DISH launches Voice Remote TV control device

Friday July 15, 2016 0 comments Tags: Englewood, DISH, Voice Remote, Vivek Khemka

ENGLEWOOD -- DISH  today launched its Voice Remote, featuring voice recognition, a clickable touchpad and backlighting. The remote controls navigation, search and content selection on Hopper 3 and 4K Joey set-top boxes.Dish_logoUSE

“Voice Remote is simple to use, affordable and, most impressively, operates with incredible speed and accuracy,” said Vivek Khemka, DISH executive VP and chief technology officer.

“Leveraging modern navigation paradigms like touch and voice, this remote represents a complete reinvention of the outdated remote control customers have come to expect from cable providers.”

Roughly half the size of a traditional remote control, DISH said Voice Remote fits in the palm of the user’s hand, much like a smartphone. DISH said it designed the remote to interpret natural language, populating search results based on program title, actor or genre, and building contextual searches to narrow options, as desired.

It also utilizes voice commands to control basic functions of the receiver, including recording and changing channels.

Voice Remote features two touchpad modes: default displays a blank touchpad allowing navigation tasks, while the numeric mode illuminates a keypad when channel or password entry is preferred.

With the ability to serve as a universal remote, DISH said Voice Remote can control up to two IR devices (TV/AUX models). New and existing Hopper 3 and 4K Joey customers can purchase Voice Remote for $30 by calling 1-800-333-DISH or visiting www.dish.com.