How Does Roku Work With DISH Network? Easy Guide For 2023

DISH Network brings numerous channels to your TV.

Meanwhile, Roku is a ticket to a simple streaming experience.

It will be best to combine them, right? But how does Roku work with DISH Network?

I will show you three ways to make it happen. Then, you can do it quickly in a few steps. So join me to discover now!

How Does Roku Work With DISH Network?

You can’t find the Roku app on the DISH Network.

However, Roku still works with it if you use the Web Video Caster app, screen mirroring feature, and Chrome browser to connect them.

Can you get the DISH Network on Roku?

Yes. You can link your Roku device to the DISH Network.

But please note that connection requires a stable internet connection and a DISH description first. 

With the DISH subscription, feel free to stream DISH Anywhere.

It also allows you to connect to five different devices.

Plus, you can take the program anywhere since it just needs the internet to work.

After getting the description, jump to the next section, where you can learn how to connect the apps. 

How to get a DISH Network on Roku?

There are three ways to get a DISH Network to your Roku. I will discuss each method in detail.

Method 1: Using Web Caster

You can use your Android or iOS device for this task. But you need to install the Web Video Caster app first.

Here is how to do it:

  • Firstly, open the Apple App Store (for iOS) or Google Play Store (for Android) on your phone. Then, search for the “Web Video Caster” app and download it.
  • Launch that pp.
  • In the app, you can see a native web browser. So, use it to enter the URL for DISH Anywhere.
  • After that, tap on the “Cast” option at the top of the app. There will be a list of available devices for casting on the screen. You just need to choose your Roku device.
  • Next, Roku will guide you to install the DISH Anywhere app right on your device.
  • Follow the instructions to complete the installation.
  • Then, return to the Web Video Caster app. The screen should start loading the DISH Anywhere content.
  • Now, you can use your phone to cast that content to the Roku device.
Method 1: Using Web Caster

Use the Web Video Caster app

Method 2: Using mirroring Windows

You can also use your computer to get DISH Anywhere to your Roku. Yet, this method only works for Windows. The steps are as follows:

  • Firstly, access “Settings” on your Roku device.
  • Choose “System” -> “Screen mirroring” -> “Always on.” This process will activate the screen mirroring feature on your Roku.
  • Ensure your Roku and PC connect to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • On your computer, click on the notifications icon at the lower right corner of the desktop taskbar.
  • Then, choose to connect your computer to a wireless display. This step will initiate the screen mirroring process.
  • Windows will start scanning for available wireless displays. When your Roku device appears in the list, click “Connect.”
  • After that, your Roku device can display what’s on the PC.
  • Now, when you open the DISH Anywhere app on your PC, you can start streaming content.
Method 2: Using mirroring Windows

Activate the screen mirroring feature on Roku

Method 3: Using Chrome

You can also use Chrome to connect your Roku to DISH on your Mac and Windows. Just take these steps:

  • Firstly, connect your computer (MAC or PC) to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Then, open the Chrome browser on your computer and access the DISH Anywhere website.
  • Tap on the three-dotted button to open the Chrome settings menu.
  • From the dropdown menu, choose “Cast.” Make sure that the browser is not in the “Incognito Mode.”
  • After that, the cast menu will display a list of devices to connect. So wait for your Roku device to appear and choose it.
  • Now, the content from your browser will display on your Roku.
Method 3: Using Chrome

Find the “Cast” option

DISH Channels Available on Roku

After connecting to the DISH Network, feel free to enjoy the numerous channels there. The most well-liked ones are:

  • FOX Now
  • NBA Network
  • ABC
  • CNN
  • Disney
  • A&E
  • ESPN
  • Showtime
  • National Geographic Channel


1. Do you need to subscribe to DISH Network if you have a Roku?

Yes. If you have a Roku but want to access more channels on the DISH Network, you need to get a DISH subscription. Then, you can use your DISH account to log in to these channel apps on your Roku. 

2. Will Roku work with satellite internet?

Yes. You can connect your Roku device to the internet using an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi if your Roku is compatible with it.

3. Can I use Roku without the DISH?

Yes. Roku can access many streaming services and apps, like YouTube and Netflix. So, without the DISH Network, you can still enjoy a lot of content on Roku.

4. How does a TV with Roku work?

A TV with Roku can display movies and shows by connecting to the internet. You also need an HDMI port on the TV and power for it to work. Then, sign in to your Roku account on the TV and watch what you like.

5. How does streaming work with DISH Network?

The DISH Network lets you use the internet to watch content from your DVR on your phone. When you have Wi-Fi or cell data, you can use it to enjoy the app’s recorded, on-demand, live shows.


Roku can work with the DISH Network if you connect them using the Web Cast app. The screen mirroring feature and Chrome browser can also help with this connection.

So, you have learned how to let these two work together. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Thank you for reading!

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Hi! I’m David — a writer, blogger, and proud owner of Smarterve. I’ve been using smart home gadgets and in the home industry for about a decade. I love to solve problems, give suggestions, and create ease for people to enjoy life. This blog is where I can share tips and provide solutions to everyone using smart gadgets.

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