DISH activates The Google Assistant on Hopper receivers; debuts new Google-branded voice remote
To complement this new integration, the company also debuted a new
"Our customers have enthusiastically embraced voice control technology as a key part of their TV experience, so we wanted to find a way to provide even more value and entertainment with the introduction of the Google Assistant on Hopper family receivers," said
Using the Google Assistant on Hopper family receivers
DISH customers can use the DISH voice remote to ask the Assistant general questions like weather forecasts or game scores – and see answers on the screen. Customers can also control their DISH TV experience; manage their smart home devices, such as dimming the lights or adjusting the thermostat; and relive favorite memories from Google Photos. Verbal and visual responses are seamlessly integrated into the existing DISH voice control experience across all Hopper family receivers using cloud-rendering technology from TVersity.
Below are examples of spoken commands customers can ask the Assistant:
- "Change the channel to ESPN"
- "Show me comedies"
- "On Demand"
- "Search for funny cat videos on
- "Launch Netflix"
- "Will I need an umbrella today?"
- "What's the score of the baseball game"
- "Show me my photos in
- "Dim the living room lights"
- "What's on my agenda today?"
- "Lock the front door"
Customers with a DISH voice remote and a broadband-connected Hopper (all generations), Joey (all models) or Wally can access the Google Assistant once they receive the software update. New customers and existing DISH customers without a voice remote can visit mydish.com/voice-remote to check their eligibility for a free
To learn more about DISH's new integration with the Google Assistant on Hopper receivers, visit dishvoiceremote.com.
Since 1980, DISH has served as the disruptive force in pay-TV, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. By listening to customers and taking bold steps to make TV better, DISH's award-winning entertainment technology and in-home installation services remain unmatched by competitors. DISH continues to push the industry forward with its over-the-top television service, Sling TV.
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