What Channel Is Newsmax On Dish?

by Daniel Smith | Updated 12/24/23

what channel is newsmax on dish network

You can watch the Newsmax Channel on Dish Network on Channel 216.  This will work in all cities where Dish offers its services from Seattle to Miami.

It’s good that Dish has made it easy to find Newsmax vs cable companies like Spectrum and Comcast where Newsmax is on different and multiple channels depending on your zip code.

For the rest of this article, we’ll go over Newsmax’s current schedule and your other options to watch the station besides Channel 216 on your TV.

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Dish Newsmax Channels

San Diego216New Orleans216
Los Angeles216Baltimore216
San Francisco216Detroit216
Washington DC216St. Louis216
Atlanta216Las Vegas216
Honolulu216New York216
Kansas City216Oklahoma City216
El Paso216Memphis216
Houston216San Antonio216

Ways To Watch Newsmax

While it’s nice that Dish customers can watch Newsmax on Channel 216, they also have 4 other options to watch Newsmax besides just watching on their TV.

They are the following:

  1. Use the Dish website
  2. Go to the Newsmax website
  3. Download the Dish Anywhere app
  4. Watch on the Newsmax app

Newsmax is a newer channel and it’s had well-publicized challenges getting and staying on all the cable providers’ lineups.

Most Xfinity customers can’t watch Newsmax and there’s sometimes outages on the channel if there’s a carriage dispute with a service provider.

It’s for that reason that Newsmax provides a live feed of its programming on its website and app.  To watch the channel, you actually don’t need a TV subscription with Dish or any service provider.

You can even cast the channel to your TV via chromecast.  It’s better for Newsmax and democracy though if you watch it on your TV.

The more people who watch Newsmax on TV, the more leverage they have to get higher fees on the entire user base of a cable provider – that means that even liberals who don’t like the channel are supporting it.

newsmax channels on dish

Other Ways To Watch The Newsmax Channel On Dish

Dish has 3 options including Channel 216 to watch Newsmax.  With the other 2, you can watch on the Dish website or via the Dish Anywhere app.

The app is helpful if you want to watch on the go although the screen is usually a little small.  Watching online is nice and you can Chromecast to devices as well.

It’s more convenient to use Dish apps because you can more easily switch to different channels with programs that you’re interested in.

We love watching on a TV screen though – sometimes we don’t need more unreliable technology in our lives.

Newsmax Current Schedule

In our opinion, it’s equally important to know what times and shows are on Newsmax as it is to know the channel number on Dish Network.

Newsmax’s most popular shows air during the evening on weekdays.

Primetime begins at 4 pm with Chris Salcedo and ends at midnight once Rob Schmitt signs off.  It’s interesting to note that Rob Schmitt has shows at 7 pm and 11 pm during weekdays.

Other shows with great commentators you might want to watch include The Record with Great Van Susteren, The Right Squad with Chris Plante, and Eric Bolling’s The Balance.

There are also morning and news shows that you can watch.

Newsmax has a show called Wake Up America that airs every day which is an alternative to more liberal morning shows like Good Morning America.

It also airs shows like National Report and American Agenda that provide commentary on the news of today.

Weekends for Newsmax have a slightly different schedule because commentaries take the weekend off but there are big shows like Mike Huckabee and Wendy Bell and some interesting documentaries as well.

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Newsmax is one of the newest and most popular channels on TV.

It’s a bit controversial but we’re glad that Dish offers the channel to their customers.

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About the author

Daniel Smith is the CTO of BillSmart. A graduate of UC Berkeley, he's worked for top tech companies like Adobe and Palantir. In his free time, he enjoys messing around in crypto and playing strategy games.