from GameSpot, Dish Network has unveiled a new app that will allow PlayStation 3 and PS4 owners to access satellite television programming and an HD DVR, much like the boxes given to regular customers.

In an announcement at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show today, Dish said the app would provide service to PS3 and PS4, including live TV and recorded programming.

Dubbed the “Virtual Joey,” Dish said the app would provide a “nearly identical” experience to the Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR hardware-based system “Joey.”

The Virtual Joe operates using the PlayStation wireless or wired networks and can be used with either a Dish remote or the DualShock controller.

PS3 and PS4 owners, however, will need a Dish Hopper subscription to access the service.

In late November Sony announced that all entertainment apps, including Netflix, BBC and LoveFilm, would not require a PS Plus account.

You can read that full Examiner report by clicking here.

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