Dish Anywhere is a streaming service that is associated with the Cable network DISH. The Dish Anywhere on Roku offers various on-demand content and channel add-ons like CNN, ABC, NBA, and more. Even though being an efficient streaming service, some users complain that they can’t access the features of Dish Anywhere on Roku and sometimes the channel itself is not working. To clear this anomaly and stream your content flawlessly on your Roku device, follow the upcoming troubleshooting steps.

Why is Dish Anywhere not Working on Roku?

The reasons for Dish Anywhere not working on Roku are many, yet it is hard to conclude. The possible causes for the issues are cache files, outdated apps or devices, improper internet connection, server issues, and more.

Dish Anywhere Content not Playing/ not Loading on Roku/ Buffering• Check the Internet Connection
• Check Dish Anywhere Server
• Check Dish Anywhere Subscription
• Sign out and sign in to the Dish Anywhere account
• Update the Dish Anywhere channel
• Uninstall and Reinstall the Dish Anywhere channel
• Disable VPN on Roku
Dish Anywhere Sound Problem/ Audio Issues• Update Dish Anywhere
• Restart Dish Anywhere
• Restart Roku
• Check Internet Speed
Dish Anywhere not opening on Roku/ Can’t access Dish Anywhere on Roku/ can’t log in• Check the Internet Connection
• Check Dish Anywhere Server
• Reinstall the Dish Anywhere channel
• Update the Dish Anywhere channel
• Sign Out and Sign In to the Dish Anywhere account
• Clear Cache on Roku
• Restart Roku
• Update the Roku device
• Factory Reset Roku
Dish Anywhere Crashing/ Dish Anywhere Flickering• Update the Roku device
• Restart the Roku device
• Clear Cache on Roku
• Reinstall the Dish Anywhere channel
• Update the Dish Anywhere channel
• Factory Reset Roku
Dish Anywhere Frozen Screen on Roku• Restart Roku
• Clear Cache Files
• Reboot the Dish Anywhere channel

Check Internet Connection

The Internet is the key factor while streaming content online. If your Roku device is providing an unstable internet connection, you cannot stream the Dish Anywhere app. It is recommended to have a minimum of 250KB/s to stream the SD-quality content and 4MB/s to stream the HDquality content. So, you need to check the internet connection status on the Roku device.

1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote and choose Settings.

2. Choose Network and select Check Connection to check your signal strength and internet download speed.

3. Click About to review the Internet download speed and Signal Strength.

If your device is receiving a poor internet connection, you can speed up the internet connection by restarting the WiFi router.

(1) Unplug the Power Cable of the WiFi router and Roku device from the power outlet.

(2) Wait for 3-5 minutes.

(3) Now, plug in the Power Cable of the WiFi router and Roku device.

(4) Turn on the Roku device and connect Roku to the WiFi.

(5) Now, you will receive an internet connection as much as faster.

Check Dish Anywhere Server

If the internet connection is not the problem, then you need to check whether the Dish Anywhere server is down or not. The server of the Dish Anywhere service should be stable to stream the content seamlessly without any interruption. If there is any issue with the server, it has to be resolved by the streaming app developer team. You have no working solution for this issue rather than waiting patiently. You can use the Downdetector website to check the server status. Also, you can visit the social media pages of Dish Anywhere for server updates.

Check Dish Anywhere Subscription details

Dish Anywhere is a subscription-based streaming service, and you cannot access the app without an active subscription. The content on the Dish Anywhere app will fail to load when you try to stream with an expired subscription. If there is any issue in streaming, you need to check your current subscription validity immediately. If you have found that your current subscription has expired, renew it immediately to fix the Dish Anywhere not loading problem on Roku.

Sign out and sign in to Dish Anywhere

Sometimes the app might get caught with temporary errors that may act as a hindrance to loading content. Now, go to your account section on the app and log out of your Dish Anywhere account. Then restart the app and log in to your Dish Anywhere account again. This will clear the temporary bugs on your app and the device. After logging in, check whether the fix has solved the Dish Anywhere not loading problem on your Roku.

Update Dish Anywhere

An outdated version of the app can cause many troubles. If your Dish Anywhere is outdated, then it might show you a not working error, crash, and sometime won’t load. You can update the app through the menu on the home screen.

