DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) reported that its consumers will be offered the feature to view Hands-Free TVTM utilizing the Google Assistant in the imminent months. This comes as the first time that company customers with a Hopper, Wally or Joey can use voice so as to control their television in multiple languages, including Spanish and English.
Niraj Desai, the VP of Product Management at DISH, expressed that throughout last year, the company took key strides toward establishing a suite of voice control alternatives for their consumers, including a new voice remote. They are delighted to be working together with the Google Assistant to provide their consumer the knack to regulate Hopper’s video experiences via the Assistant on phones and speakers. Beginning in 1H 2018, DISH consumers with a broadband-linked Hopper DVR, Wally single-tuner HD receiver or Joey client can use the Google Assistant for TV control when paired with the Google Assistant on speakers such as Android phones, iPhones or Google Home.
The Google Assistant can help user navigate, fast-forward, rewind, search, play and pause TV content depending on channel, title, genre and actor. Below are instances of commands user can ask the Assistant. Besides the Google Assistant, voice control know-how suite of DISH comprises a recently launched voice remote that is sent at no extra cost along with Hopper DVRs.
DISH is a connectivity firm. Since 1980, it has been the disruptive force in the segment of pay-TV industry, leading value and innovation on behalf of customers. Through its subsidiaries, the firm offers television entertainment and latest technology to customers with its streaming Sling TV services and satellite DISH TV. DISH runs a national in-house installation workforce, and an advertising sales group offering targeted advertising solutions on Sling TV and DISH TV. The company has started buildout of a countrywide narrowband “IoT” network.