How To Get Netflix On The Dish

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When Dish Network wanted to test the waters with Netflix, they didn’t know how to go about it. They simply followed my advice and got a boatload of subscribers.

How To Get Netflix On The Dish

If you want to stream movies and TV shows without paying a cent to Netflix or any other video service, you’re going to have to get creative.

I’m going to share with you how to get Netflix on a dish and how to get a free trial of their service.

First Method:

  1. The first step towards getting Netflix on the dish is to cancel your cable or satellite TV subscription. It’s easy to do. Just call your cable company and tell them you want to cancel your subscription. Don’t worry; they’ll try to talk you out of it. But if they can’t, they’ll give you a bill-pay discount, and you’ll be done with the cable companies in a few days. 
  2. Don’t go to the trouble of calling your local TV station and canceling your subscription to the broadcast networks just yet. The chances are good that within the next year, you’re going to want to keep up with the latest episodes of “The Bachelor” and “Survivor” and all the other shows you like to watch. So don’t cancel your subscription to the broadcast networks just yet. Instead, sign up for an online streaming service like Netflix. 
  3. Add the following to your cable or satellite bill: “Cable/Satellite Customer Service Charge. For equipment rental or programming charges, contact your local customer service representative.”
  4. Call your cable company and ask to have your bill sent to a different address. Give them a P.O. box instead of your home address.
  5. Tell your cable company you want to cancel your subscription and see if they can’t work something out if all else fails. (This will almost certainly result in a refund to you.)
  6. Buy an HDTV antenna and mount it on the roof of your house.
  7. Connect an HDTV to your cable or satellite TV system.
  8. If you have an Xbox 360, play “Netflix-N-Go.”
  9. If you have a Roku or Apple TV, download the Netflix app.
  10. Open Netflix on a mobile device, not your TV.
  11. Open Netflix on your TV, not your computer or phone
  12. Use the right mouse button to select the device you want to use.
  13. Right-click on the device you want to use, then click “Open Netflix.”
  14. Select your account from the dropdown menu.
  15. Choose “Netflix,” then choose your device from the dropdown menu.
  16. You may need to restart Netflix after doing this.
  17. Wait for the sign-in page to load, enter your username and password.
  18. Click “Sign In” to confirm your sign-in.
  19. Click “Continue” to begin watching.
  20. If you see a sign-in prompt, click “Sign In” to confirm your sign-in.
  21. Your TV will now display Netflix.
  22. Enjoy!

Second Method:

  1. Open the DISH Mobile App. It’ll be in the Apps tab at the bottom of your phone’s home screen.
  2. Click the “+” in the top-right corner of your screen. A menu will pop up. Scroll down and click “Get More Apps.”
  3. A list of all the apps available for download will appear. Scroll down and click “Netflix.”
  4. Contact your current provider to let them know you’re switching. Tell him you’ve signed up with one of the many new companies offering Netflix-like services, and you want to take your subscription with you. Be warned: Most providers won’t let you cancel online. You’ll have to call and threaten to cut off service if they don’t give in to your demands.
  5. Arrange to have your current plan and all of your equipment (cable box, modem, etc.) shipped to a new location.
  6. Go to a retail location and sign up for a new service plan. Ask for the best deal they have.
  7. Go to a different provider. If you’re a business customer, ask for the referral deal—it’s often much better than the standard commercial rate.
  8. Contact your state public utility commission. Many utilities offer discount deals to their residential customers who agree to have their service provided by a particular provider.
  9. Consider going without cable TV for a while. You can quickly get most of the shows you want via the Internet, and many of them are free.
  10. Tell everyone you know you’re leaving. Your friends, your family, coworkers, church group, and book club—in short, everyone you can think of.
  11. Arrange to have all your current cable boxes and other equipment sent to the new location.
  12. Once your provider gets a bunch of canceled service requests from all your former neighbors, he’ll offer you a deal that’s much more favorable to you than what you were getting before.
  13. Take him up on it.
  14. That’s it. You’re set. 
  15. It’s straightforward to use. 

There’s an endless list of great TV shows and movies you can stream to your TV. But there’s a catch: Most services require you to have an Internet connection. Not with DISH. With DISH, you can use your phone, tablet, or computer to watch videos without an Internet connection. It’s like having your cable TV any time, anywhere.

Netflix is known for its binge-watching culture, but that behavior isn’t a problem for some customers. Rather than wait until they’ve watched all 13 seasons of The Office before they cancel, some customers are canceling their subscriptions months before they’re due to expire. It’s a clever way to save money while maintaining access to the service.


Netflix has been a massive success because it delivers entertainment content to its customers. Netflix does this by making its service available through many devices and platforms. They also have an excellent customer service reputation and don’t charge for their content. This has allowed them to become the world’s largest internet TV company.

To add the missing ingredient to your Netflix experience, you need a TV to play content streamed from Netflix. The most common type of set-top box for streaming content from Netflix is called a Roku. It’s an affordable, simple, and easy-to-use device that will allow you to stream your favorite shows and movies to your TV.

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