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Webster01
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Ignite TV remote voice commands.

Is there a list somewhere on the Rogers website where you can see the voice commands that can be used with the Ignite TV service or does that come with the documentation for the remote?

 

 

 

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RogersMaude
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Re: Ignite TV remote voice commands.

Good evening @Webster,

 

Thanks for your post! Using voice commands is one of the key feature of Ignite TV.

Say it and Ignite TV will show it - It’s that easy!

 

You can find TV shows and movies by speaking a quote from the program into your Voice Remote. It will either show you titles related to the quote or start playing the program at the time of the quote. 

 

Here are examples of voice commands:

 

Change the channel

  • “Sportsnet.”
  • “Watch Channel 810.”
  • “Find the Discovery Channel.”

Search for movies and TV shows

  • “Find Pitch Perfect.” 
  • “Hockey Night in Canada.”
  • “Play Season One of Friends.” 

Find an actor, director, music artist or personality

  • “Tom Cruise.”
  • “Search for Taylor Swift.”
  • “Movies directed by Tim Burton.”

Explore sports by team, event, school and more

  • “Golf.”
  • “Turn on the Leafs game.”
  • “What sports games are on now?”

Get recommendations and find out what’s popular

  • “What should I watch?”
  • “Show me more like Moana.”
  • “Trending action movies.” 

Browse your On Demand options

  • “HBO On Demand.” 
  • “Free movies for kids.”
  • “Shows that are free for me.” 

Find titles with accessibility features

  • “Turn on Closed Captioning.”
  • “Show me movies with Video Description.”

Control your PVR functionality

  • “Go back to the beginning.”
  • “Skip ahead one minute.”

Open an app

  • “Stocks.”
  • “Open the Traffic app.”
  • “What’s my horoscope?”

Record a program

  • “Start recording this episode.”
  • “Record this entire series.” 

Check out this video for more instructions!

 

 

 

Hope this helps!

 

RogersMaude

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RogersMaude
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Re: Ignite TV remote voice commands.

Good evening @Webster,

 

Thanks for your post! Using voice commands is one of the key feature of Ignite TV.

Say it and Ignite TV will show it - It’s that easy!

 

You can find TV shows and movies by speaking a quote from the program into your Voice Remote. It will either show you titles related to the quote or start playing the program at the time of the quote. 

 

Here are examples of voice commands:

 

Change the channel

  • “Sportsnet.”
  • “Watch Channel 810.”
  • “Find the Discovery Channel.”

Search for movies and TV shows

  • “Find Pitch Perfect.” 
  • “Hockey Night in Canada.”
  • “Play Season One of Friends.” 

Find an actor, director, music artist or personality

  • “Tom Cruise.”
  • “Search for Taylor Swift.”
  • “Movies directed by Tim Burton.”

Explore sports by team, event, school and more

  • “Golf.”
  • “Turn on the Leafs game.”
  • “What sports games are on now?”

Get recommendations and find out what’s popular

  • “What should I watch?”
  • “Show me more like Moana.”
  • “Trending action movies.” 

Browse your On Demand options

  • “HBO On Demand.” 
  • “Free movies for kids.”
  • “Shows that are free for me.” 

Find titles with accessibility features

  • “Turn on Closed Captioning.”
  • “Show me movies with Video Description.”

Control your PVR functionality

  • “Go back to the beginning.”
  • “Skip ahead one minute.”

Open an app

  • “Stocks.”
  • “Open the Traffic app.”
  • “What’s my horoscope?”

Record a program

  • “Start recording this episode.”
  • “Record this entire series.” 

Check out this video for more instructions!

 

 

 

Hope this helps!

 

RogersMaude

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Re: Ignite TV remote voice commands.


@Webster01 wrote:

Is there a list somewhere on the Rogers website where you can see the voice commands that can be used with the Ignite TV service or does that come with the documentation for the remote?


Here's a link to Rogers' Support page: https://www.rogers.com/customer/support/article/using-voice-commands

... but that's only part of what you can do.  Many Voice Commands are undocumented.

 

Here's one that's VERY cool. When you hear a song playing, try this command: "What song is this"

You can also ask things like, "What is the score of the Leafs game?"

or get help with Voice Commands with "Voice tips"

Looks like this may be coming soon: "Amazon Prime Video"

 

Many functions that you can invoke from the Settings menu can also be performed with voice commands.

e.g. "Device Settings"

... or you can turn off your set-top box with "Power down"

... and test whether or not you have a Canadian accent with "About"

 

The more you use Voice Commands, the more functions you'll discover... sometimes purely by accident.

 

Edit: The support article also doesn't list some of the more advanced integration with Apps.  For example, you can search for content on YouTube with commands like, "Movie soundtracks on YouTube"



Webster01
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Re: Ignite TV remote voice commands.

Thanks Guys that was the info. I was hoping to find.

 

I really hope that Amazon Prime will be accessible on Ignite TV soon.  That would be a good day. 🙂

 

Web

485530
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Re: Ignite TV remote voice commands.

Voice command to fast forward X minutes or X seconds is awesome but is it possible to customize FF RR voice commands?

Also is it possible to customize the FF RW minutes length on page up and page down buttons?
Nazaar Shadir
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Re: Ignite TV remote voice commands.

@485530 : You can skip ahead whatever you tell it via the voice command. You can programme the skip ahead (30 seconds) and back (15 seconds when forward is 30) buttons as indicated in the following post.

 

https://communityforums.rogers.com/t5/Ignite-TV/Question-regarding-Ignite-TV-remote/m-p/449148#M3516



unun4848
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Re: Ignite TV remote voice commands.

What is it like to 'channel surf' with Rogers Ignite TV compared to Rogers digital cable with a NextBox 2.0?

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Re: Ignite TV remote voice commands.


@unun4848 wrote:

What is it like to 'channel surf' with Rogers Ignite TV compared to Rogers digital cable with a NextBox 2.0?


I don't know how to answer that.  If you could tell us what you like and/or dislike about your NextBox 2.0 experience, perhaps we might be able to provide you with more helpful information.

 

I found my NB 2.0 to be excruciatingly slow.  The Ignite TV boxes are very responsive.  I rarely use the channel up/down buttons but channel changes on Ignite TV take just over one second for me.

 

Ignite TV was also designed to provide a very different TV watching experience: the Guide pulls together content from broadcast TV, on-demand and streaming services.  If you are watching a movie on TV that you like but the constant commercial breaks are driving you nuts, Ignite makes it easy to find other commercial-free ways to watch that movie.  It also makes it easy to find all current and past episodes of a TV series, whether they are available on-demand or on a streaming service, such as Crave, Netflix, or Amazon Prime Video.



unun4848
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Re: Ignite TV remote voice commands.

Will the search results include channels that are not part of our package? If so, it doesn't seem very useful.

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Re: Ignite TV remote voice commands.


@unun4848 wrote:

Will the search results include channels that are not part of our package? If so, it doesn't seem very useful.


That depends.  If you look at "Watch Options" for a movie, it will only display the viewing options that are available to you, including options to rent or buy it.  If you look at upcoming times when an episode will be broadcast, you will see all results, including channels that you not subscribed to.  If you search for a show (or movie) that only airs on a channel that you are not subscribed to, you will see a "Subscribe" button on that show's home page.