At some point in the first half of this year Dish Network announced they will be adding multi-language voice control via Google Assistant to all Hopper DVRs, Joey clients, and Wally single-tuner HD receivers. The multiple languages at first consist of English and Spanish.
Dish customers will be able to use Google Assistant on Google Home, Android phones and iPhones to control their Dish equipment. Example voice commands might be “Change channel to ESPN,” “Rewind 30 seconds,” or “Search for Game of Thrones.”
In November, Dish started shipping their newest, second-generation voice remote to customers who order a Hopper DVR. Existing Hopper owners could order the new remote for $20.
“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.
Dish equipment including Dish’s Hopper, Joey and Wally set-top boxes can already be controlled via Amazon Alexa.