Talking Voice Control – Cablefax

October 6, 2015

Universal Electronics (UEI)—which provides universal wireless remote control products, including voice control to pay-TV ops—is looking to potentially expand its service as cable steps up its smart home offerings. The company announced an agreement with Comcast in Jan to provide voice remote service, which features a conversational search that doesn’t require specific voice commands. The service has been deployed to the MSO’s Xfinity sub base, said Lou Hughes, evp-Americas at UEI. Since the agreement, Comcast has created “a huge amount of meta data around content” to enable the overall experience, he said. – See more at: Cablefax