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Claiming to be the first pay-TV provider to offer compatibility with the voice-enabled technology, DISH has unveiled compatibility between its service and the Google Assistant.

dish 10July2018The integration means that there will be a hands-free TV entertainment experience for customers of the US operator with a Hopper, Hopper Duo, Joey or Wally which can control their TV using just their voice when paired with an Assistant device, like Google Home, Android phones or an iPhone.

DISH customers can ask the Google Assistant to set recordings, adjust volume and launch apps including Netflix. They can also use the Assistant to navigate, play, pause, fast-forward, rewind and search content based on channel, title, actor or genre. When using search functionality, the results displayed include DISH's live, recorded and on-demand titles, as well as Netflix's selection of TV shows and films. Spanish-language support will be coming soon.

“Since we first introduced voice control technology, we've seen our customers really embrace the hands-free TV experience,” remarked Niraj Desai, DISH vice president of product management. “Our collaboration with Google is an exciting opportunity for us to continue meeting demand for voice and changing the way we interact with television.”