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Briefly: DirecTV for iOS gains voice recognition, Belkin Dyle adapter

updated 01:01 pm EDT, Wed May 15, 2013

DirecTV now offers voice search functionality

DirecTV has launched a new version of its iPhone app that introduces new voice recognition functionality. Located in a new Voice tab, the voice recognition tool can be used to search for programs by speaking the title, channel, keyword, actors, and more. Also new to this release is a new TV mode that can be used to view dialogue and search results on a TV screen that is connected to an HD DVR running on the same network as the iOS device. Additionally, the TV mode also offers a few of personalize recommendations.

Belkin launches new mobile TV adapter for iPhone and iPad

Belkin has released a new designed to work with the Dyle Mobile TV service. The 30-pin adapter plugs directly into any compatible device, and with the help of a free companion app lets users access live local broadcasts without the need for an internet connection. The Dyle TV service is currently available in 37 different markets across the US, including San Francisco, Nashville, Chicago, and New Your City. Sold for $130, the Dyle mobile TV adapter can be ordered online with varying shipping costs depending on location.

by MacNN Staff



  1. pairof9s

    Senior User

    Joined: 01-03-08

    Until it allows viewing recorded shows from DVR and/or live TV, at least on the local network, the DirecTV iOS app is completely worthless. No better proof of this than the recent DishTV ad campaign (Hopper) playing up its distinct advantage in this area.

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