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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.

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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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Smart Speaker Google Home Will Now Be Able To Respond in Hindi

The feature will help many users take Google Assistant's help for daily commute to listening to their favourite music

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Google on Thursday announced its smart speaker Home will now be able to respond in Hindi with uniquely Indian contexts.

Already available on smartphones in Hindi, people can now talk to Google Assistant smart speaker in the language, the company said in a statement.

Open the “Google Home App” on smartphone, tap the ‘Account’ icon at the lower-right corner, then select ‘Settings’.

Upon navigating to the ‘Assistant’ tab, select ‘Add a language’ and set Hindi as the first language in the list.

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Just say “Ok Google’ to start a conversation with Assistant on Google Home.

“Our team has been hard at work teaching the Assistant on Google Home to understand Hindi, and it will now respond to you with uniquely Indian contexts.

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“The Assistant is already available in Hindi on your smartphone, and now you can also get hands-free help at home in Hindi to get things done in your world,” said Purvi Shah, Technical Programme Manager, Google Assistant.

The feature will help many users take Google Assistant’s help for daily commute to listening to their favourite music. (IANS)