The Google Assistant is already available on a wide variety of devices and it can help you get a lot of stuff done with just your voice commands. Add surfing through the list of TV shows or movies to that as well. The Google Assistant is now available on the Dish Hopper family of receivers. It will enable users to find their content faster using nothing but voice commands.
The Justice Department had concerns about competition in the U.S. mobile market reducing if T-Mobile and Sprint were allowed to merge. It wanted to maintain the status quo of having four major wireless players. That’s where Dish came into the mix. It was reportedly in talks with a deal to acquire the merging carriers’ prepaid businesses. Dish has now confirmed that it will indeed be entering the country’s mobile market […]
The T-Mobile and Sprint merger would result in significant consolidation of the U.S. market and that’s something that the Justice Department has not been too keen about. That’s why Dish has been in talks with the two carriers to acquire the prepaid carrier Boost Mobile. According to a new report, Dish has reached an agreement with T-Mobile and Sprint for Boost Mobile worth $1.5 billion and spectrum assets for an […]
Dish had confirmed that its Hopper devices would get Google Assistant support. Those who own these units have been waiting for a few months now and their wait finally ends today. Dish has confirmed that its Hopper devices now offer Google Assistant functionality which means that users can control their receivers hands-free using just voice commands.
Never before has Dish reported Sling TV subscribers separately but it has now done that for the very first time. Sling TV is Dish’s standalone online TV streaming service that has been around for a few years now. The company reports that Sling TV subscribers have grown by 47 percent to reach over 2.2 million.
Dish today announced that it’s going to bring Google Assistant to its set-top boxes in the coming months. This is going to be the first time that its customers with a Hopper, Joey or Wally set-top box can control their TV using voice commands in multiple languages, including English and Spanish. Google Assistant is going to add a host of new functionality to these set-top boxes.
Dish subscribers were unable to access some CBS channels over Thanksgiving due to a blackout by the latter. The two companies had failed to find a middle ground over a carriage agreement which meant that Dish customers couldn’t watch NFL games this Thanksgiving. The blackout seems to have pushed things along as the two have now reached a multi-year deal which covers networks like CBS, CBS Sports Network, Pop, and […]
CBS and Dish aren’t on the best of terms right now and that has resulted in the blacking out of dozens of CBS channels on Dish. What that means is those who were looking forward to catching NFL games this Thanksgiving might have to make alternate arrangement. CBS had said that it would black out its channels as a result of its ongoing dispute with Dish on subscription fees. The […]
Dish has long tried to break into the wireless business in the United States. It has held talks about deals, mergers, and acquisitions with major industry players like Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T but to no avail. It appears that the company is now putting its money on another suitor which might potentially be interested in the wireless business itself. That company is said to be Amazon.
Dish today announced that it’s now the first TV provider to offer direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa. This integration will enable users to watch TV hands-free with Amazon’s digital personal assistant. Starting today, Dish customers with a Hopper or Wally set-top box and an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Amazon Tap can use Alexa to watch TV hands-free.
We saw reports several weeks ago that Dish may soon launch a new set-top box calling AirTV Player. Reports mentioned that the box would enable users to stream Netflix, Dish’s standalone TV streaming service Sling TV, and local channels over-the-air. Dish has officially announced the AirTV Player set-top box today. It’s powered by Android TV.
Dish wants to bring in a lot of new subscribers this holiday season which is why it has launched a new promo through which it’s offering the HopperGo for free to all new subscribers. The HopperGo is a mobile video storage device that was launched by Dish earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show 2016 in Las Vegas. The device was later released to the public in May.
YouTube is making inroads into the pay TV market. It has inked a deal with Dish which makes the latter the first pay-TV company in the United States that enables its customers to play any and all videos from YouTube right on its set-top box. Dish Hopper 3 is the first DVR to support a native YouTube experience in what’s most certainly an industry-first.
Dish today announced the launch of a new skinny bundle that it calls Flex Pack. It provides Dish customers with choice and flexibility to create a personalized TV package. The skinny bundle starts at $39.99 per month and includes a core package of programming which consists of more than 50 channels while customers will also get a choice of one of eight themed channel packs.