Nuance Communications' Dragon TV voice technology will be deployed in NOS' set top boxes and remote controls, along with multiscreen services and applications for iOS and Android.
Subscribers of NOS' TV services in Portugal will be able to speak to their TVs or remote controls to search for programs, movies, actors and actresses, favorite genres, sports, and virtually any other category of preferred content. The new user interface will support both basic command and control and search.
"Voice provides a very natural, accessible way to communicate with NOS' service that provides consumers with seemingly endless content. We're very pleased to work with Nuance to deliver an end-to-end solution for conversational entertainment discovery, which also delivers a personalized entertainment experience through innovative solutions and technology," said Pedro Bandeira, NOS' development director., in a statement
"With half a billion connected TVs in use around the world today that are also connected to shows, games, music, and other content, simplifying the interface becomes vital. If you can't find it, you can't experience it. By integrating voice technology directly to the set top box and remote control, NOS can create a more powerful user interface for users to find what they're looking for in seconds," said Kenn Harper, vice president of devices and ecosystem at Nuance Mobile, in a statement.
Nuance also worked with Espial to integrate voice as part of the NOS hybrid IP Video service.