You may have found the word PT on your dish guide and wondered what PT is. Don’t worry because you are going to know everything about the primetime, how to record it, and how to fix the problem of auto recording on PT.
Before going any further you need to know what PT is and how it works on your dish.
What Is PT on the Dish Guide?
It’s not beyond our knowledge that the best programs appear on your TV during primetime. You may have some work to do or be busy during that time and want to watch it later. For this, DISH provides the feature to their clients to record the primetime shows on their television.
PT stands for PrimeTime Anytime. It is a feature to automatically record primetime shows. DISH also has an AutoHop feature to watch Primetime Anytime for free.
You can easily record your primetime shows for up to three hours. There is the option to set time, duration, and how many days you want to record continuously for up to eight days. What you need to do is select PrimeTime Anytime from your menu and it will automatically record the best shows for the duration.
How to Turn Off PrimeTime Anytime?
Although Primetime Anytime is an amazing platform to record primetime content anytime, almost all the PT users face difficulties switching off this feature for being hard to turn off.
We have discussed how to get rid of Primetime Anytime and you can find almost all the methods to do it. So, if you are a PTAT user and here to search for how to turn off Primetime Anytime, then this is the right place for you.
Here are 5 (five) different methods to turn off Primetime Anytime. You are free to choose your suitable method from below.
- TV Settings
- Only Stop Recording
- Cancel Primetime Anytime
Let’s read all the methods in detail.
1. TV Settings
If you are using Primetime on your TV, then follow the steps below to turn it off.
- Open the Menu and go to the Settings
- Scroll down to find the DVR (Digital Video Recorder) and click on it
- From there, go to Primetime Anytime
- Now, click on the Do Not Enable the option
- Finally, click Confirm to save the changes
That’s how you will be able to prevent the PT from disturbing you. In case you cannot stop the Primetime Anytime from your television, try the 2nd method from below.
This method is for PTAT users who are failed to turn off Primetime Anytime from TV. Follow the instructions step by step to turn it off from PTAT.
- Open PTAT and click the button named Option
- There you will find Settings. Go to the settings
- Now stop PTAT clicking on the Turn it off button
It is a pretty simple method to turn off Primetime Anytime. It may still not stop the PT. If not, then follow the next method.
You have to wait one day after stopping PTAT if you want to turn off the Primetime Anytime from the Hopper. For this, let’s follow the steps below:
- Go to the Menu of Hopper and Open the Settings
- Now, find the DVR (Digital Video Recorder) and click on this option
- Then, Select the Primetime Anytime logo
- There you will find two options and choose the Disable option
By this, your Primetime Anytime will be disabled and you will no longer be able to use this feature. If you don’t want to turn off the full feature but just the recording option, then you can follow the next method below.
4. Only Stop Recording
The Primetime Anytime doesn’t bother its users rather than recording feature does. It starts records automatically which is found annoying by many users. If you are one of them then you can easily turn off the recording option by following some easy steps which are given below.
- Press the yellow button on your remote control and then press the button labeled 5
- To bring the options window, press the button labeled 2 on your remote
- Now, select Disable option and click on Save
Now your PT will not record primetime contents automatically. However, you are not allowed to delete the recorded contents.
5. Cancel Primetime Anytime
I know how frustrating it is to turn off Primetime Anytime again and again as it turns on automatically every time. You might say that’s enough you don’t need primetime anymore and want to get rid of it permanently, then you have to cancel the subscription. Here are the instructions to cancel the Primetime Anytime.
- Sign in to your account
- Now, go to Your account option
- Find Your Prime membership from the navigation menu
- Open it and click on the End membership option situated on the left side of your screen
- Click Confirm and exit the screen
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How Can I Turn Off PTAT Recordings on Dish?
You can turn off recording on your dish by simply going to the menu>PTAT and enabling/disabling the option.
Does PT take spaces on DVR?
Primetime Anytime automatically records ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX primetime shows by the hopper and takes no spaces on your DVR (Digital Video Recorder). So, there is nothing to worry about your DVR space and the PT recording.
How Can I Get Rid of Yellow PT?
DISH PrimeTime Anytime records primetime shows from ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. When you watch the recorded shows, a PT icon in yellow color will appear on your screen to inform you that you are currently watching content that is automatically recorded by PrimeTime Anytime and there is nothing you can do with the logo.
PrimeTime Anytime (PT) allows you to optimize your entertainment by providing a feature that automatically records primetime shows from CBS, NBS, FOX, and ABC. It doesn’t take up any space on your DVR and you can add DVR (Digital Video Recorder) on your smartphone by installing the DISH app on it. However, some users don’t like the feature and want to disable it. So this article is based on the user’s needs. I hope you have found what you are looking for from this article.