Dish unveiled the HopperGO portable DVR earlier this year in January at the International Consumer Electronics Show, at that time the company had said that this product would be released later this year. Almost five months after it was first announced, the HopperGo portable DVR is finally available for purchase. It has an internal hard drive which can be filled with movies and TV shows recorded using several of Dish’s set-top boxes.
The HopperGo portable DVR has 64GB of internal storage. It can be loaded with content recorded using a Hopper 2, Hopper 3 or Hopper with Sling set-top box.
It doesn’t require any internet to function as the HopperGo creates its own private network. Up to five iOS and Android devices can connect to it to access content using the Dish Anywhere application.
There is one caveat that customers should keep in mind and that’s the battery life. It’s a portable product after all. On a single charge, the HopperGo can provide up to four hours of video playback, so that’s not exactly enough to bingewatch your favorite TV show on a long haul flight.
Starting today, Dish subscribers can purchase the portable HopperGo DVR for $99, there’s no need to pay monthly fees for this device.