Technicolor Connected Home Delivers Voice Control Set-Top Boxes

Technicolor Connected Home has integrated Google's far-field voice technology into its latest generation of set-top boxes, enabling users to change channels, search for content, and more hands-free with Google Assistant.

With the integration of Google Assistant technology, Technicolor Connected Home set-top boxes act as a hands-free intelligent home hub for managing the digital services available to consumers today. The integration alsos paves the way for consumers to manage smart speakers, home security automation, and other IoT applications.

"The integration of far-field voice within the set-top box is an exciting evolution in how consumers can manage the growing range of new services emerging in the connected home. The new generation of smart, multifeatured set top boxes introduced by Technicolor Connected Home is increasingly seen by [service providers] and their subscribers as a natural, central point of technology and service integration," said Brian Jentz, vice president of the video product unit of Technicolor Connected Home, in a statement.

"Consumers tend to develop confidence and trust with the devices that they use the most to access the digital services they desire. For millions of consumers around the world, the [set-top box] is that device. The partnership with Technicolor Connected Home to provide hands-free voice capabilities with Google Assistant on [set-top boxes] empowers consumers to search and interact with the content of their choice without the need of a remote," said Joshua Stults, director for Android TV at Google, in a statement.

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