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DISH Hopper + Amazon Alexa

Get Hands-Free TV™ with DISH and Amazon Alexa. Control your Hopper® Whole-Home HD DVR with your voice.

It’s just another way DISH is Tuned In To You.™

Fixer Upper airs Tuesdays at 9pm ET

Get a free Echo Dot for referring a friend to DISH!

Refer a friend to DISH today and take your pick of rewards, including a free Echo Dot, 12 free Pay-Per-View movies, or $50 in bill credits!¹

¹ Maximum of 10 referrals per calendar year. New or qualified former DISH customers must provide a valid, original certificate number at time of order for service, prior to installation and activation. All offers require credit qualification and new DISH activation with Hopper® with Sling® or Hopper 3™.
Free Echo Dot provided by DISH. Amazon is not a sponsor of this promotion.

Amazon Alexa pairs with the Hopper®, Joey, or Wally™ to let you control your TV without touching your remote. Get Amazon Alexa for your home at

“Alexa, go to HGTV”

Download the DISH Skills at


"Alexa, watch America's Got Talent."
"Alexa, fast forward 2 minutes."
"Alexa, watch Modern Family."
"Alexa, go to Channel 120."
"Alexa, tune to HGTV."
"Alexa, pause. Alexa, resume."
DISH Hopper and Amazon Echo Dot


Change the Channel

Change the channel by using a specific channel name or the channel number. Try saying:

  • “Alexa, tune to ESPN.”
  • “Alexa, go to Channel 140.”

Play a DVR Recording

If you have something recorded to your DVR, Alexa can play it for you. To play an event stored on your DVR, just say:

  • “Alexa, play Master Chef.”

Search the Guide

Use your voice to look for a show, an actor, or a genre. Find something specific with commands like:

  • “Alexa, search for Fear the Walking Dead.”
  • “Alexa, show me Tom Hanks movies.”
  • “Alexa, search for western movies.”

Transport Controls

For the ultimate hands-free experience, use Alexa to do things like fast forward, rewind, play, pause, and more. Just say:

  • “Alexa, fast forward” or “Alexa, rewind.”
  • “Alexa, pause,” “Alexa, resume,” or “Alexa, play.”
  • “Alexa, skip forward.” (30-second default skip, maximum of 3 minutes)
  • “Alexa, fast forward.” (10-second default skip)

One. Two. Three. Control TV.

Pair Amazon Alexa with your DISH Hopper, Joey, or Wally for hands-free control of your TV. Connecting couldn’t be easier! See the step-by-step process.

Connect your receiver to the internet.
Enable DISH TV in the Alexa App.
Pair your Hopper, Joey, or Wally™ with Amazon Alexa.

Alexa integration requires internet-connected Hopper®, Joey®, or Wally™, and Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, Echo Show, or Amazon Tap. Amazon, Alexa, Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, Echo Show, Amazon Tap, and all related logos are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates.

Interested in getting Amazon Alexa but don't have a Hopper?

Contact us today to upgrade your equipment. Fee(s) will apply.

Call 1-800-333-3474 Chat Now
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