Everything you need to enjoy Valentine’s Day at home
Hate it or love it, Valentine’s Day 2018 is upon us. The occasion that is the cause for all of the heart-shaped boxes of chocolates and bouquets of flowers you’ve been seeing for the past month (or longer) in stores is finally here. However you plan on spending this unofficial holiday, we wish you the best possible day one can have.
Of course, this day tends to be the most popular out of the year when it comes to restaurant reservations (as well as other activities that involve being out and about) for obvious reasons. Why stress about last-minute table reservations or other plans when you can easily have everything you need to have a quiet, yet enjoyable Valentine’s Day at home? On top of that, DISH is here to help. Needless to say, you can also enjoy a magical evening at home any day out of the year with DISH and not just limit yourself to just Valentine’s Day! If you happen to have an Amazon Alexa device which integrates with the Hopper 3, it further opens up an entire world of entertainment for you to enjoy with your date.
Want to try your hand at preparing your own dinner? As long as you have the relevant skills enabled, you can ask Alexa about creating new recipes from scratch. No need to disrupt your cooking flow either- Alexa will read you the exact instructions you need, step by step as you go along.
Next up, the music. Create the perfect setting for your date night by using your Alexa device, which also functions as a speaker. Or, use DISH music to play your favorite tunes in every room of the house that has a DISH-connected TV or compatible Play-Fi speaker. Use the DISH music app to easily stream music from services such as iHeartRadio or Pandora, without having to worry about continually changing the song every few minutes.
The list goes on and on about all of the commands you can give Alexa. If you have smart lights installed in your home, you can tell Alexa to dim or brighten said lights. Want to raise or lower the temperature? You can do that too. You can even entertain yourself and your date with recreational games such as Jeopardy to guarantee a night free of boredom.
When it’s time for the main course (aka what to watch on TV), we’ve more than got you covered. Need help finding the perfect TV programming for your date? No problem. Our Hopper 3 DVR helps you quickly find the best show that fits the ambiance you’re looking for. You can even search shows via any actor, director, and even more and if you have Netflix enabled on your Hopper, you’ll see search results that include your Netflix library. With the Alexa capabilities included, you can even control your TV using only your voice, including both on-demand and live TV. Of course, if you don’t have an Alexa device, our Voice Remote serves the same purpose of enabling you to enjoy Hands-Free TV™.