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Easy to Set Up & Use

Alexa Plays Nice with Any
Hopper, Joey, or Wally

Alexa connects with your DISH receiver to allow you to control your TV just using your voice. Connecting couldn’t be easier! Just follow the 3-step process below to get started.

If you don’t already have DISH service, view our packages HERE and sign up today to start enjoying Hands-Free TV™ and more.

Alexa Integration requires internet-connected Hopper® or Wally™ and Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Amazon Tap with Amazon account.

Printable Version of Alexa + Hopper Setup Instructions

Before You Begin

To get started download the Amazon Alexa App

Amazon with Alexa on DISH
Download Alexa application in the Apple Store
Download Alexa application on Google Play

Step 1

Enable DISH TV in the Alexa App

  • Open the Amazon Alexa App on your mobile device.
    • If not already logged in, you will first need to log in using your Amazon account credentials.
  • Select "Settings" from the side menu and then "TV & Settings"
  • Scroll down and tap "DISH"
  • Tap "Enable Skill"
Alexa skill on Iphone to control your Dish receiver
Alexa set up on DISH TV

Step 2

Pair Your Internet-Connected Receiver with Amazon Alexa

  • On your DISH receiver, go to Menu, then Settings, and select Amazon Alexa
    (note: your receiver must be connected to the internet to pair with Alexa)
  • Select Get Code from this screen
  • Enter the code generated into the Amazon Alexa mobile app and select Activate
  • You will see a confirmation message that Alexa has been successfully linked with DISH TV
  • Go to the Alexa App and click “Done” and wait for your app to search for discoverable devices
  • Select your Hopper receiver from the list and click “Continue”
  • Next, select the Amazon Alexa device you would like linked to this Hopper receiver and click “Link Devices”
  • Your Hopper receiver and Alexa-enabled device are now paired, and you can use voice commands to control your DISH viewing experience

Step 3

Control Your TV with Your Voice

  • Try saying things like “Alexa, go to Channel 140” or “Alexa, show me Tom Hanks movies”
Alexa and DISH TV linked through Iphone
Note to our Customers Regarding the Coronavirus

Keeping you informed with available news and information about our commitment to DISH customers is a top priority.

We want to share information about what we are doing to ensure we are still serving our customer needs, including the ability to sign up for DISH service and have it installed by our professional technicians who have been trained on procedures, including those recommended by the CDC, to promote cleanliness.

We also know you may be spending some extra time at home over the coming weeks and we want to let you know what you can watch on DISH, how to watch it and what self-service tools are available to manage your service.

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