Speech recognition software company Nuance Communications has signed a deal with Panasonic to add its Dragon TV speech control technology to Panasonic’s Viera TV line. The new platform makes use of natural voice commands and focuses on search capabilities.
The technology uses an array of microphones built into the TV to capture the voice of a user, with the ability to easily find content by speaking channel numbers, station names, show and movie names. People can even search for content by actor and genre, and stay connected via Twitter, Facebook and Skype.
Using Dragon TV is simple - just tell it what you want. Sample phrases from the press release include very natural sounding commands and questions like:
- “Go to PBS”
- “What’s on Bravo at 9 p.m. tonight?”
- “When is Ellen on?”
- “Watch Dexter on DVR”
- “Find comedies with Vince Vaughn”
- “Play David Guetta on Music Choice
A user can also change channels, speaker volume, or other settings by talking rather than pushing remote control buttons