Dish Hands Free TV Brings Alexa Voice Control to Whole Home

By Andrew Fenn
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Dish has extended its Hands Free TV functionality to Joey clients, allowing users to control their TVs with Amazon Echo’s Alexa voice recognition in any room of their house.

41 v1fozy0LAmazon Echo support was integrated into the company’s Hopper DVR and Wally HD receiver devices in April of this year. Dish’s latest DVR, Hopper 3, supports the use of up to six Joey devices, making Dish the first Pay TV operator to provide whole-home Alexa control.

Dish users can use Alexa to find specific programmes, change channels, play, pause, rewind or fast forward, among a range of other useful commands.