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DISH's new voice remote (Photo: Business Wire)
"Voice control will now come as a standard feature on DISH remotes
shipped with our Hopper set-top boxes," said
DISH's new voice remote includes two customizable buttons that customers can easily program to create shortcuts to some of their most frequented menu destinations like Netflix, parental controls and video-on-demand. Equipped with Remote Finder functionality, the remote emits a series of beeping noises after customers press the "Locate Remote" button on compatible receivers.
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.
How to program customizable buttons on the voice remote
1. The two customizable buttons are located near the bottom of the
remote, and are marked with a Diamond and a Double Diamond.
2. After turning on a Hopper or Joey, click a customizable button (from anywhere within the user interface). A pop-up menu will appear on the right side of the screen with a list of 12 possible shortcuts.
3. Scroll to the desired shortcut, then click Select. Once set, the customizable buttons will perform the selected function any time they are pressed.
4. To reprogram, hold down a customizable button for two seconds. The pop-up menu will reappear on the right side of the screen with the list of 12 shortcuts.
DISH's 54.0 remote control is a universal remote with learning capabilities, and can control up to two IR devices (TV/AUX models). The unit features voice control and a RF4CE remote control finder. All buttons are backlit, and battery life is anticipated to last four to six months on two AA batteries. It is designed to easily fit in the palm of a user's hand with dimensions of 6.50"(L) x 2.17"(W) x 0.91"(D).
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