Smart TV Preferences: User Experience is Key, Voice Control is Lacking

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User experience is the driving factor behind smart TV and streaming media preferences, according to a smart TV preferences survey from Parks Associates. Nearly half (45 percent) of all broadband households in the U.S. already have a smart TV, according to the research firm. Smart...Learn More

DISH Goes All in on Voice Control; New Voice Remote Ships with All Hopper DVRs

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November 14, 2017 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH today released a new voice remote that ships with all Hopper DVRs. Upgraded with motion-activated backlighting and two customizable buttons, the remote interprets natural language to control navigation, search and content selection on compatible set-top boxes. New DISH...Learn More

Report: Close to Half of Long Term Pay TV Subscribers Also Subscribe to OTT

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TiVo’s 2017 survey of pay-TV and OTT subscribers in the United States, Europe and Latin America found that respondents watch 4.4 hours of content per day. A considerable number of people are subscribers to pay-tv and ott as well. TiVo suggests that voice activated technology...Learn More

Smart Home Owner Survey: Half the On-Line Population Has at Least One Device

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Smart home and digital consumer electronics developers are hard at work developing a new generation of smart devices, appliances, and equipment that rely on artificial intelligence (AI) to take the concept of personalization and digitally automated work and lifestyles to new heights, ReportLinker highlights in...Learn More

Voice Controlled Speaker Forecast Calls for 129% Growth This Year, Amazon Echo Dominates

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Amazon controls 70 percent of the fledgling U.S. market for voice controlled speakers, according to a new voice controlled speaker forecast from eMarketer. Furthermore, Amazon’s Echo will remain dominant as consumer uptake leaps higher this year, capturing a 70% voice controlled speaker market share. Google...Learn More

Parks Finds Strong Interest in Smart Home Voice Control

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Voice control technology continues to gain traction among users of consumer electronics devices worldwide. New research from Parks Associates found strong interest in smart home voice control. According to the new market data, 55 percent of U.S. broadband households want to use their voice to...Learn More

Amazon Aims to Disrupt Customer Contact Centers with Cloud Based Amazon Connect

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is taking its in-house customer contact center platform public – not via an IPO of shares, but by offering a branded, turnkey self-service cloud services platform that companies can set up easily, as well as pay for by the minute. Dubbed...Learn More

Comcast Business Enhances Voice Solutions Portfolio for Enterprises and SMBs

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March 27, 2017 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast Business today announced that it will demonstrate a range of enhancements to its comprehensive voice solutions portfolio at the Enterprise Connect show from March 27-30 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida (booth # 1213). These offerings are...Learn More

Report: Voice Assistant Penetration Jumps to 12% of U.S. Broadband Households

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U.S. households have been taking to digital voice assistants faster than they typically adopt new consumer electronics, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Voice assistant penetration rose from 5% of U.S. broadband households in 4Q 2015 to 12% in 4Q 2016, researchers said....Learn More

Comcast Wi-Fi Gateway Now Supports Bedtime Mode, Voice Control, User Metrics

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Comcast today announced a range of sophisticated capabilities for the Comcast Wi-Fi gateway, including voice control, user metrics and the ability to create rules and schedules, such as a bedtime mode that prevents Wi-Fi use during certain hours. End user data such as information about...Learn More

DISH and Amazon Deliver Alexa Voice Control on Hopper DVR

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January 03, 2017 — LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DISH customers can soon watch hands-free, voice-controlled TV by pairing a Hopper DVR with the Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, both Alexa devices. DISH is the first TV provider to announce direct compatibility with Amazon Alexa. “We constantly evaluate...Learn More

Digital Voice Activated Assistants Forecast to be in Over 2 Percent of U.S. Households This Year

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More than 2 percent of U.S. households – estimated at more than 2.8 million – will own a voice-activated digital assistant by the end of the year, according to a digital voice activated assistants forecast from Strategy Analytics. The market research and consulting company forecasts...Learn More

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