Comcast And Fandango Launch Voice-Activated Movie Ticketing Experience On The Television

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May 30, 2018 — PHILADELPHIA, PA AND LOS ANGELES, CA — Comcast’s Xfinity and Fandango businesses today announced a unique integration that gives movie fans the ability to find local showtimes and movie tickets right on their television. Starting today with Universal Pictures and Amblin...Learn More

Comcast Advances Efforts to Own the Home; X1 Voice Remote Control Integrated with Tile Object-Finding App

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The latest example of Comcast’s strategy to “own the home” is the company’s announcement today of a partnership with Tile, manufacturer of devices that help find lost objects. The Comcast Tile deal will enable Comcast customers to use their Xfinity X1 voice remote control to...Learn More

Comcast Pandora Integration Adds Voice Control to Streaming Music

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The latest enhancement to Comcast’s X1 platform is a deeper integration with the Pandora streaming music service. Among other things, the Comcast Pandora integration will let users control the Pandora service with their voice. “We’re seeing explosive growth in listening through in-home devices like X1,...Learn More

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

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