My smart TV wasn’t actually smart until I got DISH’s new Google remote

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Like most of you, I have several internet-connected “smart TVs” in my home, but I don’t use any of the smart features available on them. Does anyone? Streaming devices like the ones available from Roku, Amazon, and Apple all have much better interfaces and far more available apps than any smart TV platform from the likes of Samsung, LG, and other TV vendors. Media streaming gadgets like the Fire TV Stick are also so affordable now that even people who still pay for cable get them. If you want to watch live TV, you use your cable box and if you want to watch anything else, you use your streaming stick. Why bother with a smart TV interface that doesn’t even support half the apps you want to use? It’s not like smart TVs offer any other meaningful benefits, after all.

My personal setup is DISH for live TV, and then I have Apple TVs on most of the televisions in my house for streaming and “smart” features. But something happened recently that has been something of a game-changer for me: the Hopper 3 box that I use for DISH is now far smarter than my Apple TV. In fact, it’s so smart that it has even replaced my smartphone for a bunch of things, and it’s all thanks to an awesome new feature that just started rolling out a few weeks ago.

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