DishTV gets Amazon Alexa skills for voice-assisted TV viewing, content discovery


Dish TV today has launched its skill for Amazon Alexa in India. These skills will help users find programs and provide recommendations on programs, movies, sports, and music. With the help of Alexa, customers will now be able to enjoy voice-assisted TV viewing and content discovery.

Once the skills are enabled, it allows users to interact with DishTV through voice commands and explore the vast content portfolio available on DishTV DTH platform. The DishTV Alexa Skill can be accessed on all Alexa-enabled devices such as Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Echo Dot. The skill can also be accessed with the Alexa app.

Furthermore, users can also check their account related information such as current balance, switch-off date, and monthly recharge amount, avail pay-later service and raise a call-me request by asking Alexa. Users can enable the DishTV Skill using the Alexa app and it will assist users in searching a specific program on a channel, particular time of the show, top movies, TV shows and sports recommendations by DishTV.

Commenting on the same, Anil Dua, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dish TV India Limited said:

We are excited to bring the voice-enabled DishTV Skill to our DTH consumers. DishTV becomes the first DTH Company in India to power voice-assisted content discovery and recommendations. We will be adding more features to the skill such as personalizing search, filtering recommendations, recharging DTH account, subscribing to new channels and scheduling a recording. Enabling these voice-led features is yet another step in our journey to offer the best-in-class TV viewing experience to our customers.

Dilip R.S., Country Manager for Alexa Skills, Amazon India said:

Amazon Echo is designed for the entire family. The DishTV integration with Alexa will help users to browse easily for content on their television, which also doubles up as the family entertainment hub using just their voice. We are delighted to collaborate with DishTV and bring the power of voice to home entertainment.