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Nuance’s Dragon TV Enables Voice Search on the Roku 3 Streaming Player

Users simply speak to find streaming movies and TV episodes.
Posted May 26, 2015
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Nuance Communications today announced that Roku has integrated Dragon TV voice recognition into the voice search experience on the Roku 3 streaming player and the Roku mobile app for iOS and Android devices. As a result, consumers simply press a button on the enhanced remote control or within the Roku app and speak to search for movies and TV shows.

Roku offers access to more than 2,000 channels and 250,000 movies and TV episodes. Consumers can look for actors and directors and view filmographies as well as search for movies and TV episodes and discover availability and pricing.

"Millions of people use Roku streaming players every day. With the widest selection of streaming channels available and a comprehensive and unbiased search, it's very easy for consumers to find the entertainment they want to watch," said Scott de Haas, senior vice president of product engineering and operations at Roku, in a statement. "Now that we've added Nuance Dragon TV voice recognition technology to enable our customers to use their voice, searching for movies and TV shows is faster and easier than ever before."

"Voice makes it simple to find and access TV content, giving consumers more time to spend enjoying it," said Scott Taylor, vice president of devices at Nuance Mobile, in a statement. "The Roku 3 is an excellent example of how the use of voice gets you connected to the video content you want, when you want it."

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