We were first on the scene last month
with an exclusive hands-on review and video
of Voice Control for the DIRECTV iPhone app. Now every iPhone and iPod Touch user can enjoy this technology with the latest app update! Here are the official release notes:
- Just talk as you would to a person and the app finds what you’re looking for.
- Search for programs by mentioning title, channel, keyword, actor, time frame, genre and more.
- Switch to TV mode to see your dialogue and search results on your TV screen. HD DVR (HR24+) required. Your phone and HD DVR must be connected to same Wi-Fi network.
- See personalized recommendations as soon as you switch to TV mode.
Note that the app will work with all current HD DVRs except the THR22 TiVo, but only HR24 and above will give you the interaction with the TV screen.
No word yet on when the Android or iPad versions will be updated with voice control, although we expect the Android version to come time this summer. It's not clear whether the iPad app will be updated with voice control.