Dish taking off Google Assistant to Hopper receivers, releases Google-branded remote

First declared toward the beginning of January at CES 2019, Dish is presently taking off Google Assistant to its Hopper line of receivers. The software update begins today, while the satellite TV supplier is additionally releasing an Assistant-branded voice remote.

Google Assistant on Dish Hopper receivers gives an experience like other set-top boxes. Included capabilities incorporate controlling the TV experience: Change the channel to ESPN, Show comedies, or On Demand. “Verbal and visual responses are seamlessly integrated,” with Dish depending on cloud-rendering technology from TVersity.

Clients can utilize the DISH voice remote to ask the Assistant inquiries related to what they’re watching, as well as get weather updates, find nearby restaurants, view photos on the screen, control smart home devices and more.

This free Google Assistant Dish software update is accessible for broadband-connected Hopper (all generations), Joey (all models), or Wally. Any current Dish voice remote works, yet a new Assistant-branded model highlights Google’s colorful microphone icon in the top-right corner of the D-pad.

Something else, it’s an indistinguishable encounter, with the Assistant logo likewise at the bottom of the gadget. The satellite supplier is offering a free remote to certain clients.

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