A Review of Voice User Interfaces for Interactive TV

  • Sílvia FernandesEmail author
  • Jorge Abreu
  • Pedro Almeida
  • Rita Santos
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1004)


The design of interaction models for Voice User Interfaces is changing. The increasing number of home assistants, mobile devices and televisions supporting natural language interaction that are transforming and introducing voice interaction in multiple home scenarios is leading to important changes in the design of its interaction models. In the TV context, voice interaction is being introduced with multimodal interaction, supported on graphical interfaces or voice-first devices.

By compiling voice interaction best practices and guidelines of a significant range of voice user interfaces for the television context and analyzing commercial solutions, this paper presents an analysis of leading-edge use cases and trends. It also examines the applicability of various user input approaches, the integration of visual signifiers and elements, and how the user experience changes due to those variations. Combined with interactive television trends, use cases are analyzed on how they take the user’s context and habits as personalization tools in the television experience. The analysis reported in this paper can support the development of advanced interfaces for natural language interaction solutions based on set-top boxes of Pay-TV operators.


Voice user interfaces Natural language interaction Television Conversational interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Communication and ArtUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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