Talk to your TV with DISH’s Voice Remote

Our television experiences are continually transformed by advancements in technology. Just think about how much faster and more powerful the equipment in your home entertainment system is now than even five years ago. The best part? It’s only going to get better from here.

Today, DISH is taking another step toward the future with the launch of a new Voice Remote. This device, which is roughly half the size of a traditional remote control, interprets natural language to search and control basic functions on your Hopper 3 or 4K Joey.

Forget having to remember channel numbers or how to get to settings like Parental Controls. Just speak into your remote to change the channel, find a movie, access Hopper 3 features or record your favorite shows.

Here are some examples of the things you can say:

  • “ESPN” or “Watch ESPN”
  • “Chicago Cubs”
  • “Big Bang Theory”
  • “Baseball”
  • “Movies with Tom Cruise”
  • “Game Finder” or “Launch Game Finder”
  • “Action movies”
  • “Guide” or “DVR”
  • “Romantic comedies with Jennifer Aniston”
  • “Parental Controls”
  • “Movies from the 2000s”
  • “Record This”

Check out the tips below to help you get started with your Voice Remote.


  1. Home Button—Easily find movies, sports and shows that are live, on your DVR or on demand.
  2. Voice Control Button—Find what you’re looking for by pressing and holding this button, speaking into the remote and releasing it.
  3. Touchpad—Using your finger, press the touchpad in the center until it clicks to select the highlighted item. Without pressing, lightly drag your finger across the touchpad to move the selection. To move the selection more quickly, swipe your finger across the touchpad without pressing, and then lift your finger. Without pressing, lightly tap on an edge of the touchpad to move the highlight one item in that direction.
  4. Pause/Play—Pause live TV or your recordings with the Pause button located in the middle of the remote. If you want to resume the action, simply press this button again.

Voice Remote is available now to DISH customers with a Hopper 3 or 4K Joey for $30. Get yours today by calling 1-800-333-DISH. To learn more about the Voice Remote visit or