Do I need internet to use DISH Voice Remote, Netflix, or Alexa?

The Dish Voice Remote, Netflix, Alexa, Google Home, and Google Assistant all use WiFi to communicate your commands to your TV, so these features do require an Internet connection. Fortunately, with the new Hopper from DISH, you can control many of your favorite apps, as well as other connected devices all from your DISH voice remote control. The Hopper 3 comes with Google products, such as Google Assistant and Google Home, as well as Netflix already built-in, while additional receivers, such as the Joey and Wally, can be synched to these apps as well. You can also connect your DISH receiver with compatible Alexa devices, such as Echo Dot, Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, Echo Show, and Amazon Tap.