New Dish Voice Remote Will Ship with Hopper DVRs

By Andrew Fenn
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Dish has released a new voice control remote that will now ship with all Hopper DVRs, while existing customers can upgrade for $20. The remote is compatible with all generations of DISH’s Hopper DVR, as well as Joey, Wireless Joey, 4K Joey and Super Joey clients. Dish’s voice control technology suite also includes hands-free TV on the Hopper, Joey and Wally set-top boxes with Amazon Alexa. Users can ask Alexa to navigate, play, pause, fast-forward, rewind and search content based on channel, title, actor or genre. DISH is the only TV provider to offer direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa.

The new remote also features a motion-activated backlight and two customisable buttons.