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Dish d2h gets Amazon Alexa for voice-assisted content search

By: The Mobile Indian network, New Delhi Last updated : October 01, 2019 12:55 pm

Dish TV's d2h skill on Alexa will enable users to take advantage of voice commands through Alexa to explore content and get up-to-date information about their d2h account.
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Dish TV has introduced the d2h skill on Amazon Alexa to allow users to discover content using their voice. With the Alexa skill set, users will be able to say “Alexa, enable d2h” to search for content on their Dish TV devices. 

 

Right off the bat, the d2h skill will enable users to take advantage of voice commands through Alexa to explore content and get up-to-date information about their d2h account. The feature will allow subscribers to set reminders for their favourite programs, get recommendations on trending programs, access their account details, register request for calls from customer care, perform troubleshooting and more through Alexa devices. 

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The new d2h skill from Dish TV can be used by anyone with an Amazon Echo speaker or with devices or headsets enabled by Alexa. The feature can also be accessed via the Alexa app on iOS and Android and the company says there are more features for the skill set in the pipeline. 

 

The basic set of skills available currently are:

 

“Alexa, ask d2h what is my account balance?”

“Alexa, ask d2h when do I need to recharge my account?”

“Alexa, ask d2h to call me”

“Alexa, ask d2h to remind me when FRIENDS is playing?”

“Alexa, ask d2h what is playing on Zee Café?”

“Alexa, ask d2h what time is “Modern Family” scheduled today?”

“Alexa, ask d2h what are the top (movie/sports/tv shows) of the day?”

 

How to use d2h skill through Alexa app on Android and iOS:

 

1. Install, open and sign in with your Amazon account on the Alexa app on iOS or Android. 

2. Prompt Alexa to open the d2h skill by saying “Alexa, launch d2h” or “Alexa, open d2h”.

3. Follow up with any of the queries from above to use Alexa for d2h. 

 

Speaking about the development, Dish TV Executive Director and Group CEO, Anil Dua said “Voice-enabled search and information access is the cutting edge of home entertainment today. We are excited to bring the convenience of voice control with Alexa for our d2h customers. This launch reaffirms our commitment to always offering the latest and the most relevant technology to our d2h customers to make their viewing experience world-class”. 

 

Amazon India Country Manager for Alexa Skills and Voice Services, Dilip RS said “Using voice commands with Alexa to access entertainment and control smart home is like a magical experience. Many customers share that they enjoy the simplicity and ease of getting all kinds of entertainment, from videos, music to games, by just asking Alexa. The television is usually the centrepiece of common areas at home where families come together. We are extremely happy to see Dish TV India embrace voice technology for enriching the TV viewing experience with the d2h Alexa skill”. 

 

The d2h skill on Amazon Alexa is currently available for use on Amazon Echo speakers, Alexa-enables speakers and headphones as well as the Alexa app on Android and iOS. 

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