Voice Search is everywhere these days. Google's expanding its Search app to pull contact information, Glass is controlled via voice commands, and iOS's Siri is now integrated with the Chevrolet Sonic. With the latest update to the DIRECTV app, customers can now use voice search to find out what's on television.


What's new in this version:

  • 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.

I'll admit, I scoffed at first, but this update actually makes sense. My biggest qualm with cable and satellite television, aside from the excessive commercials, is the amount of time spent searching. This latest update does its best to fight this problem. If traditional media wants to remain competitive, reducing the effort to find content is a great place to start. Of course, lowering prices wouldn't hurt either. At least the app's free. Hit up the widget below.

Developer: DIRECTV, LLC
Price: Free