Totally agree. This is like bait and switch. I used the voice command frequently. I can imagine many folks with challenged eyesight might also.
Bring it back. Why does google have such a hold on you. Are you owned by them? If so, when my contracts up I am surely gone. Do not support them and their evil doing.
I agree with everyone whom has voice remote-- few weeks ago i used it to find out DISH added Goggle assistant.. IT SUCKS.. It worked fine before thery added this garbage.. I would hope DISH reads these comments. Ther needs to be away to shut off Google Assistant, and still use voice on remote. They runied the remote.
Apparently Dish made a deal with the devil=google, I'm disgusted with this unwanted bait & switch without asking the customer. You touted this voice feature months ago and I got it based on your information and it worked great, now the devil of online spying=google will intrude into my tv watching habits! On my PC I'd installed the dishsnywhere app and now it won't work since the change and the browser I use (FIrefox) won't display the content either, I get a message that it's not supported and must use google sypware=chrome/safari. I'm serving notice DISH, LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS AND REVERT BACK TO PREVIOUS SETTINGS/OPTIONS OR YOU WILL LOSE THIS 15YR CUSTOMER. Turn away from the darkside=google, come back to your customers!
Now, with Dish forcing Google Assistant on me, for simple commands like "Folk" or "Folk Channel" or "Grit" or
"Grit Channel," I get silly responses such as "Oops...." or "Channel not found" (or some worthless response)
or something about a book. The voice capability of the Dish remote was excellent before the forced change.
Here is one more reason why I don't want anything to do with google:
Dish, please eliminated/cancel whatever deal you made with google in the name of privacy for your customers!
Totally agree. The voice command worked just fine as it was. Forcing us to use Google Assistant is way beyond dumb! I can’t believe I have to go back to primordial methods to find out when my baseball team will be on TV. Maybe I should just deduct 5$ a month from my Dish bill as a courtesy to myself for having lost part of my promised service!