Digital TV News: Niraj Desai

DISH to build Google Assistant into Hopper DVR
Jan 8, 2019 – DISH has announced that it's building the Google Assistant into its Hopper family of receivers. Customers will be able to use the DISH voice remote to ask the Assistant to control smart home devices, provide weather and news updates, display photos and more.
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DISH delivers Hands-Free TV with the Google Assistant
Jul 9, 2018 – DISH has debuted its new integration with the Google Assistant for a Hands-Free TV entertainment experience. DISH customers with a Hopper, Hopper Duo, Joey or Wally can control their TV using just their voice when paired with an Assistant device, like Google Home, Android phones or iPhones.
News categories: DISH Network, Google Assistant, Niraj Desai, Michele Turner, Big Data, Digital TV, Satellite, Set Top Box, Smart Home, USA, UX

DISH adds more Amazon Alexa controls for Hopper
Jun 12, 2018 – DISH (NASDAQ:DISH) has introduced new Amazon Alexa voice capabilities that give customers the ability to set recordings, launch apps and navigate menus on Hopper family set-top boxes. The update builds on DISH's existing Alexa voice functions.
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DISH releases DVR tailored to one- and two-TV households
Jan 22, 2018 – DISH has released Hopper Duo, a dual-tuner HD set-top solution for one- and two-TV households. Hopper Duo packages the most essential features of DISH's Hopper 3 for customers with smaller-scale entertainment setups.
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DISH to work with the Google Assistant
Jan 10, 2018 – DISH has announced that its customers will soon have the ability to watch Hands-Free TV using the Google Assistant. This marks the first time that DISH customers with a Hopper, Joey or Wally can use voice to control their TV in multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
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DISH to ship voice remote with all Hopper DVRs
Nov 14, 2017 – DISH has released a voice remote that ships with all Hopper DVRs. Upgraded with motion-activated backlighting and two customizable buttons, the remote interprets natural language to control navigation, search and content selection on compatible set-top boxes.
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DISH expands Alexa voice control to whole-home TV clients
Oct 25, 2017 – DISH has unveiled Hands-Free TV for the entire home by extending its support of Amazon Alexa voice control to all Joey clients. Now, DISH customers can ask Alexa to control all TVs in the Hopper whole-home ecosystem by pairing each set-top box with an Amazon Echo, Echo Show or Echo Dot.
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DISH introduces whole-home 4K Netflix experience
Sep 29, 2017 – DISH is the first major U.S. pay-TV provider to offer a whole-home 4K Netflix experience. After offering Netflix Ultra HD titles on its Hopper 3 DVR since April 2016, the company has now added the app to its 4K Joey client.
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DISH selects TiVo Metadata
Jul 31, 2017 – TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO) has announced that DISH has completed its migration to TiVo Metadata. DISH is utilizing TiVo’s rich metadata, such as program information and image-based content, across its product platforms, including linear TV, VOD and DVR.
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