Top 3 Satellite Dish Alignment Apps That Save You Time

By | September 6, 2017

We all know that alignment of a satellite dish can be a pain in the arse sometimes, so here are the Top 3 Satellite Dish Alignment Apps that will save you time and effort. Setting up a satellite dish seems easy but when it comes to finding the right angle or correct dish positioning etc. etc, it’s not always the case. But times has changed and this was the problem of the past, today nearly everyone has a smartphone(who hasn’t got one let me know in the comments please! 🙂 ) and there are great apps that can help you align your dish within minutes. Yes, minutes. All you need to do is to screw in your dish to the pole(but do not tighten it up yet!) and leave the rest to the latest technology. Below you will find my Top 3 Dish Alignment Apps available on Android phones.

SATFinder

This app is one of my favourite. It is very easy to use, all you need to do is turn on GPS on your phone and look for satellite you want to point your dish to in the settings. The app is free and contains ads, but you can get PRO version to get rid of them. What I really like in this app is the Satellite positions filtering feature, you do not need to scroll all the way up or down to find the one you want, just start typing its name in and you’re done! Very handy I must say. Overall this app is a contender to be one of the best currently available.

Installs:5 000 000 – 10 000 000
Requires Android:4.0 and up
Review Score:4.0 out of 5.0

Top 3 Satellite Dish Alignment Apps

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Satellite Finder

This is very good but basic app from a German company. Available in free version only, hence it’s filled with ads, but I really like the user interface and it does the job perfectly. It is relatively new and has very good 4.1 review score. The app will guide you through the whole process of dish aligment until you see the “perfect!” message on your screen. There is no other settings except the list of satellites to choose from and as the app is very basic I think it can be a problem to position your dish on any satellite with a weaker than normal signal.

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Installs:100 000 – 500 000
Requires Android:4.3 and up
Review Score:4.1 out of 5.0

Satellite Director

This app is one of the oldest I know but it still doesn’t disappoints and does the job very well. The developer claims it will work on Android 1.6! Would you believe it? Not 6.1, it’s 1.6.. I’ve no device running that old version of Android but if any of you have it, please let me know in the comments, I am very curious if that’s actually true. So those of you who have older phones, this app seems to be your best choice. As said before, the user interface is very basic, but the app has many options such as compass calibration, altitude, declination and even accuracy score. Again as on the first app I reviewed today there is filtered search option, which saves a lot of time. Lastly the Director, which uses your phone’s camera is very easy to use, just point your phone at the sky and it will guide you directly at the chosen satellite.

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Installs:5 000 000 – 10 000 000
Requires Android:1.6 and up
Review Score:4.1 out of 5.0

Conclusion

This small guide should point you in the right direction when it comes to satellite dish aligment. I picked up just the three of my favourite apps, but the list is much, much longer. If you want to share your experience with some other apps feel free to do it in the comments.

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