Fans of Dish Network's hands-free channel changing ability are in luck. The satellite TV provider will now let you change the channel on all the TVs in your house using Amazon's digital assistant Alexa.
Alexa, which is found on Echo speakers, let's subscribers to Dish's satellite TV service call out commands to change the channel, search for shows, as well as pause, fast-forward and rewind shows. In May, Dishto make its service compatible with Alexa. The company originally .
The news comes as companies scramble to work with an increasing crop of digital voice assistants from Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft.
Hands-free channel surfing is certainly convenient, but it also offers a new way for people with physical disabilities to control their televisions.