Quick Answer: How Does Dish Joey Work?

A wireless part of your Whole-Home DVR system

Using a Hopper DVR and Joeys, you can access your DISH programming from any room in the house.

With the wireless Joey, you don’t even need a cable jack in the room – just plug in the wireless Joey, connect it to your TV, and start watching live sports, shows, or movies.

Does the hopper have to be on for Joey to work?

Do all of my TVs have to be HD for the Hopper and Joey to work? No. Your TVs do not all have to be HD for the Hopper and Joey to work with them. You’ll just be able to watch and record SD programming instead of HD on your SD TVs.

How do you set up a dish Joey?

Follow this guide to set up your replacement Wireless Joey receiver.

  • Unpack the new Joey.
  • Unplug the current receiver.
  • Swap the old and new Joeys.
  • Connect Joey-to-TV wiring.
  • Power on the Joey.
  • On the Joey, press the Select button.
  • On the Access Point, press the WPS button.
  • Look for the Installation Wizard.

How much is a dish Joey?

Monthly fees apply: Hopper, $10; Joey, $5; Super Joey, $10.

Does dish Joey need Internet?

The new Wireless Joey works on its own independent 802.11ac WiFi connection shared with the required Wireless Joey Access Point. No home Internet connection or router is required to enjoy the box, though your Access Point will need to be connected to a main Hopper DVR box (hardwired during installation).