Today Amazon continued to roll its Amazon Prime Video app to as many devices as it can by adding support for DISH’s Hopper 3 DVR with 4K support. This is not a new move Amazon Prime Video was recently added to Comcast’s X1 system as cable TV companies try to fight off cord cutting by allowing approved streaming services on their set-top boxes.
“Amazon Prime Video on Hopper gives our customers the most seamless way to access the content they already know and love,” said Brian Neylon, group president of DISH TV. “Rather than switching between inputs, devices or even remotes to watch Prime Video, our customers get the convenience of having all of their programming in one place, providing more value to the Hopper 3 experience.”
“We’re committed to providing customers with the best viewing experience possible and that means giving them even more ways to watch Prime Video,” said Andrew Bennett, director of worldwide business development for Amazon Prime Video. “With Prime Video now available on Hopper 3, we are making it easy for even more DISH customers to immediately start enjoying their favorite TV shows and movies on Prime Video.”
As more and more cable and satellite subscribers stream content companies like DISH and Comcast are looking for ways to keep them inside the DISH system.