DISH to provide voice-based TV control with Google Assistant

DISH to provide voice-based TV control with Google Assistant

The Google Assistant, meanwhile, is also headed to the Dish Hopper, Joey, and Wally devices.

In order to link the devices, users are required to connect to them through the Google Home app or Google Assistant on their smartphone.

HARMAN International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on connected technologies for automotive, consumer and enterprise markets, today announced the launch of JBL LINK View, a voice-controlled, smart display speaker with the Google Assistant built in. IFTTT recipes will be able to trigger individual remote commands when certain conditions are met, like telling your TiVo to jump forward when it detects that a commercial is playing.

Amazon already did it with the Echo Show but Lenovo's functionally named Smart Display (from US$$200) is arguably a better looking bit of kit.

You can use Google Assistant to show you directions from Google Maps, do video calling on Google Duo, listen to music and check out your daily schedule. Since IFTTT works with so many different systems and devices, this will enable extensive home automation customization beyond activities enabled by Google Assistant.

Dish doesn't want its customers to concern themselves as much with a lost TV remote, as the company has announced that it will be adding Google Assistant capabilities in the coming months.

"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", said Niraj Desai, DISH vice president of product management.

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