TiVo will let you control your DVR with Google Assistant or Alexa soon

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At CES 2018, TiVo announced that it will be adding support for Alexa and Google Assistant to its DVRs, letting users control their TVs using voice commands, along with additional smart home integrations through IFTTT.

According to PCMag, the integrations will work a little differently, depending on whether you’re using Alexa or Assistant. The Alexa skill is said to be a little more basic, duplicating functions on a remote like “play,” “pause,” or “select.” The Google Assistant skill is reportedly more robust, allowing users to search for specific recordings directly through voice commands. Google Assistant will also add deeper integration into your smart home, so you can off the lights when you start watching a movie, for example.

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