1. On the Channels section, navigate and highlight the Dish Anywhere app.

2. Now, press the * (Asterisk) button on Roku Remote.

3. From the list of options, select the Check for updates option.

Click Check for updates option

4. If there is any update available, your Roku device will update the Dish Anywhere to the latest version.

Uninstall and Reinstall Dish Anywhere

You can uninstall and reinstall the Dish Anywhere app on your device to fix the not-loading issue. By reinstalling the app on your device, you can install the current updated version of the app. Reinstallation will also eliminate the temporary bugs and corrupted cache.

1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote to get the home screen.

2. Navigate to the Dish Anywhere app using the direction button on the remote and press the Asterisk (*) button on your remote.

3. Choose the Remove Channel option from the popup to uninstall the Dish Anywhere app on Roku.

Select Remove channel option on Roku

4. Now, go back to the home page and select the Streaming Channels option.

Tap Streaming Channels option

5. Click on Search Channels and enter Dish Anywhere using the on-screen keyboard.

Click on the Search Channels option

6. Select the official app and click Add Channel to install the app on your Roku device.

7. Now, launch the Dish Anywhere app and log in with your account credentials.

8. Play any video on the Dish Anywhere app to check whether the problem has been solved.

Disable VPN on Roku

Dish Anywhere is a geo-restricted streaming service, then you cannot access it everywhere. If your VPN is connected to a country that is not compatible with Dish Anywhere, you may face the problem of Dish Anywhere not loading or not opening. To get rid of the issues, you can disable the VPN. If your country is incompatible with the Dish Anywhere app, you need to connect the VPN to the country that supports Dish Anywhere.

Restart Roku

Try to restart your Roku device because most of the common problems on Roku can be solved by simply restarting the Roku device. Restarting the device will also help you to fix the temporary bugs and issues on the device.

(1) Launch your Roku device and press Home on your remote.

(2) Select Settings and choose System.

(3) Choose System Restart and select Restart to restart Roku.

Clear Cache on Roku

There is a chance that the Cache stored on your Roku device is the reason why Dish Anywhere is not working on Roku. So, you can clear the cache files on Roku to get rid of these issues.

1. Go to the Roku home screen and press the Home button 5 times on the Roku TV remote.

2. Next, hit the Up button once.

Press the button combination to clear cache on Roku

3. Press the Rewind button 2 times.

4. Finally, press the Fast Forward button 2 times.

The cache stored on your Roku device will be cleared. After that, you can check the working status of the Dish Anywhere app.

Update Roku device

Roku releases updates to solve the bugs in the device, and you must update the device at regular intervals. If your Roku device is running on an outdated version, it may be one of the reasons for not working. You can update the Roku device by accessing System Settings.

1. Press the Home button on Roku remote and select the Settings option on the Home screen.

2. Choose System under the Settings menu.

Select System option

3. Select System Update and click the Check Now option.

Tap Check now button to update and fix Dish Anywhere not working on Roku

4. Now, your Roku device will check for any latest updates.

5. If there is any update available for your device, click Update Now to update the Roku device.

6. After the update, the app will work without any issues.

7. If the Dish Anywhere is not working even after the update, you need to reset the device.

Factory Reset Roku

There can be some unresolved errors on your Roku device, which may cause the Dish Anywhere app to flicker on Roku. The best possible way to fix these errors is by factory resetting the device. You can fix factory reset your Roku device by yourself to delete everything on the device. But remember that performing the factory reset will bring back your Roku device to the default settings.

1. Go to the home screen on your Roku TV and select Settings.

2. Choose the System option and click Advanced System Settings.

Click on the System option

3. Select Factory Reset and enter the security code of your Roku device. A security code will be displayed on the bottom right side of your screen.

Tap on OK to Factory reset and fix Dish Anywhere not working on Roku

4. Select OK to factory reset your Roku device.

After performing the factory reset, all the accounts, data, and channels will be removed from your Roku device. Now, you can install the Dish Anywhere app on your Roku device to check whether the not working problem has been fixed or not.

Now, resolving the Dish Anywhere not working on Roku is done with the troubleshooting. You can also prevent the not working issue with frequent updates of the app and device. Along with that, you need to clear the cache and connect to a stable internet connection. In case you have some other issues with the app, mention them in the comments. Our team will respond to you with a working solution.