How to Update a Dish Guide

By Kenyonda Bradley

Updating the program guide on your Dish Network satellite TV is necessary to view updated TV listings. Most digital cable equipment usually updates the program guide automatically when the TV is off or inactive over a long period of time. However, if your TV is constantly running and you notice that your program guide is not current, you can manually update your Dish Network program guide by rebooting your device.

Step 1

Locate the "Power" button on the front of your dish receiver. Depending on the model of your dish equipment, the power button may be located under a panel on the front of the receiver.

Step 2

Press and hold the “Power” button until the receiver shuts down. Unplug the Dish Network power cord from the electrical outlet.

Step 3

Wait 15 seconds, then plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet. Press the “Power” button to turn on the device again.

Step 4

Wait for the device to load up. Press the “OK” button when you are prompted to update the Dish Network program guide. Wait for the program guide to update.