Dish expands Amazon Alexa options for set-top packing containers

(Reuters) – Dish Community Corp mentioned on Tuesday customers will now have the ability to set recordings, launch apps and navigate menus on its Hopper vary of set-top packing containers by means of Inc’s Alexa-powered Echo units.

FILE PHOTO: An Amazon Dot is proven on high of a Hopper on the Dish Community sales space through the 2017 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada January 6, 2017. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Picture

Whereas customers can at the moment play or pause content material with the Alexa voice assistant, the most recent replace will enable them to make use of instructions akin to “Alexa, launch Netflix” to open the app.

There have been experiences about Dish and Amazon discussing a partnership to enter the wi-fi enterprise. Dish has been shopping for up spectrum, or radio frequencies that carry the information flowing by means of units.

Reporting by Sonam Rai in Bengaluru; Modifying by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty

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