The free app, available form the Apple iTunes App Store, already has been released in a version for the iPod touch and iPhone. In that form, the app can be used as a means to program the DVR, browse a schedule of shows, and adding and deleting programs. The app is compatible with most DISH receivers.
The iPad version adds a new twist, remote control, allowing a user who is unwilling or unable to find his DVR remote to control the DVR via the tablet.
"At DISH Network, we are excited about the potential of tablet computers - like the Apple iPad - to enhance the TV viewing experience and enable consumers to remain connected to their TVs everywhere," said Vivek Khemka, vice president of Customer Technology for DISH Network, in a statement.