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Canadian operator Telus is giving its Optik TV customers the freedom to control their entertainment experience hands-free using voice commands, at no extra cost.
Telus voice assitant 16Aug2019
Optik TV customers with a Google Assistant-enabled speaker or smart display can pair to the new Telus Home Assistant to allow voice commands to change the channel; launch Netflix and other apps; search for shows; pause or turn off their digital box. Those without a Google Home device can enjoy the same hands-free voice control ability through the free Google Assistant app for smartphones.

Beyond controlling Optik TV, Telus Home Assistant also allows customers to manage their mobile and home accounts using voice commands to keep track of their bill, data usage or add a travel pack to their account.

“Telus is constantly innovating to put our customers first and integrating Optik TV with the Google Assistant not only helps to streamline the entertainment experience, but makes it more immersive and interactive,” said Blair Miller, vice president of consumer products and content, Telus. “As voice assistant technologies have become more commonplace in Canadians’ homes, it was a natural fit to integrate control over the largest screen in the house. We are proud to offer our customers hands-free control of their TV experience and look forward to evolving Telus Home Assistant’s capabilities in the near future.”