Dish TV launches Dish SMRT Hub and Dish SMRT Kit

  • Dish TV says that the Dish SMRT Kit comes with Alexa-powered remote control
  • Dish SMRT Hub comes with Google Assistant and access to Google play store

DTH company Dish TV has launched an internet enabled Android based HD Set Top Box ‘Dish SMRT Hub’ and Voice enabled Alexa built-in smart kit ‘Dish SMRT Kit’ in India.

Dish TV will sell the Dish SMRT Hub for Rs 3,999 for new subscribers & Rs 2,499 for existing subscribers. Dish SMRT Kit will dongle and Amazon Alexa powered remote will be sold by the company at Rs 1199 and it will be available to existing Dish TV subscribers.

Stream content from OTT platforms

Dish TV says that the Dish SMRT Hub is an is Android HD set top box which runs on Android TV operating system by Google. It will let users access to Google Play Store and Google Assistant which will allow the user to download and stream content from all popular OTT platforms like Watcho, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5, Voot, ALTBalaji and YouTube.

Dish TV claims that the customer can “Stream content from any device directly to the TV screen without any lag. The Dish SMRT Hub further allows users to operate and control the device using simple voice commands.

Anil Dua, Executive Director & Group CEO, Dish TV India Limited, said, “The Dish SMRT Hub is a customized device which allows users to have uninterrupted video streaming and access to TV content. It is capable of delivering superior viewing experience owing to its immersive features like in-built Google Assistant, Chromecast and myriad other smart features. The Dish SMRT Kit is a big add- on to our current STB’s and with this our customers can enjoy the ease of using voice commands for accessing information through Alexa for all their needs.”

Alexa-powered remote control

The Dish SMRT Kit comes with Alexa-powered remote control that will let users bridge the gap between real-time TV content and online content claims Dish TV. It comes with a Wi-Fi dongle, a Bluetooth as well.

An official statement from Dish TV said, “ These skills will help users to use voice as an intuitive and preferred mode of interaction on their set top boxes to book cabs, get latest news, information and recipes, set reminders for their favourite programs, get recommendations on trending programs, access their account details, register ‘call me’ request, discover movies, sports and music and also control smart home devices just through voice commands.”