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US pay-TV provider DISH plans to implement Google Assistant into its voice control suite.

hopper2 11 jan 2018Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, the move means that starting in the first half of this year, DISH customers with a broadband-connected Hopper DVR (all generations), Joey client (all models) or Wally single-tuner HD receiver can use the Google Assistant to control their TV when paired with the Assistant on speakers like Google Home, Android phones or iPhones.

“Throughout 2017, DISH took major strides toward building a suite of voice-control options for our customers, including a new DISH voice remote,” said Niraj Desai, DISH vice president of product management. “We’re pleased to be working with the Google Assistant to offer our customers the ability to control Hopper’s video experiences through the Assistant on speakers and phones.”

The Google Assistant will help users navigate, play, pause, fast-forward, rewind and search TV content based on channel, title, actor and genre.