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Dish Anywhere Android app finally works on Android Lollipop

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Dish customers, rejoice! Dish Network has finally updated its Dish Anywhere app for Android to support Android Lollipop devices.

Even though Google had released a developer preview for Android L back in the summer, it took Dish until the latter half of December to make sure its app would work with the newest version of Android. Before this update, the app would simply crash – on some devices, it would open and close in an infinite loop until the user would either force close the app or reboot the device. On other devices, it would allow the user to sign in before crashing. On yet more devices, it would simply crash immediately upon opening. In all cases, it just didn’t work.

Granted, this wasn’t simply a case of updating the runtime from Dalvik to ART, as it seemed to work fine on devices running KitKat that had ART enabled.

Whatever the underlying problem was, it is finally fixed. So I can go back to managing my DVR on the go, and even sneaking in some live TV here and there on my Nexus 6.

Download: Google Play

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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