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Dish Introduced New TV Remote That Listens To Your Voice Commands

Dish Network announced the launch of its Voice Remote at CES in Las Vegas, after a long-gestating research and development process. It would feature voice recognition, a clickable touchpad and backlighting. You can also change channels and record shows using your voice.

Dish’s new Voice Remote, which is about half the size of its traditional remote control, is compatible with the recently launched 4K Joey set-top boxes and Hopper 3 whole-home DVR and can control up to two IR devices. It features 2 touchpad models – the default setting allows for navigation tasks, while a numeric mode illuminates a keypad when the channel or password entry is preferred.

At a press of a dedicated button, you can search for movies and shows and even refine those searches using natural language. And you can also control recording or changing channels the hands-free way as well.


Dish says its voice remote is about half the size of the traditional remote control and fits in the palm of the hand like a phone. The remote has a touchpad with two modes, numeric for entering channel numbers and passwords and blank for navigation.

Dish designed the remote to interpret natural language, populating search results based on program title, genre or actor, and building contextual searches to narrow options, as desired.

Key Features Of Voice Remote Are:

  • Voice control, dual function touchpad and a RF4CE remote control finder
  • Universal remote with learning capabilities
  • Entire remote can be backlit
  • Small enough to easily fit in the palm of your hand: 5.59 by 2.25 by 1.02 inches
  • Lasts 4-6 months on two AA batteries.
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