Get Whole-Home Hands-Free TV With DISH and Amazon Alexa!
Heads up DISH and Alexa owners, starting today, DISH is taking Hands-Free TVTM to a whole new level by integrating their already existing Hands-Free TV on Hopper DVR to all Joey clients! What this means is that you can now use Alexa to control all TVs in the Hopper whole-home ecosystem by pairing each set-top box with an Amazon Echo, Echo Show, or Echo Dot. Keep reading to find out how easy it is to setup your Alexa on Dish.
Ask Alexa for Hands-Free TV on DISH
Alexa can navigate, play, pause, fast-forward, rewind and search content based on channel, title, actor, genre or sports team. When you search, Alexa will look for programs across all of DISH’s live, recorded and on-demand titles, as well as Netflix’s selection of TV shows and movies. Simply ask Alexa to do things like:
How to set-up Alexa on DISH
- Enable DISH TV in the Alexa app: Open the Alexa app on a mobile device and select Music, Video & Books > DISH TV > Enable. If the DISH TV skill is already enabled from previous use, select Settings > Manage in TV and Video > Manage and Link Devices from the Alexa app, and proceed to step 3.
- Get receiver code: Turn on internet-connected Hopper or Wally, and go to Menu > Settings > Amazon Alexa > Get Code. Enter the generated code into the Alexa app and select Activate. Click Done in the confirmation message.
- Pair set-top box with Amazon Echo, Echo Show or Echo Dot: In the Alexa app, select desired Hopper, Wally or Joey receiver from list of discoverable devices. Click Continue. Select Echo device to be synced with chosen receiver. Click Link Devices. Repeat this step for all set-top boxes to be paired with Echo.
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