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Google Assistant voice control coming to DISH devices

The feature will arrive on the company's all generations of Hopper Digital Video Recorder.

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The collaboration between Google and DISH will be introduced with the DISH's Hopper DVR.
The collaboration between Google and DISH will be introduced with the DISH's all generation of Hopper DVR.
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  • DISH will soon integrate Google Home and Google Assistant into its TV services.
  • The collaborators are highly pleased with this development.
  • This development will allow users to control their HD receivers with their voices.

Direct-broadcast satellite service provider DISH has announced it is working on integrating Google Home and Google Assistant into its TV service.

“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,” Niraj Desai, Vice President of Product Management, DISH, wrote in a blog post late on Wednesday.

This collaboration with Google will give audience a thrilling experience. Wikimedia Commons
This collaboration with Google will give the audience a thrilling experience. Wikimedia Commons

The feature will arrive on the company’s all generations of Hopper Digital Video Recorder (DVR), Joey client and Wally single-tuner HD receiver at an unspecified time in the first half of 2018.

The integration will work in multiple languages including English and Spanish.

This will also enable users to control their HD receivers with voice controls after the device is paired with an Assistant-enabled device such as Google Home speakers and Android handsets. IANS

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Here Comes the Bilingual Google Assistant

Google Assistant will also be built into new voice-activated speakers

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Google Assistant is expanding on more Android phones and headphones. (IANS)

Google Assistant will now be able to understand and speak more than one language at a time, the company announced on Friday.

With the annual tech show IFA 2018 kick-starting here, Google said that it is adding multi-lingual support to its Assistant.

“Currently, the Assistant can understand any pair of languages within English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. We’ll be expanding to more languages in the coming months,” Manuel Bronstein, Vice President of Product, Google Assistant, said in a blog post.

Google Assistant is expanding on more Android phones and headphones. Some of the latest flagship devices, including the LG G7 One, SHARP Simple Smartphone 4 and Vivo NEX S, now feature dedicated buttons to easily access the Assistant.

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“In addition, the new Xperia XZ3 from Sony and Blackberry Key 2 LE also take advantage of the shortcuts to trigger the Assistant,” said Bronstein.

Google Assistant will also be built into new voice-activated speakers.

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These include Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound 1 and Beosound 2, Blaupunkt’s PVA 100, Harman Kardon’s HK Citation series, Kygo’s Speaker B9-800, Polaroid’s Sam and Buddy and Marshall Acton II and Stanmore II.

“Expect these smart speakers and soundbars to roll out later this year in local European markets,” said Google. (IANS)

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