TELUS Home Assistant giving Optik TV customers hands-free voice controlThursday, August 15th, 2019
TELUS launches Home Assistant, giving TELUS Optik TV customers hands-free voice control
- Leveraging the Google Assistant, TELUS customers can pause, search, change channels, control volume and more with hands-free voice commands
VANCOUVER, B.C. — TELUS took a big step forward in its unwavering commitment to put customers first, this time by launching TELUS Home Assistant, a platform that gives Optik TV customers the freedom to control their entertainment experience hands-free using voice commands, at no extra cost.
Optik TV customers with a Google Assistant-enabled speaker or Smart Display simply pair to TELUS Home Assistant to allow voice commands to change the channel, launch Netflix and other apps, search for their favourite shows, pause or simply 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.
“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 & 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.”
Beyond controlling Optik TV, TELUS Home Assistant allows customers to manage their mobile and home accounts using simple voice commands to keep track of their bill, data usage or add a travel pack to their TELUS account, all by saying “Talk to TELUS” to their smart home assistant device.