Dish Network DVR Google Assistant support will bring Hands-Free TV

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Sony should join the Amazon Echo Show-challenging party as well sometime "later this year", provisionally keeping under wraps everything about its own voice-commanded, display-sporting smart speaker. But at least we know more about the LG WK9 Google Assistant touch screen speaker today than yesterday.

Add this to the ever-growing list of stuff getting Google Assistant functionality at this year's CES.

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Aside from the Lenovo Smart Display and the JBL LINK View, here's the LG WK9 that offers built-in Chromecast and the Google Assistant. The device comes with two speakers tuned by Meridian Audio and there's also a camera on board for making video calls via Google Duo. With the addition of a display, though, such information is complimented with visual aids, showing your routes traffic conditions, or video news briefings from YouTube, for instance.

2018, Microsoft dashed rumors about axing the consumer-facing portion of Cortana and confirmed that the digital assistant will be made available on more devices in 2018.

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"Google Assistant will follow you, from your phone...or from future headphones that will have a voice assistant built in".

Dish Network customers who have the company's Wally, Hopper, or Joey DVR will soon have access to Hands-Free TV via Google Assistant support. "It's the only ecosystem that has, let's say building blocks we need which is the multiroom, the voice assistant, the apps but as other ecosystems mature we will bring more assistants on board".

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Are you excited about the new LG Smart Display?

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