Scatmag.com

November 2019

CATV STBs NOW OFFER ALEXA VOICE SEARCH



In a welcome move, indigenously manufactured MyBox STBs now offer integration of Amazon Alexa's voice commands. MyBox STBs are manufactured by Hero Electronix (part of the Hero Group), set up in 2008.


VOICE COMMANDS

Users can simply speak their commands to the Alexa remote control, part of the add on kit that interfaces with existing MyBox STBs. Changing channels & volume control are then voice controlled.

The voice control facilities also enable customers to access Alexa's 30,000 skills ranging from checking the weather, answering questions, viewing recipes, listening to music, booking cabs & control smart home appliances with simple voice commands.

MyBox Technologies MD Amit Kharbanda said, "We are in a rapidly evolving digital age. Adding support for Alexa in STBs is the first step towards technology convergence. We are delighted to launch this service for the customers of 7 Star Digital, which will be among the few MSO in India to launch Amazon Alexa in an STB."






7 STAR DIGITAL - MUMBAI

Leading Mumbai based MSO - 7 Star Digital has partnered with MyBox Technologies, to add the voice activation feature, to the existing MyBox STBs on their network.

The kit consists of a Bluetooth remote & a USB Wi-Fi & Bluetooth dongle & is available at a reasonable additional cost.

Customers simply plug in the MyBox Alexa Kit to their existing MyBox STBs to access Alexa.

Directors of 7 Star Digital said, "The TV viewing experience is actually going to change after Alexa getting integrated on cable TV STB. It will create stickiness of viewing cable TV". n